I think the only thing good about Philosophy is their fragrance called 'Amazing Grace" otherwise, everything else they sell is a big lie. I was excited about getting this product because I thought, "Hope in a Jar?" wow this is too good to be true-it was. First of all, the smell of this product is so medicinal it is almost nauseating. Second, it is not very good for "all skin types" because I have oily skin and it does nothing but make my face oilier! Finally, the product is way overpriced for a moisturizer that falls flat to its promises. Do not be fooled-this is NOT "hope in a jar."
I bought this product after seeing it on Oprah (who claimed that it was her favorite moisturizer). The product itself is ok enough but it's just average at best. The smell is light but cream itself was way too greasy on my skin. It also stung my eyes if I put it too closely to my eyes. I wouldn't purchase it again, basically because it didn't really do too much to improve my skin.
This is another Philosophy skin product that smells like death. The texture of this cream is nice and light, but it did nothing for my combo skin, aside from irritating it. This product just seems like a lot of hype.
Sample of this from Sephora. Smells awful. Moisturizer is average at best. Definitely not worth the price.
I like this stuff pretty well. It's light and moisturizes nicely, but I think it adds to my oily T-zone, which is a definite no-no for me. Still, it works wonders for my mom, so I'm sure it's great stuff, just not for me.
i really like this product. i don't love the herbal fragrance and cannot use it near my eyes because of the fragrance. i also do not like products in jars. however, i will continue to buy this because of the results! it really sinks into my combo skin, rather than sitting on top of it. it also seems to increase the radiance of my skin. this has become a staple for me, although i do not use it in the summer regularly.
I really wanted to like this since I'm such a big fan of the purity made simple cleanser. I mainly don't like the smell of this stuff! I don't think there's anything special to this moisturizer. My skin doesn't look any better or any worse using this. It feels too greasy on my skin also. Would not recommend this but then again everyone's skin is different.
I am still unsure if I like this product, or not; I'm having a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. I have been using Hope In A Bottle, which I really like, but got a few samples of Hope In A Jar (and an actual jar of it), and thought I'd try it. Well, I like how this makes my skin glow (it's a very natural look on me, a little rosy and "ethereal-skin looking") but I'm unsure if it could be leading to pimples or clogged skin. I haven't used it for 2 weeks yet (my timeframe to decide if I like a product or not), so I'll update after the 2-week period. Regardless, it is a little unhygienic to have something in a jar rather than in a bottle/pump. The free sample packet lasts quite a long time.
EDIT: I thought it was giving me clogged pores. So I stopped using it. I dug out another sample packet, and am using it again. So far, no clogged pores. Looking good! :)
UPDATE: Upped the rating to 5 Lippies. This stuff is great. It has not clogged my pores, and my skin looks and feels so wonderful after I've used it. continued >>
I wanted to like this product. I used it for a few weeks, and noticed that it actually made my skin dry up and peel off. At first I thought this was just the exfoliation of old skin, but it never stopped! Finally I decided to quit using & my skin instantly improved. I guess it's just not for me! BTW, I am in my early thirties and have normal to dry skin. continued >>
I have to agree with previous reviewer.....They call this thing Oprah in a Jar because after she reviewed it, EVERYONE and their mother went out to buy it...including me...I just didn't get it....I'm a huge fan of effective skin care no matter how expensive, but this stuff did nothing, and really disappointed. I love the line for it's innovativeness, but this cream is nothing special. I'll stick ot my Hauschka thank you very much. If you're looking for great cream, definitely check out my reviews for this!