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Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser

Philosophy

Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser

Item #: 2246248 Size: 8.0 oz

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 122 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (94)
  • Smells great (77)
  • Gentle (66)
  • Not greasy (59)
  • Improves skin texture (54)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (37)
  • Irritates skin (17)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (10)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (91)
  • Daily use (61)
  • Oily skin (50)
  • Combination skin (39)
  • Sensitive skin (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (57), Budget shopper (44)

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5.0

This is for OILY, acne prone skin - not DRY, acne prone skin

By Carina

from Dyer, IN

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

    I've been using this product for over a year. I've had oily, acne prone skin since I was a teenager. Since using this product, the breakouts stopped, my skin felt clean and the use of foundation was minimized. This is not a product for skin that is dry as it will cause your pores to over activate, thereby creating more acne. You have to have a fine balance when it comes to right acne product. My daughter has dry, acne prone and it made her break out more. I've since purchased Philosophy Purity for her and things have improved. I ran out of Clear Days and started using Purity myself. While it's a fine product, my skin starts to feel oily after a couple of hours. I will be going back to Clear Days very shortly as I find that side effect very irritating and a couple acne spots popped up.

     
    4.0

    I would but this product again

    By Sassy hairstylist

    from Orem, ut

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

    I use it every day and night

     
    5.0

    Love it so far

    By Lauren

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

      I've only been using this for a week but so far, the results are great! It does dry my skin out, but only where the breakouts are, that's what I want! My blackheads are essentially GONE and all of the little breakouts that I had are starting to disappear. I have not had a new breakout since starting this! I'm excited! I'm almost 27 and have struggled with acne since I was about 13. Tried everything from prescriptions to proactive, to drugstore brands and even very expensive salon brands (like Aveda Outer Peace). Some of it worked but really hurt my skin (proactive) or helped my skin but not enough to pay the price of it (Aveda). I only purchased the Clear Days Ahead face wash, I think that I will eventually purchase some of the other products in the line, I just wanted to try it first. Thank you Philosophy for finally making a gentle, yet effective product!!!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not so great !

      By Fina

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

      Leaves skin very dry and irritated , not soothing to acne prone skin going back to Murad

       
      4.0

      Works great

      By Mel

      from Syracuse ny

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        For the most part this face was works great! It clears my face up within a matter of days but it does have problems with a few pesky spots or I guess bad spots

         
        5.0

        LOVE IT

        By gaby diaz

        from Mechanicsburg PA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        Absolutely love this face wash! I have very acne prone & oily skin, and have tried almost everything out there with no results. I received this as a gift and fell in love with it yh the morning after i used it. I feel confident in my skin again and don't feel the need to wear foundation. I do recommend using a moisturizer if dryness occurs but other than that you should definitely buy this product.

         
        3.0

        DONT BUY IF YOU DONT HAVE OILY SKIN

        By Maddie

        from canton Ohio

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        I love philosophy and the majority of what they make and come out with. And I had some flares of acne come about so I bought some of this. Smelled great and seemed to work great but dried out my skin to the point that it was flaking off and I didn't even use it everyday. I have acne prone combo skin. I gave it to my younger sister who has very very oily skin and it's been working well for her with no problems of dryness.

         
        3.0

        Allergic reaction?

        By TheBriaBEauty

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        I use this product morning and night. I'm not sure if my skin is just trying to adjust (since it's only been a few days) but it's left my skin dry under the eyes, red faced, bumpy (not acne just little bumps) and itchy. I however haven't had any breakouts since using it though which is a plus which leaves me on the fence.

         
        4.0

        By JoceyKay

        from Spring Hill, TN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Dries out already clear areas of skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        This product works great at getting rid of breakout, but after a couple of days it really dried out my chin, now I don't use the moisturizer for clear days ahead (because I currently do not have $33 sitting around) but other than the dry patches by my chin, this stuff is awesome (and smells citrusy, which is awesome considering most face washing stink like chemicals), it also pretty gentle on my sensitive skin. So if considering buying it, I suggest buying it.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        NOPE

        By Desiree

        from Dallas tx

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser:

          No. Just, please, don't do this to yourself. This is probably the worst thing I have ever bought from Ulta. I have dry, acne prone skin.. This just made things worse. Never again. I'll go back to my Clarins!!!!

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