Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing!
I was given "hope in a jar" mositurizer as a gift and i absolutely fell in love with it! I have pretty oily skin so anything too heavy can sometimes make me look shiny. This product made my skin feel even, smooth, and radiant. It felt very light and not at all suffocating or goopy. I use this product before I put on my make up and after I wash my face before i go to sleep. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a new and improved daily mositurizer!
Most Helpful Critical Review glad it was only a sample
after doing my makeup, my face started to smell like what you would imagine rust would taste/smell like, or a rotting dish towel. i had been out of town and assumed that maybe my son had gotten water on my foundation brush, causing it to have a rotting smell. I thoroughly washed all my brushes immediately. the smell irritated me so much that I considered washing my face and redoing my makeup, but didn't have time and continued to smell the stench on my face throughout the day. that night after washing my face and applying hope in a jar, the smell started haunting me again! that's when I knew the stench had actually come from this moisturizer and not my foundation brush. when you smell it before applying, it doesn't have a bad scent but once it absorbs into your skin it's awful! luckily for me, it was only a sample and not a purchase. not sure how my skin would react to long term use. i get mild acne and was hoping this may help but unfortunately the smell is so terrible, i can't fathom the thought of testing it out any longer.
Reviewed by 1473 customers All-Time fav, I don't know why I try other products.
James from Sonoma, CA
I've always been a little dumbfounded by the adverse reaction some people have to the fragrance but I get it in that it does have a smell. It's always smelled fresh, like essential oils to me, having worked in natural health I can smell it a mile off. For years this formulation has worked wonders for my wonky and touchy combination skin. It's not always moisturizing enough for me in the winter, adding more HA and oils to my routine helps then, but the rest of the year it's perfect.
Kitty Karina from Wildomar Ca.
I LOVE the moisturizer, I just began using it last night, and I would have gave it a 5 but the smell makes me nauseas. (I have to spray perfume to get over that awful smell). Sorry Philosophy I love you product but I have to be honest.
My go to
Amanda from Missouri
I've tried other face moisturizers and this works the best for my uneven skin tone and my combination skin
Love my philosophy!
Nana from Charlotte NC
I have used this since Oprahhad it on her favorite things list in 2004! I love this moisturizer.. glad it doesn't have a perfume smell!! I don't think it smells bad??
Beth Skin from Tennessee
I have been using this for years. I try others but always come back. The smell is not terrible, but it is not pleasant. It smells like lactic acid. My dermatologist has prescribed lactic acid for me before, and percription lactic acid smells the same but much stronger than Hope in a Jar. I am glad this is not heavily perfumed. I do not want perfume on my face.
I have been using this product for years and it is amazing!
Izzy from Savannah Georgia
I use it daily on my face.
teebibby from Sacramento, CA
I love Philosophy products but this moisturizer was a big NO for me. The product works fine, but I could not get over the overwhelming disgusting smell! I'm not typically sensitive about the smell of my skincare products, but this one is pretty rancid.
So far it's good.
Lisa from Montgomery, Tx
Have very oily skin and I noticed it is a bit oily most of the lotion will absorb into skin a few minutes after application but my skin stays a bit more moisturized then I like. Don't get me wrong if I didn't have oily skin I would love this product and it's a great price too
Val from Wilmington NC
Love it! I've used it for 20 years
Love this product!
Jess from Kingwood, TX
I use this product every morning after washing my face. It smells great and goes on very smoothly. It absorbs well and smells amazing! I always get the smaller container, even though it doesn't last as long as the big one, because I feel like it helps to keep the product "fresh" longer.
Love this product
lisa from york pa
Goes on like butter
Emily from PA
I received this as a gift and wasn't overly excited as I haven't ever heard anything about this product. I've been using it for 6 months now and it's my favorite daily moisturizer. So light like water and it makes my skin look so soft and buttery! Don't overlook this product!
Daisy from MI
Ulta no longer sells the Philosophy 'Take a Deep Breath' oil free moisturizer, very upset about that. Tries this product & I find it to be very oily, non-absorbing and greasy. Very disappointed.
Hope in a Jar is the absolute best moisturizer!
kitty-kat from Ohio
Hope in a Jar is the absolute best! I have very sensitive skin and it has worked wonders. I use it after cleansing and at bed time.
It's AWE in a jar for me. Love it!
Susie from Let St. Lucie Florida
I've used this product for over 20 Years. I'm 52 years old and I look as young as I did when I started using this product. I will not be without it. I should own stock in philosophy as much as I've purchased their products.. I love them all. If your on the fence give it a try you will absolutely love it. I can't say enough good things about them.
Oscars mom from Wausau wi
Use daily after cleansing before foundation.
Philosophy is the BEST!
Andrea S from Boston
Super light but hydrating. Best for morning before applying makeup. Not as hydrating as thicker creams, save those for nighttime. Smells amazing. NO SPF though, so be careful.
My favorite moisturizer!
70 and Sunny from Sellersville PA
I am 70 years old but I like this light moisturizer because it is nice and not greasy. My skin is sensitive and breaks out from thicker, heavier products. But I have no breakouts using Hope in a Jar.
I bought this for my daughter 😊 she loves it 😊 i
Jessica from Torrance Ca
First time trying, love as a moisturizer!
Debbie- cosmetic lover from Tennessee
Love this moisturizer. It's my first time using. Really doesn't have a smell. I use it after my number 7 cream and before applying make up.
Light Souffle Feel
Jeanette from Atlanta, GA
Has a nice, light souffle feel that goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly. Not greasy at all, won't have your makeup sliding off half way through the day. I have combination skin, tends to be a bit oily in the T Zone. I also have sensitive skin that easily breaks out when using most moisturizers but not with this one. I wouldn't recommend this product if you're looking for a heavy duty moisturizer, again it's very light, which is what I need. I would give it 5 stars except the smell is not my favorite - but not so bad that I don't want to use the product, especially when everything else about it works great for my skin!
Hope in a Jar
Debbie from New Jersey
I like this better than the renewed hope in a jar
Good Summer moisturizer for oily/combo skin
adolly from Clarkston, MI
This is my 3rd jar, I catch it on sale half off twice a year. I've found it to be an excellent summer moisturizer for my oily/combo skin. It has a soufflé-like texture, applies like a dream and absorbs quickly. The finish is nearly a matte. I wouldn't recommend this for winter if you are on the dry side and live up North as I do, or for use in a drier climate. It's a nice basic moisturizer which works well during the humid months of summer here in Michigan. Our winters are bone dry and I use Clinique Moisture Surge Intense during those months.
Katy from US
By far, this is my favorite moisturizer. I've been using this product for years. I have oily and sensitive skin - but this cream is perfect for everyday use. Not too heavy, not too light. I enjoy the scent as well - kind of woodsy.
This is an incredible moisturizer!
Dawn S from North Carolina
Great product - I use it twice a day and my skin feels terrific.