a little hope goes a long way

I love trips to Sephora. It’s my fantasy playground. My getaway sanctuary. OK maybe I’m exaggerating a little, but it’s true. There I get to find new products that ultimately become my favorite.

So when I stumbled upon Philosophy’s Hope In A Jar Face Moisturizer and tried it, I was sold. Usually I’m not sold on a product simply because I love to try new ones so often, but I have to say, this one takes the cake.

I’ve heard and tried Philosophy before. They have some yummy scented bubble bath they are most famous for. Who doesn’t want to get in the tub that smells like coconut cream pie? Cinnamon apples? Creme brulee? Strawberry frosting? You know you do. I also know about their flavors (that’s what we call them in the fragrance industry) because Sephora has partnered with them to give out a mini birthday cake scented bubble bath on your birthday (everyone say it with me… awwwwww).

So when their skincare started getting great reviews from beauty magazines, you know I had to try it. OMG I’m telling you this stuff is different. It’s a super lightweight formula with a whipped cream consistency. It’s not greasy or sticky. It’s fragrance free for those with sensitive noses (which for me being such a huge fragrance lover would prefer a light floral fragrance) and lasts all day. A little goes a long way with this one, and the best part is that it doesn’t make me break out. I have fairly sensitive skin and even tinted moisturizers are a no no for me, but this stuff passes all tests.

The moisturizer is priced at $38 for a 2oz. stash, but you can always gets a sample size for $15 which is what I started with. Beleive me, it’s worth it.

Hope In A Jar is my favorite facial moisturizer to hit the market in a long time. I continue to experiment with other products, but this one will always be my go to. They have since come out with Hope In A Tube and Hope In A Jar with SPF 15, but I recommend sticking with the original.

As the jar states: “When there is hope there can be faith. Where there is faith, miracles can occur.” This is a miracle.