All posts tagged: Hope in a Jar

Purity Made Simple – Philosophy

A  while back, I did a review on Philosophy’s moisturizer, Hope in a Jar, and promised that I would do a follow-up on Hope in a Jar and a review of the cleanser, Purity Made Simple, since I bought them together. (Click here for the review on Purity Made Simple). This foaming cleanser is meant to be used for all skin types but when I was at Sephora they recommended it to me because I have oily skin. I have really oily skin but this was way too drying, even for me – it left dry patches on my chin and around my nose. If you have dry or combination skin, STAY AWAY from this cleanser. I have stopped using it and may try it again during the summer. Purity Made Simple “deeply cleanses, tones, and removes make-up” according to the label on the back but I still felt the need to use toner afterwards. However, it did do a pretty good job of removing my make-up. The things I liked most about this cleanser are the “foaminess”, the clean scent and the packaging. I probably …

Hope in a Jar – Philosophy

I was at Sephora few weeks ago since I needed a new moisturizer. I came across these products by Philosophy and since their products are some of Sephora’s best-sellers, I wanted to give them a try. After a brief discussion with one of their beauty consultants or whatever you call them, I purchased Hope in a Jar (moisturizer) and Purity Made Simple (foaming cleanser.) I haven’t used the cleanser yet, so that will be saved for another time. Hope in a Jar is intended to be a moisturizer for all skin types. It has light almost gel-like consistency which good for my skin since it is quite oily. I don’t see how it would work for someone with really dry skin. The cream was absorbed very quickly which is a definite plus and did an adequate job of moisturizing my skin. The downside – it has the most curious scent. I’m used to it by now but at first there was a slight metallic smell that almost made me nauseous. Also, it contains lactic acid which is supposed to be exfoliating but I haven’t …