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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
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 ordered this product based on a friends recommendation... I was not thrilled with it (or the smell). I would not order this again, its not worth the price.3
This is one of my favorite products. It makes my skin so soft without leaving it oily. I use it morning and night.5
I have very sensitive skin and this product works great! It is not irritating and adds just enough moisture and absorbs easily. I have been using it for years! You don't need much so it lasts a very long time.5
Since I have started using this lotion after I take my make-up off or alone on make-up free days, my skin is so clear and smooth! The smell takes a little getting used to, but it is all worth it in the end! I highly recommend this product for a clean, natural way to moisten your face & neck :)5
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