philosophy renewed hope in a jar Review

I received a 0.5 oz sample of this moisturizer with an order from philosophy. I started using it as my winter daytime moisturizer. It was a large enough sample that I was able to really form an opinion of how it worked for me. You can purchase this sample size on the philosophy website for $14.

philosophy renewed hope in a jar – philosophy skin labs’ original breakthrough moisturizer is changing the face of skin care again. the revolutionary lightweight, whipped formula of hope in a jar is renewed and infused with a new innovation: clinically proven skin renewal technology. this groundbreaking formulation features a triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids, 3 forms of hyaluronate plus an asian fruit extract, delivering an even longer-lasting glow and continuous hydration benefits. reaffirm your commitment to beautiful skin with renewed hope and face the future with a whole new outlook.


aqua/water/eau, cyclopentasiloxane, stearic acid, glycerin, butylene glycol, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, glycolic acid, dimethicone, polyacrylamide, cetearyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide, c13-14 isoparaffin, dimethicone crosspolymer, ceteareth-20, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, polysilicone-11, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, laureth-7, citric acid, chlorphenesin, mandelic acid, tocopheryl acetate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, ethlhexyl palmitate, propanediol, parfum/fragrance, disodium edta, adenosine, evodia rutaecarpa fruit extract, limonene, faex/yeast extract/extrait de levure, magnesium stearate, opuntia coccinellifera flower extract, silica dimethyl silylate, caprylyl glycol, bht, ethylhexylglycerin, hyaluronic acid, silanetriol, sodium hyaluronate, sorbic acid, hexylene glycol, bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163).
triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids refine texture with visibly smaller pores and fine lines virtually lifted away soft, dewy smoothness, comforted by instant and all-day hydrationre-energized healthy color and glow with asian fruit extracts for improved microcirculation
This was my morning moisturizer because I use Tretinion which is the generic for Retin-A at night. This moisturizer contains AHA and can’t be used with tretinoin.This was a very light formula that was quickly absorbed into the skin. When I first started using it I noticed some stinging when I applied it. My skin is combo and not sensitive.
It also became clear that I could not use an AHA-containing product on my neck and chest in conjunction with the tretinoin. It made a red, scaly mess of my neck and chest. You could see the dry skin and the area was bright red and itchy. This happened after just a few days of use. It was so bad that I had to stop using the tretinoin for over a week on my neck and chest. I had to use a different moisturizer on my face and neck in the mornings.
The skin on my face handled it ever so much better. It provided enough hydration without leaving my face greasy or shiny. It worked well with both my sunscreen and makeup. I honestly cannot say that I saw any obvious improvement in my fine lines or my pores.
I liked this moisturizer and I may repurchase it at some point. In the summer I like Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel as my skin is oilier in warm weather. Other than the fact that I could not use it on my neck and chest I have no major problems with this product.
Have you tried this moisturizer? Did you like it?
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