Hope In A Jar


Theresa G.
My favorite moisturizer.

This moisturizer is my favorite moisturizer out of all the moisturizers I have tried.I bought the largest size after buying a small trail size. And I have had it now for 9 months now I am pretty sure it is going to last me a year. I use his EVERYDAY. it is such a light weight formula. I love it! I have deffinitly seen a difference in my skins appearance with the constant use of this product along with HELP ME. I love that it doesn't take forever for the skin to absorb the product making makeup application a bit faster : )

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Wafi A.
Unbearable Smell

I love Philosophy products. It's among my favorite brands. This does not mean that I am completely biased.

This product is amazing. It's completely lightweight, great for sensitive skin, and I felt refreshed after using it. I have switched my moisturizers though. It's not because it wasn't good, but it was an embarrassing incident.

Hope in a Jar has a very strong smell, like a really ghastly smell. My boyfriend went to kiss my cheek and asked what was that smell. I, of course, couldn't smell anything. It took us a few days to realize that it was my face, and he couldn't take them smell. I was beyond embarrassed. I haven't used it since. Just be aware.

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Leanna G.
Worth the money

Okay, the smell isn't that great, but I could not care less as this is the only moisturizer I've found that keeps away dry patches in the winter while also being light enough for use in the summer. At $78 for 4 oz it's more than a splurge but the jar lasts me around 8 months with near-daily use so it's a purchase I can justify.

Buttercup Y.
Skin saver!

I have sensitive skin and love this moisturizer! I had the worst case of wind burn and was advised to try this moisturizer. It healed my face completely and really helped keep my face from becoming dry during the long winter. It is a life saver for me and a little product goes a long way.

Evalynn P.
Best moisturizer ever!

I went into Sephora looking for a moisturizer because of how dry my face has become due to the cold winter season. A girl that worked there had recommended this to me. Once I got home I washed my face and applied the moisturizer and I loved it! It was a light creamy texture and it felt so good applying it to my face. I seen results within days. It is a little pricey but worth it!

Jordan W.

I recieved a sample of this from Sephora one day after I went in to pick up some mascara and I never knew what the hype was really about until I tried it the next day. Everyone I follow on Tumblr goes nuts over this stuff so I didn't have high hopes, but it really is so great. It didn't irritate my skin, it was really fluid and soft, but not like water.

Laura O.

I love this moisturizer! I've heard a lot of mix reviews of this, I wasn't really sure about it, but I'm glad I try it out. It leaves my face feeling super soft, didn't break me out at all. At first I wasn't a fan of the smell, I've read people saying it smells like wet dog or something, it doesn't, at least for me, the smell was more like a mix of lemon and lavender. I don't know it wasn't my favorite but it didn't bother me either. At the end, I actually ended up loving the smell haha. It's a great product to apply before makeup, I love it and it's my all time favorite :)

Violet C.
Great product

but i wish it was not in a jar lol i wish it was a pump or something because I dont like putting in my fingers inside it and it dries up that way.

Karen P.
Love this Product

This is my favorite product. I have not heard about the smell before and I have been using this for a while now. My jar has no smell. I would let the company know. I bought a 8 oz jar on QVC for $80 in 5 payments. Right now today and tomorrow QVC is having there Philosophy sale. I don't know what they have on sale this time but if you love Philosophy check it out. Also I buy from ebay way cheaper.

Rachael Y.
<3 it!

I received this as a gift around the holidays last year and I was totally excited. I heard rave reviews about Hope in a Jar... plus it was one of Oprah's Favorite Things. Now this was one of those face creams that I personally refused to spend the money on ($38.00 on 2 oz.) because I was scared I was going to fall in love with it. So instead one of my best friends decided she wanted to try it so she bought herself one, and me one at the same time.

Just like I thought... I LOVE THIS MOISTURIZER. It truly melts into your skin...just glides on and disappears like magic, leaving your skin comfortable, moisturized and luminous. This moisturizer is for all skin types, which I think is great! I think the smell is calming. It reminds me of a day at the spa. I have heard that some people are bothered by the scent, but not me.

The only down fall now is that when I run out of the 2 oz. jar that she bought me... I am going to have to purchase another one on my own. I am truly addicted to Philosophy's Hope in a Jar. I have been using this same jar for almost 1 year. I would say that I am a little more then 1/2 way through the jar. I use the moisturizer atleast once a day... sometimes twice, depending on how much my skin is craving it. Also... I tend to not use moisturizer in the summer months as much b/c it tends to make my face sweat (and I hate that).

I am taking away a 1/2 of a star because of the price. I do think it is a bit on the steep end for the little amount that you do get. But for anyone that actually does try it, I do think that you will be happy with the way your skin looks and feels. Sometimes you need to spend a little money on skin care products, to help make your makeup (expensive or inexpensive products) look their best on your skin, and to help your skin for the future.