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on 5/23/2015 9:00:00 PM
More reviews by ConradZimmerman
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is the perfect example of what I would call a marketing gimmick. I only had to glance at the formula(ingredient list) and see how void it is of actual skin changing ingredients. Water, Lauryl Lactate, Behenic Acid, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Behenyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Clyclopentasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Retinyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Betaglucan, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl UreaThe only beneficial ingredients are Tocepherol Acetate(Vit.E), Retinly Palimate(I doubt it's at a generous percentage), Panthenol, Beta Glucan and finally lavender Oil for fragrance. It's ironic that this is called 'Hope in Jar' as it is just that and represents how a company, no matter how well intentioned, can actually be allowed to product something of such extraordinary banal properties and be allowed to sell it at a premium price with the marketing claims it advertises. A real shameful, banal product. The smell is horrific and smells of too much emulsifier. To the people who believe they are seeing some sort of visible difference, either you have good skin anyway and just don't know it(we are our own worst critic) or your completely delusional. There is nothing about this jar of cream that can restore skin to a healthy barrier, even out skin tone or stimulate collagen fibroblasts. These are the things that matter. And no SPF!!!!
4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 5/9/2015 7:21:00 PM
More reviews by antiguru
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Had a large sample from Sephora. I could've used it for several nights. The sample was included in my last order. I'm VIB Rouge so I order often. As soon as I applied this, I had to wash it off. The smell was awful. Not perfumey or chemical like, just bad. I couldn't wash it off fast enough. Maybe it was the sample but will not buy after that experience.
on 5/7/2015 10:57:00 PM
More reviews by tcdoan
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
SUPER LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!Pro1 light weight2 fast and easy to absorb 3 LOVE THE SCENTConPriceyyyyy
on 5/3/2015 8:43:00 PM
More reviews by jjquan
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I received a deluxe sample of this moisturizer and I ended up throwing it out! Though, not before using it for nearly two months. I wish that I had the courage to throw it out sooner! I have normal/combo skin with an oily t-zone. I would put it on twice a day (morning and evening) after my serum. It smelled funny but absorbs fast. Perhaps a little too fast, as my skin still felt dry and tight. And since my skin was still dry, I would apply a little bit more, bit mistake! My skin felt sticky and gross. But if I didn't, then my skin would get really oily trying to rehydrate my skin. I cannot recommend this moisturizer and I'm glad that I got it for free!
on 5/1/2015 2:28:00 AM
More reviews by appletiss
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine
The smell, oh the smell... What is that?! It smells like some clinical melted plastic that lingers for hours. I'm not sure if others around me can smell it but I can smell my face the whole morning and it's a little... Overwhelming. The texture is of a smooth glidy slippery substance when you scoop it out of the jar, and when spreading it on the face, it turns into a balmy? sort of thing that takes a while to absorb. Overall I don't know how it works as I'm trying my best to use it up but I always stray to other moisturisers. It has been many months and I think it's time to toss this jar in the bin. Like it's name, it's hope in a jar. Hope, is an expectation, and this one disappoints.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/27/2015 1:18:00 AM
More reviews by janessaloves
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Actual Rating: 2.5/5I've been using Philosophy's Purity Cleanser, Hope in a Jar Moisturiser, Eye Hope & Hope in a Jar Night for about 3-4 months now.The whole range worked beautifully for me especially with my Clarisonic Mia 2. But in the past week, everything went topsy-turvy. when I used Hope in a Jar, my skin started tingling and I felt a light burning sensation over, redness, dry patches and even some stinging. I tried to eliminate which particular product is causing it over the week but sadly, it seemed that all of it seemed to cause the irritation. I immediately put away the whole range and did an overhaul of my skincare products.I don't want to throw it away becuase it was a great product and I'm still going to try to figure out what went wrong but maybe after my skin recovers.
on 4/6/2015 10:33:00 PM
More reviews by whitneyfeel
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
My skin is naturally very dry. I LOVE this stuff. It has a mild pleasant scent (scents don't bother me) and I find it so moisturizing. I can't get enough, I literally apply it to my face morning and night, religiously. Kind of pricey, but I find it to be worth it.
on 4/6/2015 9:59:00 PM
More reviews by padeedle
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Just tried it now....first impression...: the smell. UGH. disgusting smell. I'd rather smell my own fart than this. It throws my gag reflex a party. Let's see if anything happens to my skin in the morning. Ugh. So glad I only bought a tiny jar of it. Maybe I'll use it as a body lotion or something and then spray on a body mist to mask the scent. Yuck. Price smelled just as bad.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 3/26/2015 3:18:00 AM
More reviews by FeminineWoman
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse
Received the purity made simple cleanser, daily exfoliating wash and hope in a jar as a pre-Christmas gift. Hope in a jar leaves a sticky residue on my face, and it takes forever to dissipate. As far as moisturizing goes, my skin felt hydrated at first, but eventually felt taut. Another con to this moisturizer, is after I used this for several days, an ingredient in it caused my eyes to slightly sting and water. I experienced the same reaction with purity made simple cleanser. I can't use this anywhere near my eyes. First time I've had a moisturizer irritate my eyes. This moisturizer isn't a good match for my skin.
on 3/12/2015 1:08:00 PM
More reviews by TephWilliams
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I've been using Philosophy products for a while, and my only regret is that I didn't find Hope in a Jar sooner! The texture of this moisturizer is so light and goes on feeling like nothing, but delivers intense moisture that's perfectly balanced to treat my dry patches while keeping my t-zone at bay. I will probably be using this moisturizer for a while, and I would definitely recommend it!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Hope in a Jar and Purity Made Simple Review by daiwozoux3
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