Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Philosophy's Hope in a Jar with SPF 20


RATING (out of 5 stars): 1 star

COST: $39 for 2 ounces

THE SKINNY: I really, really, really wanted to like Philosophy's Hope in a Jar with SPF 20 after all the great things I have heard about this brand (and having never tried it myself.

But I really, really, really did not like it.

To start, the moisturizer was oily. I could see it in the package (ick!). There appeared to be a layer of oil on top of the cream (think chicken fat in a jar). And the instructions did not recommend mixing the product before use.

The next turnoff: It smelled like sunscreen. I am all about SPF but I do not want to smell like a Hawaiian Tropic girl when I head to work. It went on and felt like sunscreen, too. 

It was just way too oily for my combination skin and hours after application, I could still feel the greasy remnants on my face. At that point, I just washed it off.

So I can't say how it made my skin feel in the long run. Have any of you had better results with this product? Should I try a non-SPF formula? Please let me know. I feel bad because this is the first negative thing I have ever seen (written) about the Philosophy brand.

KEEP OR TOSS: Toss.

CHECK IT OUT: Find out more about the Hope in a Jar line and check out reviews from a few people who would really disagree with me.


-- Tested by Carrie