April 11, 2012

Review: Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 30 Moisturizer

After I've used up all of my First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Facecream with SPF 30 (for the third time) I decided to give another product a try.  I picked up Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer.  I wear sunscreen everyday, so I try to pick a product that incorporates high SPF with it.  I also find that the moisturizer sunscreen is less harsh on my face.  I opted for the Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 30 Moisturizer because it had more contents than the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 at a same price. 

It comes in a tube of 2 oz. for $39.00.  The moisturizer is a bit thick and I usually add Philosophy Turbo C boost powder to add in the extra benefits and protection of Vitamin C.  This usually makes the moisturizer a bit more liquidy.  I've been wearing this for last couple of weeks, and I have to say, I will not be repurchasing this product.  I'm actually debating whether I should return this or not.

My major complaint about this product is that after I apply this thin, pat it in and wait for it to dry to do my next step (make-up), it leaves this strange filmy residue on top.  When I feel it, or rub it, it comes off like an eraser residue.  First I thought it was because I may have had dry patches or skin, but I quickly learned that it's the product itself.  I tried rubbing it on my arm and neck and it did the samething.  I also tried exfoliating.  It was not my skin.  It was this moisturizer!  Then I remembered, this happens with some of the other body sunscreen too.  It's quite disappointing because I love Philosophy products.  But I guess not everything from Philosophy is for me.  Also this product is quite thick.  It isn't oily, but really thick product.  Regardless, it should not be leaving residue on your skin, especially your face.  That's just a No No... I would not recommend this product.  I'm going back to First Aid Beauty 5 in 1.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I have really sensitive skin when it comes to sunscreen. I'm going to try the First Aid Beauty!