April 18, 2017

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

I decided to purchase Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint from QVC.com recently. This is a new tinted moisturizer that with an SPF 20 that provides hydrating sheer coverage. I was a little skeptical about the fact it came housed in a jar. I mean, really, who houses tinted moisturizer in a jar right? But it was fairly inexpensive and it came with a fiber brush for application so, I decided “what the heck?” and I decided to try it.

Here’s my review and thoughts.

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint ($39) is available in five shade selections and promises sheet yet buildable makeup coverage that hydrates skin and gives it a shine-free glow. Philosophy houses this in a 1 oz jar and at first I questioned their packaging choice. I prefer a squeeze tube for my tinted moisturizers as it’s mess-free this way and also, the formula remains stable. I think I get why Philosophy put it in a jar though as this is a water-based formula that would likely separate if you put it in a tube. So, I guess the jar works best here although, it is a little messy but I’ll get into that more in a moment.

This is a very creamy texture that’s thick at first but quickly thins out as you apply it. It’s actually very Korean-like in formula as they successfully created a water-based formula that’s reminiscent of a lot of Korean’s more hydrating gel moisturizers. As you blend the thicker, creamy textures begins to thin out and “bursts” into a watery texture that feels cool and refreshing on skin. I had absolutely no problems blending this on my drier face. It’s a formula that’s very, very forgivable on drier skin and doesn’t cling to drier areas nor accentuate those areas. It’s lightly hydrating but not oily nor greasy and doesn’t add shine.

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint (Shade 5.5)

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint Swatches (Shade 5.5)

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint Swatches (Shade 5.5)

Coverage is sheer but very natural with enough pigment to hide mild dark spots or redness as well while brightening up the entire complexion and easing dullness. It’s most definitely a my skin but better finish that looks very, very natural. I tend to migrate towards sheerer foundation since I don’t require a lot of coverage and this formula fits the bill perfectly for me. My skin is already is good condition but I do suffer dullness and drier areas. This combines both a formula that lightly hydrates without clinging as well as natural coverage to enhance and brighten my complexion without being to heavy or pigmented.

It isn’t typically sold with a brush but QVC packages it with a dual-ended brush that has a fiber brush for blending on one side as well as a scoop on the other side. The scoop idea reminded me of the Double Duty Beauty Foundation Brush & Spatula that was created for use with the Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation. The scoop comes in hand as it ensures you never have to dip your fingers into the jar. Although, I still question the choice of jar packaging for this because I found it a bit messy. For some reason, I kept getting the foundation around the ring of the jar and it ended up all over the place.

Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint does have a shorter wear time so a dusting of powder is absolutely essential to keep it wearing long and also, to prevent it from transferring. It ends up fading within a 2 hour period without powder and it transfers all over my shirt or jacket and phone, etc…if I don’t set it. I dislike using powder on my drier skin but the good news would be that this formula is so nicely hydrating that powder applies nicely on top of it without clinging plus it extends the wear considerably by a few hours!

All in all, Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint is a delightfully lightweight, sheer, easy to apply, and lovely little formula that brightens skin up and gives it a natural finish. If you like sheerer, barely there, second skin-like foundations you’re sure to love this one.

Available now at ulta.com, sephora.com, nordstrom.com, ulta.com, and qvc.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • ChynnaBlue

    Thank you! I’ve been wondering about this product and how it would work on dry skin. I also appreciate the label shot, since it has SPF and I can’t use zinc oxide. I’ll look to see if I can swatch this at Ulta or Sephora and if it matches, I’ll pick it up at QVC for the included brush. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure ๐Ÿ˜€ Let me know if you try would love to hear your thoughts!

    • kjh

      Hey, Chynna, zinc’s a go, but octinoxate drops my temp to 93, amongst other reactions. We had better have a trading policy! Honestly, the sunscreens are the deal breakers in most face products. And people say to you, zinc is natural, you can’t be sensitive to it. Bullwhammy! Ever hear of tree, grass, and flower pollen? It’s all so exasperating to have to get ingredients before you buy anything…

  • Mary Kay

    I also bought this on QVC with the brush fully expecting to send it back. However I was pleasantly surprised and I really like it. Fortunately I got it on auto delivery. I’m over 50 but have quite good skin so this is just the right amount of coverage for every day where especially since I’m outside walking a lot

    • Isabella Muse

      I expected the same. I just hated the packaging and thought it would be a return for me. But ended up loving it ๐Ÿ˜€ Yay! Glad to hear you liked it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah when I ordered they wait listed me too :-/ It did arrive after two weeks but still meh!

  • Adrienne

    Thanks so much for that review especially about the wear time and transfer. I had been looking at it because summer is approaching and I am very “shiny” right now so I thought this would be better than a real foundation but it seems like my oily skin would get less than the 2 hour wear time. I will wait for something else.

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure! ๐Ÿ˜€ Be careful with oily skin, this one seems best suited to drier skin ladies and lads!

  • Liz

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been wondering about this. Can you recommend a good powder for drier skin?

    • Isabella Muse

      Honestly, I avoid it when possible because my skin doesn’t do well with it. Clarins Skin Illusion Loose Powder Foundation is a nice one, doesn’t cling and keeps mild shine and oil at bay!