When it comes to face products it’s always best to try before you buy! I honestly wish I would have sampled Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar moisturizer before hauling it because I’m really not a fan. I’m totally surprised it’s such a cult favorite.
Hope in a Jar has a very lightweight, creamy consistency that can get a little watery at times. I’ve opened my jar a few times to see puddles of water instead of hope inside. It’s nothing a little shaking up can’t handle but it’s still pretty weird. The scent is also really odd and extremely off putting. Hope in a Jar smells like some kind of warm cottage and cream cheese mix. It’s a really bizarre scent that lingers a little while even after you’ve applied it. I don’t have a sensitive nose so I was able to look past it. But if you’re sensitive to smells definitely keep away!
I have pretty dry skin with patches of eczema (during the winter months) and Hope in a Jar just didn’t cut it! It just wasn’t hydrating enough. I often found myself mixing or topping it with my Josie Maran Argan Oil to get enough moisture to my skin. Despite the lightweight creamy texture Hope in a Jar takes a little while to adsorb and can leave your face looking and feeling greasy until it completely sinks in. I hated how shiny it would make me with very little moisture! Nothing about this moisturizer seems to work with my skin! I thought about saving it for the summer but the greasy factor probably would be even worst. Hope in a Jar is supposed to be for all skin types but it missed the mark with me. It is really popular though so someone out there really likes this stuff! I just recommend trying a sample first!