It’s a shame, but Philosophy’s latest offering, Philosophy Hope in a Jar Oil-free Gel (buy here) just doesn’t do it for me.
As you all know, skincare brand Philosophy is the latest brand to come to Singapore, and even though I haven’t tried many of their products (just one, in fact), I LOVE… well, their Philosophy. Their inspirational quotes on their packaging (it’s nice reading material too, I’m always so bored when I’m in the shower/brushing my teeth). That being said, I was excited to try out their “just-for-Asia”, oil-free version of their popular Hope in a Jar moisturizer. Hope in A Jar has been featured 6 times in Oprah’s Favorite Things, and is quite a big deal in the USA, so I suspected their oil free version would be great too.
And though at first I said I really loved it – I think I spoke way too soon, because almost 2 months later, I don’t love it.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good moisturizer, but… it just feels like water gel. As in, it feels like nothing. I feel like I’m rubbing a gel version of water – it doesn’t feel like anything and it doesn’t seem to be doing much. My skin does feel soft after, yes, but because it feels so light, like water, I wonder if my skin is really getting ANY thing, so to speak.
That being said – I think this would be great for those with very oily skin, but personally I would like to try their original version. Sorry Philosophy, it’s not bad, probably will be satisfying for most, but not for me – I expect more from a moisturizer.
Have you tried Philosophy’s Hope in A Jar moisturizer – either the original or the oil-free version? What are your thoughts? I have tested the original one and it seems much more superior (and moisturizing) to the oil-free one. In fact, they almost seem like two complete different products.