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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. This world-renowned hydrating moisturizer contains beta glucan, a powerful antioxidant, and lactic acid to gently exfoliate skin. You'll see results -- smoother, healthier skin -- within days.

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created for the medical market

  • unique souffle texture
  • healthy-looking glow
  • strengthens skin's natural rejuvenation potential

hope in a jar is a world-renown multitasking moisturizer loaded with antioxidants, with a unique souffle texture.  originally created for the medical market to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture and dehydration.  it contains gentle alpha hydroxy acids that dramatically improves skin radiance and gently exfoliates, revealing smoother, healthier looking skin and texture.

clinical results:

- 3 days: 98% had smoother skin*

- 2 weeks: 81% had more radiant skin*

- 4 weeks: 98% showed diminished fine lines*

*based on a 4-week, once a daily use, clinical study of 48 participants

Indications:

Warnings:

for external only.  keep out of reach of children.  discontinue use if irritation occurs. avoid contact with eyes.

©philosophy

Water (aqua), Lauryl Lactate, Behenic Acid, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Behenyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender), Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidnyl Urea

apply to a clean face 1-2x per day. regular use may help to reduce the effects of environmental attack.  we recommend your favorite philosophy eye cream for 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

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    (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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1.0

YUCK

By Queenjules

from Fort Worth, TX

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

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

      Awful, smells like a very dirty nasty wet dog. The odor is very strong and does not go away. It's ridiculous to have this hefty price tag on something that smells this bad.

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Allergy + serious Acne

      By lifa

      from Seattle, WA

      Pros

        Cons

        • Allergy
        • Serious Acne

        Best Uses

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

          I got serious allergy and break out acne after using it for a week. I thought it was because of the disinfectant fluid in the swimming pool. So I stop using any skincare product after my skin recovered. 2 weeks later I continued to use this product and got serious allergy and broke out again!! therefore, I thought it immediately.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Horrible moisturizer!!!

          By LaBella

          from east coast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Absorb Well

            Best Uses

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

              I am very disappointed with this product. I found it to be almost watery. Not impressed at all.

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              1.0

              repulsive smell

              By consumer

              from NYC

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bad Smell

                Best Uses

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

                  I found that this product did not provide enough moisture and I found the smell nauseating.

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                  3.0

                  good

                  By nnem

                  from los angeles ca

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Absorb Well

                  Best Uses

                  • Morning

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

                  I like it ok, I tend to have dry skin thou and it doesn't always feel like it absorbs fast or fully

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                  4.0

                  Good stuff

                  By Make Up Girl

                  from Boston, MA

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedtime
                  • Winter Dryness

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

                  I received this as part of a Philosophy kit. My previous experience with Philosophy body products (the body wash/shampoo stuff was really bad and very, very drying to my skin) so I had less than high hopes for this. Hope in a Jar is a really good product I use it only at night after using my Clarisonic. For me, my skin gets a little oily overnight using heavy duty intensive moisturizers. I have combo skin, 34 yrs old, and this routine seems just right for now. I did not care for it for day time wear. Somehow my make up was sliding off after letting this absorb for ten minutes or more, but my skin did NOT feel oily to the touch, it's hard to explain. Also, when I used this twice a day I started to break out. I use another anti-aging moisturizer for daytime (with SPF & UVA protection).

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                  5.0

                  Hope

                  By 63 year old

                  from Lorton, Va

                  describe yourself Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Non hypogentic

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    Does not cause a rash.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Lightweight Day Moisturizer

                    By Wendora

                    from Salt Lake City, Utah

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                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Moisturizes Well

                    Cons

                    • No Sunscreen in original

                    Best Uses

                    • Daytime moisturizer

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

                    I do like this lightweight moisturizer when I'm not planning on spending time in the sun during the day (the original formula, which is the only one I've used, does not have sunscreen). It does seem to provide a nice glow to the skin and the texture is pleasant to apply. It soaks in quickly and does not leave any greasy residue whatsoever. It's light texture does make it a less than ideal night cream or winter moisturizer for those of us of a certain age or those of us living in harsh climates. However, during the hot summer months, I do often find myself using it as a night moisturizer as well. I have been using this product for several years and do remember getting numerous compliments a few weeks after I started using it. It also contains Lactic Acid, which is helpful in evening skin tone, something I can always use help with. I will continue to buy and use this product.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Not heavy enough for dry winter skin!

                    By Abbey

                    from Bloomingdale, IL

                    describe yourself Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Not Greasy
                    • Smells Great
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                    • Not Long-Lasting

                    Best Uses

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

                      I've been wanting to try Hope in a Jar forever and finally purchased. I have pretty dry skin in the winter but was scared off of the dry skin version because of some bad reviews. I should have gone with my first instinct! If you have dry winter skin this is not the moisturizer for you!!! This is a great lotion, but would be better suited to combination or normal winter skin. Sadly, I will save this jar for the spring and will be purchased Hope in a Jar for Dry, Sensitive Skin.

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                      3.0

                      Absorbs Quickly

                      By IDgirl

                      from Boise, ID

                      describe yourself Brand Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Bad Smell

                      Best Uses

                      • After Shower/Bath
                      • Bedtime

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

                      It's true about the strong chemically lavender smell. The smell does fade after a while - thank goodness. It is a light fast absorbing moisturizer and it does make your face feel smoother. Just wished it smelled better.

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