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philosophy hope in a jar

original formula for all skin types 2 oz (60 ml)

Makeup-optional skin: it's every woman's goal and, with philosophy Hope in a Jar, it's finally attainable. You'll see results -- smoother, healthier skin -- within days.

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award-winning moisturizer for makeup-optional skin

our award-winning, lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and provides antioxidant protection, while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant.

philosophy®: where there is hope, there can be faith. where there is faith, miracles can occur.

features & benefits:

  • created for the medical market
  • unique souffle texture
  • healthy-looking glow

Indications:

Warnings:

for external only. keep out of reach of children. discontinue use if irritation occurs.

© 2012 philosophy

Water, Lauryl Lactate, Behenic Acid, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Behenyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Pentaerythritol Tetra Caprate/Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Beta Glucan (Oat Flour), Arginine HCl, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (lavandula angustifolia), Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea

apply morning and evening after cleanser and treatment. avoid the eye area.

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philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz
 
3.7

(based on 129 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Absorbs quickly (20)
  • Goes on smoothly (20)
  • Not greasy (19)
  • Moisturizes well (18)
  • Softens skin (12)

Cons

  • Bad smell (9)
  • Doesn't absorb well (4)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (13)
  • Winter dryness (10)
  • After shower/bath (9)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Deep moisturization (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (23), Budget shopper (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Soft and light

Hope in a Jar is a very basic, no-frills, daily moisturizer that helps skin retain moisture, makes fine lines look plumped-up, and makes skin feel soft. It's light and completely greaseless, so...Read complete review

Hope in a Jar is a very basic, no-frills, daily moisturizer that helps skin retain moisture, makes fine lines look plumped-up, and makes skin feel soft. It's light and completely greaseless, so it can be worn under makeup or layered over an antiaging treatment for day and/or night wear. I like it, but don't love it, for two completely personal reasons: 1.Essential Oil: It contains lavender essential oil. This isn't an inherently bad thing, but, for some reason, when I use anything with lavender, after a few days it begins to feel like hydrochloric acid on my skin, causing my skin to become red, irritated, bumpy, and painful. (I tried Hope in A Jar for Dry, Sensitive Skin, and, unfortunately, it also has lavender as well as sage oils.) For centuries many, many, many people have found lavender to be soothing and helpful for skin, so my experience with it is a "red flag" only to others who are sensitive to/allergic to lavender oil. Most people love lavender in skin care, so it may be wonderful for your skin. 2. The Smell: When sniffed from the jar, this moisturizer smells fresh, with a soft lavender smoothness. Unfortunately for me, it smells really bad when it's on my skin. This smell lasts all day, and I constantly found myse;f thinking I smelled a "wet long-haired cat." In bed, my husband wondered outloud, "What stinks?" (Me.) In more concrete terms, it smells like Vaseline mixed with moth balls. Even though I've made a lot of negative statements about this moisturizer, I still recommend trying it (unless you have the above issues with lavender and odor malfunctions, of course). Hope in A Jar has a wonderful airy texture, like Cool Whip for the face, and it truly helps keep moisture in skin. I have no idea if it contains exfoliants or healthy amounts of antioxidants or such, but as far as I can tell it's a fine moisturizer. I think it's one of the biggest selling moisturizers in the entire world, so it must do something right!
Ingredients:water, lauryl lactate, behenic acid, behenoxy dimethicone, glyceryl stearate se, glycerin, behenyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate, tocopheryl acetate, benzyl alcohol, retinyl palmitate, stearic acid, panthenol, betaglucan, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, xanthan gum, triethanolamine, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Like it but this jar seems different

I have used a few jars of this and really do like it, it's expensive but lasts a long time. Some people seem bothered by the smell but it really doesn't smell that strong...Read complete review

I have used a few jars of this and really do like it, it's expensive but lasts a long time. Some people seem bothered by the smell but it really doesn't smell that strong to me.
This jar seems thinner, more watery than others I've used though don't know if I got a bad jar or they have changed the formula. Works the same I just don't think it will last as long.

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4.0

Good product

By ProductJunkie

from Atlanta

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Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Shower/Bath
    • Bedtime
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dry/Chapped Skin
    • Eczema
    • Winter Dryness

    Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

    Works great on sensitive skin and acne prone skin. Really made my complexion glow!

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    using product for 5 years

    By Susan

    from Del Mar, CA

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Moisturizer

      Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

      I love philosophy products because they do not add additional cost into marketing and packaging the product like the other large department store brands. I know all my dollars are going toward a great product.

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      4.0

      Very nice

      By TJ

      from Houston, TX

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      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedtime

        Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

        Not at all greasy. A little goes a long way so it is good value and it absorbs quickly. My skin used to be a bit flakey in a couple of patches and now it is nice and smooth. I have been using this for about 3 weeks.

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        4.0

        LOVE THIS PRODUCT!

        By quinb53

        from South Pasadena, Ca

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        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Somewhat pricey

        Best Uses

        • After Facial CareWash
        • Deep Moisturization

        Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

        I use PHILOSOPHY "Hope in a Jar" at bedtime and it makes my Face feel great!

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Like it but this jar seems different

        By dinee

        from oklahoma

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

            I have used a few jars of this and really do like it, it's expensive but lasts a long time. Some people seem bothered by the smell but it really doesn't smell that strong to me.
            This jar seems thinner, more watery than others I've used though don't know if I got a bad jar or they have changed the formula. Works the same I just don't think it will last as long.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works well- gonna keep using it.

            By Echo

            from Northern Rocky Mountains

            describe yourself Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime
              • Dry/Chapped Skin
              • Winter Dryness

              Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

              I moved to a high, mountainous elevation last fall and the dry air wreaked havoc on my skin; my old product just couldn't cut it. I did try Olay Total Effects and was totally turned off by the nasty residue it left. I basically tried HiaJ on a whim after reading several reviews, and have been very pleased with it. My skin has regained a normal feel, blemishes are fewer and I"m not having any trouble at all with my skin being oily (well, oilier than usual)- Hope sinks in quickly and lasts all day. The smell is strong out of the jar, but I don't find it unpleasant at all and it doesn't linger.

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              5.0

              This is the absolute BEST moisturizer!

              By Maile

              from Clearwater, FL

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime
                • Deep Moisturization
                • Winter Dryness

                Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

                I've been a Philosophy gal for over 7 years! This was a gift to my boyfriends mother and now she's hooked! Thank you so much for the extra Pure Grace lotion..she absolutely LOVES that scent too! As do I!

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Soft and light

                By SonoraHeat

                from AZ

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                • Bad Smell
                • Fragrance oils

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime

                Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

                Hope in a Jar is a very basic, no-frills, daily moisturizer that helps skin retain moisture, makes fine lines look plumped-up, and makes skin feel soft. It's light and completely greaseless, so it can be worn under makeup or layered over an antiaging treatment for day and/or night wear. I like it, but don't love it, for two completely personal reasons: 1.Essential Oil: It contains lavender essential oil. This isn't an inherently bad thing, but, for some reason, when I use anything with lavender, after a few days it begins to feel like hydrochloric acid on my skin, causing my skin to become red, irritated, bumpy, and painful. (I tried Hope in A Jar for Dry, Sensitive Skin, and, unfortunately, it also has lavender as well as sage oils.) For centuries many, many, many people have found lavender to be soothing and helpful for skin, so my experience with it is a "red flag" only to others who are sensitive to/allergic to lavender oil. Most people love lavender in skin care, so it may be wonderful for your skin. 2. The Smell: When sniffed from the jar, this moisturizer smells fresh, with a soft lavender smoothness. Unfortunately for me, it smells really bad when it's on my skin. This smell lasts all day, and I constantly found myse;f thinking I smelled a "wet long-haired cat." In bed, my husband wondered outloud, "What stinks?" (Me.) In more concrete terms, it smells like Vaseline mixed with moth balls. Even though I've made a lot of negative statements about this moisturizer, I still recommend trying it (unless you have the above issues with lavender and odor malfunctions, of course). Hope in A Jar has a wonderful airy texture, like Cool Whip for the face, and it truly helps keep moisture in skin. I have no idea if it contains exfoliants or healthy amounts of antioxidants or such, but as far as I can tell it's a fine moisturizer. I think it's one of the biggest selling moisturizers in the entire world, so it must do something right!
                Ingredients:water, lauryl lactate, behenic acid, behenoxy dimethicone, glyceryl stearate se, glycerin, behenyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate, tocopheryl acetate, benzyl alcohol, retinyl palmitate, stearic acid, panthenol, betaglucan, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, xanthan gum, triethanolamine, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                love this product

                By weezey

                from carlisle, pa

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

                    used this product for 3 years LOVE IT

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                    2.0

                    I have used better moisturizers

                    By Nordic Girl

                    from Mountains of the West

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Absorb Well
                      • Not Long-Lasting

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about philosophy hope in a jar original formula for all skin types, 2 oz:

                        I live in the west where it is dry. I think this moisturizer would be wonderful for climates that are humid and moist. It's a bit to light for me and it does not absorb quickly. Also might be a good product for a young person.

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