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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 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.
I have tried so many skin care lines from drug store to Murad, Clinique, Estée Lauder and I cannot live without this moisturizer! I use it both day and night (I do not care for the Hope in a Jar Night). This moisturizer has smoothed out my skin, lightened an age spot I have on my cheek, and just over all has brightened my complexion. I will continue to buy this product as long as Philosophy makes it!5
I heard great things about Philosophy and this product. I washed my face and applied Hope in a Jar before bed. When I woke up my entire face was red, swollen, and itchy. I couldn't wear any makeup over it because of irritation. The only plus side was it made my skin have an all over flawless look! Too bad my face was raw and red.3
I purchased the smaller container for my first try. It is very light weight and you can get enough for your whole face with a very small amount, so it will last you awhile. It hydrates the skin well and I have noticed a smoother texture after just a few weeks.4
This is one of my favorite moisturizers. I have oily skin so I rotate products but this one is a staple in my rotation. It is light and leaves a light dewy feeling never greasy. The sent is also light and fresh.5
When I first started using this product, I didn't like it because I thought it was too thick for my oily skin, and just a few hours after applying it my face was so oily I had to wash it! After playing with how much I was using, I've come to realize that a little of this product goes a LONG way. About a dime sized amount is enough to cover my entire face & neck. It smells a little off-putting, but not so much that it bothers me any. Love this stuff, and with how little you need to use for each application, the jar will last a good long while!4
I use this everyday and I love it ! I always feel like I'm tired etc.... But everyone tells me I look amazing I know that it's because of my hope in a jar !!!!5
I had hoped that this would be a great, lightweight moisturizer for the summer months for my dry skin, but that is not the case. My skin felt like it was cracking by mid day. The smell is atrocious, no way I could get past it.1