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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:Antioxidant-rich hope in a jar is a world-renown multitasking moisturizer featuring a unique soufflé texture. It was originally created for the medical market to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture, and dehydration. It contains gentle alpha hydroxy acids that dramatically improve skin radiance and gently exfoliate, revealing smoother, healthier-looking skin. What it is formulated without:- Sulfates- Phthalates What 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. Research results:In a 4-week clinical study on 48 participants using product once daily: - 98% had smoother skin after 3 days - 81% had more radiant skin after 2 weeks - 98% showed diminished fine lines after 4 weeks
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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 5 years, 1 month 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, 7 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 5 years, 1 month ago
IanAng
(New York, NY)
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 2 years, 3 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 8 months 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, 11 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 2 years, 2 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 2 years, 2 months ago
tamraa
(Salt Lake City, UT)
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what is the smell similar to that makes it smell so bad????
asked 2 years, 4 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 10 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 3 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 2 years, 4 months ago
mnak
(Anchorage, AK)
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Is Hope in a Jar oil free?
asked 6 years, 4 months 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, 8 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
hmKrone
(Bozeman, MT)
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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, 3 months 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 6 years 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
keii
(Los Angeles, CA)
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Does the Philosophy brand test on animals? Do you source ingredients that have been tested on animals?
asked 6 years, 4 months 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, 9 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 6 years, 2 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, 4 months ago
TKinLA
(L.A., CA)
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Is Hope in a Jar fragrance free?
asked 6 years, 4 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 6 years, 4 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 6 years, 4 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 6 years, 4 months ago
LoveBeauty
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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, 3 months 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, 11 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, 3 months 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, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(grenada, ms)
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I need to know if this can be used at night or if Philosophy has a night cream?
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(Ramona CA)
on Hope in a Jar
3 answers
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answer 1
Philosophy makes two night creams that I'm aware of....Hope in a Jar night and Miracle Worker overnight. I've never used the Hope in a Jar night, but I use Miracle Worker overnight because I wanted a nighttime moisturizer with more ant-aging benefits.
answered 6 months ago
comeoneileen88
answer 2
Philosophy does have a night cream but it's mostly for anti-aging. I'm 20 and don't need that yet (phew!) so I just use Hope in the morning and at night.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
crazi3c
(Sunnyvale)
answer 3
I do use this at night, but have added a Retinol moisturizer a couple of times a week. Sometimes add the Philosophy Turbo C booster, which makes my skin amazing. I don't think Philosophy has a night cream, but they have a version of this for dryer skin, I think...
answered 6 years ago
hydrangeabeach
(Hightstown, NJ)
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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, 11 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 5 years, 3 months ago
suzyo
answer 2
I've used both and Hope regenerates your skin, clears blemishes, and evens out skin tone.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
babyjane
(Boise, ID)
answer 3
Definitely Hope.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
dolllipsdolleyes
(Toronto, Canada)
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