Philosophy Hope In A Jar Oil- Free Gel Moisturizer Review
Here's a review on Philosophy Hope In A Jar Oil- Free Gel Moisturizer.
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Other Locations: Available in Philosophy SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, and Greenbelt 5
Philosophy had envisioned a moisturizer that will not only moisturize, but also allow women to wake up every single day with bright, fresh, and smooth skin, therefore they created Hope In A Jar and eventually, it became a worldwide best- seller. A lot swear by it including Oprah Winfrey and Karl Lagerfeld, two of my favorite international celebrities-I think this is what got me using the product!
Anyway, it's been 3 weeks since I started using this moisturizer and I'm here to tell you that if you have rough, lifeless, unhealthy- looking skin and you wanna solve them right away, this super gentle moisturizer-cum-exfoliator will be your best friend-it is mine at the moment!
PHILOSOPHY HOPE IN A JAR OIL- FREE GEL MOISTURIZER IN DETAIL
Hope In A Jar is a daily moisturizer that is originally created as a clinical preparation to treat wrinkles, dryness, roughness, discolorations, and dullness by delivering daily yet safe exfoliation. The secret to its well- loved, skin- renewing formula, according to Philosophy, is its base that's made of antioxidants, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and yeast- derived Beta Glucan that provides protection and delivers noticeable improvement to the skin in just a few days. The first- ever Hope In A Jar came in a rich, soufflé texture that's suitable for dry skin-this oil- free, gel version was introduced a few years after for those with normal/oily skin types.
The only thing that I don't like about this product is it's in a jar, which is pretty unsanitary. Will Philosophy change it to Hope In A Tube or Hope In A Bottle instead or include a spatula, at the very least? :p
I will muse about my one- month journey with this rejuvenating moisturizer after the jump.
This variant is not necessarily in gel form even if it's called gel-gel is just a term in the skin care world for products that do not contain oil ingredients (now you know!). Going back, this product has a super light, bouncy, water-cream texture and it gives my skin a lovely surge of moisture whenever I apply it on my skin. It yields a slight cooling sensation and leaves a semi- matte finish. My tiny problem with the finish though is it can make my skin feel a little tight when the weather is cool (the moisturizer feels totally fine on my skin when the weather is hot) so I prep with a facial mist before using the product-this technique solves the problem right away. Also, I don't know if it's just me or the product evaporates from the jar if continuously exposed to the air? Any Hope In A Jar users here who have observed this? I'd love to read your opinions.
Anyway, the general problem with this product is the smell. It smells a bit like plastic and is quite strong and off- putting, plus the scent tends to stay. If this product did not give me my desired results in just three days, I'd literally dispose it because of the smell. :/ Philosophy, can we do something about this? Fine, better packaging can wait-please mask the odor first!
Speaking of results, let me muse about my fantastic experience with this product.
PHILOSOPHY HOPE IN A JAR OIL- FREE GEL MOISTURIZER IN ACTION
In as little as three days, I noticed that my skin looked and felt firmer, smoother, and it emitted this nice, I-just-had-a-diamond-peel glow. "I never had this glow before", I mused.
I know very well that daily exfoliation is a no-no, but this product has just debunked that for me. With manual exfoliation and some mechanical exfoliators, there's always the risk of damaging fresh skin that's why they're not recommended to be done and used daily, but this product, methinks, scrapes daily dead skin build- up, which we get everyday, without touching fresh skin, making it safe for daily use. That's micro exfoliation for you!
Three weeks after, my skin looked 30% better than what it was and overall, it just looks more uniform and healthy, from the look down to the texture. I also did not break out even if it yielded everyday exfoliation and even if I was exfoliating my skin with my usual facial scrubs on top of it.
This product is a nice re-invention of the good ol' moisturizer-never thought that moisturizers could be more than just plain emollients until I tried this product, but the scent--please, oh, please, let's change it! Other than this, this awesome product is a must- try for those with oily skin, gritty skin, and dull skin!
PHILOSOPHY HOPE IN A JAR OIL- FREE GEL MOISTURIZER RATING
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