Product Type: Philosophy body care
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Hope in a Jar - The Miracle Cream!!!
Philosophy Hope in a Jar
Member Name: Wendy Mills
Philosophy Hope in a Jar
Date: 07/02/05, updated on 14/02/05 (6887 review reads)
Advantages: It actually does work - beyond your wildest expectations!!!!, A little goes a long way so should last for a good few months., No need for a separate night cream.
Disadvantages: Smells like something you would normally get on prescription only., Some people might find the packaging a little cheesy/annoying/basic., Pricey when compared to other upmarket beauty brands.
I bought the regular cream (all skin types) from www.hqhair.com - the only place in the UK where you can buy it on the net - for £30. They do sell a version for extra dry/sensitive skin but in my dash to buy the cream I bought the regular one by mistake. It was delivered about 2 days after ordering. It is a simple white base jar with a black lid, on the lid is written "your skin needs a glass of water not a cup of oil" - cheesy or what!!! I opened the jar and greeted by a cream that looks and smells like Sudocrem. I was quite alarmed until I remembered the cream was developed for medical reasons and was originally used to treat burn victims. HIAJ should be applied 1 to 2 times a day, so multi-tasks as a day and night cream. There is also a claim on the jar that results will be seen after 3 days which I seriously doubted.
I braved the smell and applied it, you only need a small amount and it is instantly absorbed with no greasy residue. Both my dry and oily patches disappeared and my face felt very soft. I went downstairs and my bf commented on how I looked so refreshed and my eyes looked a lot less puffy. Compliments on my skin after only one use - amazing!!! After 3 days, the results were very obvious; an even skin tone, no patches, glowing complexion, marked improvement in the skin around my eyes. I have no reaction to the cream and I reckon it is healing as well as moisturising my skin. I have now been using HIAJ for 5-6 weeks and look/feel like a different person. People comment on how much my skin has improved and I feel confident enough to go out without wearing foundation (unthinkable a few months ago!!). I have at least half a jar left and reckon one jar should last about 3 to 4 months if using twice a day.
All in all, a fantastic miracle worker. I have been totally converted to philosophy products because of the results of this cream. It might seem expensive but if it lasts for 4 months then it costs £7.50 a month for great skin - a bargain really. I would recommend this cream to anyone who wants to have skin with an even, glowing tone, a clear complexion, and a lot less lines. They do sell a separate eye cream but I found that HIAJ works great as an eye cream, so why shell out any extra. Don't be put off by the nasty smell - you get used to it after a while.