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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
 
4.1

(based on 182 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (142)
  • Smells great (113)
  • Gentle (101)
  • Not greasy (93)
  • Balances skin (78)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (51)
  • Irritates skin (25)
  • Doesn't work (17)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (11)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (132)
  • Daily use (87)
  • Oily skin (66)
  • Combination skin (59)
  • Sensitive skin (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (80), Budget shopper (69)

Reviewed by 182 customers

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5.0

Cleared my acne!!

By debbiigee

from Kansas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

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

    I have been using this product for almost two years. Before I bought this I was using Murad to try and clear my skin and had no luck with that. I used this for about two weeks before I started noticing the change and have used it since. I use it with my foreo and they are both my go to!! Great product.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    This did not work for me

    By Jess T.

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

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

    I had read great things about this face product. I have dealt with acne my whole life, and now as an adult I am still trying to find a product to help with my skin.
    I was looking for something gentle that was specifically for acne prone skin, and something that was non greasy and made me feel clean and fresh.
    I used this products for 3 days, and by the 3rd day my face was bright red, swollen, and so dry and irritated. My acne had gotten way worse, and my face hurt to touch.
    I am not sure if I had an allergic reason to this product, or if the product just didnt work for my skin. I have very sensitive skin, and this product made it worse.

    I would not recommend this product to someone with dry skin, or sensitive skin, as it seems to not be as gentle as I thought. I do like the philosophy brand, and like I said, have heard good things about this product, it just did not work for me.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this product.

    By Dawn

    from Lubbock, TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin

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

      I hate spending money, but this is the only thing that clears up my face. It has been a week and I am almost completely clear again. I tried to use other products after this one cleared up my skin the last time and that caused more breakouts. So back to this and clear, beautiful skin again!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Jaime

      from Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

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

        My son started using this product in his face was very active on his face looks amazing now including the blackheads

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 Oil-Free Salicylic Acid 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

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 Oil-Free Salicylic Acid 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!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 Oil-Free Salicylic Acid 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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            Works well for adult acne, just to expensive.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

              Love

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 Oil-Free Salicylic Acid 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.

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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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