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Philosophy Hope in a Jar
Member Name: licclevicki
Philosophy Hope in a Jar
Date: 03/03/10, updated on 03/03/10 (184 review reads)
Advantages: Really does make a difference
Disadvantages: A little on the pricey side
Hope in a Jar
Unfortunately l do not have the funds to spend a fortune on moisturising products, and even if l did l probably would choose not to.
I often think that cheaper alternatives often seem just as good, and in some cases better. However l do like to look after my skin and l moisturise daily.
A while ago now, someone l know went to New York, and on their return, they gave me a lovely gift set from the Philosophy range.
Inside were various items, but the item l love most is Hope in a Jar.
On the Jar it says, Philosophy: where there is hope there can be faith, where there is faith miracles can occur
So should l have faith in this product?
This product is not cheap, and my jar is only a 1oz jar, so its not really very big at all. I think my jar is slightly smaller than the standard product.
A 2oz jar from their website costs $38.
Hope in a jar is award winning and there is something different about this facial moisturiser, which compared to other products has an extra special something, that makes it a step above most others l have tried.
Apparently the product has many antioxidants and is designed to reduce wrinkles, re-hydrate and create smoother skin.
Firstly it smells really nice (well l think so). It is an indulgent smell, a scent that is hard to define, but it has a fresh, light, feminine scent. There appears to be a 'herb' fragrance, (which some people may not like) l think this is the lavender oil in the product. The product is a mix of smells though, so don't be put off if you don't like lavender.
I find that you really don't need to use too much of this cream. If you just dab a little bit on the tips of your fingers, a little will go a long way. The cream feels quite thick and heavy on your fingers. But its not, when you blend into your skin, it seems to glide along your skin nicely without dragging at your skin. The texture isn't too watery, or too thick, it's a nice consistency and its not sticky, and its very easy to apply. In fact its so easy to apply that l just want to keep using it. Its such a nice product to use.
The size of the jar also means it is very easy to pop it into your handbag and to take away with you.
When applied you instantly notice a freshness to your skin. Your skin feels dehydrated and refreshed. It feels a little like when you have cleansed your skin, or put a face mask on, you feel all clean and your skin feels healthier. It actually feels like l have been for a facial!!
The cream doesn't feel greasy but its not drying either. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and silky. My face isn't left all shiny but noticeably refreshed, and rather soft. The cream also absorbs into your skin rather quickly.
My skin type is a combination. But l suppose it tends to be more oily. What l found with this product is that it tends to find a balance and create even skin which isn't dry or greasy but a healthy blend.
As it suggests on the Jar, this product reduces the effects of the harsh environment.
Its definitely a worthy buy, even if it does cost a little more than l would wish to pay, this is a product ld like to continue using.
Why not have a look at their website....
Summary: A lovely product
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