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Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer

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PhilosophyClear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
 
4.2

(based on 37 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Effective (30)
  • Hydrates skin (21)
  • Minimizes pores (16)
  • Soothing (16)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (28)
  • Adult acne (22)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (15)
  • Inflammatory acne (10)
  • Teen acne (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (13)

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5.0

Love love this product

By Magoo

from Connecticut

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

    Better than anything out there, say immediate results.

     
    4.0

    Finally Something That Works!

    By MissMel

    from MD

    Pros

    • Hydrates Skin
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

      I'm in my mid-30's and have very oily skin and moderate acne, something I didn't struggle with in my teens. I've tried MANY acne products (infomercials, drugstore brands, prestige brands, and prescriptions). This is the first product I've fallen in love with. I know I'll never be 100% acne free but for this to help more than other things have, and not dry out my skin like so many others do, I'll take it. I use it with Olay Foaming Facial Cleanser for sensitive skin and La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo benzoyl peroxide acne treatment and my skin feels great.

       
      4.0

      Good Product

      By Kathryn

      from San Diego

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

      I use this product to moisturize after cleansing. I have sensitive combination skin (some acne) that easily is dried out by a lot of acne products, but this one works great! It hydrates just enough so that your skin doesn't feel lathered up and is light enough for acne prone skin. It provides a good balance between treating acne without over-drying. I have used this product for two days and already see and feel a difference. I gave it 4 stars just because the product is really expensive for the amount that you are given.

       
      4.0

      Worked better than I expected

      By Karen

      from Palm Desert, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • No fragrance
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Medicine Smell

      Best Uses

      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment & Moisturizer:

      This product exceeded my expectations. In less than a week, it cleared up my acne and made my pores smaller. I get breakouts on my chin, forehead, and nose. This completely took care of two big pimples that I had and no new ones have formed, in less than a week. Only downside is the medicine smell, but I love that it has no fragrance or perfumes.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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!!!!

        (3 of 5 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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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,

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

            (4 of 4 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.

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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 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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