Philosophy Hope In A Jar Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer Review

Philosophy Hope In A Jar
I can’t call it a review as i never used this product after 2 usages…

I had read so many rave reviews of this product all over the internet and as I am always hunting for a decent moisturizer for my dry skin, thought of giving it a try. I purchased it from

Philosophy Hope In A Jar Review Swatches

Philosophy Hope In A Jar Review Swatches

A Bit About Philosophy Hope In A Jar Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer

  • A lightweight, oil-free face moisturizer
  • Features a unique gel-cream texture
  • Formulated with multiple antioxidants to shield skin against free radicals
  • Blended with amino acids to condition skin
  • Provides optimal hydration & mild exfoliation
  • Skin appears softer, smoother, more radiant & healthier looking
  • Ideal for normal to oily skin
  • To use: Apply day & night to cleansed, dry face
I really had a very tough time in peeling and knowing abo
ut the ingredients but manufacturing and expiry is no where mentioned… I am wondering if western countries don’t mention it or what?

Ok let me come to the reason behind not using it after only 2 usages … It has an unbearable smell and i can’t stand it. I am so disappointed that I have wasted so much money on something I can’t use due to such a stupid reason… The second time I used it, I immediately washed my face twice with face wash to get rid of its smell … YUCK is the only word that can describe it … Yuck Yuck Yuck .. I was about to puke …

So my only advice to people with a sensitive nose would be that never buy a cream if even a single person has mentioned of its smell in any review …

I might throw it in dustbin soon ..

My ratings : 0/5
Would I recommend it : Not to people with sensitive nose, as i mentioned above
Will I repurchase Philosophy Hope In A Jar Review Swatches : NEVER


  • May 22, 2011

    Zestful Uzma

    Yeah Shalini, I have heard so much about this from local as well as international bloggers but I didn't expect an international company not mentioning expiry & manufacture date & who would want to apply something that smells yuck, sad your Rs.1010 got wasted, you could have bought so much makeup stuff with that :(Isn't there an option to leave a review on strawberry net or philosophy's website ?

  • May 22, 2011

    Shalini Dhillon

    Hey Uzma thanks for sharing my sorrow 😀 .. I am not an impulsive buyer and that's why whenever such mistakes happen I curse myself a lot 🙁 .. I will try and search if there is an option available to leave a comment .. nice idea indeed

  • May 23, 2011


    hey shalini..I guess jiya had reviewed it and she hated d smell too…

  • May 23, 2011


    Haw thats sad!! How does it smell though? 😛 I dunno why I get so curious to know such things:P Oh and Shalini, the concealer review you asked for, is ready! Ugly pictures, you might get scared!:P

  • May 23, 2011

    Shalini Dhillon

    Is that so Bhumika ? OMG i should have read some more reviews 🙁

  • May 25, 2011


    so much money down the drain..i will stay away for sure though i don have sensitive nose 😛

  • May 26, 2011


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  • June 23, 2011

    Shalini Dhillon

    Hey IK … It smells like the smell which comes from your cooler when you don't change the water for a week :PYes anamika I still haven't gathered the courage to throw it :(Thanks Mary