Hope In A Jar Reviews
Maybe it was Oprah Winfrey’s admission that she considers Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar “the best moisturizer” she has ever tried that had something to do with this skincare product skyrocketing to fame. Hope in a Jar reviews, however, have shown that a celebrity endorsement did not change the fact that this moisturizer can stand on its own merits because of its high success rate among users. Take a look at what it does, right here.
Features of Hope in a Jar
This product is lightweight which is, according to one Hope in a Jar review, “99.9% oil-free,” yet it can penetrate the deepest layers of the skin to provide it with the necessary moisture it needs.
Its triple blend formulation delivers a continuous supply of moisture to maintain the skin’s suppleness and smoothness to prevent it from becoming dry and prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
The consistency of it is light, as a gel would be, but less watery. It has a minty feel to it, according to some reviews, that feels cool upon its application.
Hope in a Jar will not interact adversely with other skin care products, albeit some of its ingredients may cause allergic reactions (read more of that later in this review). You don’t need a lot of this moisturizer; a little goes a long way.
Not all heavy-duty moisturizers will feel lightweight in the morning. Fortunately, Hope in a Jar is practically greaseless yet you feel its moisturizing effect in your skin’s suppleness. Its roster of ingredients includes glycerin, beta glucan, and Tocopheryl Acetate, to name just a few. Applied topically, beta glucan has been known to moisturize skin, and reduce the appearance of fine line lines and wrinkles.
Extracted from the cellular walls of oat kernels, beta glucan is a soluble fiber whose molecules were initially thought of as being too large to penetrate the skin’s layers. A study published in a 2005 issue of the magazine International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists showed, however, that those molecules can penetrate the skin’s outermost layer, known as the epidermis.
The use of glycerin is tolerated by most people without experiencing any kind of irritation. Glycerin attracts water when it is applied to skin because it is a humectant; it seals in moisture from water which could escape otherwise. Glycerin maintains the water balance of the skin on the intercellular level, meaning it can prevent or fight the onset of skin dryness.
Tocopheryl acetate, also known as vitamin E, is the resultant ester of tocopherol or vitamin E and acetic acid that is commonly used in skincare products. It is not oxidized and is capable of penetrating the skin to its living cells, 5% of which are converted into free tocopherol in order to provide antioxidant benefits. Tocopheryl acetate is believed to regenerate tocopherol once absorbed into skin to provide protection against UV rays.
Pros and Cons
Statistically, those who used Hope in a Jar in a clinical study of 48 participants in a span of one month obtained smoother skin by 98% in three days, more radiant skin by 81% in two weeks, and noticed fine lines have diminished by 98% in four weeks or a month. All participants were required to use Hope in a Jar at least once a day during this month-long clinical study.
A dewy smoothness and suppleness to the skin is accompanied by continuous hydration with regular use of the product. A healthy glow of the skin is also seen due to improved blood circulation from Hope in a Jar’s Asian fruit extract.
The effects of regular exfoliation can also be felt so there is never any opportunity for skin dryness to occur. Hope in a Jar is greaseless and does not clog the skin’s pores.
The product is expensive. Some customers reported minor skin irritation from using the product for several days. Others felt the product was too greasy and some found the scent of the product not to their liking. To be objective about this review, however, none could be attributed to a defect in the manufacture except perhaps the irritation which may have been caused by allergies.
What Customers Say About It
Numerous Philosophy Hope in a Jar reviews have lauded the product for its effectiveness but a considerable of customers make it a point to mention that the price point is prohibitive for those on tight budgets. While this is true, the majority of customers who were satisfied by Hope in a Jar noted that it isn’t more expensive than other similarly-purposed brands which have proven ineffective in their experience.
You usually get what you pay for and Hope in a Jar is not an exemption to that rule. Interestingly enough, 57% of 517 Amazon customer reviews gave the product five stars out of five. The skin irritations reported by some customers may have been caused by their allergies to certain ingredients of Hope in a Jar. As to the smell, there was no considerable number of customers who complained about it.
Philosophy skin care reviews typically single out Hope in a Jar as the bestseller in the Philosophy product line. This isn’t surprising when you consider that people submit reviews in favor of
Hope in a Jar most of the time regardless whether the product is being sold on Amazon or other online stores.
Should you buy this Philosophy product? If you are the type of shopper who bases a purchase decision partly on what other customers think of the product, you should because the majority of the Hope in a Jar reviews to date have reported how satisfactory this product is. The best news is that Philosophy now has Hope in a Jar in five different sizes.
At last, now you too can find out why Oprah Winfrey considers this “the best moisturizer” she has ever tried…