Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Why haven't I tried this before?
So I received this from Influencer to review for free. I've never knew this product existed but I've also have never used Philosophy before. I put this on my problem areas last night and this morning they were healing and not nearly as read. obviously they were still there but there was progress. This is a sulfur treatment. It does have a blue tint that you see when you apply the product but washes off and you can almost blend it out. there are not many sulfur treatments out there but the ones I've tried have been my favorite. I believe this on is a couple cents cheaper than the Mario Badescus product and this you have to shake before using (so you don't have to wait for it to settle if you accidently shake it out of habit). I'm a little mad at myself for not trying this before. this little bottle should last awhile. one dip of the qtip was enough product to cover all my major problem areas and then I used it to cover certain areas out of precaution. I will try to remember to take before and after pictures tonight when I reapply it and hope I still get the same results. this review was a little rushed but I literally saw results over night.
I have adult acne. my face likes to break out with hormonal acne that painful and takes me the next three weeks to heal. I have high hopes that this will help when I get those super deep painful ones that I tend to squeeze until I can get them to pop because they hurt so bad (I know its absolutely terrible but its anxiety that makes me do it)
THIS PRODUCT IS WORTH A TRY IF YOU HAVE BREAKOUTS AND EVEN SUFFER FROM AN AVERAGE AMOUNT OF ACNE. IT MAINLY USED THIS ON MY CHIN AND JAW LINE BUT ALSO USED IT IN THE CREASES OF MY NOSE (that precaution area I mentioned before) AND ON MY FOREHEAD. Yes it did have a smell but its the sulfur.. youre not going to get away from that but it wasn't super strong and this product didn't burn or sting when I applied it and I have sensitive skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review #cleardaysahead
I received this product complimentary from Influenster for review purposes, but I am a very harsh critic and all of these opinions are my own. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I had some acne to test this product out on. This drying lotion claims to get rid of your blemish in one day and that is a half true statement. In my experience, after spot treating and leaving it on overnight, my blemishes were still present, but redness and swelling was noticeably reduced. I used it two more nights on the same blemishes and I can see that it sped up the healing process and made my skin less inflamed. For me, that is a victory. I also found this drying lotion to be very gentle and that may be credited to the B5 and other soothing ingredients. I think all skin types, with the possible exception of very sensitive, can tolerate this well. I was annoyed initially that there was no applicator and I had to use a cotton swab, but, really, its not a good idea to reuse an applicator with a spot treatment, so I retract my annoyance. It is a pretty sea green color, which is cool because you can see the product and make certain that it only is applied to the spot you need treated. This will not be good for areas that are not actively breaking out. It also doesnt smell disgusting and sulfur products can smell atrocious. It does, however, burn slightly on certain blemishes. I could do without that. Essentially, this isnt going to magically eradicate acne, but I can confidently say it reduces redness and I saw my skin clear earlier than if I hadnt applied #cleardaysahead
Reviewed by 427 customers Love it!
Nata from Ohio
I have been getting acne from wearing a face mask all day. I tried the salicylic acid spot treatment and it surprisingly doesn't work. This really helps reduce the size of my pimples overnight. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is because it stays blue on your face so you can't really put it on in the morning before you leave the house. Have no experienced hard drying or irritation.
Smelly, but seems to help
christinao0ac6 from undisclosed
This stuff is made with sulphur and you can definitely tell. I have a strong sense of smell and just can't stand it. The instructions says to use 1 to 3 times daily. Unfortunately between the smell and the fact that it's green you can't really use it except for at night. I wouldn't buy this to use for those reasons. it seems to have a drying effect and may work better if I could use it more than once a day.
would buy again!
mandi from NJ
Love this product it does burn if you put it on some acne but IT WORKS
Just make sure you don't spill it all down the sink like I did lol
AMAZING Spot Treatment!!
smalltownnjgirl from undisclosed
Ive always been skeptical of these types of items. This shows results over night!! Even if its just the start of any bump it reduces the size before it even becomes an issue!! Will keep buying over and over!!
Definitely worth the cost
sheripoissononeill from undisclosed
I have used this product several times and really enjoyed it. It does its job nicely without creating dryness or irritation. Very light scented which isn't distracting or overpowering. The cost is relatively low.
You really need to give this a try
melt29 from undisclosed
This is gentle yet effective for me and my skin. I've never had a reaction, never felt like my skin was being sucked dry from using it. My skin feels so soft and healthy when I use it. Truly a fantastic product.
chel401 from undisclosed
Very similar to Mario Basescu drying spot oil as well and enjoy very much. I find my spot practically gone after a few days of use of this.
everydayavantgarde from undisclosed
Def use at night cuz it leaves a blue tint which fades after a few hours. I was breaking out a lot on my chin due to the heat was causing my face to get super greasy. This stuff dried up any blemishes and they were gone the next day. Would def recommend.
leom3 from undisclosed
So I have to say that I wont have perfect skin and I have to really work har for it to look like somewhat human. I have the occasional obscene monstrous zit, this cleared it up within a few days with multiple applications during the day.
Absolutley love this product!!!
ashnm05 from undisclosed
I was a little skeptical at first because you have to shake the product before you use it because it separates. Also, once you apply it to your face it dries a teal color and it has a small odor. After using it for almost two weeks I can tell a difference and love it! I highly recommend this product to anyone who struggles with acne.
Regular Smoother Acne Lotion
kennicef from undisclosed
I did like that this product was smooth to touch which met it would be to my face. The smell was neutral. It does relieve you of acne I guess I wanted it to work faster than it did. There is room for improvement but all in all I would recommend it.
laurab12 from undisclosed
This is such an interesting product. I thought for sure at first it wouldnt work. I tried it on both white headed pimples and little under the skin pimples. It definitely dries them out and takes away the redness and pain. Its horrifically green coming out but I would apply it with a q tip after shaking it. I like this for once a pimple is in those final stages of healing, this really seals the deal! Im excited I was able to try this as it is something Id never buy myself.
pretty cool but I'm not sure
amberb7639 from undisclosed
I use this thing in the morning one day with my morning regimen and the next day it did look like it worked a little bit but I wasn't completely sure on when to use it on whether to use it right after I washed or right after my toner or after I put my moisturizer on. I've never used any type of salic acid on my skin before so I was a little weary as to whether or not it would make my skin worse or better.
Love This Stuff
nikki72386 from undisclosed
So I finally received my voxbox! And it just happened at the right time to try it out! Philosophy is a great brand, so I expected nothing less than great from them. I put this on a couple of spots I had, the three times a day per instructions and it works very well.
does the job
stephanies223 from undisclosed
I tried philosophy acne drying lotion on some blemishes. it is fairly effective. I noticed the acne going away after a day or so of putting it on as directed. I would recommend this to others who have mild acne issues.
lauram231 from undisclosed
It works wonderfully for getting rid of acne spots on the spot. Im not sure if it would work with severe acne though. Since its a drying lotion i used it overnight and it worked like charm the acne spot was well on its way to swelling down and no longer as red. It is a little drying on the skin for me since I have combination skin and the acne was on the dry part of it. Overall its a good product if youre want or two acne spots you want to get rid of.
allyhas0b from undisclosed
It doesnt feel much like a lotion, more like a dry serum. I feel like I didnt know what to expect from this product but after a week of use it helped calm the huge cysts that were growing on my face. Impressed with this product!
bibianaarte from undisclosed
This has cleared up any breakouts Ive had within a day or two. I would definitely recommend this for your EMERGENCY breakout kit ( doesnt dry my skin or make it irritated) ! Dont use on broken skin / large areas of the skin
not for me
mebc716 from undisclosed
It didnt work in 1 day for me like the bottle suggested but my skin is extremely sensitive so the product kind of burned on my skin. I also wasnt a fan of the blue residue it left on my face.
I would say if you have sensitive skin I would not recommend.
It didn't dry my skin out!
znomura from undisclosed
I have sensitive acne prone combination skin. This product worked quickly to reduce the redness of my prompters and didnt dry my face out!
Didn't help me at all
kristinkylie from undisclosed
I tried this two separate times on different bumps and didn't notice any difference at all. I would have like it if it would have helped even a little with the redness. I've used much cheaper products that have helped more.
mariah_38 from undisclosed
I have tried a few different acne drying lotions, but this one is definitely my new fav! I occasionally get cystic acne on my chin, and this stuff helped shrink the pimple within a day. It works on all types of acne, and a little bit goes a long way! Also, I love how quickly it dries! Thank you Influenster for choosing me to try this awesome product! I'm going to be adding this to my facial care routine for years to come!
Fun addition to my routine
erinb4cff from undisclosed
I started using this a few weeks ago but I can't really tell how it's working yet. My skin is so sensitive but I think most of my breakouts are hormonal/stress related. It does seem like this drying lotion is shortening the time that my pimples last. They can be deep and painful so I'll take all the help I can get.
A good addition to my skincare routine!
micheller256 from undisclosed
I bought this because of random breakouts I had been having. Its nice for a spot treatment. It burns/stings when first applied, but that goes away. It didnt clear up pimples over night, but after two days it was basically gone. Definitely glad I tried it out!
great on my normal skin
neacylovesbeauty from undisclosed
I got this compliments of influencer. I loved how i was able to treat a spot and not cover my whole face with it. It did not dry out my face. It dried out my blemish. I have normal skin, it treats the direct spot. A little goes a long way. I was also able to share the bottle by using qtips. So its a great product. It was gentler than some other products Ive used since I only break out during hormonal times. I would recommend the product.