Philosophy Hope in a Jar High-Performance Moisturizer For All Skin Types Review
I’ve always been curious about Philosophy products because I’ve often been hearing positive reviews about them. About their moisturizers, their bath products, their hair care items, practically everything I’ve heard about them, none of them were actually negative.
That’s why when Luxola offered me a chance to try and review a product from Philosophy, I was like a kid drooling, overwhelmed with all of the toys in the toyshop. Only instead of toys, I was presented with an array of skin care, bath and hair care products and it took me time to decide what to try. But since you know that I’m such a sucker for moisturizers, I thought I’d give this one a try. Philosophy Hope in a Jar High-Performance Moisturizer For All Skin Type
Product Claims/Description from the Philosophy website
Our award-winning, original formula lightweight daily moisturizer hydrates and provides antioxidant protection while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant. This high-performing moisturizer contains lactic acid, a gentle alpha hydroxy acid that helps remove surface dead skin cells, and beta-glucan to promote overall skin health by helping to strengthen skin’s natural rejuvenation potential. Hope in a jar dramatically improves skin radiance and gently exfoliates, revealing smoother, healthier looking skin and texture.
The packaging of this one is pretty straightforward and also traditional. It comes with 60ml of product in an easy-open seal and despite that it is a white tub, it’s not really as easy to detect how much product is left. Some people may be bothered by this packaging because you have to dip your fingers inside the tub in order to get some product out but I’m kinda used to this type of packaging and if this really bothers you, you can always buy some spatulas at Landmark.
Looking at it right from the tub it looks a bit heavy in terms of formula and texture but when I tried at the back of my hands it doesn’t feel like so. It actually felt lightweight at first but it left my face tacky afterwards. It’s not something that I’m not really fond of to be quite honest, but I don’t really find it bothersome since the sensation actually fades away after quite a while.
Don’t get me wrong, though. It’s not the most lightweight moisturizer that I’ve tried. It’s not as lightweight as my favorite Olay Acquaction Moisturizer, but it’s not heavy either. Let’s put it this way. If you’re in a hurry and you need to apply makeup right away after you applied your moisturizer, then this might not be your best bet. But if you have the time and you have a couple of minutes or so to let your moisturizer set. Then go for this one.
I’m not quite as fond of the scent as well, but perhaps it’s because of all the ingredients. The moisturizer contains the ester of lactic acid for exfoliation to help promote smooth, healthy looking skin Also contains beta-glucan to help give your skin a healthy, rosy glow and contains anti-oxidants to help protect skin against environmental attack*.
Overall, I’m still very impressed with this moisturizer and I definitely recommend this to everyone. I have a dry skin and I still like it and I find it suitable to my skin type. I do use a different moisturizer at night time though, so this is more like my day cream. But still, I’m loving my new skincare routine more and more because of this.
• Product Name | Philosophy Hope in a Jar High-Performance Moisturizer
For All Skin Types
• Price | S$59.00
• Avalability | Luxola
Unfortunately, Philosophy products are not available at Luxola Philippines at the moment. Apologies.
Luxola was also generous enough to give my readers a discount on their first purchase. Just use the code BLX-YETTE at checkout to enjoy 15% discount, effective till the end of May 2015. This promo, however, does not include their non-discountable brands: Dercos by Vichy, Dr. Wu Clinical Skincare, Real Techniques, SkinCeuticals, Sigma Beauty, Vichy, ZOEVA, Origins, Sachajuan, Koh Gen Doh, Laneige.
How about you? What’s your favorite Philosophy product? What’s your favorite moisturizer so far? Let me know through the comments below
♥ Product was provided for editorial purposes. Read my full disclosure here