Top face cream winner

Philosophy has been my favorite skin care line for the past two years. Ever since I went down to California and tried it at BlogHer’11, I’ve been hooked.You guys already know how much I rave about their purity cleanser (here and here). Well. I’ve got another favorite, product. Dear I say holy grail? Is that over used too much? Apologies if you’re sick of hearing that term phrase. But it’s my new favorite product.

Philosophy-Hope-In-a-JarI did not know that they made more than one hope in a jar formulation, however. That part was a bit disappointing since I bought the dry skin formula thinking it would be exactly the same as the normal skin type cream. I was wrong.

You can tell from the photo below that the creams are two very different in consistency. Also, on your face.

Hope-In-a-Jar-openThe one on the left is the dry skin, the one on the right is the one I’d like to rave about.

It’s a lightweight whipped consistency that is a dream to apply. You only need a smidge of it and your makeup just glides on top.

I’m not the biggest fan of the dry skin forumula, because it’s too hydrating for my skin. My makeup slips off and it’s just a mess. I cannot return it to Sephora since it came in a trio set. Thankfully it’s only the smaller jar and I’ve revoked its duties for my day time skin, and now I ocassionaly use it on my skin before bed.

Back to my fav product – Hope In a Jar for normal skin.


  •  Soo hydrating on winter skin
  • Does not leave oily residue ontop of skin, sinks in beautifully
  • A little dab’l do ya
  • Smells nice


  • Read the label before you buy it! (lol) – Make sure you’re getting normal forumla, not dry skin.
  • It’s pricy

I’m not sure how this moisturizer will be on my skin during the summer time. Since it’s a light weight formulation, I’m excited to try it in hopes that it won’t be too heavy. So, we’ll see! I’ll report back :)

This is my favorite facial moisturizer for winter. It keeps my skin hydrated and plump. My makeup as I said above, just glides on like a dream. Using this in conjunction with my Clarisonic Mia2, I don’t have any dry patchy skin. Then again, winter is pretty much over. So maybe it’s the weather, ha ha. 

Try a sample out next time you pop into Sephora, and let me know what you guys think of it!

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  1. You know, I’ve never been into a Sephora before, even though there’s one in my neighbourhood mall! I’m just not very girly and all those colours and choices kinda freak me out!

    I’ve been using Arbonne’s RE9 anti-aging line for about a year now and have really noticed a difference in my skin. And the best thing about it is that I don’t have to go to the store to buy it! I just call up my Arbonne consultant and she places my order for me!

    Nancy says: That is so convenient!!
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  2. I received a sample of purity made simple at sephora and was anxious to try it after reading your reviews. I loved the sample! I went out and purchased a full sized bottle and noticed that my face had started to break out and I had a couple of weird dry skin patches :(. I had never had this problem with anythig, my skin is not sensitive at all! I also started using a new BB cream around the same time, so I’ve stopped using that and have given my skin a break for a couple weeks (just using make up remover wipes). I’m rreeealllyy hoping its not purity I’m having a reaction to , because I would love to keep using it and eventually splurge on hope in a jar too!

    Nancy says: Oh no! I also hope it’s not the Philosophy stuff that’s making your skin have a reaction. Can you keep me posted???

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