February 17, 2017

Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Skin Tint A Potential New Beauty Trend

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Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Skin Tint ($39) is a new version of Philosophy’s beloved Hope in a Jar Moisturizer. This new water-gel formula apparently provides the buildable coverage of a foundation and is available in five shade selections. Feels like this could be a potential new beauty trend as earlier this month Clinique launched a new Pep-Start Hydro Rush Moisturizer that’s also tinted. So, you might be thinking, “But this isn’t really a new trend, we already have tinted moisturizers on the market!” I completely agree but it seems like these formulas are ACTUAL moisturizers with a tint. For example, I love Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer but I never considered it a real moisturizer and I’ve always applied moisturizer under it prior. Likewise, for most tinted moisturizers. I’d never actually depend on a tinted moisturizer for hydration because most are very subtle in the moisture department. I just think of them as a light, sheer coverage versus an actual moisturizer!

These newer launches do appear to be handing your more moisture and also a tint. But I question whether they work or not. I mean I’m not sure how comfortable I am slathering myself in a moisturizer that provides buildable coverage. Why? Because I’m pretty liberal when applying moisturizer because, hey, I have dry skin. And I’m also pretty light with my foundation, so yeah, see my dilemma?

None the less, I’m curious!

What do you think about these new tinted moisturizers?

Do share!

Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Skin Tint is available now at Ulta.com and at Sephora.com.


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  • Christina Tran

    No, I can’t do it. It just seems yucky to me. I like to keep my makeup and my skincare separate. I would think foundations tend to have certain ingredients that aren’t present in skin care to stabilize pigments, reduce oxidations, enhance texture, etc. As such, I don’t think of them as being as “clean” a formula as moisturizers. Plus I think of foundation as a layer ontop of my skin, not something that absorbs into it. If my moisturizer is now supposed to act as my foundation as well, and moisturizers are supposed to sink into the skin, I can just imagine all that extra stuff absorbing into my skin. I’m sure it’s just my paranoia, but EEK! I have never really had luck with tinted moisturizers and sunscreens anyway, so I doubt I’ll like this for the same reason as you: I tend to slather on my moisturizer.

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL that was so technical πŸ˜€ but I totally get how you feel πŸ˜€

    • Isabella Muse

      whoa Joella long time no speak πŸ˜€ hehe! Thanks, these look interesting going to watch the vid now πŸ˜€

  • varya

    Not a product that interests me but how different is this from a BB cream,really? Or the foundations that include lots of skin care ingredients(say Zelens for example)? So much of this just strikes me as marketing,not innovation.

  • Nancy

    If it weren’t buildable, it might be more enticing but with my super oily skin, this is not for me.

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah, I posted about that a week or two ago πŸ™‚ looks interesting!

  • Tamara Dungan

    I got this about a week ago and actually love it. Especially for mornings when I’m in a rush. It gives me light coverage (I don’t try to build it up), blurs my pores, and doesn’t look oily or shiny. I have true combo skin, oily through t-zone (especially my nose) and normal/dry everywhere else. It’s hard to find one product that works for my entire face but so far, this has been awesome.