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Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer

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PhilosophyClear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
 
4.2

(based on 33 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Effective (26)
  • Hydrates skin (18)
  • Soothing (15)
  • Minimizes pores (13)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (24)
  • Adult acne (20)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (13)
  • Teen acne (9)
  • Inflammatory acne (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (19), Budget shopper (12)

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5.0

Great product for acne prone skin

By numelej

from Seffner, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

    This product line works great for my skin. I use several products from the Clear Days Ahead line and it controls my acne great. I would recommend this product to everyone to use. The whole line is affordable too!!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I'd pass on this product for sure!!

    By Erica

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Light And Fragrance Free

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Slight acne

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

    I bought this based after reading reviews for Paula Choice. I will say for the price ($39) , I had minimal results. A lotion with Salicylic Acid is necessary for good exfoliation. Unlike one of the viewers mentioned here, there is no such thing as a Benzoyl Peroxide person vs. a Salicylic Acid person or shouldn't be bc they do different things. Salicylic acid exfoliates whereas Benzoyl peroxide actually treats the bacteria caused by acne. You need both for clear skin. If Benzoyl Peroxide causes you to flake, you might want to consider whether you use a product with 2.5% v. 10% or whether you just use it at night etc but I digress. I have minimal acne, oily skin, and I felt the 1% amount wasn't enough. I prefer products with the full 2% amount for adequate exfoliation. Also, I was extremely disappointed that every time I went to squirt out some product, it squeezed out way too much and I had to wipe the extra EVERY time I used the product. Kind of sad when you consider how much this product costs and it is a product you use every day at least 2 times a day ie you don't want to be wasting any! Personally, I think there are much better BHA lotions,that are more effective, and are better priced than this one. Did not care for it!!

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By cate

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne
      • Teen Acne

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

      Great product for acne. Sometimes have to put on another oil free moisturizer afterwards, but overall a great product.

       
      5.0

      Loved!

      By Taylor

      from Maryland

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

        I've been searching for a moisturizer that was hydrating without making my face look greasy. This product did just that and I've noticed my pores are becoming much less visible after only about 3 weeks of use,

         
        3.0

        acne treatment

        By Beauty Andrea

        from Detroit, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

        I bought this because I have acne scars and a few breakouts. I didn't notice much of a difference but my skin dried out.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Miracle Moisturizer/Acne Fighter

        By Pretty Fresh

        from NJ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Acne Treatment
        • Easy To Use
        • Hydrates Skin
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Moisturizing
        • Shine Control
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • A Wee Bit Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Great Under Makeup
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

        They say you are either a benzoyl peroxide person or a salicylic acid person and the way to find out is to see which one bothers you and then go with the other one. In my case I can't use Benzoyl peroxide- bad rashes, sensitivity, just the worst. I've been looking for a salicylic acid BHA product that can help to exfoliate and shrink pimples without drying my face out. It's just horrible when you open a product and you can almost get drunk from the whiff of alcohol. I did some research, and a certain website highly recommended this product along with the spot treatment. The key is that the PH is low enough so the SA can actually exfoliate effectively; something many other brands can't claim (um, Clinique). I've purchased two bottles and I plan to purchase again. This product is easier to find than the spot treatment.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing!

        By Ambre the Mom

        from Bel Air, MD

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Daily moisturizer
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

          I use this product once a day in the mornings. It has helped my skin clear up and feels great on it. When I put it on my skin feels so soft and the lotion feels like a primer. Was recommended to me by a sales associate at ulta but now it's love!

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By RainyN

          from Charlotte NC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

              We've tried them all! This line works for my daughter! Thank you Philosphy!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEST MOISTURIZER!

              By WolfpackGirl

              from Jacksonville, NC

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

                I was using the Aveda OuterPeace moisturizer but since it is currently experiencing a sourcing issue I was looking for new moisturizer. Philosophy's Clear Days Ahead has been working great. The moisturizer helps prevent breakouts without drying out my skin, couldn't ask for more!

                 
                4.0

                Pricey but worth the $$$

                By Jess

                from MA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Hydrates Skin

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Moderate Acne
                • Severe Acne

                Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

                This moisturizer is a bit expensive but it is my one beauty splurge. I have tried many other products but keep coming back to this. It is very moisturizing but so light and not greasy at all. It keeps breakouts to a minimum. I feel that it also heals and makes pimples less red and inflamed. I highly recommend this moisturizer if you have acne prone skin

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                • 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 Reviewer

                    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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