Rated 4.66 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Lovely AHA and Hyaluronic Moisturizer
This is such a wonderful product for me to try since I've yet to dabble with AHA products and so it is a great starter. The packaging is a heavy matte finish glass jar which feels luxurious and pretty to put on my table. The cream is pretty thick in texture and feels moisturizing. I've used this for about two weeks now and I can see slight differences it made my skin. As a dry and sensitive skin person, I am careful with choosing my skincare to put on my skin or else my skin will look terrible. The cream has a slight fragrance that dissipates quickly but I can hardly smell it unless I poke my nose close to the jar. This moisturizer did not break me out or gave me any rashes which is a great sign. This would be perfect for the summertime or fall for dry skin types because I needed to apply twice for my skin to feel moisturized enough for the winter season. It slightly lightened my hyperpigmentation and my skin appears brighter. I would love to give this 5/5 stars but since this is in a jar, it isn't really sanitary as you need to scoop out the product to use it. Philosophy should include a small spoon to go along with it or have a built in applicator so it is more sanitary for people to use. If this is in a glass pump bottle, it'll be an A+ product. Since this does contain glycolic acid, you have to use sunscreen unless you want to damage your skin. Overall, I'll give this 4.5/5 stars. Highly recommend to those who are new and interested in trying glycolic and hyaluronic acid products.
Most Helpful Critical Review Good Formulation But Too Fragranced
Hope in a Jar is definitely a moisturizer I remember being iconic and popular, so I was excited to try this new reinvented version. It contains a lot of modern ingredients that I love in skincare like hyaluronic acid and squalane. I think it is also important to point out that this has AHA and glycolic acid, so I am careful to not use it at the same time I use a retinol product since they are not good to mix. Unfortunately, this limits the days and times I can use this moisturizer. It absorbed fairly quickly into my skin and was not sticky. The moisturizer was easy to spread and rub into the skin. I felt hydrated and have no complaints about how it felt on the skin. It is still as the name suggests, in a jar, so it is not the most stable or sanitary packaging. The jar is a thick heavy glass and the bottom ⅓ of the jar doesn't have any product. This new version of the Hope in a Jar is supposed to be a clean formula but it contains a lot of unnecessary fragrance. There is more fragrance in this than hyaluronic acid (fragrance is higher on the ingredient list). The fragrance is a nice scent but it lasts all day and I could still smell it after having it on my face and neck for 12 hours. Some fragrance to neutralize the scent of the other ingredients is understandable but this smells too perfumed and seems to try to appeal to those who still believe scented means fancy/expensive/elevated. I like that Philosophy has modernized its iconic moisturizer and the new formulation but unfortunately the amount of fragrance makes it still too old fashioned for me.
Reviewed by 171 customers I LOVE IT
jfitscher from undisclosed
I don't normally love face moisturizers, my skin is weird and is super dry in winter and very oily in summer. I cannot even express how nice this makes my face feel, it feels like my face is drinking a glass of water when I use this, but doesn't leave my face feeling greasy or heavy feeling. The smell is super nice and I love the glow it gives my skin!
Optimistic about glowing skin ✨
kristenbbuchanan from undisclosed
This moisturizer is ah-mazing. I went into using it with no expectations and fell in love! Smooth and lightweight facial cream with long-lasting hydration. It smells fresh, clean, and it really is hope in a jar. Guaranteed to give you your skin a boosted glow! Must- try it if you haven't yet.
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jordang76 from undisclosed
This facial cream feels amazing!!! The consistency is good, however I wish it was just a little thicker. I feel it takes a little more time than I thought & hoped it would to soak in & dry but it's def better than some other facial creams I own. The fact that it contains hyaluronic acid is a HUGE plus! I have normal to dry skin so I love that it leaves my skin feeling refreshed & hydrated! I haven't been using it long enough to speak on all the benefits yet but I would certainly recommend this! It also smells nice, not like perfumey or overpowering, just a nice, clean, fresh smell.
Amazing stuff in a small jar
susaacoppstah from undisclosed
I am loyal to my current face lotion but always willing to try something new. This lotion has a nice consistency without being too thick. It has a slight perfume fragrance but isn't overpowering. It goes on easily and absorbs fast. I have been using it morning and night for almost 2 weeks now and love it. It isn't going to replace my go too bit nice to know there is another product out there worth trying. It just isn't as moisturizing on my skin as my other lotion and during the winter I need all the skin help I can get.
Baby soft skin in a jar
shelbymb6a2 from undisclosed
Omg y'all. This stuff right here? I try to avoid calling things a "holy grail" but this stuff for my oily leaning combination skin is amazing. The texture is like a cross between traditional creamy moisturizers but also has a light airiness that makes it feel almost whipped. As soon as I put it on my skin, my skin feels hyper hydrated and baby soft to the touch. I mean honestly cannot keep my hands off of my skin. And maybe it's in my head but I feel like my skin immediately looks more radiant and glowing. I can put this on before bed and wake up in the morning and my skin is still soft to the touch and does not feeling dry at all. Makeup applies over it smoothly and my face still feels hydrated most of the day under my makeup. A little goes a long way as well. My only criticism is with the packaging, as it did not come with a vessel to scoop out the product. As someone with long nails, I don't want to have to dig my hand in a pot. I had a scoop so I use that to apply but a pump (or an accompanying tool) would be preferable. Either way, I would highly recommend this stuff and will absolutely purchase again.
Best product Ever
keypinheiro from undisclosed
Most products for oily skin dry me out, and most products for dry skin make me feel like an oil slick. Not this! After one week of trying the Hope.Keeps my skin so soft and dewy looking. Very moisturizing, my skin looks much smoother and tighter too.I liked the look so much in my skin. But the best thing for me it's the company claims to be CRUELTY FREE. The product is totally vegan, which for me is wonderful.
Moisturizer that works!
siobhainp from undisclosed
a good moisturizer is a must for every skincare routine, and this philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer is a winner in my book. It is long-lasting without leaving your face greasy. I would definitely recommend during winter season when your face may be a bit drier.
this really is hope in a jar!
cherisseb1 from undisclosed
This moisturizer made an immediate difference in my skin! It is so light so it works well under makeup, but the hydration lasts all day/night. Plus a little goes a long way, so the jar should last a while! The scent is very fresh and light which I appreciate for my sensitive skin. Plus the responsibly sourced ingredients - honestly this stuff checks all my boxes! I would recommend this to anyone!
marinat40 from undisclosed
I love using it in the morning after cleaning, vitamin C and serums. it is light but packs a punch when it comes to moisturizing and smoothing the skin. I put light foundation on top and also serves as a primer for me. Highly recommend!
first time user, now I'm in love
mrs1221 from undisclosed
I've heard of philosophy before, but have never really had to opportunity to try it. Now that I have, I love this cream. it is silky, not greasy, and I felt radiant after using it. #philosophy #contest #complimentary
Loving it so far!
krissant from undisclosed
I have been trying this product out for a week and I love it so far. It's hydrating, yet feels light on the skin. Love that it does not make me oily throughout the day.
glowing and fresh
chrissyb2 from undisclosed
I love the luxuriousness of the jar, the cream is a wonderful thick consistency without being heavy or oily and has a very light fresh scent that is delightful. I look forward to using this and love the added benefits of the ingredients for anti-aging.￼
morganj4 from undisclosed
I received this full size to try and I love it! It's lightweight and doesn't feel too heavy on your skin, but provides a lot of moisture. Good for either day or night!
jessalynn242 from undisclosed
This little jar came at just the right time. The harsh winter cold has been awful in my skin. While a little hard to get out of the jar, a little goes a long way. No strong smells and moisture rich.
brookelynmartin from undisclosed
I received this in a voxbox from Influenster and I am so thankful! This moisturizer applies so smoothly. It sinks into the skin beautifully and feels like a protective layer all day until you wash your face with cleanser. I love it so much! The scent is fresh and not strong at all. I never want to live without this ever again. Even the packaging is great. It's thick and won't break. It takes several turns to close the jar and it really feels closed, which I enjoy. Loving this moisturizer!
After 2 weeks, I'm loving it!
lisaa4 from undisclosed
I was lucky enough to try out this brand new formula from Philosophy! I have tried their hope line before, and I liked it. This formula is super hydrating, which is wonderful for my dry, winter skin! I have noticed my skin is much smoother. I have not noticed any change to my fine lines, that that usually takes much longer of continued use. I am loving the hydration and will continue to use this on that alone!
hope in a jar
hannahf from undisclosed
I used this product before I was going to bed each night. I did notice some breakouts on my skin after but I am not sure it that was caused by cream or something else. Overall I liked the product, it's texture, smell, etc but I don't think I would repurchase
reyescarolina91 from undisclosed
I have always struggled with dry skin and this moisturizer is all I need. it keeps my face feeling super hydrated all day! will definitely recommend it! Scent is very refreshing!
moisturizer that doesn't feel oily!
mglaurenti from undisclosed
The moisturizer comes in a super clean and cute package that already looks like luxury. The scent is extremely light so I think it would be good for people with sensitive skin. It absorbs very quickly in the skin and doesn't look or feel oily. I only give it 4 out of 5 stars because the product says you will see wrinkles diminish immediately- that's just not true. I do feel like my skin looks overall healthier since I've been using this over time, but it's not immediate results.
jasminm7cdd from undisclosed
I was very happy to see that I received this product free from Influenster! It is a full size quality product that truly helps with keeping my skin hydrated. It is gentle on my skin and does not make my skin feel greasy. I would definitely recommend this product!
fresh and light
kelseylenay from undisclosed
This moisturizer has a nice, lightweight texture that instantly gives a boost of hydration. I didn't notice any immediate smoothing in skin texture or fine lines as it promises, but overall it is a nice daily use moisturizer. The scent is fresh! I would likely repurchase.
kclady from undisclosed
I do like the fact that this doesn't have much of a scent and it does help with moisture, but I was hoping it would do a little more. I have rosacea and super dry, somewhat textured skin.
necekillz from undisclosed
Very moisturizing I've been using every day since I received it. Doesn't have much of a scent. Smells clean. Would buy again.
gorejess69 from undisclosed
First thing was that it was a lot heavier than it initially felt in the promotion box. it was very light and creamy and went on my skin very well. almost immediately made my skin look brighter and my skin tone more even and the cream does not go on thick it's very light and Airy and dries good on skin I would recommend it to somebody who needs a moisturizer who doesn't moisturize all the time. I wouldn't recommend it for very dry skin but definitely something you want to add to your beauty routine. Smells great and worked better than what I had expected. Philosophy Hope In A Jar Face Moisturizer For All Skin Types
leahbergesondix from undisclosed
I'm really enjoying this moisturizer that I received complimentary to try. It comes in a nice frosted glass container. The texture is lightweight and scent free. It makes my skin feel smooth and supple. The only reason I took off a star is that I've experienced some breakouts. I'mnot totally sure if they were caused by this moisturizer. I have oily/combo skin.