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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 purchased this product a while back and had a terrible reaction. This is not to say you will have the same reaction, as many people swear by this product. That said, please look at the ingredients before purchasing. I broke out into what can only be described as a blanket of tiny painful bumps all over my face and my eyes turned bright red and burned. Yes, this is a personal allergic reaction. Still, as I use other products on my face and LOVE Philosophy body wash, lotion, perfumes, etc., I was very surprised to have this drastic of a reaction to one of their products. On a more board spectrum, I have family members who have used this product for years and are in their 60's. They love the hydration and the chemical smell does not bother them. I noticed a change in the hydration of their skin, but no real "Miracles", per se, in the overall appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, tone, etc. My recommendation is to try it out as part of a holiday gift set before spending almost $70 on a small jar of product.1
I love all things philosophy but this. A big old waste of cash. It is not a soufflé-like texture like the body cream which I use everyday. It smells something awefull and it clumps.
I have found way better and cheaper face creams from birchbox than this. I love the Embryolisse face cream and make up goes on like a dream with that. I also love love love at night and a little goes on forever..100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine eye cream.
I have never been more happy with a daily moisturizer, than I have been with this product. Light weight formula. A little goes a long way. The name "hope in a jar" is the perfect description of how I feel about this moisturizer.5
I use this product at night before bed. It leaves my skin hydrated, but not oily. I haven't noticed a bad smell when using this product.5
I have been a dedicated "Hope in a Jar" user for years. I am in my early thirties and I have not found a product that compares. I use it before putting on makeup and at night. It has the consistency of whipped butter, but it doesn't leave you greasy. It has no smell, and you do not need much, so it lasts forever! Highly recommended.5
Works well, but the smell is so unpleasant and long-lasting that I actually had to throw this away after only a few uses. The "renewed" hope in a jar formula also works great with a way better smell-- try that instead.2
I love the philosophy products and have many of their products. This product is fabulous and I use it on a daily basis.5
I am a big fan of philosophy products, and so many of their products feel and smell amazing. I really wanted to love this but just couldn't get over the smell. Its almost a plasticky scent, and pretty strong. If I put it on at night right before bed, I can smell it on my pillowcase the next morning. Fragrance hasn't deterred me from using many products but its deterred me from using this.1
I love this cream! It goes on smooth and is so great for my sensitive, dry skin!5
I have used this moisturizer for the last 10 years and every time I have the horrible idea that I'm going to switch things up i regret it and come back to this one.
Light in texture, easily layers under or over other serums and treatments.