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Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment %26 Moisturizer

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Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer

Item #: 2246262 Size: 2.0 oz

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End the acne cycle. Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer helps clear skin, while delivering breathable, oil-free hydration for completely clear, perfectly balanced skin. The antimicrobial formula immediately begins to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, while salicylic acid and oligopeptide-10 help keep skin clear of new acne blemishes with less potential for irritation. It delivers breathable, oil-free hydration without clogging pores, helps improve skin tone and texture, and provides oil control for a beautiful matte finish.

Key Features:
  • Antimicrobial formula immediately begins to eliminate acne-causing bacteria
  • Salicylic acid and Oligopeptide-10 help keep skin clear
  • Provides oil control for a beautiful matte finish
Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1-3 times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with 1 application daily, then gradually increase to 2-3 times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. 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, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Squalane, Lecithin, Oligopeptide-10, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, PPG-12/Smdi Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, O-Cymen-5-Ol.

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PhilosophyClear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
 
4.3

(based on 55 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (43)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Hydrates skin (32)
  • Minimizes pores (22)
  • Soothing (21)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (34)
  • Adult acne (33)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (20)
  • Teen acne (14)
  • Inflammatory acne (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (27), Budget shopper (19)

Reviewed by 55 customers

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5.0

A must

By Tiff

from Amherst, MA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Smells Great
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne

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

    This product is costly but works effectively

     
    4.0

    Helps control oil

    By Mee Mee

    from Spartanburg, SC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

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

      A little costly, but effective. Goes on smooth and helps control oily skin.

       
      5.0

      awesome for adult acne

      By Jena

      from Greenville, SC

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

      I have used anything you can think of for adult acne-ordered the travel size of this and the Clear wash. I have been using this for over a week and can already tell a HUGE difference! my face feels soft and does not get nearly as oily through the day. It is not drying like so many other treatments I've used. I am going to order the full sizes when I run out-so excited to discover this product!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Clear Days Ahead

      By Jenna

      from Santee

      Verified Buyer

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

      I use this everyday after I use the Philosophy Purity. It keeps my face moisturized, pimple free, and smooth.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for even sensitive, rosacea skin!

      By Vic

      from Queen Creek, AZ

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Inflammatory Acne

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

        I have moderate to severe rosacea with acne like bumps and oily skin that can get extremely dry too. This moisturizer goes on easily, absorbs quickly and has never irritated my skin no matter how bad it is. The pH is correct for exfoliating too! Highly recommend for sensitive skin looking for an effective BHA product.

         
        4.0

        Decent product

        By Cherie

        from Buffalo, NY

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

        I docked a star because of the terrible smell of this product. It doesn't have any artificial fragrance, just a burnt chemical smell. Normally stuff like that doesn't bother me, and I can even tolerate the sulfur smell in many Mario Badescu products, but this stuff seriously smells awful. It contains salicylic acid, which I like, and it does an okay job of stopping breakouts. I still get some flare ups, but they're not as bad as they were. If you're sensitive to strong smells, do NOT buy this.

         
        5.0

        Great for oily skin

        By Di

        from Washington DC

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Hydrates Skin
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Smells Great
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads

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

          This is great for oily skin. Help to clear up acne and clear out pores.

           
          5.0

          Im in love!!!

          By Sarah smooth face

          from Mississippi

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Hydrates Skin
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Non greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Teen Acne

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

            So I had to look for a new product regarding washes for acne due to insurance. I came across this acne wash (and the acne moisturizer), and was very skeptical to buy it because of the pricing together. Oh my goodness!! I have had acne since 5th grade, and now being a sophomore in college my skin had never looked this clear!! I have oily/combination skin, and this clears that up! I also have very large pores, and I have noticed that they have shrunk tremendously since I've began using it. My face is just ao soft and smooth. It says it's an "orange scent" but I smell lemongrass, which is fine with me, I love that smell too. Great product, worth the price!!!

             
            5.0

            love it

            By Jayme

            from Bremerton, wa

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

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

              I can use this moisturizer every day, more than once if i choose to do so and it keeps my skin looking fresh, moisturizer and doesn't make it look over done and oily. I think it has helped with my adult acne, especially with the face wash and skin pads too.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works well but the top is too big

              By Beth

              from Florida

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Hydrates Skin
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Bad top

              Best Uses

              • Oily skin

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

              The first time I used this, I used WAY too much as the dispenser top is over sized so too much lotion is distributed really easily. I now use is upside down and squeeze gently which gives me a controllable amount.
              There is no artificial scent so it smells a little chemically but I have a super sensitive nose and I would rather not have a bunch of perfume trying to cover up the scent.

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              • Q:

                Can this product as well as the clear days ahead cleanser be used on deep skin tones?
                Asked on 5/11/2017 by Beauty guru from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, the Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment line is made to be used on all skin tones.

                  Answered on 5/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
              • Q:

                I have the clear days ahead cleanser, is this product okay to use once I've washed my face with that?
                Asked on 9/24/2015 by Taymo from Tennessee

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  yes, you can use this product after using the clear days ahead cleanser.

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

                Do you apply this before or after a serum (ex: Vitamin C)? Or not use serum at all while using this?
                Asked on 9/23/2015 by kidkat

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  you would apply this after the serum

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

                Do I use additional moisturizer after using this? Or do I just wash my face apply this on and that it.
                Asked on 3/24/2015 by Kat from Park city , utah

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  clear days ahead acne treatment and moisturizer will be your final step each morning and evening. you should not need an additional moisturizer on top of this product.

                  Answered on 3/27/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
              • Q:

                Can I use this with clearsonic Mia 2 ?
                Asked on 2/14/2015 by Dee from Chicago

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  we do not recommend using the clear days ahead acne treatment & moisturizer with the clarisonic mia 2. this product is a moisturizer and is meant to be left on the skin, and not rinsed off when you are cleansing. additionally, if you are experiencing active breakouts we do not recommend exfoliation.

                  Answered on 2/17/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
              • Q:

                Can we put this on as a before-makeup moisturizer?
                Asked on 12/28/2014 by I from ar

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  yes, clear days ahead treatment & moisturizer feels lightweight and provides breathable hydration, while keeping the skin matte and shine-free.

                  Answered on 12/30/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
              • Q:

                Do I put this on before my sunscreen in the morning or after?
                Asked on 6/19/2014 by Addicted to Ulta! from Elk River, MN

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This product should be applied to clean skin prior to applying your sunscreen.

                  Answered on 6/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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