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Philosophy, Hope in a Jar Day & Night, Review

13 Jun

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Philosophy says (night): Wake to more radiant, refreshed skin with this night version of Philosophy’s much-loved Hope In A Jar moisturizer. The gentle formula boosts nighttime renewal to retexturize skin, as it plumps the appearance of fine lines and evens skintone. Patented qusomes help deliver potent glycolic acid to the skin, while gradual-release technology minimizes the potential for irritation. With regular use, skin becomes noticeably smoother, lines are visibly softened, and your rosy glow is restored.
Philosophy says (day/original): A 99.9% oil-free, deeply hydrating, lightweight wonder designed to smooth the complexion while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration. Originally created for the medical market, this expert essential delivers soft, healthy, glowing results.

So many people love Hope in Jar, so I was excited to finally try it!

Night:  This is the newest addition to the Hope in a Jar family.  The texture is a thick cream but it glides smoothly over my skin.  I feels quite heavy and feels greasy for about 5-10 minutes before penetrating my skin.  I had heard others rave about this product, claiming they saw a difference after one single use.  I gave the product the benefit of the doubt, however I didn’t see a difference after one single use.  I felt a slight tingle when I first starting using it, but that quit after about 4 uses.  I like the idea of using a little glycolic acid every day to keep my skin retexturized, however, I really haven’t seen a difference in my skin at all since I started using this.

Day/Original:  The texture is very light, it almost feels like it’s “whipped.”  I love the way this feels on my skin, it glides easily and penetrates within minutes.  It provides oily skin with just enough moisture without making it shiny (mind you, I use a BB cream over this because it does not contain SPF).  Dryer skin types will probably prefer something a bit creamier (they do make a Hope in a Jar for dry skin), but I think oily/combo skin types will really like this.  You can use this AM and PM, but it doesn’t contain any exfoliating properties (which is why it’s ideal to use with HIAJ night).  Like HIAJ night, I didn’t see any “results” with this, but I do enjoy the texture and the hydration that this provides.  The one complaint I have is the scent.  It’s lightly scented (it doesn’t contain any synthetic fragrance though), to me it smells a little like bleach.

I did experience a little irritation after day 4 of using both of these products.  I felt a slight burning sensation and some redness occurred.  That reaction did not continue to occur after day 4.  *pics later in the post*

Overall
The night has a thick, emollient-like texture that takes 5-10 minutes to penetrate the skin.  I like the idea of gently exfoliating every night, however I didn’t see any results after 3 weeks of continuous use.  The day/original has a light whipped texture that oily/combo skin types will enjoy.  I personally don’t like the scent, even though it is light.

Where: Philosophy (Night, Day), Sephora (Night, Day), Amazon (Night, Day). Price: $48/0.2oz (Night) $40/0.2oz (Day).
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