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philosophy hope in a jar


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.37 / 5 based on 1,021 Reviews


our award-winning, original formula lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and provides antioxidant protection while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant. this high-performing moisturizer contains lactic acid, a gentle alpha hydroxy acid that helps remove surface dead skin cells, and beta-glucan to promote overall skin health by helping to strengthen skin’s natural rejuvenation potential. hope in a jar dramatically improves skin radiance and gently exfoliates, revealing smoother, healthier looking skin and texture.

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  • Is this okay for oily and sensitive skin?4 Answers
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philosophy hope in a jar
philosophy hope in a jar
Reviews (1021)
Q&A (57)
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  • "This is a very good moisturizer i really don't like that my moisturizers have smells to them because sometimes the fragrances can clog up your pores but using this has really helped my skin. It protects from any environmental damages and it is very hydrating the smell is the only downside but my skin looks so dewy and it is hypoallergenic so it wont clog pores. So anyone with acne prone skin this is your match made in heaven " in 97 reviews
  • "I've been a loyal customer of philosophy for as long as I can remember. Every winter I stock up on this stuff because my face gets so dry. After a couple of uses I noticed a huge change in my face. My face was back to glowing and it wasn't dry at all...and not too oily. Its great for year round dry skin too! I use it sometimes in the summer when my face decides to lose its moisture!" in 90 reviews
  • "I have super sensitive skin and have a hard time finding moisturizers that don't clog my pores. I love this one so much and honestly never even noticed the smell. It's really lightweight which is exactly what I was looking for! " in 74 reviews
  • "A little goes a long way as it is super hydrating and too much will make your skin feel oily depending on your skin type." in 6 reviews
  • "Hands down the best moisturizer that has worked for me." in 5 reviews
Kristin D.
Houston, TX
29 reviews
I grew up in a humid town, and always had oily skin. So I never thought I'd need a moisturizer. But then OHAI 40, and my skin (while still being oily in parts) started to dry out, even in same said humid town. So I started using Hope in a Jar, on my mother's recommendation (she has flawless skin so I figured she might know from good products).
Dang, was she right! Hope in a Jar is just that. My face is smooth and largely wrinkle-free, and I don't miss a day of the stuff.
Jennifer J.
216 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I will never use another moisturizer. Although it may smell odd to some I like the fresh smell it has. The scent is not long lasting, so if you can hold out till the smell wears off you will never want another moisturizer. It is super light & not greasy at all. My skin just drinks this up & leaves my skin looking dewy & smooth! It lasts me all day.
Tiana T.
Ocala , FL
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The sent alone of this cream is intoxicating to me, and the cream itself is an ideal and perfect product for me and my skin, it leaves my skin so moisturized and the packaging is sleek as well ! I love it ! Buying it again ? Well duh lol it's AMAZING !
Matthew G.
La Porte, TX
237 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have combo skin and I've heard lots of great things about this. It wasn't too heavy and it was easy to apply. I didn't notice too much difference in my complexion. I used it for over a month and since it is a little pricey I explored other options.
Claudia P.
Warwick , RI
609 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Love the way this smells, OMG! The price, not so much. I tried this for a few night because I got it as a sample from Sephora, I didn't notice any difference on my skin, maybe I didn't used it long enough, I don't know. But it smells really good.
Sol P.
76 reviews
Hands down the best moisturizer that has worked for me. I have dry skin around my mouth and nose, and this is the only one that can calm it down! I've spent more money trying to find alternatives, so from now on I'll stick to this one. Saving up for the huge jar seems to be the best value, but be on the lookout for gift/value sets that include it.
Brooke C.
Port Angeles, WA
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This jar lasts me a few months and works wonders for dry skin. It goes on light, and absorbs quite quickly, which is why I use it, I don't have time for the long drying time. It is WELL worth the price, and to me, works better than the store bought kind that don't offer results like this one (reduction in fine lines over 3 months for me).
Judy L.
14 reviews
I love hope in a jar, the consistency feels very light but leave a nice coat over the skin. My face feels super soft and smooth after applying hope in a jar. It's similar to an exfoliating cream as well. I definitely would recommend this item as it is one of my all time favorites. Does not cause irritation or redness. If anything, my skin is less red after applying and my skin appears brighter.
Jaime A.
West Allis, WI
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I purchased this when my friend told me it felt like what she would imagine whip cream clouds rubbed on your face would feel like and I couldn't agree more.

It's light enough that I can use it regularly and It moisturizes wonderfully. Exactly what I was looking for, especially heading into the summer months.

Definitely my new favorite!
Karla C.
Kaneohe, HI
135 reviews
This was ok. I tend to buy more affordable skim care because my skin texture changes a lot, but I decided to splurge and buy this cream. it was ok. I have dry/combo skin and it just wasn't enough. I used 2 layers and still had to go in with another face cream for it to not feel tacky.
Lisa M.
Colorado Spgs, CO
263 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
How has this really helped your skin, if at all? Is it worth the sticker price?
Mary R.
Carmel, IN
27 reviews
I tried this product from a sample. Anyone else think the smell is terrible?
Kay T.
18 reviews
How is this product on sensitive skin? My skin is dry and tends to be irritated very easily.
Christina B.
Richmond, IN
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
How soon do you see the affects after using this moisturizer?
Caitlin H.
Lexington, KY
116 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does it have a strong smell or is it a light scent?

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