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Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer – Review

Quite a while back I decided to pick up Philosophy’s Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer from Hautelook when there was a Philosophy sale on the site.

The Website Claims:
Now Hope in a Jar, the award-winning, lightweight daily moisturizer, can color your world beautiful with this tinted moisturizer. Its sheer, glowing color helps smooth and enhance the complexion. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection and a blend of antioxidants protect your skin against wrinkles and environmental attack. Its unique souffle texture absorbs quickly, yet leaves behind long-wearing coverage with a weightless texture that all skin types will love.

Extra Light:
Water (Aqua), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, C14-22 Alcohols, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Allantoin, Phytosterols, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carnosine, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Peg-40 Castor Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Polyisobutene, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Peg-20 Soy Sterol, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Oleate, Dextran, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Edta, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).

$38 for 1.7 oz from Sephora, however I snagged mine for $24.50 from Hautelook.

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes! I’m actually in love with it! In fact, it prompted me to give Philosophy’s Purity a second try. To start, it’s a good, lightweight moisturizer on my skin. Since it’s tinted, it basically evens me out. I have the Extra Light shade, and I was worried it would be too yellow. However, the yellow actually counters my pink overtones, and I think it really helps to even me out. I do like that it’s a broad spectrum SPF product to protect against UVA/UVB rays, but the SPF 20 is not enough for my taste for daily use. I really don’t feel comfortable with less than SPF 40 these days. I do really like the fact that it has antioxidants in it, so it’s sort of a multi-tasking product and good for your skin.

Additionally, I really like the container that this comes in! It’s got an airless pump, which makes it really easy to dispense the product into your hands and apply it to your face. I applied this to my face, eyes and neck. I didn’t have any adverse reactions to it.

Philosophy Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer with a light dusting of Too Faced Amazing Face Powder in Vanilla Creme on top.

Philosophy Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer with a light dusting of Silk Naturals Flattery on top.

Philosophy Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer with a light layer of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light on top.

Philosophy Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer by itself on my face.

Would I purchase again?
Probably. The only thing really holding me back is that the SPF is so low. Living in Florida and dealing with a strong sun all year round has really made me realize that having an SPF of 40 or greater is very important to me. I really do like how it feels on my skin. I like that it evens me out and isn’t cakey. I like that it works really well as a moisturizer.

What do you think? Have you tried Philosophy Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer? If so, did you like it?

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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    • robinbird_22

      I haven’t tried Philosophy’s Tinted moisturizers (or many of their other products yet). I’m definitely adding this to my wishlist. I agree with wishing the SPF were higher, but I usually end up putting on an SPF moisturizer when I wash my face and live in IL where I’m not outside a lot for a portion of the year, this might work really well for me.

      • Phyrra

        Let me know what you think of it :)

    • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

      I actually haven’t tried any Philosophy products before, but this sounds really good! I also love that you posted shots with different powders over it. Thanks for posting the ingredients, Phyrra!

      • Phyrra

        I think I’m slowly becoming a fan. :)

      • Phyrra

        I think I’m slowly becoming a fan. :) You’re quite welcome!

    • http://spontaneouschick.com Aleya Bamdad

      Love Philosophy products. In this case the tinted moisturizer feels great and looks natural.

      • Phyrra

        I do like how it looks :)

    • http://manicuredslayer.blogspot.com ManicuredSlayer

      Great review, thanks! I just got HIAJ as a sample from Sephora and wondered how well it really worked!

      As for SPF…anything above a certain number (and it maybe 40) is bunk. In addition, unless you’re going to the beach during peak hours, you’re better off using common sense about being outside/exposed for too long.

      This Floridian has a vitamin D deficiency and I’m not the only one….SPF hampers the body’s absorption of VitD, which affects calcium absorption…and it becomes a vicious cycle. There are some great articles on Mercola.com about safe sun exposure, how to reduce your risk of skin cancer, and how to keep your vit D levels up.

      *stepping off my pink sparkly soapbox* Just looking out for you ;)

      • Marta

        Agreed! I live in Spain and the sun’s horrible in the summer, but I only wear high SPF if I go out between 12:00-17:00 pm, and I never got pink/red sun burns or freckles. For short walks in the morning or late afternoon, I can do with a 12/15 spf, no problem. And I’m pale… I think it’s more important to drink lot’s of water, avoid long exposure and eat raw vegetables and fruits with lots of antioxidants and vitamins than wearing a complete sun block… sun is healthy in moderation and the lack of it causes serious problems.
        That said, I also like some spf in my makeup and moisturizers.

        • Quinctia

          I tend to look at SPF in my makeup/skincare products as a little added bonus more than anything else. SPF loses effectiveness over time, plus as the product itself wears off over the day, of course the SPF wear off, too. As I’m not a person who touches up their makeup past occasionally reapplying lip products, I’m never going to be getting my full effectiveness with the SPF, anyway. So I don’t stress it.

          When I know I’m going to be out in the sun all day, that’s a different story, but I’d be applying a dedicated sunscreen and reapplying periodically, too.

      • Phyrra

        I think I’m just so paranoid though :( I keep feeling like quality higher is better. I’m using LaVanila Healthy Face SPF 40 right now.

        I appreciate the information :)

    • http://www.mysocksarebetterthanyoursocks.wordpress.com FrancesDanger

      I love Philosophy Hope in a Jar. I’ll have to check this out as well. It looks magnificent on you!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Frances!

    • http://cinseven13.blogspot.com cinseven13

      Tinted moisturizer seems like a really good option if you only want a hint of color or a little evening out. I haven’t tried any though since I need a heavier coverage, but maybe someday I can use it!

      • Phyrra

        Yeah, it’s definitely for if you only need lighter coverage. For heavier coverage with all the extras, I definitely think the BB creams are the way to go.

    • http://savvybeautyformoms.blogspot.com Erin S.

      It does looks really nice on you! This is on my list to try. I’m glad it’s a bit yellow too. It might be a good match for me as well!

      • Phyrra

        Yeah I like how the yellow balances out my pink overtones. Hope you like it :)

    • NeenaJ

      It looks great with both the Too Faced and MAC powders on top but, you’re really glowing with the MAC finish!

      It’s funny that as I get older, I’m starting to think that foundation is really aging. My skin is drier now and more sensitive, so foundation just emphasizes these flaws. My goal for 2012 is to get my skin in shape so I can get away with just a basic tinted product.

      So far, I am in love with the tinted physical sunscreen from Elta MD (SPF 41). It’s $27 at DermStore and Drugstore.com. My Derm used this on me after an IPL treatment because it’s for sensitive skin.

      • Phyrra

        I’ll have to check that out! Sounds good :)

    • http://agirlishthing.blogspot.com/ Katie

      I actually ended up getting rid of this. Didn’t like the consistency, plus Philosophy face products don’t tend to have any positive effect on my skin. If anything, I broke out more when I was using their face wash.

      • Phyrra

        Aww i’m sorry to hear that :(

    • http://livingwhileloving.blogspot.com Janelle @ Life.Love.Nailpolish

      I know some people mentioned it already, but spf 40 isn’t that much more protective than spf 20. SPf 20 blocks about 95% of rays and spf 40 blocks about 98% of rays. It’s no biggie. Here’s a link to an article about it: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/high-spf-sunscreens-are-they-better

      • Phyrra

        Thanks for letting me know. I just feel (however irrational) that wearing SPF 40-50 on my face/neck/hands is better than the SPF 20 I used for forever on them. For my body, I use the Neutrogena Helioplex SPF 100 stuff.