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Philosophy Hope in a Jar

What it is:A cult-favorite moisturizer that gently hydrates, exfoliates, and protects the skin.What it is formulated to do:Philosophy Hope in a Jar is a 99.9% oil-free, deeply hydrating, lightweight wonder designed to smooth the complexion while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration. Originally created for the medical market, this expert essential delivers soft, healthy, glowing results.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:This beloved formula contains antioxidants that protect skin against environmental damage and provides continuous exfoliation to keep roughness at bay. An infusion of yeast-derived beta glucan supports the skin's natural defense system and improves repair capabilities.
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy Hope in a Jar

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What is the difference between hope in a bottle and hope in a jar?
Hope in a bottle is working well for me. I am 46 and get occassional breakouts. I'm lightskinned and have some discoloration. I get oily at times.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Jeffersonville,IN)
on Hope in a Jar
2 answers
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answer 1
I use hope in a jar and I love it. Mhy skin feels so much better when I use it. I love how my makeup looks now that I have been using this product.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Genie13
answer 2
Hope in a Bottle has salicylic acid, which is drying. I've had much drying problems with salicylic acid moisturizers and other acne moisturizers drying my skin up too much. So now I just use an acne face wash (Neutrogena Oil-Free Ance wash - the orange pump bottle one which says #1 Dermatologist recommended) and I just use Hope in a Jar and my acne has been healing really well, combination skin is getting less dry and less oily and the acne marks are all fading!

Hope you give this product a try and hope it works for you.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
IanAng
(New York, NY)
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what is the smell similar to that makes it smell so bad????
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
kritterrn
(struthers, OH)
on Hope in a Jar
4 answers
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answer 1
I think the strongest scent in "Hope In A Jar" is the lavender. If you have an aversion to lavender scents, than that would be the culprit.

I personally love the scent of "Hope In A Jar," and find it very mellow... To each their own!
answered 7 months ago
superkid268
(Belmont, MA)
answer 2
it is really hard to describe, it is like a foul smell, not subtle, like something went sour mixed w some kind of plant life.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
AmySalni
answer 3
I actually like the smell. I believe the fragance comes from lavender essential oils tthey use and that may be what you are picking up on?
answered 2 years ago
beautyaddict08
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
answer 4
I've always thought it smells just like wet dog... it smells AWFUL but works so beautifully!
answered 2 years ago
mnak
(Anchorage, AK)
Question
Replacement moisturizer?
Recently bought this moisturizer and it smells awful and doesn't seem to help my skin....I have oily skin but also dry patches that I need help with. Any suggestions?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
LeslieL77
(Alice, TX)
on Hope in a Jar
4 answers
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answer 1
Same with me! I've tried to find good moisturizers, but I've found that I need a heavier treatment on my dry skin. So, I use Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment. I still haven't found a good moisturizer. Sorry to half-answer your question.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
cutepanda360
answer 2
would recomend the boscia line of moisturizers! they dont smell great but they really work and the smell dissipates within a few minutes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
catscantalk
(san diego ca)
answer 3
maybe you could try the philosophy promise moisturizer...it got a higher star rating than their other cremes such as hope...promise may be better suited for combo skin than hope as well...i have mostly dry skin and am happy with the results from both!!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
kritterrn
(struthers, OH)
answer 4
I can't stand their moisturizer. It smells like sour milk and leaves me greasy with dry patches! I just reviewed an eye balm by Dermadoctor that I'm impressed with so far.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
tamraa
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Question
Does the Philosophy brand test on animals? Do you source ingredients that have been tested on animals?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
mirsaidi007
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
In response to TKinLA: I don't trust any brand to be cruelty free unless it has the bunny drawing that states "cruelty free" right on the packaging. Just because one of the ingredients isn't animal derived doesn't mean the other aren't or that they don't test on animals. This product contains stearates, which are usually animal derived. If the company doesn't proudly exclaim it on their website, that's usually a bad sign. If it's important factor for you, try Ole Henrickson (which is also paraben free and very effective).
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
chupi
(Queens, NY)
answer 2
Sephora does not have any brand in their stores that test on animals. I saw that on a sign in one of the stores.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
amanda87
answer 3
I'm a vegan, and am pretty familiar with which brands are cruelty-free, and TOTALLY 100% cruelty-free, i.e., source ingredients are not animal-derived (AND insect-derived...sorry BURT), and are not tested on animals. philosophy is indeed 100% cruelty-free. I contacted philosophy regarding the lactic acid in this product. ME to philosophy: "A critical ingredient in "hope in a jar" is "Lactic Acid", which is found in animal blood and muscle tissue; as well as, in sour milk, beer, sauerkraut, pickles, and other food products made by bacterial fermentation. Will Lactic Acid be replaced with alternatives, such as plant milk sugars and/or synthetics? Thanks in advance for your prompt response." philosophy rep to ME: "thank you for contacting philosophy! the lactic acid used in the hope in a jar is derived from a non-animal, synthetic based biofermentation process. i hope this information is helpful."
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
TKinLA
(L.A., CA)
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bare escentuals
Can you tell me if this product line is good under Bare Escentuals i mean does it work well and popular with ladies and BE?
i have normal skin what would be good under BE?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
j63d65
(Des Moines Iowa)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
I tried hope in a jar for the first time this morning under my BE and wow. I am Middle Eastern and have very large pores. Nothing I have ever ever used has made my pores look smaller (I will admit I have not tried incredibly hard to MAKE my pores smaller). However, I put the moisturizer on and then put BE on 10 minutes later and today, my pores are very small - almost normal looking!!!! It's awesome! My BE face makeup looks better than ever . . . melted right together. It really looks magnificent and I'm so excited!!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
shahada
(Logan, UT)
answer 2
I tried putting this product under my mineral foundation (not BE), it goes smoothly and not looking greasy, but I only use a pinch or just a dab of this moisturizer since I've sensitive skin that prone to breakouts and combination skin.
answered 6 years ago
drifter
(Sanford, NC)
answer 3
I've used so many different moisturizers underneath my Bare Essentials, and this one is easily the best, in my opinion. Hope in a Jar blends in and absorbs so well but it leaves your skin so soft at the same time. The Bare Minerals foundation just melts right into the skin. They work beautifully together. However, Hope in a Jar can be so great for your skin that Actually, I'm finding that the longer I've been using the Hope in a Jar, I've had to use less and less of the B.E. foundation as an all over face color. Really, after of using it for awhile, I go most days with out any of the foundations at all! This moisturizer really works that well. I just blend on some B.E. all over face color as blush! Try it, you won't be disappointed.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
ManiAnnie
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
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Is Hope in a Jar oil free?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Fortville, IN)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
Sorry, not oil free. I wish it was. I stopped using it because it was to oily for me.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
dmarie
(Westchester, NY)
answer 2
I believe it's 99% oil-free. Hope in a Bottle is entirely oil-free.
answered 6 years ago
SiJCP
(Detroit, MI)
answer 3
No, but it does not use harmful oils such as Mineral Oil, but uses those like Jojoba oil - one that is really good for your skin. It's great.
answered 6 years ago
hmKrone
(Bozeman, MT)
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Is this good for really dry skin?
Thinking about trying this. Does it have fragrance and is it greasy or does it sink in good? Has anyone experienced blocked pores with this?
Thanks.
asked 6 years ago
zoya123
(Bismarck, ND)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
My skin is extremely dry. This is the only moisturizer I have found that works for my skin. It thoroughly moisturizes without causing breakouts.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
Andrea
(Hummelstown, PA)
answer 2
I used this for many years and I did not experience any blocked pores or such. I got many complements on my skin though! As for fragrance, it is not fragrance-free, and I don't recall it having the best smell, but not bad or overpowering. I've said this before and I'll say it again... this product is made for ALL skin types, so dry skin be wary, Hope in a Jar is a good choice.
answered 6 years ago
erzabet
(San Jose, CA)
answer 3
not greasy at all! sinks in very well and no pore blockage! its amazing! very light and refreshing with a ton of moisture!
answered 6 years ago
Anonymous
(grenada, ms)
Question
Does this product cause breakouts?
I have some tiny skin colored bumps and somehow NOTHING WORKS. I've tried everything even hope in a bottle and i'm thinking i'll quit using salicylic acid and things that are meant to "treat" acne and just go with this moisturizer based on reviews. So has anyone saw an increase in breakouts or decrease with this product?
asked 6 years ago
annaninja
(Queens, NY)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
I use Bare Escentuals product line and I decided to try hope in a jar as a moisturizer. For some reason, if i use Hope alone, it is fine, but when I use the Hope in a Jar after I apply the Bare Escentuals skin rever upper, I get tiny red rash like bumps on my face. I like both products, but they just seem to have a negative reaction when used together in some way.

I ended up using the Hope in a Jar as a night moisturizer and then in the day, I use the BE skin rever upper with a regular moisutizer and I haven't had any reaction.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
GTDJ
(Bronx, NY)
answer 2
It didn't cause any breakouts for me. But I generally have very clear skin, so I don't know if it can be used to treat such problems.
answered 6 years ago
lenkiss
(Omaha, NE)
answer 3
My skin is pretty sensitive, but this product really saved my skin. During the warmer, and dryer months of the year, my skin goes through a bunch of phases (tiny bumps, flakes, rashes), but since I started using this product, my skin is more calm. So I actually have less breakouts than before cause this moisturizer doesn't clog pores and moisturizes very well and balances out your skin. Hope this helps!
answered 6 years ago
keii
(Los Angeles, CA)
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How does the moisturizer feel on the skn?
I have combination skin and I would like to know if the moisturizer leaves the skin greasy or if it heavy? How does it absorb in the skin? Does it have a strong scent?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Amarillo, TX)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
Product feels very airy and dewey, not greasy at all. Absorbs quickly and very smoothly. I feel that it has too much exfoliative properties to it because it made my skin quite flakey after a couple of days of use. I wanted a product for night use, I use the Philosophy Hope In A Bottle during the day but wanted more moisture at night. I'm not sure if this was the correct product for that purpose. I did not get any more breakouts from it, which was cool. The product smells like the face wash, Purity Made Simple, but not as strong and herbally. Very, very light scent.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
CRGL1
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 2
absorbs fast, def does NOT leave skin feeling greasy, very light odor. my favorite thing about it is actually how light and fluffy it is and not heavy at all. hope that helps :)
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
bita
(Las Cruces, NM)
answer 3
It does have a strong scent for a face cream. If you have combination skin, you may want to consider using two different creams for the different areas on your face, as I think this cream would definitely be too greasy for oily areas.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
queenofgloss
(Pickering, ON)
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Is this product right for teens?
I am in my teens and want to know if this is only for older women. It says "For years, plastic surgeons have been recommending this to patients in pursuit of younger, healthier skin" Can I just use it as a moisturizer?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
My daughter, who is 19 uses it but likes to mix with just a bit of water before she adds it to her skin. She really loves the purity cleanser- she says that helps to keep her skin in great shape. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
juls2002
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
answer 2
I'm in my teens, and I love it as just a regular moisturizer! It does smell, though.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
answer 3
I think it is good for younger women to start using the Philosophy. Extreme weather affects us all, young or old!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
DeborahA
(Columbus, Ohio)
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