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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 Acne Treatment Cleanser
 
4.1

(based on 178 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (139)
  • Smells great (110)
  • Gentle (99)
  • Not greasy (90)
  • Balances skin (76)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (50)
  • Irritates skin (24)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (11)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (129)
  • Daily use (85)
  • Oily skin (65)
  • Combination skin (58)
  • Sensitive skin (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (80), Budget shopper (66)

Reviewed by 178 customers

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5.0

Love it

By becausiemkevin

from San Leandro CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

    Love love this product, I have sensitive skin and this product was sent from heaven. I can use it daily or not. As soon I see a breakout I start using it next day breakout is less. (seen some reviews people saying it doesn't remove makeup, but nowhere does it say its a make up remover) lol anyways. always reccumending this to friends/ family

     
    5.0

    I will never purchase any other facial wash

    By Aubry

    from Monterey CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

      I am 28 and have suffered with acne since puberty. I am one of many people who suffer from sulfate sensitivity which makes finding a good acne product near impossible. My intention of writing this review is with the hope that someone with similar skin issues can find this helpful. I tried everything! From proactive to Clinique, to prescription gels. Nothing seemed to combat my acne prone skin. As I have aged, my acne turned from normal white heads to, cystic, hormonal acne. Blackheads were also very prevalent along with scarring from my teen years. I was fed up of settling with what I had. So,I looked online at reviews for sulfate and paraben free facial wash. It took me days of virtual comparisons until I decided to take a chance and picked up my first bottle at Ulta. I have been using this product for almost 6 months. Perk #1 is I've only gone through 1 & 1/2 bottles! It lasts forevvvverrr. Which is great for the price! It smells refreshing with a hint of citrus. Has great consistency and washes well. With it being sulfate free I was sceptical of how well it would wash away my daily dirt and oils but it's very cleansing. Leaves no residue either. I don't wear makeup often, once a week at most, and I will say I have to use a facial wipe or two prior to wahing my face. Or else makeup residue will remain on my face. No biggie. Within a week of using this product my redness and acne started to fade away. I use a cleansing brush here & there ( I don't have a set exfoliating routine) and apply Clinique moisturizer twice daily to promote healthy skin. I thank the company for creating such a gentle yet effective product. I have better looking, smoother skin, and I won't use any other product!

       
      3.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Hannah

      from Athens, Ga

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fights acne

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

      I love this product for it clearing my skin quickly. It smells good and feels good when I apply it to my skin. But I can only use it every now and then, maybe 3 times a week. It dried my skin out very bad and I have severely oily skin. I do recommend this product for clearing skin but use with caution.

       
      4.0

      Works well

      By Ba

      from Greenville, sc

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

      Works well for adult acne, just to expensive.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Hayley

      from New Orleans

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        Love

         
        2.0

        Really Wanted to Love this but...

        By stillsearching

        from Columbia, MO

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        I wanted to love this product, especially after reading all of the great reviews of not only this product, but Philosophy as a whole. I live in Mid-Missouri and have combination, oily, acne-prone skin. This made my face even more oily and did absolutely nothing for my acne breakout. The search will continue for my "holy grail" cleanser.

         
        5.0

        I love it!!!

        By Sarah

        from Providence, RI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

          I use this every morning and every night and it has worked great for me! I have very sensitive skin and it has not caused me to breakout or react poorly to it. It smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling so refreshed. I love it so much!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I would never buy this product again

          By Proactiv is better

          from Jackson, Michigan

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Doesn't Remove Makeup
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

          Wasn't pleased with this product. I should've just went back to my proactiv.

           
          5.0

          The best!

          By LeeAnnD

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            This is hands down the best adult acne cleanser I've used. I am mid 50s with rosacea and this is the only cleanser that helps keep my redness and breakouts at bay. It smells fantastic without being perfumy. A little goes a long way. It comes in a handy pump bottle, convenient for the counter top. I use this as my morning cleanser, after removing makeup at night with either It's Bye Bye Makeup cleansing balm or Clinique Take the Day Off balm.

             
            5.0

            I would purchase this again

            By Cp2012

            from Paris, TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

              I have combination skin and acne treatment items usually makes my face dry out really bad but this did NOT do that. I'm coming into my second week of using it twice a day and my skin hasn't gotten dried out and it's actually clearing up.

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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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