Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Won me back
I was a huge philosophy fan for years, and I know that a lot of you agree with me when I say that over the years the products seemed different. No matter what we were told they were not the products we all knew and loved. I was a huge Hope in the Jar fan.I bought the huge 8oz size from QVC all the time, but then it changed. I tried jar after jar, and the formula just wasn't what it was. So I have been trying to find a new winter moisturizer for years. And then this hit QVC and I thought what the heck? I love this! Now I have combo skin but lean more towards the oily side. I don't have many problems with acne or pimples, but I do have large pores and black heads. In the winter I need something a little more moisturizing. With all the indoor heat and sub-zero weather my skin takes a beating. I tried this for the first time on Christmas Eve. I put it on over my serum and then went back to the mirror a few minutes later, and WOW!!! My skin glowed. I know they say something in the description about an Asian fruit extract to help maximize your color. And I thought whatever. But wow! My skin really did look glow-y. I have been using this in the AM every day since and I'm hooked. My skin seems smother and more even toned and it's only been just over 2 weeks. I can't wait to see how much better it is after the full 4. I will mention this though, if you have dryer skin, I don't know if this will be moisturizing enough for you. At least if you're in the same climate I'm in. In warmer areas you may be alright, but again I tend more towards oily skin, and with the harsh weather we've been having there was a day or two when I needed extra moisture and mixed in some argon oil, but that might just be me. I will definitely be repurchasing this.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
I'm sure this would be great for a lot of people, but if you have sensitive skin, this is probably not a good product for you. I have used Hope in a Jar for years and love it, but this made my skin red and burning. I also do not like scented skin products in general and this scent was particularly offensive. Even if the product was something I wanted to use I couldn't tolerate the odor.
Reviewed by 1312 customers Just Ok
Lola from CNY
I thought I liked this after trying a sample, so I purchased the full size during a 21 days of beauty sale. It's the least reached for moisturizer in my rotation. I enjoy the smell (although skincare should not have fragrance) and the feel, but I always need more moisture. I was hoping this "renewed" version would moisturize and help with turnover, but it is lacking. I would not repurchase.
Kitty from Lawrence,KS
this moisturizer is velvety smooth and makes my face feel soft and smooth, non greasy feel. I haven't seen a reduction in fine lines but to be fair I just started using this product. I would purchase this again since I already use the facial cleanser and it is wonderful as well.
Kitkat from North Carolina
I tried cheaper products after I retired due to price, but made my rosecea flare. Since then went back to my favorite product and will use this indefinitely.
My first moisturizer :D
Jean from Florida
I decided it was time to start taking care of my skin, and one of the first things I went looking for was a moisturizer. I wanted a moisturizer that was light, not super thick, I didn't want to feel like I had a layer of gunk on my face. This definitely fit the bill. I put it on and in moments its sucked into my skin.
I use the purity cleanser, a toner and then this...my skin is actually starting to brighten and its SO soft.
SuziG from Bay City, MI
light non greasy and skin feels so soft will be purchasing this again
I will never use anything else. Ever.
Lynny from OH
My first time using Hope in a Jar. I am in love with it! Not heavy, not greasy, just wonderful.
Kelsey from Mi
I'm 27 with normal/sensitive skin, & I bought this with the idea of anti-aging benefits in mind. This does not deliver. It also doesn't hydrate. It truly does nothing for my skin. I'd encourage Olay over this.
Good, will purchase again!!
Lakeshia from St.Louis
Purchased the smaller size to test it out for a while. I adore it ! I will invest in the larger bottle. A little goes a long way.
Wouldn't Buy Again, Moisturizes well
Sam from NC
This moisturizes well, smells strong and I think my skin doesn't personally like it. It is possible that this moisturizer has given me papules (or something else). My friend with sensitive skin swears by this though.
Great for my sensitized skin
G from KY
My skin is finicky and over 40. I'm never sure what will irritate it. I use this morning and night. I layer it under my mineral sunscreen during the day. It feels light, and my skin feels much more hydrated and soft. I think it's helped minimize pores, although I see no difference in fine deep or fine lines.
My only real complaint: I personally hate the scent. Mercifully, it doesn't seem to linger.
Linda from Glendale, Ca
I use this after my facewash, 2x a day. Can't write more because I'm procrastinating an essay but awesome moisturizer! Will buy again!
Literally in love
333patty from NY
I have never liked a beauty product more. The, smell, the texture, the freshness ... it's addicting. This is my first time using this product line and now I'm definitely trying other items. I will literally pray this never gets discontinued because I think I'd cry.
Glo from Sebastian, Texas
My best moisturizer so far
Anele from Tyler Tx
My hope in finding the right moisturizer for my dry face is renewed. This cream is moisture in a cup; I will buy another when I finish the one I'm currently using.
I apply it right after shower or before bedtime. And it makes my make-up look flawless from morning till I get home late in the evening. It is a little pricey but I definitely recommend it.
Great moisturier for dry skin
Likewine99 from St. Louis, MO
I use this everyday morning and evening along with Philosophy Hope in a Jar Eyes. Makes my skin smooth and soft. Liquid makeup goes on smoothly after I use this
kmdaugh from Mishawaka
My skin has been so incredibly dry this winter and this stuff has saved it! Smells so good and my skin feels amazing after I use it. Will continue to purchase forever!
I wouldnt buy again.
Vivilove from Chicago,IL
I was really looking for something that would with the dryness from this winter. When I tested this product at the store it felt moisturizing. However when I took it home and applied it I noticed that after applying it, it became dry similar to a primer. I didn't like the feeling and feel that it's not moisturizing enough for me. I do have very dry skin so it might work for others.
Good for dry skin
flieskarina88 from Las Vegas, NV
first of all i have dry skin and for my dry skin i like this moisturizer vs the purity made simple, in my opinion is not lightweight but is not super heavy either, i did like the way my face felt after apply this moisturizer to my face, soft and hydrating to my skin...
Jacqueline from Texas
For those that don't already know this, here is a tidbit of useful information.
Many products have the shelf life on the packaging or on the container itself. Look for the symbol that looks like a container with an open lid and you will see the shelf life (in months or years, 9m, 12m, 2y, etc) AFTER it is opened on the little opened container.
Finished in less than a week!!!
KG from LA
I finished this product in like 5 days. Very hydrating and worth it. If you're unsure, always get a travel size to start off which is what I did
Gives me confidence
Iz from Salt Lake City
I've been looking for a long time for a good Moisturizer that works for my combination/acne prone skin. Love this stuff. I use their face wash, exfoliant wash and serum too. This brand works for me
It's Over Between Us
Tiffany from Atlanta
You used to be so good to me. You were sensitive to my needs, you made me glow, you smelled great, and I thought maybe you were the one. But it's become clear that you are, frankly, dull, dry, and leave much to be desired. I'm no longer in my 20s now, so my needs are changing. I've found someone else, so I guess this is good-bye.
Great face cream
Robin from PA
This is the only cream that has not caused breakouts.
I will always buy this product!
Meg from Chico
I love this stuff! I'm acne prone and very oily and have struggled for years to find a moisturizer that I can wear not only at night but also under my makeup without causing me to look extra oily! Hope in a jar doesn't break me out, or smells amazing, and has a blurring effect that is awesome for those no make up days!
Does the job.
Jay from Grand Rapids
I like this moisturizer, the smell was a little weird but overall not bad. I'd recommend it for the summer since it was lighter cream. It left my face pretty soft but after a couple hours a little dry cause it's winter time and it's not a thicker cream.