hope in a jar face moisturizer for all skin types

hope in a jar is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 665.
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Item No. hope-in-a-jar
size| 2 oz.
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our award-winning, lightweight antioxidant face moisturizer hydrates and protects skin.

what it does

hope in a jar antioxidant face moisturizer dramatically improves skin radiance and gently exfoliates, revealing smoother, healthier looking skin and texture.

  • gentle alpha hydroxy acid helps remove surface dead skin cells
  • beta-glucan promotes overall skin health by helping to strengthen skin’s natural rejuvenation potential
  • gives skin a healthy looking glow

clincal results: 

  • 3 days: 98% had smoother skin*
  • 2 weeks: 81% had more radiant skin*
  • 4 weeks: 98% showed diminished fine lines*

*based on a 4-week, once daily use, clinical study of 48 participants.

recommended for: dry skin, oily skin, combination skin

benefits: fine lines & wrinkles, dry skin, dullness

how to use

apply morning and evening after cleanser and treatment. avoid the eye area.

when to use: day, night

key ingredients

lactic acid, gentle alpha hydroxy acid and beta-glucan.

see full ingredient list

philosophy: where there is hope there can be faith. where there is faith miracles can occur.
philosophy: where there is hope there can be faith. where there is faith miracles can occur.

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very irritating! I used Hope in a jar years ago and loved it. I have sensitive skin and it was gentle and didn’t leave oily residue. I didn’t realize the Renewed version would be so different!! I kept using it thinking maybe it was bringing out toxins in my skin, but realized I simply have irritation from it because I’ve had the same reaction to other products in the past. Small tiny pustules all over my forehead. I regret buying this. I’m sure it’s great for people with less sensitive skin.
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I have been using this since 2003 and I will never use another moisturizer. I got this for my aunt for Christmas because she said all the moisturizers she had tried were too heavy and would flake up on her after a few minutes. Her first time using this, she fell in love with it and she also said she would never use anything else. You know the product is also when you’ve been using it for almost 17 years.
Date published: 2020-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I have been using the "original" Hope in a Jar for a long time. It actually reverses the affects of the Southern sun. Their 4oz jar is no longer listed. I hope they get it back in stock soon. I will NOT order from other websites. There are too many counterfeits on other sites.
Date published: 2020-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Allergic reaction/ terrible smell I received this product as a gift from a friend who raves about it. I was so excited to try it as she has beautiful skin. I applied the cream and had a difficult time falling asleep due to the terrible scent. I woke up the next morning and gasped when I looked in the mirror- my face was bright red, swollen, and covered in small bumps. Be careful.
Date published: 2019-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost 20 years with philosophy! It was a fluke that I found out about philosophy in 2000, but boy am I glad I did! Literally within days, people asked what I was using on my face, which is now a full philosphy skin care regiment. The Facialist I have seen since 2004 in the 30+ years at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa is supposed to recommend that we customers use Elizabeth Arden, but since 2004, she tells me not to change anything in my skin care regiment & honestly people do tell me I look in my 30's though I am now 55! Keep up the great work and never retire the philosophy items I use!
Date published: 2019-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Holy Grail I am in love with the original Hope in jar moisturizer. When I was younger (in my teens to mid twenties) I had that perfect, effortless skin. No breakouts, not dry, not oily, I did not need any special routine or products to keep it that way. However, around my mid twenties I started getting dry patches on my cheeks as well as, an oily, break out and blackhead prone T-zone. Hello, adult acne. I tried everything to get my skin back to its former glory. I tried changing my routine and washing my face 2-3 times a day, I tired Murad, I tried switching to different foundations and primers. I tried adding new skin care products to my routine-serums, face washes, peels, etc. I tried products from high price points to products from the drugstore but nothing worked. I scoured YouTube skincare reviews and routines and finally came across Hope in a jar as a suggestion and Hallelujah! It works. It sinks into the skin quickly and leaves my dry patches feeling moisturized and soft without leaving any residue or sticky feeling to the skin. Finally a product that moisturizes my dry patches without aggravating my T-zone. Intact it actually improves my oily, break out prone areas! After a couple of weeks my breakouts has cleared up, I noticed less blackheads, and t-zone felt less oily in general. It also sits beautifully under makeup since it doesn’t leave any residue on the skin(even when I’m feeling especially try and apply a thick layer all over or second layer where my skin is prone to dryness). I just hope that philosophy will continue to make this original formula and not replace it with their new formulation, “Hope in a jar renewed”, as I have tried that as well and did not enjoy it. As long as Philosophy keeps making Hope in a jar, I will keep buying it. I noticed a difference in my skin immediately when I’m not using it. As a side note, my husband and move around frequently for his career and this moisturizer works for my skin under any conditions, whether we’re in the hot, humid South (Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina) or in the dry, cold North and Midwest (Ohio, Minnesota, Upstate New York).
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Parabens...?! Heard such raving reviews about this product and was about to buy it but thought to check the ingredients list first. I was very surprised (and disappointed) to see that there are parabens used. Especially as several studies have shown the presence of parabens in breast cancer tumors. So many beauty brands have removed this ingredient from their products...why is Philosophy still including it???
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from undecided Ran out of my normal moisturizer before my new one could get here, so I used the samples I had of this not expecting much because I have more mature skin and wasn't fond of Renewed Hope , but this one actually left my skin feeling soft and hydrated. Downside was it left my face feeling a little sticky and filmy, but I could deal with that. Next time I order I think I will get more samples to try a little longer
Date published: 2019-10-22
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