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 1688 customers hands down best moisturizer i've used
abi from arizona
there's literally nothing wrong with this product for me. i use it after i wash my face everyday and it lasts forever.
This is a great product
April Ann from Flint Mi
It's not super hydrating but it's very refining! Made my face look a lot smoother after just a few uses
Year Around Perfect Moisturizer
Pearl Princess from Eastern North Carolina
Light weight, leaves me moisturized without being heavy. Skin is bouncy
not very hydrating but good for sensitive skin
arin from Dallas, TX
This moisturizer is just average. It smells nice and makes your skin feel somewhat cool when you apply it, but it feels like it leaves a thin film on the skin instead of fully absorbing. I have somewhat sensitive skin and was glad that this didn't irritate my skin. I was expecting to like this product, since I use several philosophy products and like them a lot, but this one didn't live up to those expectations. I bought it at 50% off and would not have bought it at full price. There are many moisturizers that would do a better job for less money.
Kate from Illinois
Makes my face feel super smooth and hydrated. I normally gave dry skin. Wasn't too greasy or thick. Would definitely purchase again. I bought it bc my normal neutrogena moisturizer didn't have spf so I bought this. Only reason I gave 4 stars is bc the smell is a little overwhelming if you care about that but not something that bothers me enough to not purchase again. Would definitely recommend.
Major loyalty to this moisturizer
Tanyatawn42 from Texas
This moisturizer has been a game changer for me. My skin always feels quenched but never oily, it has a light lovely fragrance, and I have received so many compliments on my skin since I started using it. I use morning and night after washing my face, or taking off makeup. My skin is soft, glowing, and supple with daily use. For reference I am 33 and have fair skin with some sun exposure.
BEST. PRODUCT. EVER!!! Get it. Get it NOW!
Celtic Singer from Georgetown KY
I'm 52 w combination skin. Most products for oily skin dry me out, and most products for dry skin make me feel like an oil slick. Not this! After about a couple of weeks of trying the Renewed Hope in a Jar (w spf), it improved the overall appearance of my skin and evened out my skin tone. I liked the look so much I have actually stopped wearing makeup! (Unless I'm being photographed or videoed. I'm a singer). I'm writing this review for dual purpose: 1. Altruistic - I really do want to help others find great products, and...2. Selfish - I want to make sure lots of people buy it so it will stick around for me to be able to keep using it LOL!!!! It has a very subtle fresh scent and, best of all, the company claims to be CRUELTY FREE, which is HUGE for me. Moisturizers are tricky for me, and I cannot recommend this enough!! Huge thumbs up!
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!!