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 1,026 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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philosophy hope in a jar
philosophy hope in a jar
Reviews (1026)
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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
Amy C.
148 reviews
This face cream is quite nice. It's not too heavy, but still hydrates well. I only used a sample size of hope in a jar, so I didnt have enough to see if it delivered on its promise of reducing fine lines. The cream does not have a strong scent, which I like.
Melissa B.
Arvada, CO
151 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I've tried a lot of different things as in facial moisturizers and I've found this product to help me with my skin but it still kind of leaves my face a little shiny which I really don't like. BUT it does leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft so definitely recommend
Jessica P.
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I received a sample of this from Sephora and decided to keep it in my purse. I used it recently and was amazed at how well it absorbed and hydrated my hands. I am a nurse and am constantly sanitizing with alcohol. Would definitely recommend.
Reanne S.
Scarborough, ON
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Every now and then I'll go back to using this moisturizer. But of course I like to try other brands from time to time, this is probably the only moisturizer I would pick up if I had to choose over all of the ones I've tried. Very lightweight and velvety smooth on the skin.
Danielle H.
114 reviews
A very nice rich moisturizer. I won a contest full of Philosophy products and this one stood out. As this is a heavy cream, I love this in the cold weather but wouldn't use in the summer. Skin feels silky skin, use a small amount for best results. 
Sulltan H.
London, ['', '', '']
3 reviews
This had to be one of the best moisturising creams it is gentle on the face makes your face feel soft and I absolutely love the way it feels on my skin and in my opinion it is excellent value for money. I would recommend this to everyone. 
Amera B.
Ajax , ON
16 reviews
Great love this cream for my neck and face and even my hands. Will buy again, philosophy had the nicest packaging. Very gentle on your skin and not a harsh smelling fragrance. Would recommend!
Alia A.
St. Catharines, Ontario
89 reviews
I received this as a gift so don't even have the option of returning this and I'll be very honest and say I didn't get the opportunity to test the moisturizer's efficacy because the smell is incredibly intolerable, I had to look up what the smell is supposed to be like because I thought it had gone bad but apparently it's intentional? It smells not unlike a wet dog that's sitting right under your nose, within 10 minutes I thought I was going to get sick and proceeded to wash off my face. I would not suggest this to anyone with a sense of smell.

Overall; If you are sensitive to bad smells then don't get this moisturizer, it's not worth it.
Heather J.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really wanted to like this product but it really didn't live up to the hype for me. I saw
Minimal results and I broke out. Very expensive and I doubt I would purchase again
Madi B.
richmond hill , ON
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this moisturizer, I use it every day. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily, my skin feels soft and it’s so light on my face it’s like it’s not there! The price is a bit much but a little goes a long way
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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