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Hope in a Bottle


Hope in a Bottle

What it is:An oil-free treatment moisturizer designed to help clarify congested skin.What it is formulated to do:This lightly hydrating formula incorporates the pore-cleansing and exfoliating benefits of salicylic acid, helping the pore walls to shed dead skin cells, while soothing irritation commonly associated with acne. It works to control acne, protect skin against environmental attack, and reduce uneven texture that results from congested pores. It is an ideal hydrator for skin exhibiting adult acne, excess oiliness, clogged pores, congestion bumps, and signs of aging.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:This product does not contain propylene glycol.
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy Hope in a Bottle

Question
hope in a bottle vs on a clear day moisturizer.
which one should i get?? i have acne pore skin, oily skin. i use on a clear day primer, but i need a good moisturizer. i read so many good reviews on hope in a bottle so i wanted to try!! i dont' want to break out, would this couse acne?? can somebody help me? Pls? thanks in advance!!!
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
oooo7
(centreville, va)
on Hope in a Bottle
6 answers
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answer 1
i originally got this product for a moisturizer and i find that it's actually very drying (( it may just be because i tend to have dry skin to begin with but it does give that "warning" on the bottle)) .. it seems to be helping with my acne though but just not with moisture .. but maybe you'll get different results because i have dry skin and you said you have oily skin .. i'd give it a try .. if you don't like it you could always get another moisturizer like i did and just use it as an acne treatment if it helps you like it seems to be helping me ! hopee this helpss and goodluckk ! =]
answered 4 years ago
melissashley
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 2
You should get Hope in a Bottle. The salicylic acid helps your breakouts and even prevents it. It also helps your T zone from getting oily. :)
answered 4 years ago
itslil
(Los Angeles, CA.)
answer 3
I have been using Hope in a Bottle during the day, but it's not enough for my skin at night. I got a sample of the On A Clear Day moisturizer and am using that at night - I think I like it better for night time, as my skin is not as dry when I wake up in the morning. HIAB is great for daytime use though - it's really lightweight and perfect for under makeup.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mrspeek
(South Florida)
answer 4
I have similar skin. On a clear day moisturizer leaves me really greasy and shiny, but I swear by hope in a bottle! It is totally worth it!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Kat4321
answer 5
I've never used the primer but believe me this product didn't break me out and Everything breaks me out!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MamaCat123
(West Palm, Florida)
answer 6
I recently tried Hope in a Bottle for the first time. I absolutely love it! Usually, moisturizers for acne-prone skin make my breakouts worse, and despite being called "moisturizers", they make my skin dry and irritated. Hope in a Bottle doesn't dry out my skin, gets rid of my breakouts, and improves the texture and tone of my skin. I highly recommend it!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
DrCoco
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
How long will it last with daily use?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Hope in a Bottle
6 answers
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answer 1
I've been using the same bottle for 3 months now with 2X daily use. It really spreads! Still have about 1/3 bottle left too.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
saucyabby
(Edmonton, AB, Canada)
answer 2
Mine lasts bout three months but I use it twice daily.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jax01
(Florida)
answer 3
I use this morning and night. 1 bottle last 3-6 months for me :)
answered 4 years ago
itslil
(Los Angeles, CA.)
answer 4
I keep using too much! It should last a very long time as a little goes a long way. You really on ly need a drop of it for your whole face and neck.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mrspeek
(South Florida)
answer 5
It really depends on how often you use it. If you're only using it once daily it should last 4-6 months depending on how much you use. a little really does go a long way
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
naptural
(Louisiana)
answer 6
At least two months, probably longer. You don't need much and it spreads nicely
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
skincarejunkie3
(Toledo, Oh)
Question
Does this have the same smell as HIAJ?
I hate the smell of Hope in a Jar but can handle it at night. I don't think I could stand it during the day so does Hope in a Bottle smell as bad?
asked 4 years ago
ashabash
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Hope in a Bottle
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it doesn't smell anything like HIAJ. I know what you mean, I really dislike that smell too, but HIAB smells different, and is much less offensive.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
hilarymc
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 2
I haven't used Hope in a Jar, but this does have a very off-putting, chemical smell.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
devilishdiva84
(Illinois)
answer 3
It has a medicated smell to it from the salicylic acid I'm guessing. Honestly I think it smells like windex cleaner. But I still use it b'coz I find that it controls my shine well.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
glrpascua
(san francisco)
answer 4
Honestly I have not smelled hope in a jar, but when I was looking into buying this many people said it smelled good. In my opinion it smells kind of medicated, but it works so well i don't mind it for night time use.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington DC)
answer 5
Nope. I find that once you put it on there is no smell.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jax01
(Florida)
Question
Can you use this everyday be it that it has salcylic acid?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
3buns
(NY,NY)
on Hope in a Bottle
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. I use mine every day both day and night.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jax01
(Florida)
answer 2
Yes, I've been using it everyday morning and night for more than 2 years and I love it. It's totally safe. You can always do some research like I did :)
answered 4 years ago
itslil
(Los Angeles, CA.)
answer 3
If you have very oily acne skin. I am 38 and use salilcylic wash everyday and spot treat with Hope Bottle. Just don't start too many other things like AHA's or lactic acids too.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
skincarejunkie3
(Toledo, Oh)
answer 4
I use it everyday with no problems.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
sambidextrous
(Seattle, WA)
Question
when is the best time to use this product? a.m or p.m since it contains salicylic acid.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(northridge,california)
on Hope in a Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
I'd say morning. It's light-weight and absorbs nicely without leaving a heavy shine. And, if your skin's even the slightest bit sensitive or prone to dryness, you'll need to balance this with a heavier moisturizer, which might leave you greasy.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
trinny
(Charleston, SC)
answer 2
Salicylic acid shouldn't bother your skin with sun exposure. You should be fine wearing it either/or. Just be sure to put on a sunscreen, just in case. I'd recommend experimenting, just to be safe.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
abigoogle
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
I have used this product for a few years and I have tried using it both AM and PM. I have found it works better for me to do it at night.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
beautijunkie
(Burlington, NC)
Question
Can you use Hope in a Bottle with the Turbo Booster C?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
kimp3
(Imperial Beach, CA)
on Hope in a Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jax01
(Florida)
answer 2
Totally! you can add the booster C to any of Philosophy's moisturizers.. in fact, I keep meaning to do so! It would be a great combo.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
heatherbs
(Portland, OR)
answer 3
I think it is compatible with other products.
I use it with in combination with an antibiotic and feel it still does what it says.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MamaCat123
(West Palm, Florida)
Question
Was this product reformulated so that now there is a strong medicinal scent? Why was it taken out of the regular line-up of skin care products?
I read the reviews about this product. And I used to get it with the kit for congested skin; I used it with no problems. Now there seems not to be a kit for congested skin and all the other kits leave it out. Is there a better product? Does "On a Clear Day" all over moisturizer work the same way?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Hope in a Bottle
3 answers
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answer 1
You can still get Hope in a Bottle in a kit at philosophy.com.I'm not sure why sephora doesn't carry the kit.I hope it isn't getting discontinued.The kit is called makeup optional for congested skin.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
shells2
(Palmyra, PA)
answer 2
I think the two are different. After using both I am still a huge fan of Hope in a Bottle. I think Clear Day has newer products in it. But sometimes the old stuff works just fine by me.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
skincarejunkie3
(Toledo, Oh)
answer 3
I wish I had an answer for you on this, as I too am wondering why it is no longer included in the kits. It does smell a little medicinal, and when used on my daughter, it's far too strong for her (she's 13), but not for me. I hope it doesn't get replaced!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
Anmorata
(Dayton, OH)
Question
If I have combination skin and get a pimple or two every so often, is this product right for me or should I use Hope in a jar?
I also use a prescribed skin cream for acne. I use Hope in a jar now and still break out every so often.
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
lanoue
on Hope in a Bottle
2 answers
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answer 1
This is an awesome product and is more likely to heal zits rather than cause them. I would definitely use it instead of Hope in a Jar.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
LWZ1
(Houston TX)
answer 2
Hope in a bottle is for oily aka acne/ congested skin...hope in a jar is for dry delicate skin...

if you have combo skin and some zits go for hope in a bottle...deminishes shine and zaps zits like no other!!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
christyM
Question
do you break out at first?
i have been using purity made simple and it calmed down my skin and reduced bumps ( those little under the skin bumps) but when i started using this moisturizer the bumps are coming back. whats going on?? is this normal??
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
annaninja
(Queens, NY)
on Hope in a Bottle
2 answers
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answer 1
You might be having a reaction to the Salicylic Acid. It works great for a lot of people, but it is possible to have an allergic reaction. If that's the case, you might want to try the On A Clear Day moisturizer, as I don't think it has salicylic acid in it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mrspeek
(South Florida)
answer 2
It didn't happen for me. I think you may need something a little lighter. I once called the philosophy 1-800 number and they were awesome! Maybe they could help you figure out a good combination for your skin.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
BabyTeacher
(Texas)
Question
Is this a good base for makeup application?
Does makeup look OK when applied over this moisturizer, or does it look dry?
asked 6 years ago
Berrysue
on Hope in a Bottle
2 answers
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answer 1
Definitely! I wear it under my makeup everyday without a primer! It's never looked dry once.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
heatherbs
(Portland, OR)
answer 2
I find it works very well under makeup. It is not heavy or oily and provides a nice smooth, moist base for makeup
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
LWZ1
(Houston TX)
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