Rated 4.58 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 1637 customers It wasn't for me
JANJAN from Texas
It was great for the first few days, It lives my skin very soft feeling and it's not sticky and oily which I love. it is actually great, to be honest, but after more than a week, for some reason, I'm having a burning feeling on some part of my face. specifically between my eyebrows and down my cheek. It wasn't for me I guess so I have to return it to the store and go back to the old brand I'm used to.
Vicki from Ocean City, MD
I have very dry skin and this goes on easily without being greasy.
Sha sha from In
This had so many great reviews so I had to try it. I have dry sensitive skin. This made me break out in small rashes and caused little pimples all over. I think my skin reacted to all the acids in it.
Good Winter Moisturizer
Alexa from Florida
I bought this while it was on sale, so not sure if I would buy again full price. There is SO much skin care out there it's hard for me to buy repeat products unless it seriously blows my mind. This is nice and thick so great for winter. I would probably switch to a lighter, more water-based moisturizer in the summer when it is not needed as much.
Hope to find you youth again
RaraRT from Janesville WI
I use this as a night time facial lotion. I enjoy that it's not heavy & doesn't leave my skin looking oily. My skin feels smooth after. Nice scent.
Foxy faye from Iowa
This goes on so smooth and creamy! Very hydrating!
My go-to moisturizer!
Kay from Bellevue, KY
I use this product daily am and pm my skin has never been clearer besides the monthly Mother Nature breakout. Not overdrying or oily and heavenly scented
Best face cream
Leslyyy from Los Angeles
I have combination skin and this cream goes on amazing on my face. It feels hydrated all day and my face has never felt softer.
Nice Day Moisturizer
Mother of 3 in SD from San Diego, CA
I've used the product for over 2 weeks now. Bought it for evenings because I wanted to try out a new moisturizer since winter has been a bit harsh on the skin. When I wake, I don't feel a residue, which can be good for some, but I need it to lock in the moisture, so it doesn't do that in the evening. Tried it for the day time, and it's nice. It's lightweight. I'd recommend for those who are looking for a nice day time face lotion.
Meags from Arizona
Grandma from Fremont
A nice hydrating moisturizer for everyday. The ultimate miracle worker burned my skin. This leaves me feeling refreshed. Wish it had sunscreen.
Best Moisturizer Ever
MaryLV from Las Vegas
I love everything Philosophy and this is my favorite moisturizer. It's light and doesn't feel heavy. Goes on well under sunscreen and foundation. It smells amazing too. I have to be very careful what I put on my skin and this products has done wonders for the texture of my skin. I also live in the desert which is extremely dry all year round.
Ladyloo from Maxton, NC
Wouldn't go without. It is so clean and fresh feeling. This is my fourth jar.
Go to moisturizer
BNd from Nd
My best morning moisturizer for under makeup
Not worth the money
Katie from Augusta
I bought this on sale recently. I've had issue with creasing under my eyes and flaky skin by my eyes & forehead. The ulta workers said this would be amazing to put on before primer and then do my makeup. It's been over two weeks and there isn't any difference even after using it two times a day. I don't have sensitive skin or acne either.
Soph from FL
I used to use the renewed hope in jar with spf about 2 yrs ago so I imagined I'd love this stuff but it seemed a lot different. It's not as moisturizing as I thought and my skin actually was really chapped the next day. I never have had chapped skin like that since living in New England. The only thing I can attribute it to is this. Wish I got the one with spf in it because I remembered that feeling so dewy and fresh. So now back to the store to return it. I love philosophy too so I was kinda bummed out.
kldenny11 from San Diego
The smell and feel are both incredible. Lots of product too.
LOVE Philosophy products
Lori - loves Philiosophy from Southwest Florida
I love the smell and texture of Philosophy products. They are so clean and luxurious. Was so excited to find they still had a jar left!!
Loving it so far
Cindy from NJ
Picked this up on sale and regretting not buying more.
It's only been a week and my skin seems more even and toned. Stays moisturized all day and not greasy.
So far, I'm pleased and I'll continue to use.
Soothing and Hydrating - will def buy again
Karin D. from FW
I needed a good all-around moisturizer for winter. I bought this during a promotion- one for myself and one for my adopted daughter. We both have sensitive skin. Due to face mask, I have battled eczema around my nose for months. I have purchased CBD cream and another lipid protection cream - both unscented - but the eczema lingered. Holy Wow, this stuff is terrific. So gentle. The light fragrance does not bother my skin, nor my friend's. The irritation caused by mask-wearing is now soothed away. I liked the reviews from those who said they had used this product for years - I'm probably going to join their ranks.
I even dabbed a bit of this on a recent burn on my hand and it looked better. It is healing faster.
Best hydration ever!
LizBeth from Chicago, IL
This is my go to cream! It's nice and light too. As soon as you put it on your skin feels hydrated and glowing. I usually use it right after my serum.
Amazing! Such a fitting name for this product!
Gloria from Bronx, NY
I use this twice a day to moisturize. Not only does it smell amazing, it leave my skin feeling soft, refreshed and quite hopeful! The scent is light and not overpowering but very pleasant. It goes on light and does not feel heavy at all. I felt the difference after the first use.
Jar is half empty?
Zara from Delaware
I just got a jar today because of all the good reviews. After opening the jar, the first thing i noticed was that it was half empty. I was scared to use it because i have super sensitive skin and i didn't want to use a contaminated cream. I patch tested it anyway and my cheek started burning like crazy and then something white started coming off. I was so excited to try it, I'm not sure what just happened.
Not worth it
May from Portland OR
Super fragranced and reminds me of the little bottles of lotion you get at hotels. Moisture didn't last for more than 10 minutes before my skin got dry again. Just use cerave
Lon from Brawley
Wow, I never have any reaction to facial creams, but this one immediately made my face burn and feel tingly! I am sure that is abnormal