April 23, 2015

They Changed The Texture of When Hope Is Not Enough but Did They Change The Smell?

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Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Balm

Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Balm is a new to Philosophy’s Hope family. It actually sounds very promising as it’s formulated with peptides, antioxidants, omega 3, 6, and 9 as well as skin brighteners.

Totally pulling a Stefan here when I say “This place has it everything!” Problem? Jar packaging!


Oh and about that smell….

Philosophy gets skincare right. Believe me I’ve been a fond fan of their Miracle Worker range for a while and I have yet to find a line of skincare that works as well and believe me I try a lot in my quest to find the foundation of youth at the bottom of a bottle of moisturizer.

One thing I avoid from Philosophy? When Hope is Not Enough! I’m sorry but it smells just like WET dog!

Hope in a Jar Eau de Wet Dog

So as tempting as Philosophy’s new When Hope is Not Enough Balm is I think I might have to wait and see what reviews pop up about the scent….! Your moisturizer should not smell like eau de dog!

Know what I mean?

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  • Cookie

    Hey, Muse! You doin okay girl? (I read ya every day but don’t always feel like I have anything productive to add.)

    It’s funny you review this today. Last night I tried to use a sample of HIAJ Night moisturizer and it smelled rancid. Thought it might’ve been me, so let the Mr. have a whiff. His face said everything. I’ve never used their products before. Do _all_ of them smell odd??? Did not end up using it. Can’t imagine trying to sleep with that on my face. I’ve read so many raves it was disappointing.

    I know beauty is pain but does it hafta stink, too?

    • Isabella Muse

      Hey Cookie! I’m ok. How are you dear? I always like hearing from you whether on makeup or not 🙂 LOL! what did it smell like? I never smelled the night moisturizer tbh! LOL! tell me about it girl tell me about it!

  • Rachel

    I hate hate HATE the smell of the Hope line! To me, it smells like a rotten pineapple! I bought some several years ago after a friend raved about it and put it on before work. I could smell that horrid smell all morning long!! I had to go home on my lunch and wash my face to get rid of it I thought maybe I got a bad jar, but she sniffed it and said that’s how it smells. UGH!! I don’t care how well it works, if it smells THAT BAD, it isn’t for me!!