I worked in the skin care industry for a while so I’m pretty skeptical about products that promise change. Yes, you can prevent a lot of things from happening fast, but it is hard to turn back time, no matter how many chemicals or “natural ingredients” you apply.
Then as a bonus gift to myself at Sephora I decided to buy a sample sized Hope in a Jar SPF 25 from Philosophy. I used it and immediately fell in love with the smell. I had no idea if it was doing anything for my skin but it felt good, had SPF and smelled amazing so I figured I’d use it on and off with my other Day Solution from Mary Kay that I love.
Here’s the thing, I couldn’t give it up. More than the way it smells and feels, I have noticed my skin looks brighter and more clear than before and it feels so soft. Did I mention this stuff smells amazing? Oh, I did? Sorry.
Anyway, when I went out and bought another jar (still the sample size-I’m so cheap!) I figured I could safely recommend it.
I will caution, Hope in a Jar contains parabens which I know some people do not want in their moisturizers as . I try to avoid them most of the time too and I never use them on my kids, but I will hang my head and admit it is going to be hard to let this little jar go.
At Sephora, the full size 2oz jar retails for $38 and the sample is $15. The sample size lasts me about a month.
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