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Philosophy Hope In A Jar

Description

hope in a jar is a world-renown multitasking moisturizer loaded with antioxidants, with a unique soufflé texture. Originally created for the medical market to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture and dehydration. It contains gentle alpha hydroxy acids that dramatically improves skin radiance and gently exfoliates, revealing smoother, healthier looking skin and texture.

Benefits:

  • created for the medical market.
  • unique soufflĂ© texture.
  • healthy-looking glow.
  • strengthens skin's natural rejuvenation potential.

Product Details

Brand:
  • philosophy
Directions:
  • apply to a clean face 1-2x per day. regular use may help to reduce the effects of environmental attack. we recommend your favorite philosophy eye cream for the eye area.

Ingredients:
  • lactate, behenic acid, behenoxy dimethicone, glycerin, glyceryl stearate se, behenyl alcohol, pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate, cyclopentasiloxane, tocopheryl acetate, benzyl alcohol, cyclohexasiloxane, retinyl palmitate, arginine, stearic acid, panthenol, beta-glucan, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, xanthan gum, triethanolamine, propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea.

Customer Reviews

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Summary

3.90

3.901

(71 Reviews)

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Non-greasy

5

I used to use a lot of Philosophy products but stopped slowly over the years. This night cream reminded me why I liked their products. This is a very light night cream which disappears into your skin, and while you don't feel greasy, your skin feels very smooth.I've been using it for almost 2 weeks and am very happy with it . It is not as expensive as some of the other brands, but I don't see any difference.

21 March 2013 by

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Use It Nightly

5

I use this at night before I go to bed and for ThatGuy, it works well. After a couple weeks I could tell that my face was smoother and softer. Some people hate the Lavender smell, but I don't think it's overpowering. A little goes a long way with this and it goes on light as well as being non-oily/greasy. I'll continue to use it.

14 December 2012 by

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Nothing special

3

Well, philosophy has always given me such an impression: better at giving the product a name than making the product particularly impressive...This one makes me feel the same way. It is okay, and moisturizes well, but nothing special. BTW, I have sensitive skin, and sometimes this product can get along with my skin, but sometimes not.

6 December 2012 by

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Can't wait to use it but it smells awful

4

Received this yesterday and was happy to start using it because I need to start taking care of my skin but I was put off my the smell. It's not very pleasant but perhaps I just need to get used to it.Non greasy which I like and makes the skin feel great.

29 November 2012 by

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Excellent staple

5

There's nothing else like this on the market, anywhere. It's outstanding.

3 July 2012 by

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My Face Feels Like Silk!!

5

Hope In a Jar is saving my skin!! I use it nightly after my cleansing regimen, and I swear, my face feels like silk! The dry patches under my eyes are gone, and I feel like a couple of years have been taken off!! I have recommended skinstore.com to all my friends!

23 April 2012 by

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Best moisturizer

5

I am always amazed at how soft my 58-year old face feels when I apply Hope in a Jar after cleansing and exfoliating with Philosophy's Purity and Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash each evening. I prefer the regular Hope to the one for dry skin.

10 November 2011 by

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Love, love, love!

5

This stuff is magic, works brilliantly to smooth & nourish my skin. My skin looks brighter and looks great without make up since using this cream, I think it is a MUST have! I love this pot size, it's a great travel size :)

30 August 2011 by

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Awesome moisturizer in travel size!

5

I love these 2 oz jars! Hope in a jar is an excellent moisturizer. I love using it at night even though it works fine under makeup. This size is great for travel and great to test out the product!

4 August 2011 by

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Smells Very BAD

2

After I opened it, I cannot leave it near me! It smells really bad! Once you put it on your face, it never goes away before you clean your face again!!!!!!!!!

7 June 2011 by

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Recommend!

5

I bought this after seeing it on Oprah and needing a moisturizer that would do the job for maturing Floridian skin that is prone to breakouts (yes, ladies, I went through the Big M at 45 and still get acne....go figure). This product did initially break out my skin, but after two weeks of use, no more. And it actually moisturizes my neck, reducing the crinkle-look that is just starting. It emulsifies upon application, so a little goes a long way. If you try it, give it a chance. I like it so much I just ordered the4oz jar. I'm using it a.m. before LaRoche Posay Anthelios 60 sunscreen and p.m. before bed.

17 April 2011 by

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Best Moisturizer Hands Down

5

I keep trying other moisturizers out of curiosity, but I always come back to this one. No other moisturizer i have tried is this light. Your skin just drinks it in leaving behind a beautiful glow. My only beef has been the absence of SPF for day, but there is a new SPF version which, while a bit heavier, has many of the same qualities as the original. If you tried the SPF version awhile ago, the new one is a vast improvement over the old one, which had a somewhat greasy texture.

26 March 2011 by

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Love this cream!

5

I don't like the feel of a thick, greasy cream on my face. Hope In A Jar is the first facial cream I've found that moisturizes beautifully yet is very light and comfortable to wear.

26 October 2010 by

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No for me

3

I did not notice any moisturizing effect on my skin. It would say that I even felt it dryer.I did not like the smell much either. However, I did notice a slight exfoliation though.

21 October 2010 by

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Not for me

3

On a quest for the perfect moisturizer for my combo, acne-prone skin, I tried this product. I experienced a breakout using this after a few times. I've not used it since and will continue my quest. The product does state it is for normal skin so perhaps for those skin types, this is a good product.

20 October 2010 by

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Good, but don't go near the eyes

4

I have only been using this product for a week, so haven't seen any obvious results. I use it at night and my skin does feel nice in the morning, not greasy like some night creams. What I don't like is the strong smell, which smells like aromatherapy products. It stings if I get it too close to my eyes, and if I rub it onto my lips I end up with a bad taste in my mouth. I do like how I don't need to use too much of the product, and my skin does look and feel good.

5 August 2009 by

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hope in a jar

5

i love this product, i've notice my face looking smoother and my skin texture is nicer now than before use.the smell does not bother me at alli have started the jump start kit and and also like the vitamin c powder for am use with hope in the jar creami would recommended for those who has sensitive skin, it is very soothing

17 July 2009 by

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It's just...okay.

4

I have to say I was nervous about trying this moisturizer, so many either do not hydrate enough or cause breakouts and added shine. This one, while it did not cause breakouts, only seemed to make a mild difference. I did notice my skin looking better, but I have to believe it is simply from adding extra moisture to my sunscreen-only regime. I did love the texture of this, rich yet light and spreadable-it sunk right in to my skin. The smell is a little off but it disappears fast and is no longer an issue for me. Overall I liked it and was happy it worked well with my sunscreen, but it needs something extra.

14 April 2009 by

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Make-up optional is so ambiguous

3

My sundamaged, wrinkling, acne-prone, approaching 40 skin got exactly what this cream claims, nothing exceptional. Finally, a product that delivers what it promises, save the "make-up optional" part. As if. Seriously, go back and read. This cream is for normal skin with few issues other than mild dryness & faith in antioxidants, which I do support. If that is you, then you will be very pleased. The value for the benefits - a very decent moisturizer for normal aging skin with possible long-term benefits, is great. I've never had issues w/product in my eyes or overpowering smell (which is love it or hate it). It just didn't work for me, which was an error in my judgment (even I got sucked into a promise of makeup optional). One note: I, and I see loyal followers, noticed the difference in product freshness/effectiveness when Philosophy started offering the larger size. The smell and color are "off" after using the larger size for a couple weeks.

20 February 2009 by

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glowing beautiful skin

5

Is what you will get when you use this moisturizer. It's hands down the best around. Give it time to sink in and do it's job before applying makeup and you will reap the benefits. Glowing gorgeous skin. I've been using this over 6 years now.

23 October 2008 by

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Great for oilier skin

5

I tried this product after reading positive reviews. I have oily skin so was reluctant to use a moisturizer. I apply this product at night after Help Me. These products have made my skin very soft, even toned and glowing. No oiliness or breakouts. Just beautiful skin. I would not be without this product after seeing the results!!!

7 October 2008 by

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Great Night Cream

5

Ever since I started using this cream, it has done wonders to my skin! My skin has never looked this good! You will see the difference in a week! It is truly amazing!

25 September 2008 by

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The BEST!

5

Best cream ever. Had been using it for 5 years and will never go back to those smelly parfumed creams most people are used to. To those who have a problem with the smell of Hope In a Jar - it is your habit and addiction to all the additives that you are putting on your skin for years. If you are breaking out when you just started with this cream this is a sure thing that your skin is cloged! While exfoliating it clears all that junk you accumulated with "nice smelling creams" you've been using for years. It will pass in a couple of weeks. If after 5 minutes you still feel that it sits on your skin you slathered WAAAY too much. It should sink in in a matter of seconds. One jar lasts over 8 months for me and I have the driest skin! Cannot tell though! I am 45 years old and in my office they think I am 32.

23 September 2008 by

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nice feel shame about the smell

4

The cream is light & feels nice on the face, however, there is a lingering smell which I cannot define, especially on the hands when used to apply the cream. I have used the sensitive cream and it doesn't have the smell, in fact the scent is a lot more pleasant. After I finish my current jar, I may return to the sensitive hope!

3 September 2008 by

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Perfect

5

I have loved this moisturizer for years. It's so odd to me that people have made negative comments about the scent. I love the way it smells, very clean and not perfumed.

2 September 2008 by

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Best Ever........

5

I love this moisturizer. Light, goes a long way. Use very little. After reading all the reviews I smelled the jar, and must say found NOTHING offensive. Great product. Will order again.

31 August 2008 by

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Hype in a Jar

1

Don't bother with this one, it doesn't do anything for the skin, which almost feels dryer than before ( not sure how it's possible but it is) and the smell is awful. I loved the booster caps from Philosophy, they are pretty good. However, I doubt I will buy either again.

29 August 2008 by

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smelly

5

This stuff really makes me gag so I only use it at night . I got a small jar in a gift and was having a hard time getting past the smell. I have found it to be the best moisturizer for exfoliating and softening the skin.

2 June 2008 by

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Good stuff

5

This has become a must have in my daily routine. Not a miracle, but I have yet to find anything that is!

16 May 2008 by

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terrible scent!!!!!

1

I love philosophy, especially their scents....not in this case. I can't even tell how well this works because the scent is so horrible and overpowering at the same time. All day long, even under my makeup, the scent lingered and this would not be bad, say, if it smelled like anything else, but this is just so bad that I can't use it. Maybe it is a good moisturizer, but until they change this horrific scent I will not purchase it.

14 March 2008 by

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Hope - Nope

1

Do not like this. Made my cheeks break out in itchy bumps. Stopped using it for a few days and tried again - got the same ugly results. As others have commented, do not like the scent either. Too bad bc I love many of Philosophy's other products.

28 February 2008 by

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Hope, but not for me

2

I never got to find out how "great" this product is because it clogged my pores and made me break out. I feel so bummed about my wasted $$ as I don't like spending a lot on creams. I only did on this thinking it would be a good product.

25 February 2008 by

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Sorry..gotta pass this one..

3

I have thrill result after using the Philosophy dermabrasion peel kit - just on my first application(!). So soon after I washed my face, I decided to try the "Philosophy Hope in a Jar" sample which I received. And this was about half an hour ago..and I'm finding myself holding my breath(not exaggerating) - even till right now as I am typing this. The smell is not pleasant and a bit too strong I must say! And I'm already thinking to wash off my face soon after I'm done with this review cos I need to re-start breathing properly! Hehe.. I think people who have very dry skin might like this cos for sure it is no doubt moisturising I must admit. The texture of the cream is not too heavy "during application", but despite of that, it also does not absorbed completely into the skin. I'm saying this cos I'm touching my face with my finger tip and it's still left greasy. So I can't imagine on the day with the summer hot weather. And because of this, I'm giving this a pass. Would just stick to my cheap Garnier nutritionist moisturiser for the moment until I find the perfect moisturiser!

17 January 2008 by

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Great Post Chemical Peel

5

I tried a small travel jar of this ($15) after i had a medium depth TCA peel, all i can say is WOW. It made a huge difference, unlike the creams the Dr. sells or samples out to use after the peel this didnt make me break out, it doesnt have a super heavy feel to it. It seemed to help the flaking skin flake faster while keeping the new pink skin moist. I went back to the Dr. a week later and she was floored by how fast i had healed and how even my skintone was soo quickly. I usually do 1 TCA peel a year, and this is the first time I havent looked like a burn unit. The only down side is that once my skin had healed it seems this is too heavy for my combination skin. It does make a fantastic hand cream tho.

25 December 2007 by

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Mediocre

1

I had high hopes for this product when I read all the raved review. But I have to say the results for me were disappointing. I have dry skin and this product actually left a greasy oil slick on my face. But the worst is the smell. I'm a research chemist and the smell of this product reminds me of chemicals that I wouldn't touch without double gloves, let alone put on my face.

20 November 2007 by

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Best Ever

5

I have dealt with dry skin for more years than I care to remember. Absolutely NOTHING has come close to moisturizing my skin like Hope In A Jar! It is remarkable! What I would have given to have known about this product years ago!

9 October 2007 by

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Wonderful

5

This product is wonderful in the summer for my skin. I'm going through very mild Accutane right now and am flaking and dry yet still acne-prone with huge pores. Hope's lactic acid gently exfoliates and lightly moisturizes like a souffle. As for the metallic scent, I actually love it - it makes me feel like I'm getting a professional facial (that's what those high-tech ones smell like). The only downside is that there is no sun protection, so I have to layer more stuff on top.

6 September 2007 by

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Extremely disappointed

1

I read the reviews and thought, "This is it! I can't wait to start using it." So imagine my disappointment when the blackheads started to multiply!! Although I aplied a minimal amount, it made my face so greasy that I actually had to blot my face before applying makeup! I had so much "hope" that this would be the answer, especially after reading the other ratings and the "T-zone" ads, along with hearing that Oprah liked it. The smell makes me think of Noxema. I would give it less than half a smile, if the choice was available.

2 September 2007 by

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Test First

3

Goes on slick and smells funny, but definitely moisturizes. Unfortunately, it made me break out after using for two weeks, so I can't rate it highly.

9 August 2007 by

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Good for Oprah, but not oilier skin types!!

1

Although I SOOOOO... wanted to use this b/c Oprah does, and I do love the PH line, if you're oily skinned, forget it. It's not worth the extra oil on your skin.... try the Philosophy Help Me at night if you are like me with oilier skin type.

27 July 2007 by

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Worth the smell!

4

I have to agree that this stuff is great! My skin has never looked better. However, it does smell horrendous! At first it is a nice scent, but after about 5 minutes UGH!!!! However, I got used to it after five minutes more and it is so worth it! I won't stop using it!

10 July 2007 by

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loving it!!

5

i saw this product was shown in a lot of magazine. so i bought it for my sister..not even 2months. she almost finish the whole jar. she said this is the best !! she will keep using it!!! highly recommend!!!

30 June 2007 by

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Okay

3

I didn't find the smell too bad, but also didn't find it did much for my skin that a drugstore product wouldn't do. It's a nice moisturizer, but didn't improve my skin's texture or appearance.

16 June 2007 by

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Mosturizing but slight smell

3

The moment you apply this cream you can feel how moisturizing it is but it does have a slight chemical smell, not really a big problem for me. The problem I have with it is that the moisturizing feel/effect disappears very fast and my skin feel powdery when it dries. I prefer MD Forte's Hydrating Complex Cream, it moisturizes for a longer time.

3 June 2007 by

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Very good

5

This is a very nice moisturizer and treatment. It goes on well and your skin will glow. I recommend it.

21 May 2007 by

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Great Product!!

5

Gives a great rosy glow. Love the fresh clean mild scent. Improves skins overall tone and texture. Sometimes I need a little more moisture, but I love this cream!!

15 May 2007 by

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Excellent quality but smell is funny

4

I loved this cream, how it made my face smoother, more radiant. But I stopped using it because of the strange smell.

6 April 2007 by

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A Must Have

5

Excellent product, I have used so many creams in my time, some of them so expensive too. Thus is a great all rounder, mature skin is quenched and hydrated. A real desert island product and a repeat order for me!

14 February 2007 by

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love it

5

Bought this in fear and trembling but ended up really liking it. The smell fades and it is not heavy. My skin leans toward dry as I am 60 but will buy it again and again.

18 November 2006 by

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I can't live without it!

5

This is the best moisturizer I have ever used! I'm hooked on it and I can't ever be without it. My skin literally soaks it up, making it look smoother and hydrated. Along with a bag of my other Philosophy skin care products, my skin has never looked so good! I'm 40 years old and I wish I started this regiment along time ago (but, better late than never, right)? Even my husband has made comments about how good my skin looks. Now ladies, we know that's a big deal. It has been a dream come true for me and it's not hard work either. You just have to take the plung and get into a skin care routine. You'll be so thankful you did, especially when you start seeing the results!

25 October 2006 by

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