Philosophy - Hope In A Jar

Philosophy Hope In A Jar

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • panthenol
  • arginine
  • beta-glucan
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Wish list
Compare

Where to buy?

In stock $39.00
BUY
Price as of 7/30/2021 15:21 GMT. More info
Amazon Australia
In stock A$72.00
BUY
Price as of 11/14/2021 19:26 GMT. More info
Links might be affiliated. Read disclaimer

Formula review

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"originally created for the medical market to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture and dehydration."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - beta-glucan - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Uneven skin tone If you want to know more."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"it contains gentle alpha hydroxy acids that dramatically improves skin radiance and gently exfoliates, revealing smoother, healthier looking skin and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"hope in a jar is a world-renown multitasking moisturizer loaded with antioxidants, with a unique souffle texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, pentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracaprate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
4.9% - 7.3%
Helps water and oil mix together
3.8% - 5.8%
2.8% - 4.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.2% - 3.3%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.7% - 2.6%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
1.6% - 2.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.4% - 2.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.1% - 1.7%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.9% - 1.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.5% - 1.1%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.4% - 0.9%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.5% - 1.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.6%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%

Similar products & dupes

Loading...
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources