Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar has been around for quite some time and I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon. For those who aren’t too familiar with HIAJ, it’s a cult moisturiser that is said to be Oprah’s favourite. This baby is the most expensive skincare product I’ve used and it wasn’t for my win in a competition, I would have never, ever bought it.
In Australia it retails for $45 (60ml) and is only available at David Jones.
- Cute matte jar!
- This smells exactly like L’Oreal Castings hair dye.
- I proceeded to Google search “philosophy hope in a jar smell” because I thought mine was off – it was that bad. To my disappointment, it was supposed to smell like that.
- It’s a real strong chemical scent which would be repulsive for most people.
- I put on some of the moisturiser before bed and the smell lingers, but when I wake up 8 hours later, it’s gone.
- My face feels so supple!
- It definitely absorbs well into my skin. I had dry patches near my chin and nose and the morning after, they’re back to normal. Mind you, I used the tiniest bit of product!
- It has a watery consistency, a bit like buttermilk. I was surprised with the results and didn’t expect sufficient moisturising from Hope in a Jar.
- I need to remember to shake up the jar – when I first opened it, the liquid and cream separated entirely, as if it were yoghurt and whey.
That is all for first impressions. I’ve decided to give my Cetaphil face moisturiser a break and switch to Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar for the upcoming chilly seasons. I’ll endure the horrible scent just because I do think it makes a longlasting difference in the texture of my skin.
Have any of you tried this skincare product?