when hope is not enough

facial replenishing balm


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specially formulated for normal to dry skin, our non-greasy, deeply replenishing balm restores dry, delicate skin, improving skin’s density and natural radiance.

what it does

experience soft, supple, replenished skin instantly, and look forward to smoother, more buoyant, youthful-looking skin. 

  • immediately, skin feels supple, smooth and replenished*
  • after 4 weeks, skin appears more luminous and radiant*
  • after 8 weeks, the look of fine lines and crepiness is reduced*
  • 96% showed a clinical improvement in skin density*

*based on an 8-week clinical and self-assessment study with 44 women ages 35-60

benefits: fine lines & wrinkles, dry skin, dullness

how to use

apply to clean face in the morning and/or evening. for best results, use with when hope is not enough facial firming serum.

when to use: day, night

key ingredients

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when hope is not enough is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from greatest face moisturizer ever! this face balm works well on my dry sensitive skin. The smell is great too. definitely gonna buy more
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from when hope is not enough....WORKS!!! My skin has never felt better! I just bought another jar for my friends birthday today! I recommend this to everyone!
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will tell you who this is for. 1st off it is not greasy as I have seen a few people write. If you have dry, sensitive skin you will find as soon as you feel the thickness on your fingers that you have found a winner. I love this thick rich magic product, my advice is use the Purity wash in the am and the the microdelivery daily exfoliating face wash at night, once a week use the microdelivery in-home vitamin c/peptide peel, don't be scared if your not used to it it's a great starter peel. after that you can use renewed hope in a jar serum HOW TO USE serum: apply to entire face, neck and chest area, avoiding the eye area. moisturizer: apply morning and evening after cleanser and treatment. avoid the eye area always lets steps dry or you will end up with those round mixture of products. My skin is older so I use the products in the Worker line the day cream and night cream the one with the pink beads you mix in, I switch on how I feel if I'm going to use that or the Balm also the gel mask is one you can sleep in also. I use in the shower the depending what I want to smell like and how I feel the Body wash/ shampoo I tend to go for the creamy ones my skin is so dry I also use philosophy conditioner and dry off and use a matching cream, I will say the the matching lotions are not enough for my dry skin, so I don't by shampoo conditioner, body lotion, soap because it's all in a bundle you can get some good deals on QVC and type in the search bar philosophy, some things they have there that this page does not and visa-versa. another product I keep by my bedside is hope in a tube high-density eye and lip firming cream, make a thick coating around your mouth and upper lip and lines, then around your eyes like a racoon mask, do not put it on your eye lids, it will travel and you will not be happy. However in the morning saw Hello to the lovely you.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the one. This is the best product for dry skin that Philosophy offers. I have tried them all. My forehead got so tight and dry it actually hurt. This balm product made my whole face feel so silky and very moisturized. This will definitely be my moisturizer for life. If the other moisturizers just don't quite do the job for you this one will make you very happy.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Facial replenishing balm This balm is the BALM ! It’s winter and my skin is soft thanks to this wonderful product. A first time user and will definitely be back for more. A little goes a long way so lasts a long time. Highly recommend. I even use it on my hands at bet time.
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once upon a time... There was Hope In A Jar for dry sensitive skin. I used it exclusively since I found it to be a superior moisturizer that was also soothing and didn't irritate my very dry sensitive skin. It was discontinued and I couldn't find any other product that even came close until now! I tried countless other brands of products often at the expense of my skin...causing burning, dryness, and allergic reactions in general. This balm is amazing ! A complete moisturizer that provides soothing properties in a skincare cream along with all important anti-aging ingredients ie, peptides. Gives exceptional hydration without being heavy on the skin. Came back to Philosophy to give this a try after reading the reviews and am so happy I did ! Purity Made Simple is already a staple in my skincare routine and now I am adding When hope is not enough facial replenishing balm. PLEASE Philosophy keep this exquisite cream a constant in your line of skincare.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I was fighting some dry, itchy skin around my nose for weeks and nothing was working. This balm was suggested to me, so I tried it. Balm is a very deceiving word. This has a very rich, luxurious, creamy consistency to it. I noticed a difference in the dry skin after just one use! In just 3 days of use the dry skin was completely gone! I will keep this "balm" on hand at all times from now on. Amazing product!
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! I was shocked at how much I loved this even after just one use. I only use it at night because it is too greasy for daytime use (at least for me). But at night i feel like it replenishes all the moisture, and then some, that my face has lost throughout the day. I wake up feeling like my skin has lost 20years of aging...my skin is super hydrated & soft. It’s my favorite moisturizer to use after exfoliating or using a peel because it soaks right in.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lil friend At first I didn't like the idea of a 'balm' lotion but let me tell you....I LOVE IT. It has made my skin so smooth, soft and actually glowing. I can really see the difference after using it for a couple of weeks now. It's not heavy or greasy.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underrated This is an amazing product. If you live in a cold climate and have chapped skin - this is the product to buy!
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxurious I'm 60 and had been using retinol products that left my skin looking and feeling like old leather. Bought this product because of reviewers writing about its effects on older skin... and it delivered like nothing else! My first use, and I'm not kidding here, I almost wept when it went on -my first thought was "luxurious"- and now that I'm at the bottom of the jar, I still love it and I'm back for more.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best moisturizer for dry skin I love this moisturizer! It has a thicker texture then their normal moisturizer. It deeply penetrates my dry skin leaving it soft and moisturized all day. I feel like it also gives my face extra protection against the elements like cold winter weather without a greasy feeling.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hydration for the cold winter months! I recently experienced very dry, flaky, itchy, irritated skin--probably due to a combination of the changing cold weather and hormonal issues. I've been using the Renewed Hope in a Jar, but found that I now needed even more hydration. I bought this moisturizer and have been using for over a week. It's rich but not heavy, and does not have a scent. It does absorb very well into the skin. I use it nightly after putting on the Help Me Retinol first. A small amount goes a long way. Within a couple of nights the itchy flakes were gone, and my skin is no longer irritated. It's soft and smooth, and best of all, no breakouts from this product (which a lot of times is a concern when using a rich product if you have sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts). I still have some of the Back to Nuture replenishing creme, and I think this cream is very similar to that in texture (if not the same, just under a different name).
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect moistuizer! I can't believe there aren't more reviews about When Hope Is Not Enough Skin Replenishing Balm. This is the moistuizer I have been looking for since my skin started aging!! Dewy but not greasy! Hydration pentrates into the skin and still feels hydrated in the morning! It goes on a little oily but it does absorb and creates a beautiful dewy plump radiant finish. It doesn't enhance my lines which is usually a problem for me with emollient moisturizers. I use it with When Hope Is Not Enough firming serum. Perfect. Just perfect! Day and night!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff I have very dry and extremely sensitive​ skin. This helps. I layer it though. I use a serum, this balm and the regular hope is not enough cream and an eye cream. I don't wear makeup so I can't speak to it's performance with make up application but it does help moisturize my skin. I am still looking for my ideal product combo but this is one of my favs. It's heavy, takes a moment to absorb but if you have dry skin then you should try this.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Aging Skin I purchased this for my amazing mother who had always taken great care of her skin but could no longer afford the things she needed. I sent her a "Philosophy Care Package" with Purity, Hope Is Not Enough serum, Vit C Booster Powder and this. She loved this for her dry skin! Living in Phoenix made her skin even more dry & problematic. Her skin went from aging to amazing. This balm is more for aging skin, sun damaged skin, acne scarred skin but just about everyone can use it. Sadly, I lost my amazing mom last week, but I'll remember her beautiful skin and heart. Philosophy makes a difference in so many lives, from teenagers to the young at heart.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for dry skin types The extra moisturizing features of the balm has been great for my very dry skin, especially in winter. I am very excited about this product and have enjoyed the results.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for dry skin I purchased this moisturizer along with the gel-oil mask. I love the combination of the two. This is a perfect moisturizer for anyone with truly dry skin. I have not had problems with piling and my makeup goes on great with no problems. Simply better looking skin with no flaking during the day and it doesn't break me out. In my opinion, much better that hope in a jar for dry skin.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from its back There was a product similiar to this that was discontinued. I'm glad they brought it back. It's a good facial moisturizer, sinks into skin, takes away all dryness. Leaves my skin glowing and works very well under makeup. So glad it's back.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deep hydration without greasiness I have very dry, sensitive skin. I use this both at night (with the when hope is not enough night serum) and in the morning. I love how it absorbs so well, leaving my skin hydrated without feeling greasy. My only regret is that is doesn't have any spf protection.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good as night cream This moisturizer is wonderful as a nighttime moisturizer but a little heavy for under make-up moisturizer.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too heavy! Too greasy! This balm is quite thick and heavy! I had used it till it got to almost the bottom of the jar, and the balm had turned even thicker with some clear oil (like clear coconut oil) separated from the balm. This oil is now collecting like a little pool on the bottom of the jar giving me unpleasant feeling of using it. When I applied this balm on my face, it will not get absorbed into the skin but formed a oily/greasy layer on it. Not recommended!
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from too heavy I have used hope in a jar for dry skin as my daytime moisturizer for years. Sadly since it was discontinued, I am looking for a replacement. This balm is a thick cream and does not sink into the skin. Not able to put makeup over it and also like your regular hope in a jar, the ingredients cause pilling of skin. Still looking. Please bring back hope in a jar for dry skin. Great formula!
Date published: 2016-11-12
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