Philosphy Daily Facial Moisturizer Review | ‘Hope in a Jar’ Face Cream to Smooth Skin

Philosphy's Hope in a JarPhilosphy's Hope in a Jar appears to be aptly named given the mixed reviews of this product. Some adore and others loath it, so it seems you just have to try this product and hope for the best.

It is a daily facial moisturizer and Philosophy say it is suitable for all skin types, although numerous individuals have experienced some side effects such as flaky skin. However, for everyone that has a side effect, there's someone else singing its praises.

Philosphy claims the cream will reduce wrinkles, smooth and hydrate skin in days. Whereas some ladies using it found that it can take a few weeks for the smoothing effects to kick in, possibly as your skin adjusts to the moisturizer.

It is available with SPF which I would recommend as this prevents sun damage and you can also get it for dry sensitive skin too.

Some have described it as being a bit too heavy for oily skin so may block pores, and their are mixed opinions over whether the product feels greasy or not.

Chemically Smooth

This moisturizer is not a good choice for fans of natural ingredients as it is packed with a variety of synthetic chemicals. Chemically enhanced moisturizers are very common, so this doesn't necessarily scream danger, but it has resulted in adverse reactions in some people.

Check the ingredient list to ensure you aren't allergic to any of the chemicals, and if you are unsure it may be worth trying the product on your neck for a few days to see how your skin reacts. Every girl is different, and what works for one skin type won't work for another.

Bad Smell?

The smell of this product has caused some complaints. While some don't seem to notice or even like the smell, others have described it as a 'rancid citrus fruit smell' so be warned. Typically it is described as a medicinal smell, likely as a result of the many synthetic chemical ingredients.


Lauryl Lactate,Behenic Acid, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone,Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Retinyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Betaglucan, Lavender Oil, Diazolidinyl Urea.

Worth a Try?

The 'Hope in a Jar' moisturizer can lean on the more expensive side of the fence depending on where you get it. However, it is an Amazon bestseller with many people singing its praises. Despite that there's just as many people disappointed with the product. It is just one of those try it and see kind of products.

It is available in 4oz, 2oz and 0.5oz and ranges in price from $20 - $60 depending on where you buy it.

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