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Philosophy Hope In A Jar

Philosophy

Hope In A Jar

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Philosophy's Hope In A Jar is a world-renown multitasking moisturizer loaded with antioxidants, with a unique soufflé 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

Pairing Product Suggestions:

  • The Oxygen Peel In-Home Oxygen Peel (dullness)
  • Time In A Bottle Daily Age-Defying Serum
  • Hope In A Jar Noght Intense Retexturizing Moisturizer


Supersized 4.0 oz. valued at $84!

 

 

Apply to a clean face 1-2x per day. Regular use may help to reduce the effects of environmental attack. Philosophy recommends your favorite Philosophy eye cream for the eye area.
Water (Aqua), Lauryl Lactate, Behenic Acid, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Behenyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Retinyl Palmitate, Arginine, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

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PhilosophyHope In A Jar
 
4.2

(based on 751 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (369)
  • Improves skin texture (352)
  • Soothing (285)
  • Non-greasy (255)
  • Smells great (228)

Cons

  • Bad smell (142)
  • No noticeable results (42)
  • Irritates skin (35)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Pricey / poor value (12)

Best Uses

  • Dry/chapped skin (246)
  • Oily/combination skin (191)
  • Fine lines (187)
  • Sensitive skin (168)
  • Sun damage (106)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (348), Budget shopper (244), Survivalist / minimalist (33), Beauty conscious (26), Skin care professional (3)

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5.0

My favorite moisturizer

By Marge

from Michigan

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dryness

    Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

    I have used Hope in a Jar daily for many years. I use it every night before bed. In the morning I use it under make-up or just alone. I have used other moisturizers, including Renewed Hope in a Jar (which I do not like as it does not absorb well into my skin) , but always return to Hope in a Jar.

     
    5.0

    I would buy again!

    By cheryl

    from Redington Shores, Fl

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting
    • Moisturizes Well

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Dryness

    Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

    use every morning

     
    5.0

    Amazing product!

    By KitKat

    from NH

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

      This stuff is worth every penny! It's non-greasy, and incredibly light weight. My face feels so soft after using this product.

       
      5.0

      I love it

      By Miriam

      from Racine, WI.

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Deep Moisturization
        • Dryness

        Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

        Love this as a daily moisturizer, use it mornings and evenings. I can tell the difference when I go without it. It's like a drink of water for your face!

         
        5.0

        Would buy again

        By Mlk

        from Az

        About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert, Skin Care Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Daily Use
          • Deep Moisturization
          • Dryness

          Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

          Nice

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I will stick to the one w/o sunscreen

          By Lia

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Effective Sun Protection
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Too Greasy Or Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dryness

          Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

          It works as well as the one w/o sunscreen, but it does make my skin greasy under my makeup. Probably better used if going w/o makeup.

           
          1.0

          Not the best

          By Lori

          from Ma

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly

          Cons

          • Not Long-Lasting

          Best Uses

            Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

            Absorbed too quickly and was not long lasting

             
            5.0

            Quickly hydrates 60+ skin!!!

            By Ocean

            from Columbus OH

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Deep Moisturization
              • Dryness

              Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

              Daily moisturizer

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product!

              By Rene

              from Michigan

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

                Have used this product for about 15 years. Can't find anything wrong with it.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Nothing Special

                By bkirk

                from baltimore,md

                Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

                An Ulta employee recommended this to me like it was a holy grail product. I really don't find it to be especially moisturizing or unique. My skin is drier than ever

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                • Q:

                  Are these products cruelty free?
                  Asked on 11/13/2017 by Sara from Kansas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Philosophy is fully committed to using alternatives to animal testing to ensure the safety of our products. Please be assured that we do not perform, nor do we ever commission any third parties on our behalf to perform, animal testing on our products or ingredients except when required by law.

                    Answered on 11/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                • Q:

                  Is this product oil free? Is Miracle Worker oil free?
                  Asked on 1/9/2016 by Lori

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product contains lavender oil.

                    Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                • Q:

                  Hope in a Jar vs. Miracle Worker. Any recommendation for an age range for either. I am 35 and have fine laugh and forehead lines. I'm not sure which product to buy.
                  Asked on 9/30/2015 by Suzannable from Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    for fine lines and and forehead lines we would recommend miracle worker.

                    Answered on 10/1/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                • Q:

                  does this product have any SPF??
                  Asked on 3/12/2015 by alex

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  What is the difference between Hope in a jar and Renewed Hope in a jar?
                  Thank You,
                  Philosophy Lover ?
                  Asked on 2/1/2015 by Philosophyfan from Wheaton, IL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    renewed hope in a jar has a different scent, texture, and consistency.

                    Answered on 2/2/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                • Q:

                  I recieved a gift set of philosophy products which I love and have bought tons since. I love the hope in a jar at first, but I'm too nervous to use it since it has a green tinge. Is this normal?
                  Asked on 1/15/2015 by KTe

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    we appreciate your question. the hope in a jar color can vary from a pure white to a buttercream color due to the natural ingredients.

                    Answered on 1/21/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                • Q:

                  Will this tighten your pores? Also I have mild eczema, will this help?
                  Asked on 12/6/2014 by lisa from NYC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    because eczema is a diagnosed skin condition, we always recommend that you check with your physician before using any new products. hope in a jar moisturizer does contain lactic acid, which will offer gentle exfoliation and may help to minimize the appearance of pores.

                    Answered on 12/10/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
                • Q:

                  I bought this product for the first time, i previously used Miracle Worker but noticed a "funny" smell and just wondered if this is normal.
                  Asked on 10/23/2014 by yoyo

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    hope in a jar is made with a natural essential lavender oil. the lavender oil is what creates the distinct scent that you may have noticed. the scent will slowly fade after application.

                    Answered on 10/23/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
                • Q:

                  Is this product gluten free?
                  Asked on 7/15/2014 by Diana from Idaho

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Its formula contains Beta Glucan, which could be a source of gluten. Philosophy does not claim that this product is gluten-free. If you have a gluten allergy, we recommend consulting your physician prior to use.

                    Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is Hope in a Jar good for oily skin? I have a dry skin but oily T zone
                  Asked on 6/19/2014 by Jacky

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, Hope in a Jar features a lightweight hydrating formula that is suitable for ALL skin types including oily skin and combination oily/dry skin! It is formulated with antioxidant-rich botanicals and vitamins to help balance your skin.

                    Answered on 6/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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