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philosophy hope in a jar


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.37 / 5 based on 1,020 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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Reviews (1020)
Q&A (57)
Media (33)
  • "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
Melissa W.
Mount Joy, PA
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This face lotion smells absolutely delicious! It also is super moisturizing and perfect for an everyday face lotion. The thing that I like about it the most is that you only need a little dime size amount to cover your whole face. It keeps your face smooth all day!
Amber F.
Hilton Head, SC
75 reviews
It smells a little funny for a few moments but that fades and your skin simply goes when using the product. I'm okay with a few weird moments for the dewey glow that this moisturizer produces. It's a little pricey but it lasts forever.
Emily B.
Arlington, VA
122 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
My skin looks so much more even and bright when I use this product. Not only does it help the texture and overall complexion of your skin, but it also hydrates your skin as well which makes it that much better. I am not crazy about the packaging though because I don't like to constantly dip my hand into the same product. 
Laura C.
Jacksonville , FL
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
No words can truly describe how amazed I am by this product. I purchased mine at Sephora and it was very effective. It promises to nourish and hydrate the skin and it does just that. On days of minimal makeup I adore wearing this
Lynne R.
Denver, CO
17 reviews
Hope in a Jar is my go to moisturizer! I love all of Philosophy's products. This is an effective and light feeling moisturizer. It sinks right in and doesn't feel sticky or greasy at all. this is gentle and can be used for all skin types. I've purchased this numerous times, usually as a philosophy package deal 
Audrey W.
Webb City, MO
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I got this product free with the purchase of the Purity face wash (also by Philosophy) and much like the face wash, Philosophy only produces quality products. It is moisturizing without being greasy, sinks in, and provides long-lasting hydration. I use it every night before I go to sleep all around my eyes.
Jenn G.
Atascadero, CA
903 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I got this in a gift set around Christmas time from Sephora. I was excited to try this out as I had heard amazing things! It’s a very soft and silky cream moisturizer. Leaves my skin so soft and supple! I use it at night and it keeps my skin hydrated well through the next morning!
Erica S.
1621 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
If you're anything like me, you have had many trials and errors, in search of the perfect facial moisturizer. After false hopes and wasting numerous amounts of money, I finally found my Holy Grail moisturizer, Hope in a Jar by Philosophy. I fell in love almost instantly. From the 1st application I could see how radiant it left my skin and how smooth it felt on without being oily, heavy or breaking me out. This moisturizer is for all skin types, it has antioxidants, is very lightweight and non greasy. It leaves your skin looking extremely radiant right from that inital use and also gives you a more even-toned, smoother texture, soft yet supple skin. If i recieved something for free I'd try it but nothing compares to Hope in A Jar. The Original is for ALL skin types but the renewed is for dry skin types so dont get them confused if you have oily or oily-combo skin like me or else you'll get greasy & break out. Read containers carefully, they look identical.
Heather W.
Middleton, WI
203 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love this moisturizer, especially for around and under my eyes. It is one of my favorites, and I love how amazing it works, especially for the cheaper price tag!! If you are looking for luxury quality on a budget, look no further!!
Reigan M.
Chicago, IL
135 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Very moisturizing for my under eye area. I don’t feel comfortable wearing lotions this heavy all over my face because my skin is so sensitive and tends to break out with heavy products, but I LOVE using this on my under eye and love it for dry patches, as well. It feels like a drink of water for my skin.
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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