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Always apply moisturizer to clean skin. We love philosophy® purity made simple™ one-step facial cleanser, which sweeps away dirt and makeup without drying out skin – plus it balances skin pH so you don’t have to use a toner.

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Birchbox Breakdown

The world of skincare is a battlefield, what with all the product strategy involved and dodging of potential beauty minefields. That’s why when we find something we love, like this longtime favorite, we stick with it. Originally created for professionals, philosophy®’s hope in a jar™ has been a best-seller for years. With a soufflé-like texture, it melts into your skin to leave your face feeling refreshed and supple.

How it Works

The name doesn’t exaggerate — no matter your skin concern, this lightweight daily moisturizer has the answer. hope in a jar™ hydrates and provides antioxidant protection, while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant.

How to Use

Use both morning and evening on clean skin. A little goes along way, we suggest starting with a small dab at first — no fear, you can always add more if needed!

More for You!
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  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Works well, but expensive

I like this product, but I just don't think it's worth the price. It feels nice on my skin and is moisturizing, but other products work just as well for a fraction of the price.

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Just okay

This product works decently well, but it didn't reach the high expectations I had had for it. I like the packaging, but the product itself isn't excellent. It smells a little funny and doesn't outperform competitors to the degree I would expect given the price.

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beauty has a price

The smell of this product is definitely not my favorite but worth it and tolerable. I normally apply it a while before heading out so the smell will wear off a bit. It leaves my skin moisturized without a greasy finish.

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Great Moisturizer
Purchased

I have very sensitive skin and this moisturizer doesn't burn, itch, or make me break out!! It helps my dry winter skin. It is a little too much in the summer but PERFECT for drier winter skin. So sensitive!!!

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The BEST

I absolutely love this moisturizer. It is so perfect! So creamy, yet goes on light. It's does not cause breakouts and you can put makeup on almost immediately after application. I use it morning and night and my face is definitely softer and smoother.

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Love Hope, though no SPF

I got a small jar of this, wanting to try a new face cream, and I enjoyed it so much I got the 2oz jar.

Switching from acne products I'd still used as a teen was hard--they were really what was over-drying my skin and making me break out, but sorting through the plethora of adult lotions was ridiculous! There's a plus size to getting lotions in Birchbox--I get to try out some of those lotions and test what works best!

pros: Hope in a jar doesn't give me really any acne, it's light and has a nice texture, the smell is pleasant, and this little jar has lasted around 4-5 months.

cons: My nose and mouth area are sometimes a little dry still, and there's no SPF in Hope [which is a big con because I'm outside a lot]. I won't list "price" as a con because if I use the lotion every single day for 4-5 months, that's a pretty good price!

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Hydrating

I have a smaller size of this as a sample, and I keep it in my purse every day! It helps a lot for moisturizing on the face, as my boyfriend uses it, and it's very light and almost oily. The smell is alright, I'm not super fond of it however, and I don't feel like the hydration really sets in your skin.

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Great moisturizer

This is literally hope in a jar for those with dry skin, like myself. It goes on my skin smoothly and leaves it hydrated and silky sooth. It is light and fragrant. It is the perfect summer moisturizer! I will buy again!

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Good Light Moisturizer
Purchased

Hope in a Jar is one of those moisturizers that smells weird but has an awesome texture. I have brought this moisturizer in a smaller size as my in-between moisturizer. Finally, I gave in and just bought the 2 oz. It goes on smooth and keeps your face moisturized and not greasy!

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lost hope
Purchased

I switched from origins to hope in a jar and I have to say, I was disappointed. It was difficult to move around my face, sticking/globbing in areas. Also, I noticed slight break outs around my mouth. I've only deduced it must be this, since I haven't had that problem in the past.

However, it is very light-weight and once I get it everywhere, it does feel very smooth.

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