philosophy renewed hope in a jar moisturizer

Exciting news from Philosophy! Hope In A Jar, one of the inaugural products launched by the brand in 1996 and beloved by millions of fans, has been given a ‘refresher’.  Like a butterfly shedding it’s cocoon, it emerges as “Renewed Hope In A Jar“.

Count me as one of legions of fans that loved the original Hope In A Jar. But with skincare science advancing at an amazing pace, Philosophy knew that an update of Hope In A Jar was needed. So they focused on creating an innovative, lightweight, whipped moisturizer with an advanced formula that works on multiple layers of skin for constant renewal. When I heard the news, I was incredibly intrigued, because one of the things I loved about Hope In A Jar, was the light texture and the fact that it was one of the first moisturizers to incorporate alpha hydroxy acids into the formula.

So how does Renewed Hope In A Jar compare? The team at philosophy focused on three main goals or “wishes”: a product that could retexturize skin with improvement in fine lines and pore visibility. all-day hydration with dewy smoothness and that healthy glow we all want from our skin.

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I was sent a sample of Renewed Hope In A Jar to test for myself and I’ve been using it for approximately 6 weeks. And I seriously don’t want to stop! Renewed Hope In A Jar is lightweight with a whipped texture. It has a very luxurious feel to it and a light, clean scent that is barely detectable. Renewed Hope In A Jar has a blend of three alpha hydroxy acids that work in different penetrations and layers. The three AHAs help to re-texturize skin, but in a gentle manner. I didn’t experience any burning or irritation. And let me say–the days of my throwing the strongest concentration of actives on my skin are over. For me, right now, it’s ALL about gentle but effective anti-aging skin care.

Renewed Hope In A Jar also uses 3 forms of hyaluronate; this is what helps to lock in all-day hydration. I can report that even though the midwest has been locked in winter’s cold grip, my combination skin has been totally comfortable, not dry and not calling for “extra” moisturizer. Lastly, the formula includes illuminators, light-diffusers and other luminosity-enhancers, to help give skin that healthy glow. There is no SPF, so you will need to add that for UV protection.

I love Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar and have loved my skin’s response to using it. I’m very content to continue using this product, as I know my skin looks totally “makeup optional”–even completely bare. It’s the best feeling! If you’re looking to change up your skin care for the new year, I can recommend Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar. If you loved the original, I think you’ll be excited to try the new one.

You can find Philosophy Renewed Hope In a Jar ($47) in department stores and online at Sephora, Nordstrom and


Disclosure:  Press samples have been provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review. Affiliate links are used, which means a small commission is earned when you purchase through the site.
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