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Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser

Philosophy

Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser

Item #: 2246248 Size: 8.0 oz

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Clear skin begins with a clean start. Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser deeply cleanses and helps reduce acne-causing bacteria, while salicylic acid effectively reduces breakouts. It effectively clears skin without irritation, leaving skin feeling completely clean and comfortably balanced. A refreshing orange scent delivers a pleasant cleansing experience.

Key Features:
  • Salicylic acid effectively reduces acne breakouts
  • Rinses clean to leave skin feeling comfortably balanced
  • Features a refreshing orange scent
Apply to slightly damp face, and massage for 30-60 seconds. Rinse thoroughly. Use morning and evening. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Precautions: For external use only. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using if you are using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product. This may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. When using this product avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Active: Salicylic Acid (1.0%). Inactive: Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Acrylates Crosspolymer-4, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Panthenol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Disodium Capryloyl Glutamate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Propylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, O-Cymen-5-Ol.

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PhilosophyClear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser
 
4.2

(based on 193 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (151)
  • Smells great (119)
  • Gentle (108)
  • Not greasy (96)
  • Balances skin (85)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (54)
  • Irritates skin (26)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (11)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (139)
  • Daily use (88)
  • Oily skin (67)
  • Combination skin (61)
  • Sensitive skin (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (84), Budget shopper (74)

Reviewed by 193 customers

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5.0

Awesome priduct

By Chrissy

from York pa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

    When I think I am going to have break outs, I use this wash and I don't break out. It is great and I would recommend this to anyone. It is awesome. I love it!!!

     
    5.0

    Love it, using for years

    By Shelkrav

    from Bristol, PA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

      Great product. Takes off makeup with out a residue.

      Service and delivery comments:

      N/A

       
      5.0

      My new favorite

      By Undecided

      from Sanger ca

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        I try the trial kits first before I buy the actual product and I love this cleanser..i have acne prone skin & this cleanser has done wonders for my skin.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Service was knowledgeable and polite..didnt make me feel pressured to buy when or if I didn't want to.

         
        5.0

        I would hit this again

        By Lisa

        from St Louis

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

          My teenage girl uses this with great success. Her face has stayed so clear when she uses this daily.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Only thing that worked for me

          By Emily

          from Scranton, PA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

          This product was the only thing that worked when my face was very broken out and I had a lot of stress acne. Love my skin now and barely break out.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works without overdrying

          By Jackie

          from Oklahoma City, Ok

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            This face wash works well for acne prone skin without over-drying. I have used Neutrogena's oil free acne wash and while it is much cheaper it also tends to dry my skin out and irritate it too much. I have been using this product for a couple of weeks and this combined with an acne moisturizer and Philosophy's Take a Deep Breath spf 30 moisturizer for during the day my skin is clearing up.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better then all the other junk I bought

            By Crazy for clear skin

            from Reading, pa

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            I use it day and night ... will dry out your skin around nose but other then that your good .

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Unamused

            By Sarah:)

            from Appleton WI

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Doesn't work

            Best Uses

            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            I came to Ulta looking for Proactiv but they didn't have any in stock so the skin specialist directed me to the "next best think" which was this. I was quite excited to try out the new product due to using other items in the Philosophy brand and loving them. I did notice that it definitely didn't smell the best and made my face break out more than usual.

             
            4.0

            Really works!

            By Mee Mee

            from Spartanburg, SC

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

              A little costly, but effective.

               
              5.0

              awesome clean

              By Jena

              from Greenville, SC

              Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

              I have been using this and the treatment moisturizer for over a week and can tell a big difference in my skin clarity and condition. Keeps it clean and from getting extremely oily through the day-reat for adult acne!

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              6 Questions | 6 Answers
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              • Q:

                Would this be good for hormonal acne?
                Asked on 12/29/2015 by katie

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hormonal acne can be stubborn to treat. Although this product is designed to deeply clean the skin which in turn reduces acne causing bacteria to promote clear skin and can be effective, we recommend that in order to honor your best interest, that you consult your doctor regarding any product you wish to add to your routine. a medical professional is better equipped to evaluate the ingredient list or drug facts label and assess whether that product is right for you.

                  Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
              • Q:

                Would this be good for cystic acne?
                Asked on 12/29/2015 by katie

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Although this product is designed to deeply clean the skin which in turn reduces acne causing bacteria to promote clear skin and can be effective, we recommend that in order to honor your best interest, that you consult your doctor regarding any product you wish to add to your routine. a medical professional is better equipped to evaluate the ingredient list or drug facts label and assess whether that product is right for you.

                  Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
              • Q:

                How many ounces is this?
                Asked on 11/15/2015 by Shannon from nc

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  clear days ahead cleanser is an 8 oz bottle.

                  Answered on 11/18/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
              • Q:

                is this like clean and clean in the sense that after you stop using it you start to break out again
                Asked on 9/27/2015 by bubblez from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  our products are designed to bring anything underlying in the skin to the surface, so that it can be treated. this product is designed to treat acne, and the condition acne does require treatment, so it is possible to "break out" after stopping use.

                  Answered on 9/29/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
              • Q:

                Hello, does anyone know if this is good for whiteheads?
                Asked on 9/24/2015 by Molly from Jacksonville,Fl

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  yes, this product is designed for active acne or "whiteheads".

                  Answered on 9/29/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
              • Q:

                Could I use this with my clarasonic or would it be too harsh on my skin and make me break out more?
                Asked on 1/21/2015 by ginger

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  we do not recommend using a clarisonic while you are experiencing an active breakout. if you are not experiencing an active breakout, you may be able to use the clear days ahead cleanser with your clarisonic 1-2 times a week for deep cleansing.

                  Answered on 1/27/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
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