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Hope In A Jar

2.0 oz

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PhilosophyHope In A Jar
 
4.1

(based on 574 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (369)
  • Improves skin texture (352)
  • Soothing (285)
  • Non-greasy (254)
  • Noticeable results (213)

Cons

  • Bad smell (119)
  • No noticeable results (42)
  • Irritates skin (34)
  • Too greasy (27)
  • Dries out skin (10)

Best Uses

  • Dry/chapped skin (222)
  • Oily/combination skin (191)
  • Fine lines (187)
  • Sensitive skin (168)
  • Sun damage (106)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (298), Budget shopper (207)

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5.0

Light with lots of moisture

By Indigo

from Olympia WA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • Deep Moisturization
    • Winter Dryness

    Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

    I was looking for a light daytime moisturizer. I love this product. Does exactly what I was hoping. Very light, easy to apply and doesn't feel heavy or greasy.

     
    3.0

    hope in a jar

    By Kaitlyn

    from Terre Haute, Indiana

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

    I think it is an okay lotion but it smells so bad! I do not like to use this product.

     
    5.0

    The only moisturizer I use!

    By None

    from Nj

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Bedtime

      Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

      I use this every morning and night. The best one I've tried so far.

       
      3.0

      Average Moisturizer

      By Amanda

      from Crossville, Tn

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

          I used this for about 3 months and wasn't nearly as impressed with it as what I had hoped to be. It is a decent moisturizer, not greasy or sticky on the skin at all, and smells incredible. But I had absolutely no noticeable changes in my skin after using this. Not immediately or even after 3 months of regular use. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a light, every day moisturizer but not to anyone wanting to see some real improvements in their skin.

           
          5.0

          Gives an aging woman excellent moisture!

          By JannyWill

          from Jefferson Ohio

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Gives Glow To Face
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • NO Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Deep Moisturization
          • Winter Dryness

          Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

          Hope in a Jar is Just That!!
          I am in my seventies and won't start my day without
          my HOPE

           
          5.0

          All I use....love it!

          By Mary

          from Williamsburg VA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Easy To Get Past Smell

          Best Uses

          • After Shower/Bath
          • Bedtime
          • Deep Moisturization

          Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

          Love it...keeps me lookin good for my age

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE!!!

          By Jillian

          from Illinois

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime

            Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

            I am for sure a budget buyer, so I somewhat splurged in a way. I LOVE this product. It was totally worth the price and I will be purchasing this again!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Healed my acne scars!

            By stephdarko

            from Savannah, GA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

            • Bad Smell

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Bedtime
            • Dry/Chapped Skin

            Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

            I was so hesitant to purchase this simply because of the price, but I can honestly tell you that it is worth it! I have had acne (from PCOS/hormonal issues) since I was 11. I had bad scars on my cheeks from it. My make up couldn't cover it and they looked terrible. I am 29 and decided to give this a shot in a trial size. After a month of use, my acne scars are 90% gone! My skin has honestly never looked this good. I have minimal breakouts and my make up looks wonderful. I will continue to buy this despite the smell (smells like boxed hair dye!). Do yourself a favor and try this product! My skin is extremely dry and it definitely helps. I cleanse with First Aid Beauty cleanser and use a Neutrogena acne toner. Seems I have found my dream team :)

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not the best moisturizer out there

            By juarek

            from Oklahoma

            Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

            I've never tried Philosophy products before but I've heard good things. This is the first product I tried. It was recommended by the store associate. First of all, I thought it was a little pricey for what you get. It feels very smooth going on but I felt it didn't provide the moisture I was needing. The smell is definitely a turn off. Kinda has a plastic smell to it. I have very sensitive skin and my face felt itchy after applying it.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Will Not Purchase

            By christinasbeautylist.blogger.com

            from Boston

            Comments about Philosophy Hope In A Jar:

            I received a small sample of this in my last online order from Ulta, and I'm so glad I had the chance to try before I considered buying... it was just terrible all around. Just upon opening the packet I was bombarded with such a strong, chemically, pseudo - lavender soapy scent. I honestly can't express how bad it truly was. Maybe I just got a bad/expired sample, because I know a lot of people don't mind the scent, but I thought it was horrendous. Hoping the stench would fade, I decided to try it anyway in case the formulation itself was decent. Unfortunately, it was not impressive. I used it before bed, and I usually prefer a heavier moisturizer at night time. This moisturizer was not only too thin, but too greasy as well so it would not be practical to use under makeup in the morning either. Overall I was extremely disappointed with this sample and I'm sad to say I will never purchase this product.

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            • 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 Reviewer

                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 Reviewer

                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
            • Q:

              There is no mention of sunscreen in this product. Does this moisturizer protect the user from the sun?
              Asked on 5/22/2014 by Becky

              1 answer

            • Q:

              What is the size of this product
              Asked on 4/25/2014 by Nk from Nj

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product's size is 2 oz.

                Answered on 4/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              What is the difference betweeen Hope In A Jar VS Miracle Worker? I have been using the former and am ready to buy more....not sure now which one to get. Tks
              Asked on 4/7/2014 by Debbie from Newburgh, NY

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Hope in a Jar provides lightweight moisture, gentle exfoliation, and antioxidant protection against premature aging, while Miracle Worker provides richer moisture and targets more advanced signs of aging with the highest level of antioxidants of any Philosophy moisturizer.

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

              exactly what are the benefits and results? What about sinsitive skin, blemishes and scaring. how soon will I see results
              Asked on 4/2/2014 by joanna

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product's features & benefits include:
                - Contains the ester of lactic acid for exfoliation to help promote smooth, healthy-looking skin
                - Contains beta-glucan to help give your skin a healthy, rosy glow
                - High-performance moisturizer with antioxidants to help protect skin against environmental attack

                The lactic acid within this formula should also help to diminish scarring over time. You should experience improved skin texture and hydration after the first use, and this product will work to even skin tone with regular use over time.

                This product is formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin and blemish-prone skin. For rosacea/ultra sensitive skin, we recommend consulting your physician prior to use or conducting a patch test (apply the product on a discreet area of skin) to ensure you experience no adverse reaction before applying as directed.

                Answered on 4/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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