Product Type: Philosophy body care
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It Seems Having Hope Does Cost
Philosophy Hope in a Jar
Member Name: scuzz
Philosophy Hope in a Jar
Date: 09/04/11, updated on 10/04/11 (135 review reads)
Advantages: leaves skin feeling fresh and light
Disadvantages: too pricey
I must admit, I have always been dubious when it comes to spending more than £10 on beauty products, as I have always found cheap and cheerful ones to do the job just fine for my liking. However, as I have always had "problem skin" and still do, my Mum thought this product might help.
Philosophy state that they believe make-up should be optional so their products claim to make not wearing make-up easier for women to achieve.
The moisturiser is pure white in colour and not that thrilling to look at. It is fragrance free so only smells like an E45 or similar product smells. It comes in a small plastic jar (56g) with a screw top lid. The moisturiser is very light to the touch and soaks into the skin very quickly, without leaving a greasy feeling. Philosophy says this product is suitable for all skin types and mine is combination, prone to spots and I have not had any problems with the moisturiser. Hope in a Jar has won awards and was originally created for the medical market. It also provides antioxidant protection.
=====Ease of Use====
As I just mentioned, the cream goes straight into your skin. I have found it to leave my skin feeling healthy, soft without a sticky or greasy after feeling. And this feeling lasts all day. I really don't put that much on either, using just a light dab of a finger for each cheek, another for my nose and chin and one more for my forehead and I still have enough left to do my neck.
After using this for a couple of weeks, I did notice a difference in my skin. I looked healthier and my skin tone became more even. A 56 gram jar will last me at least 6 months, but I do use it very sparingly. I am not a big make-up wearer anyway, so whether I would choose not to wear make-up because I've used this product, I couldn't honestly say.
=====Cost versus Value=====
I was given my first jar as a present, but as I liked it, I looked it up when the jar became low. I was shocked to find it on a popular shopping channel's website for £35 a jar, plus p&p! "No way!" I thought and promptly returned to my cheap and cheerful moisturiser, which I have to say, did work just fine. A small tube of regular moisturiser can last me just as long as the Hope in a Jar did and overall, I couldn't really tell the two apart, so stuck with the cheap range. I have since been given more Hope in a Jar as a present, which is fine, but I could not justify that amount of money on face cream.
Yes and no. Yes it is a lovely product and it does leave my skin feeling fresh, light and hydrated, but as to whether it is worth its hefty price tag, the recommendation would be "no" I'm afraid.
Review now on ciao under the same user name
Summary: A nice product, but expensive