WRITE A REVIEW
30% would repurchase
Package Quality: 3.2
Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Refreshing Refining Oil ..
Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Night
Filter by skin/hair/eye
Filter by age
Start your review
on 5/4/2016 1:53:00 PM
More reviews by Ennyny
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is a very light weight moisturizer which is suitable for very oily skin like myself. After applying it on my face, my face feels smooth, soft, oil free, and doesn't break me out. I love using it as a day time moisturizer before applying my make up as it doesn't produce more oil from the moisturizer. I didn't use it as a night time moisturizer because I prefer using a more heavy duty moisturizer before going to bed. So far I have no complains about this product. From the reviews I saw many people mentioned that it have a really unpleasant scent to it but to be honest I didn't smell anything unpleasant and in fact is doesn't really have any strong scent. Probably I am using the new and improved version since I only brought it few months back. Will definitely recommend for people who have really oily skin like myself if you are looking for a good day time moisturizer. Will not recommend it to be a night time moisturizer because I do feel that this product is too light weight.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 3/29/2015 1:00:00 AM
More reviews by Alibeeee
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
I find that this moisturizer doesn't moisturize my face enough even though I have combination oily skin. The problem really lies with the smell I can't take the smell it smells like rotten lavender. Sometimes I can't even eat when I have this on my face because the smell interferes with my taste buds
on 2/14/2015 11:44:00 PM
More reviews by KMarcelle26
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I was given two sample sizes and I used up both of them up with the hope that I would finally see what people love about this moisturizer. I never did. I'm not picky about scents, but I couldn't get past the mildewy smell. I even checked for an expiration date on both tubes because i thought they were expired. Once I saw that other reviewers mentioned a funny smell, I held my breath and stuck with it. The product didn't have any negative effects (besides the smell), but I didn't notice any positives either. In my opinion, save your money. And you'll be saving a lot.
on 12/8/2014 8:50:00 AM
More reviews by elleyana90
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I am an oil slick and it doesn't matter if I use a primer or not. Hence, the reason why I have NEVER moisturised my skin, Tried soooo many moisturisers but nothing works cause they ended up leaving me with more oil than I ever needd. However, I decided to change my routine and search for the perfect moisturiser for me. And I'm glad I have finally found it. The price is steep I admit, but it's worth every penny I have. I have never left it since and bought backups. This is my HG moisturiser, hence for those who has oily skin, try this product though the packaging can be improved. Should be done like those from Kate Somerville's moisturisers. It'll be more hygienic :)
on 4/24/2014 11:14:00 AM
More reviews by flairgirl8
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
This is a very light moisturizer that does not cause my combination skin to breakout. But it does not provide enough moisture to the normal to dry parts of my face. This might be nice for those with only oily skin though. I also think the price is kinda high for such a basic skin lotion. Also leaves a waxy feel on my skin.
on 3/26/2014 6:02:00 PM
More reviews by surfcowboy
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I am the pickiest person on this planet as far as face creams/gels. They either are mostly ALL too greasy for my combination skin , causing my pores to enlarge and breakouts to occur almost immediately. So I thread lightly when it comes to face creams and what not.I love this hope in a jar oil-free, the smell is perfect and light. The texture is amazing, smooth. It glides on my face rather than making it like a greasy mess. My face looks great with this and it absorbs very quickly leaving the face moist.I really was shocked by how great this was...now I am curious to try their regular hope in a jar without the oil-free. People who complain about the smell are absolutely the dumbest morons on this earth. It smells like nothing! No smell means no perfume!!! Will purchase again!
on 10/26/2013 11:27:00 AM
More reviews by iamgracey
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
After trying some Philosophy's products, I thought their entire range will be amazing therefore I purchased their moisturizer. In Singapore, Philosophy is quite expensive and this moisturizer costs $59. Thankfully, they had some credit card promotion and I bought it at half price, because I definitely wasted the entire tub. Although it smells funny, I am still able to take the smell as long as the product works. This moisturizer doesn't seem to moisturize at all, and in fact my skin became really dry after that. I keep feeling tight on my cheeks like as if someone was pulling my face horizontally, it was a terrible feeling. Didn't want to waste the product so I used it for at least a month but there wasn't any noticeable changes. Thankfully it did not break me out. I'm using Belif's moisturizer and it feels so much better!
on 8/29/2013 8:16:00 AM
More reviews by TennilleES
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
A nice, rich cream
on 7/19/2013 12:21:00 PM
More reviews by lidyachu
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I am not trying to be mean with this product, but I am just being honest here.I received the sample of this product on my July Bellabox. I know that Philosophy has created some of great products, and I thought this product too, but I was wrong. This product, did not work well on my skin.This is a lightweight cream, does not feel heavy once applied. It absorbs quickly. It does give you a matte finish, which is good if you are having an oily skin. But for combination skin, you will find this cream does not moisturise enough your dry area. What I feel after I finished the sample is, this cream does give you a matte finish on your oily area, but not moisturise enough or soothing enough your skin like the product claimed to. Even worse, I feel like my skin is so dry, very dry indeed after I applied this product. The smell of this product is horrible. I just could not stand it.So if you are looking for a good oil free cream, I will not recommend this to you. But if you are insist, you may try the sample first to see how it goes.
on 5/26/2013 5:31:00 PM
More reviews by bellabaluba
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have a combination skin with oily t-zone, and over the years of trying to use products that will matte my skin, I have found out that the best thing is actually to give it enough moisture, especially during the night. By giving enough moisture, my skin does not overproduce oil in order to compensate for the dryness that mattifying products sometimes create. I usually use Dermologica's Active Moist during the night, but I decided to try something new when I saw this product on sale. I really do not like this product, and thank heaven I was only using this by night. Because when I wake up, my face is all oily, which for me indicates that the product does not really penetrate the skin surface in order to give moisture. If I rub my skin after applying this product, I can feel a layer of this getting rubbed off. I have some dry areas around my mouth, and after using this moisturizer over a month, my skin started to break out in this area. I am suspecting it is because it does not get enough moisture, and because the product is heavily perfumed and has alcohol. It also contains salicylic acid, which is good for exfoliating dead skin. But I do not think it is good to apply something with salicylic acid every day. As far as I know (maybe I am wrong here), it is best to use products with salicylic acid only twice a week in order to exfoliate. I am very disappointed with this product and will not repurchase. I am currently using the remainder of the product as moisturiser for my feet.
Are you sure this product is discontinued?
daasfdsad, asdadasd, addasdasdas, asdasdasdasfsdfgdfs, fgdssdgfdgfg, gfgdgdfgdhfgj
Reviewer did not try the product Profanity/Vulgar language Advertising (Vendor promotion, iHerb Coupons etc.) Marketing campaign (BzzAgent, Influenster etc.)