Iíve tried numerous Philosophy brand products and have not been happy with any of them. They are such a huge waste of money, and this product is no different. My only saving grace is that I bought it from Sephora.com and was able to return it. I used this product for about 3 weeks and saw absolutely NO improvement of my skin at all. If anything it made my skin worse. It smells like Windex. This is definitely not Hope in a Bottle.
What I like about this is that it's not too water of a moisturizer, nor is it too tacky. My skin agrees well with this, more so than my previous beloved Clean & Clear with the purple pump top, and it's done a great job in reducing breakouts. If I go more than 3 days without using it, I'll notice some bumps emerging from my skin. I've repurchased this 3xs now, and even though I wish it were cheaper, you can get a deal by purchasing two at a time for a good price.
I'm a fan of this. I've used HIAJ for years before, due to a change in work environment, my skin has gotten more oily. I switched to this instead. I love how it keeps my very congestion prone skin in check. doesn't do much for spots, large pores, etc but congestion--it is very effective!
I use Hope in a Jar and When Hope is not Enough Replenishing Cream but I think Hope in a Bottle is better. It is quickly and completely absorbed and leaves skin super soft and velvety smooth. It's a bit stinky - has a slightly medicinal smell which is a little off-putting - but fortunately the stinkiness fades fast. For me, it's great, and I will definitely repurchase. I would recommend giving it a go, if you haven't already.
So...I have had an epiphany! First of all - this product didnt work for ME. It really wasnt worth the $ all things considered. I recently went to dermatologist & realized I was just working TOO hard on my skin. I am now using a super gentle cleanser (eg. phisoderm, cetaphil), super gentle lotion (avveeno & neutrogena oil free) & am also using Retin-A Micro. My skin is very clear these days & the tone is evening out. Wrinkles seem to be at a minimum (thank you Retin-A) as well for added benefit.
If you are in your 30's & have issues with adult acne as I "did" & want to keep the aging process at a minimum - make a visit w/ the dermatologist - I wish I had much sooner!
Hate this stuff to drying and is supose to work for congested skin. Nope not at all i fig the 2 oz to try to clear up my skin from her other moist that broke me out did nothing for me. After using the whole bottle i went to olay sens moist that helped untill i found the ddf products of which i love.
this product is a joke. its terrible. made me break out as soon as i started using it and i kept thinking this must be the purging stage but i kept breaking out for 3 months till i finally threw this crap out. philosophy does some brilliant marketing but this, like all their other products, is absolutly useless. not worth the money or the heartache that comes with skin trouble.
I've noticed that this product has received a lot of good reviews, but it hasn't worked for me much at all. I've given it time, over three months now, and my acne is actually worse than when I started. I'm using it after washing with the Philosophy wash, the name of which I can't recall, but the milder one. My face feels dry and like I said, my breakouts have gotten worse. I think I've been patient with it, but I'm not seeing anything positive.
I started using this after an MA recommended it to me. I had been using Proactiv for several years, but after a while it started to irritate my face.
At first, I wasn't terribly pleased with this moisturizer, but after having used it for the last three months or so, I have to say I really like it. It took a while for it to work, because my pores were pretty clogged. But since I started using this with the On A Clear Day face wash, my skin has become softer, smoother, and my pores are less clogged and much less visible. My skin got worse before it got better ... but boy did it ever get better. And so far my combination skin hasn't had any of the irritation or dryness I had with Proactiv. I wasn't going to get this again, but after giving it a chance, I am definitely getting more when this bottle runs out.
I gave it 4 lippies because it took so long to work. I am really glad I stuck with it though.
EDIT: This product eventually stopped working for me after a few months; I guess my skin got used to it. I went back to Proactiv and have adjusted how often I use it. That is working out better for me. I took away 2 lippies; I would not buy this again.
i used hope in a jar first, when i finally realized i should be using hope in a bottle instead. i'm so glad i made the switch. there's probably other moisturizers that contain salicyclic acid (which is what helps my skin) for a better price. i read about neutrogena's anti-blemish cream, which i might try when i'm finished with hope in a bottle.