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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.
I really LOVE the way this makes my face feel after using it. Before I read the description I even told my husband, "I love the way this feels, its as though it melts into my skin." However, I HATE the smell. You'd think, philosophy a brand with some pretty awesome smelling stuff could make their daily face moisturizer smell at least decent with a natural essential oil or something. I probably won't buy this stuff again or at least try some other things since this one doesn't smell great.3
This was the first philosophy product I ever bought a few years back and it got me hooked. It left my skin feeling unbelievably soft, but without the sticky, gooey or even greasy feeling a lot of moisturizers leave behind. Definitely would recommend this product.5
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.
Like other reviewers, I also noticed that this has a VERY strong smell. I didn't expect this in a face cream. Used it anyways and got a bad rash on my face. I do have very sensitive skin, but never have I encountered a reaction like this with a face cream. Be careful...1
I really was bothered by the smell of this cream. It was way too strong especially since it's a face cream. I couldn't use this again.1
I have very oily and sensitive skin. This moisturizer is not only way overpriced but smells horrific. It made my face a greasy mess and caused breakouts all over my face.1
I really wanted to like this product. This caused me to seriously breakout. The smell isn't the greatest either, but I imagine it wouldn't be a big deal if the product actually works for you.2
I've been using Hope in Jar for years... Never disappointed. Leaves my skin feeling and looking great! I suffer from very dry, sensitive skin- so this stuff really comes in handy all year round. (esp, during our long rough winters)
A little goes a long way.
I love the whipped texture of this moisturizer - it goes on smooth and leaves a wet, not sticky, feeling on my face while it dries. Does not clog my pores. It's my new everyday daytime moisturizer.5
This stuff seriously smells like an old fish tank. I couldn't stand the smell and had to wash it off. I was afraid other people would be able to smell it and think that I needed a shower. I actually went to the Philosophy store in Arizona and they told me that some people think it smells like wet dog. Seriously? And they still sell the stuff? Don't risk it.1