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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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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, 7 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, 1 month 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, 7 months ago
IanAng
(New York, NY)
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Is Hope in a Jar a nightcream?
I've been using HIAJ as a sort of face wash. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to rinse it off or keep it on throughout the night. Also, how much should I use?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
bebe3
on Hope in a Jar
4 answers
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answer 1
Normally, I use HIAJ either after my shower every night or before I apply my makeup in the morning. Either way works. Also, because of the amazing consistency of this product you only need very little to be able to cover your face. But, then again it depends if your skin is very dry or not. If it is, use a little more but you don't need too much.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
hfortunet
(Providence, RI)
answer 2
Its a moisturizer - do not rinse off. Cleanse your face (let air dry - I usually shake my HIAJ up while my face is drying because its liquidy), apply a pinky finger dab of HIAJ to your forehead, both cheeks, and chin, then massage into your face/neck. I use this product in the morning and evening after cleasing. In the morning I use to apply my makeup after HIAJ drys, now I use Korres Primer afterward then makeup.
answered 10 months ago
Ceme
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
It's actually a moisturizer. You can use it morning and evening under your make-up.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
laceyh
(Purvis, MS)
answer 4
Wear it all night! Do not wash it off until morning. Try using a dime size amount and see if that feels like enough a few minutes after applying. If not use more. Good luck.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
JEM03
(Hummelstown, PA)
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what is the smell similar to that makes it smell so bad????
asked 1 year, 10 months 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 4 months, 1 week 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, 7 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 1 year, 10 months 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 1 year, 10 months ago
mnak
(Anchorage, AK)
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Is Hope in a Jar fragrance free?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
mpauls
(NY, Ny)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
I absolutely love this product BUT, oh boy, does it smell.... For a couple hour after application, everything smells with it, even my sweet baby! I tried to use a little bit perfume under my nose to get rid of smell but it didnt really help :(
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Starbuck
(Louisville KY)
answer 2
no, it is not fragrance free. It has a very light fragrance that I love!
but judging by the reviews some people hate the smell. I would recommend going into a Sephora and smelling it yourself.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
challan
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 3
No, Hope In A Jar has a unique fragrance. It's not that strong, but some people can't stand it. I didn't think that it smelled bad, but I think it would be safe to smell it in person before buying just to be sure you don't mind it.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
LoveBeauty
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can you use this on your body
i want a really good body moisturizer, and every time i search online, this product comes up, but it seems like it's supposed to be for your face.
however, can you use it on your body?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
abbyb
(san francisco, ca)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
This is a wonderful feeling moisturizer, that states it is daytime, which is accurate. It is great under foundation for dry skin types. Philosophy products are awesome!!! Try When Hope is Not Enough for more intense moisturizing. Hope in a jar is fne to use on ANY part of the body, I use it all over and it is a real treat!!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
fortfunvicki
(Fort Collins, Colorado)
answer 2
You could probably use it on your body but the smell would stop me from doing that. It's a different scent (hard to explain) not fruity or perfumy, maybe medicinal smelling would be the term I would use. It's one thing to put a little on your face but to smell it on your entire body is another issue. Not to mention the expense of using that much product would be too much for me.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
trickyd
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I am sure that this is perfectly fine for skin... the only issue is that it is very lightweight so u might not be able to see shiny skin, but you will have soft skin.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Kera
(Clovis,Nm)
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Has this caused anyone's skin to turn red?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Lucienne
(Illinois)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
YES! I had a terrible reaction to this. My face turned bright red, tiny bumps, and itched like crazy! And the weird thing is, I do not consider myself to have sensitive skin, I have never had anything like this happen before!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
tllallyrfrnds
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
Yes, my skin turned red, was covered with bumps, and itched like crazy. After I stopped using it, the itching stopped, but it took several days for my skin to recover (had to put up with about a week of flakiness).
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
HerndonRealtor
(Herndon, VA)
answer 3
this product is AWESOME!!!!!! my skin never felt so good
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Babyface
(nj)
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Hope in a Jar, is this product tested on animals?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Roma225
(Brick, NJ)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes!!! If it doesn't have the little bunny drawing with "cruelty free" on the packaging, it's tested on animals and/or contains animal products. This product contains stearates, which most likely come from an animal origin.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
chupi
(Queens, NY)
answer 2
This product is not tested on animals.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
dmarie
(Westchester, NY)
answer 3
Absolutely not!!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
luvtocook
(St Augustine FL)
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philosophy hope in a jar
I am 50 with sensitive skin. I have tried a sample of Hope in a Jar and loved it. Now I notice that there is Hope in a Jar for sensitive skin. Which would you recommend?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Hastings on Hudson, NY)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
it depends on whether you have dry skin, but for mature skin it is usually safe to go for the more moisturizing creas such as the Hope for dry sensitive skin. You could always go the a Sephora store and ask them for a sample of it so you can be sure which one is right for you. You could also stick with the regular one and use When hope is not enough replenishing serum at night before the cream as a supplement.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
jacqui1980
(vancouver, BC)
answer 2
I've used both. I'm 41. The one for dry/sensitive skin is a thicker version. I use it at night, it takes longer to absorb into your skin. But is still great. You'd have to wait to put you makeup on in the morning. I'd stick with the regular Hope in a jar for the day. It's lightweight and absorbs quickly and still moisturizes your skin.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
irishgirl767
(Western MA)
answer 3
My mother is the same way - she loves Hope in a Jar but also has sensitive skin. She uses the sensitive skin version and finds it works better for her, so perhaps that's something you could try. Just passing along her wisdom!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
keensense
(Maryland)
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Redness
I have very dry skin. The skin of my face is constantly flushed/reddened, despite moisturizing products. I can't use products that "whiten" or "even out skin tone" because they just make it worse. So do products with fragrance. Will this help with the reddening? I'm desperate! I've tried everything!
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
aperfectpisces
(Westerville, OH)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
I wouldn't; it dried my face out:(
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
ddun
(Quaker Hill, CT)
answer 2
I know what you mean by redness and irritation, my skin became extremely sensitive after experiencing acne for a couple years. I believe hope in a jar will help you like it did me. It seemed to calm my skin and get it under control. My skin quickly had a new glow to it, smoothness and youthfulness. Hope in a jar did not irritate my skin in any way but it did help my skin so much I am thankful to have found it. I use hope in a jar with the proactiv mask and they work very well together.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Nes024
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 3
Maybe a Sephora store will give you a sample if you ask for one. Also, I would go to the Sephora store and tell a SA your problem and they will have recommendations for you.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
babyjane
(Boise, ID)
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Rare Minerals vs. Hope in a Jar
If any of you have used both which one would be better for acne prone skin with uneven tone and texture?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
I use both (rare min. in the morning and Hope at night) but if I had to choose it would be Hope in a Jar because it smoothed out my skin, like the little bumps on my forhead.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
suzyo
answer 2
I've used both and Hope regenerates your skin, clears blemishes, and evens out skin tone.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
babyjane
(Boise, ID)
answer 3
Definitely Hope.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
dolllipsdolleyes
(Toronto, Canada)
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