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Philosophy Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin

What it is:A treatment moisturizer for dehydrated and delicate skin.What it is formulated to do:This soothing essential suits even the most irritated and reactive complexions. It helps relieve dryness and improves the skin's natural moisture balance. Immediately effective comforting properties especially benefit traumatized, allergy-prone, thin, aging, sun-sensitive, tight, and dehydrated skin types.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:This antioxidant-rich treatment does not contain propylene glycol.
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin

Question
Fragrance
Hi,
I was wondering if this has a fragrance like the other Hope products? The original Hope in a Jar has a strong lavender scent that prevents me from using that product. Thanks
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
OLarey
(Tacoma, WA)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
7 answers
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answer 1
Honestly, after using this for the first time today, I thought it smelt like olives. I actually came online looking to see if anyone else felt the same!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
annavp
(Osh, WI)
answer 2
No, it has no fragrance that I have noticed so if it does I can't smell it, LOL.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
blulnd17
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
This has no scent at all!!!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MiniPearl
(Rio Grande, NJ)
answer 4
I think this product has a clean smell. It's like you just got out of the shower. I didn't smell any lavender.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
junghwa619
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 5
Yes it does have a natural fragrance to it. Usually products that say "unscented" have un-natural products to make them that way.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
xjamiestarx
answer 6
To me it smells kind of like pencil shavings. It dies smell kind of strong, but I don't smell lavander.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
pstreadwell
answer 7
I didn't notice a lavender scent. It does smell somewhat medicinal to me, but the scent doesn't bother me. It doesn't seem to linger either.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
tlemons
(Southern California)
Question
can it be used under the eyes and at nighttime only
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Phoenix, AZ)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ktsma
(Newark, DE)
answer 2
It's made for the face, but you can use it anywhere.
answered 3 years ago
princessandie
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I use it all over! Under my eyes and don't forget your neck! Morning and Night!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
todye4
(Murrieta, CA)
answer 4
I use it all over...&twice a day....for me I have to....depending on you...try it both ways...
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
joy16
(MILLSTONE NJ)
answer 5
I would be very careful about applying anything under your eyes unless the product specifies that it is intended for use around the eyes. And as long as you haven't had a bad reaction to it, it's fine to use at night.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jrae922
(Glen Burnie, MD)
answer 6
definately ! i always use it under my eyes because thats where my skin is most dry. I also use it every night before i go to bed and i have never had a problem !
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
jenna923
(Staten Island, NY)
Question
I have lizard like skin
I have scaly dry skin around my mouth, chin and cheeks.
I originally had oily skin, but after proactive and clinique, it dried out my face SEVERLY.
Now I use the Philosophy completely clear acne kit, and it works great, but my skin turns super dry after i pat my face after washing.

can this work on my dry skin?
or will it make my face greasy again?
would this interrupt Philosophy's completely clear acne systems formula?

i really need some answers T.T""
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Grace92
(Riverside, CA)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
I had eczema around my eyes (lids and underneath) and some dry patches on my cheeks and this product worked wonders on my skin. Two hours after my first application I could see and feel a difference. I have been using this product both day and night for two weeks now and have not had any trouble with oiliness. This product has completely cleared up my dry skin, it's amazing. I also have extremely sensitive skin and have had not a single problem using this product.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
chicme
(Portland, ME)
answer 2
Definitely give Hope a try. It is not greasy, is great with sensitive skin yet really relieves the dryness. Really a find.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Beautysearcher
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
It works for me and I am 55; love it - I think you will too.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
cseavers
(Los Gatos, CA)
answer 4
Just because you have acne-prone skin does not mean it isn't sensitive. It also doesn't mean that your skin isn't dry in some/all places. I would highly recommend using Hope In A Jar for Dry Sensitive Skin. Play with the amount by starting out with just a small dab here and there, as well as what time of day you use it. I would personally tell you to use this moisturizer at night, while using a lighter moisturizer in the day (like the one provided in the acne program). Ask for a sample, too, if you'd like to try this out before spending any more money on face products. Because you're having success with philosophy products, I would also tell you to feel comfortable using this as well. I think you'll find a balance in moisturizing that works for you while maintaining a clear complexion. I don't trust any brand like I trust philosophy.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kmac13
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 5
This will definitely help with dry skin and it's thick so you don't need to apply a lot of it. It hasn't made my face oily.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
GirlieShopper
(Owings, MD)
answer 6
Have you tried the Regular Hope in a Jar forumla? I would recommend that first. Clinique dried me out too but this special formula (even though I have sensitive skin) left me with a lot of mid-day sheen. So I found myself combating that with another oil reducing product...
Now I only use this on verrry dry days (like after a flight), or just a dab on especially dry spots. But I use the regular formula and my dry and oily issues both cleared up.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
pippa9847
(Santa Monica, CA)
Question
When is the best time to use this product - am or pm or both?
I generally use it at night, but after reading the reviews, I'm not sure if that is what was intended for this product. I did not see any application instructions on the jar.
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Anchorage, AK)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
I use it twice a day....regardless if i am home i still apply it&night too...
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
joy16
(MILLSTONE NJ)
answer 2
I use it both morning and evening after I wash my face.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
hlo1
(Lorain, OH)
answer 3
I have been using this product for both day and night for a couple of weeks with no problems. However, there is no SPF in this particular lotion, so I will be purchasing the one with SPF for the daytime. It's not too heavy for daytime use though... just use sparingly. A little bit goes a long way!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
chicme
(Portland, ME)
answer 4
I use it both day and night.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
blulnd17
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
I have combination skin so the regular Hope in a Jar is too light for the dry areas. I had to switch to the dry, sensitive version, but it's a little heavy for the oily spots. I use this every night since I don't care about shine at home and then in the morning I use a lighter lotion by Bliss.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
junghwa619
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 6
I use it at night because I prefer to use a moisturizer with SPF during the day. Got to protect your skin from those rays!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
jjcakes
(Boston, MA)
Question
Is this product fragrance free?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Winston-Salem, NC)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
Slight fragrance, but according to the product descriptions there are no synthetic fragrances. As its for dry / sensitive skin I don't think they'd any fragrance.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
answer 2
it has no fragerance.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
judygee1
(new york, new york)
answer 3
No
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
blulnd17
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
Yes it has a fragrance like lavender to it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
xjamiestarx
answer 5
no,but the smell doesn't linger after a few minutes of wearing
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
glxria
answer 6
Yes
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
WestKee
(Albuquerque, NM)
Question
big difference w/ this one and the regular one?
hii, so i recently bought the regular HIAJ and i've been using it for about a week now, but i've noticed that:
a) after applying it before bedtime, my skin is still dry in the morning
b) right after applying it in the morning/night, it absorbs quickly but it still leaves my skin feeling a little dry.

also, the majority of my face is dry w/o lotion/moisturizer, but my t-zone gets a pimple or two every now and then, so its a little oily. so with this being said, should i switch to the 'for dry, sensitive skin'? thankss!!
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
dearrhannah
(oakton, va)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
I would try using it all over your face at night and see how that works for you. Then, use it only on cheeks, neck and wherever else you're feeling dry during the day. For daytime use, you may need to try a lighter moisturizer for your problem areas. Remember, even dry skin can break out and oily skin can feel tight!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jozkid
(Wilmington, MA)
answer 2
I've only used this one so I cannot make the comparison with the original version. However, my question to you would be whether or not you're exfoliating? Sometimes our dead skin forms a barrier which doesn't allow an adequate amount of moisturizer to penetrate. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
hlo1
(Lorain, OH)
answer 3
I absolutely love this product for Dry and Sensitive skin. If you have oily skin, maybe you could just use this at nighttime only or just use it on your dry spots. It made a huge difference for my extremely dry skin... definitely worth a shot! Good luck! :)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
chicme
(Portland, ME)
answer 4
yes, I believe this will work for you. My skin is the same and I tried the original with the same results. HIAJ for dry, sensitive skin worked perfectly.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
blulnd17
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
My skin remains dry with all creams, including regular Hope in a Jar, as well. Hope in a Jar for Dry Sensitive Skin is amazing! My skin remains soft, dewy and mositurized all day and in the morning too. I would definitley give it a try!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kelly42
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
It's worth a try! I also recommend that you use an extra intense night cream instead of the HIAJ. It might make all the difference. I was not able to use the HIAJ regular formula- it made my skin turn red and flaky, but the dry and sensitive formula works very well. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Stephanie997
(Oregon)
Question
Does this help with reddness?
I have sensitive skin that is red ALL THE TIME and breaks out with everything.
asked 4 years ago
versaanon
(Virginia)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
My skin gets red very easily and this doesn't reduce any redness. I've found that MD Skincare helps better with that issue. This is still a great product though.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
junghwa619
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 2
I have rosacea, so my face is just about always red. I've been taking accutane so I expected it to get worse. It started to, but since I have been using this it has actually gotten better..and I'm hoping it will eventually go away! I don't even have to use a ton of concealer on it every morning anymore!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
susanl
(Clemmons, NC)
answer 3
I have reddish skin too because I am fair and I always look like I am blushing. Helps with hydrating but does not do anything for redness.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
xjamiestarx
answer 4
I have the same problem and was diagnosed with rosacea. I was given a prescription that helps with the redness (metro-gel) but made my skin flaky dry. When used in combination with the Hope in a Jar for dry sensitive my redness went away and may skin balanced out.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
Somethingducky
(California)
answer 5
my skin is quite red too. i feel more confident about not wearing makup with this creme, although i am not sure if it does help with redness or it is just a mental thing with me. i dont have problems with breakouts, so im not sure about that either. apparently sophora will allow you to return it if you dont like it though...
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
niknik632
(San Antonio Tx)
answer 6
If your skin becomes more sensitive when it is dry and/or is dry, this would be an excellent moisturizer for your concerns.

However, if your skin reacts negatively to all of the skincare items you have used, we would suggest that you speak with a dermatologist.

If you are able to use over-the-counter products please contact us for a customized beauty consultation at 877-SEPHORA (877-737-4672) so that we may help you to create a regimen to suit your needs.
answered 4 years ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How much product do I appy to face? Dime Sized? Nickel sized?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
mspd
(Pa)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
I would say about a dime size,I apply it all over my face & neck area...that area 2 needs it....
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
joy16
(MILLSTONE NJ)
answer 2
i normaly start out with just a finger tip amount and add more when i need it. less is more! to much and it can get to heavy.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
samanthararick
(orange county, ca)
answer 3
Dime sized or less...I was used to putting a pretty good sized glob of cream on my face and found it was way too much with this product. A little goes a long way!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
tlhf
answer 4
I'd say a dime sized amount at most. This stuff is intense.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lhaley
(Charleston, SC)
answer 5
A dime sized amount should be more than enough. This is extremely moisturizing.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
halliecat
answer 6
I just dab my finger in the jar--whatever covers tip.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
boricualdy
(Rhinebeck, NY)
Question
Is this noncomedogenic?
I don't want this to make me break out, so I'd like to play it safe with an oil-free product.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
madi1991
(Tigard, OR)
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
I have very sensitive skin and I would break out occasionally especially if I used the wrong moisturizer. This product really helped balance my skin out that even others noticed how much my skin had changed. Only use a little because thats all you need.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
pdelga
(Germantown, MD)
answer 2
This product contains oil, and is not formulated to reduce or prevent breakouts.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
blndiegrl
(Long island, NY)
answer 3
I havent broke out from this yet...again my 8th jar....when i am getting a breakout,i dont use it in that particuler area....but otherwise
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
joy16
(MILLSTONE NJ)
answer 4
My skin breaks out very easily...this has never caused breakouts for me.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
tlhf
answer 5
Yes, this won't clog pores and will only make you look younger!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hollisinpa
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
It does have oil in it, however I believe the type of oil they use has particles to large to sit into your pores and have a negative effect (not all oil is bad for your skin).
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lhaley
(Charleston, SC)
Question
does it do any good?
I have been looking for an exellent moisturizer. My skin is very sensitive.. Does it hydrate your skin and make it look beautiful?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
sephoralover7
on Hope In A Jar Therapeutic Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm not prone to breakouts any more ...but I've used this for two years ...I love the way it makes my skin feel as well as the other Philosophy products . I do have very dry skin and this cream has very little fragrance ...and a little goes a long way .
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
pugndott1
(south jersey)
answer 2
It will make you look healthy and glowy...trust me!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hollisinpa
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
I normally have somewhat sensitive on my skin. Sometimes I have some breakout on my cheeks and hair line. But with this product I didn't see any breakout. And yes it will hydrate your skin enough. During winter I have a pretty dry skin. My face feel really tight and sometimes it flake. After I use this product I have non of these problem anymore.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ninoooooo
(cypress, CA)
answer 4
Try it..I think you will become a fan !!!!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lazyladymdr
(Marina de Rey,CA)
answer 5
I have sensitive skin too and in the winter it is very dry also. This product works great! It's not heavy or greasy. You should really like it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
dlc1980
(Boardman, OH)
answer 6
I have extremely sensitive skin as well, I found it soothing and it helped with my red patchyness around my nose and cheeks. It also gives you this "glow".
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lhaley
(Charleston, SC)
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