Philosophy • Hope in a Jar - for all skin types • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||39%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i don't know how philosophy got away with packaging this disgusting goop as moisutrizer and selling it for the hilariously high price that they do. the cream is funky smelling, not to mention too thick and greasy to be applied on the face. i used this sparingly (4 mini dots on my face) and had to really rub it in since it didn't seem to aborb into my skin... and it left a sticky / tacky film behind, making my face feel very uncomfortable. personally, i can't stand going to bed feeling greasy / sticky, esp on my face, so this is definitely a no-go for me. i have a sneaking suspicion that this so-called moisturizer is the culprit behind my newly formed pimple on my forehead. no thanks philosophy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I tried out this product cause it had so my hype behind it. I do love the feel (very soft and fluffy) and I think it smells good too. It is light and refreshing. however, it doesn't seem to moisturize for long - maybe cause it's so light I feel like I need to reapply in a few hours. for background, I tend to like to slather lots and lots of face cream on cause I don't break out and prefer to have a super moisturized face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I wish I had read the reviews here first before buying Hope in a Jar. It's heavy, greasy, and within 2 days of use caused me to break out on my chin and nose. I have sensitive/combination skin. The product description on the jar says Hope in a Jar is for all skin types. Based upon my experience, I disagree. Not recommended.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was given this as christmas gift a few years ago and felt the need to warn some ladies who haven't tried this to reconsider their decision if they have sensitive skin.
My skin is VERY sensitive to Retin-A and other acids that have become the craze lately in skin care. I literally have SCARS on my face after using Retin-A for a month. (yes, it was my fault, I got it from a dermatologist years ago to fade freckles--very bad idea). It took over a year for my skin to look decent, literally years longer for the red welts to completely disappear. ( I credit L'Occitane's Honey Harvest Moisturizer for finally making them disappear, too bad its been discontinued).
Why do I bring up this experience here? Because there is retinol in this moisturizer. Within a few days of using this moisturizer all the areas of my face that had been damaged by Retinol A were red welts again. It literally took nearly a year for my skin to recover.
I passed this moisturizer to my teen daughter. She has very different skin from me--oily, acne prone. She too reacted to the retinol. Dry scaly patches formed on her cheeks after using this for a week or so.
I would only recommend this or any product with acid to people who have skin as tough as leather and need very light moisturizing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
It's an ok moisturizer. I bought 2 of the makeup optional skin care kits and this came with it. I was pretty disappointed with the results of the kit overall but this was likely one of the better products that were within the kit.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I love this stuff. At almost 40, my skin is in major flux. I've been oily all my life with extremely sensitive acne-prone skin. Now I have minor scarring and wrinkles on top of it all, joy. I started using this product about a month and a half ago and I can't believe what I've been missing. Hope feels so wonderful on my skin, has given me no breakouts, seems to have corrected some scarring, and makes me glowy. I love the smell (call me weird) and the very light texture. I use this only after washing and toning, so my hands are very clean when I touch the surface of the product, and I'm the only one who uses it, so I'm not as concerned about contamination as some reviewers. I will definitely be buying this as soon as I run out--I bought the .5 oz. travel size and it's still a quarter full!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I did not like this product at all, I expected more from this. It did nothing for my skin
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
definitely does not live up to its name. HIAJ made my face feel super greasy and shiny! i tried using it sparringly but it still felt so thick on my skin. after giving it a 2-week trial, i finally gave up when i noticed the small pimples erupting on my cheeks. definitely NOT gonna repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I got a sample of this from Sephora, and I thought I would give it a whirl. I opened it up, and did a double take on the way it smelled, like a bunch of weird chemicals that do not belong together. I thought OK, surely this will get better and went ahead an applied it. I went to go lie down and read my book in bed, and I just kept smelling that funky smell. My daughter came in for nightly love bug snuggle and she immediately told me how much I stunk, and she would only come back when that smell was gone. Needless to say I went and washed it off. Now I cannot attest to its moisturizes properties because it was not on my long enough, but I would never pay the regular price to smell that bad. Sorry Philosophy....Not much hope in that jar for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
It's hard to imagine what I can say about this product that hasn't already been said ... but ...
- great sort of "whipped" texture
- little bit goes a long way (jar lasts a long time)
- moisturizes well
- feels good on the skin
- stings eye area horribly if it gets too close
- smells funny
- makes my red cheeks worse (lavender oil?)
- can break me out, especially if I use it on acne-prone areas, especially my chin (prone to hormonal acne)
I would suggest getting a sample of this moisturizer and trying it for at least a week or so before buying a whole jar, so that you can find out how it works for you. It really is a product that's a dream for some and a nightmare for others.
For me, it's OK, but it's not good, and it's definitely not worth the cost. After using this on my face for a long time (using up about 1/2 the jar) I finally gave up, and I've been using up the remaining product on my arms (which have KP, and it's actually been working pretty well there).