Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar


Renewed hope in a jar moisturiser (£35.50) + renewed hope in a jar eye cream (£29.50) | available from Boots

The Philosophy philosophy: when you renew with hope, wishes come true

When you think of the Philosophy brand you undoubtedly picture bubblegum-coloured bubble baths with cute names and sugary-sweet fragrances. However if you delve a little deeper into their range next time you are perusing the beauty aisles you will see that they also take their skincare very seriously. Back in 1996, Philosophy launched the hope in a jar moisturiser which swiftly became the fans favourite and has maintained a loyal following ever since. Its ground-breaking formula and inspiring words were a game-changer back in the day and the inaugural product from the hope in a jar range revolutionised the moisturiser market with its skin-loving, whipped consistency. Philosophy have now taken this skincare icon and given it a face lift. They have reimagined and refreshed this range and have introduced the renewed hope in a jar moisturiser and eye cream using the latest scientific advances to give the fans a new sensorial formula to get excited about! The philosophy ethos behind this new launch is simple: your spirit was created to thrive when given its own time of rest and renewal, so that clarity and calm can settle into their rightful spaces for the day. So too, for the skin. This range promises to keep skin in a constant state of renewal featuring proven non-stop skin renewal technology to give skin an all-day glow. In a nutshell philosophy have focussed on those key, three skincare wishes that most women want granting: One, refined texture with visibly smaller pores and fine lines lifted away. Two, soft, dewy smoothness and hydrated skin and three, re-energised healthy colour and glow.

With a wave of Philosophy’s magic wand and some added AHAs, Hyaluronic Acid and fruit and flower extracts, renewed hope in a jar could help makes those wishes come true. The alpha-hydroxy acids gently exfoliate the skin’s surface to improve fine lines and pore visibility whilst the hyaluronic acid locks in water for immediate hydration. The Asian fruit and prickly pear flower extract increases micro-circulation and brings a healthy colour and luminosity to the skin topped off with the micro-optics that help diffuse light providing a soft-focus effect. It might all sound too good to be true but with claims that 91% of women fell in love with the feel of their skin and 81% saw glowing skin immediately, it definitely had me intrigued!

The renewed hope in a jar eye cream is a whipped illuminating formula with the same skin renewal technology to help keep skin under the eye hydrated and healthy-looking. This cream is packed full of Asian fruit extract which energises tired eyes, algae extracts that brightens and reduces puffiness and yeast complex that smoothes the look of fine lines. I’ve really enjoyed using both these products over the last three or four weeks and think they would suit most skin types. They are slightly fragranced, nothing that offended me, but some might not like the subtle flowery scent. I particularly love the whipped light consistency that really sinks into your skin in a flash without any greasy residue or feeling overloaded. Used together they have definitely help keep my skin looking healthy and the under eye cream in particular feels like it has ‘lifted’ and smoothed the skin slightly making me look a lot more awake as I stumble into the bathroom in the mornings! All in all, a really nice duo of skincare products and definitely something worth checking out if you are in the market for a new moisturiser. Have you tried anything from the Philosophy skincare range?

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  1. 28th May 2015 / 9:55 pm

    I love Asian fruit extract. Not many rave about it, but a majority of my regimen contains Asian fruit extract and have to agree it smooths out my skin and noticed my complexion brighter too. Thanks fo sharing!

  2. 29th May 2015 / 7:30 am

    I do like Philosophy as a bath time brand however never thought about them as a skincare brand. This does sound lovely, just not sure if I'd make the move to it. xo

  3. 29th May 2015 / 9:54 am

    Beautiful photographs. The formula sounds heavenly! / / x

  4. 1st June 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I really have to try philosophy creams, I have a cleanser and love it. Its such a good brand. Do you think this product will be suitable for my combination sensitive skin?

    X Maya