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philosophy hope in a jar

philosophy hope in a jar

BY PHILOSOPHY

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.36 / 5 based on 977 Reviews

Product Description

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
  • Does it contain hyaluronic acid?1 Answers
  • I used to love this product years ago, but it had almost an oily ...1 Answers
philosophy hope in a jar
philosophy hope in a jar
Reviews (977)
Q&A (56)
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REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "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
Luz V.
Palisades Pk, NJ
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is amazing. Came across this product while makeup shopping and just had to try it since ive heard so many great things about it.
Turns out it is an amazing product, smells great and leave my skin feeling soft and with a glow.
Erica O.
Zion, IL
268 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is hands down one of my favorite philosophy products. I use it after I have washed my face. It leaves my skin feeling smooth. It is a little pricey but you only need a tiny bit each day and it lasts me a while
Arianna L.
4 reviews
I have had this product for a while now and would highly recommend it. I was searching for a good moisturizer that wouldn’t break me out and wouldn’t make me oily and this worked wonderfully.
Kelly B.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Have used this cream for years and it is awesome. Melts right in to skin and is very gentle. Used even with harsh acne treatments as a teen and moisturized without clogging pores
Karly D.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is an amazing moisturizer! It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and not oily or greasy. I love it so much I try not to use it all the time so I can have it longer.
Lauren S.
Columbus, OH
318 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I like this a lot. I have oily, acne prone skin and this didn’t make my face overly greasy like a lot of products do. I don’t think it’s the most moisturizing though
Gigi A.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I hate to give this product one star because some of my holy grail skin care products are created by Philosophy (purity face wash and the face mask, miracle worker eye cream, and the pore remover mask) I bought this moisturizer at a Philosophy counter in Belk. This product is absolutely disgusting!!! The smell is SO HORRIBLE. It smells like straight up chemicals!!! The very FIRST time I used it my skin was very upset with me. The smell was SO freaking bad my eyes would not stop watering until the product fully sunk into my skin which was more than 30 minutes later. It left my face very greasy, which I already have oily skin, and it was not very moisturizing. It has a very sticky texture, but god the smell is so bad. Very disappointed with this product ): 
Stephanie Y.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The very first time I used this product it was like a miracle worker! It made my skin look radiant and felt moisturized, even my coworkers noticed it! But after purchasing the 3rd or 4th jar I decided to try smth else and come back to it if I feel like my skin needs it. After a while I decide to go back to this moisturizer but the formula was completely different! I'm not sure if I got a bad batch or something but it stinked so bad and the consistency of it wasn't the same as how I remembered it to be. I just wish that they didn't change the formula.
Ashley G.
Lancaster, PA
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I think this is a great moisturizer (especially for normal skin), however put up against a drug store cream, I think they're pretty equal. I used the hope in a jar for years thinking it was better because of the price tag. I was wrong. there are definitely things at the drug store that are amazing and provide you with varying ranges of hydration. If you have the money to spend on a more expensive product and need LIGHT hydration, hope in a jar is great. If you'd rather save some money and don't mind drug store products, go with a cetaphil or cerave.
I dont think this is for anyone that needs even the slightest bit of extra hydration. Very suitable for those with normal skin though.
Christie F.
Longmont, CO
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I used this moisturizer for over a decade, and honestly, I loved it.  It was the first product that got me interested and caring about my skincare regimen.  It was never too heavy or too fragranced.  It's a great product, especially under makeup!  Unfortunately, the price started to creep up over the years (as these things do).  Around the time I turned 30 I started noticing some fine lines developing at my forehead and I decided to switch to a new product that had more anti-aging properties (for the same price), but I would still recommend this product to anyone with younger skin, or sensitive skin.
Lisa M.
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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.
Vancouver
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
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does it have a strong smell or is it a light scent?

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