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 442 customers Helps inflammation
Jackie from El Paso
It helps mostly with inflammation doesnt exactly remove the pimple by the next day but it isnt drying which i like the most
Worth a try
Bloomington from Idaho
Large hormones flare up and this helped to calm it and remove some redness and dry it out
Stinky but Effective
Lbphilosophy from North Carolina
I've been using this product for a month and a half now and it works wonders for my cystic acne, dries up whiteheads to nothing, speeds up healing time etc and is perfectly fine on my sensitive skin. THAT SMELL THOUGH. The sulfur is stronggg as all get out and I make sure to only use it at night and wash my face twice in the morning to get the smell to go away, if it weren't for this it would be a 5 star rating for sure
Waste of $
kiki from NJ
I've used Philosophy's non skincare products in the past, and they were gr8. as someone who has struggled with hormonal acne for years, I just bought this just to see if it would help out with smaller zits and what not. sadly it did not a single thing :( didn't see a change in redness, size, white head remained, etc. do not buy if you struggle with acne!!!! maybe if you occasionally get a zit. but otherwise it's a complete waste :(
JodyG from Depew, NY
I've been searching for something to help my adult cystic acne and finally found something that works! I am so happy and I highly recommend!
JodyG from Buffalo, NY
Been fighting adult cystic acne for years. Saw this and had to try it. Been searching for something that works for a long time. Very pleased and happy to find something that boy only works,but works quickly as well. Definitely will continue to buy!
AJean from undisclosed
I've been using this product for about a couple months now. I think it has been helping my acne. Definitely dries it out
Big win for sensitive acne-prone skin
Brenna from Kansas City
I didn't think it would work, then it dried up a painful zit on my cheek within 6 hours of application. The formula doesn't sting on contact and I don't notice any scent. My skin also isn't flaking where I applied it.
Cysts are gone overnight!!
JessD from IA
I LOVE this spot treatment. No other spot treatments actually WORK for me. This is the first one that I can say pimples are significantly smaller within 24 hours, especially cystic ones! And it doesnt dry out my skin! It does have a green hue but if you're wearing making just let it dry and put your concealer on top - green is a CC for red tone (hint: they did this on purpose). It does smell awful but that's because of the sulfur so not a turnoff for me since that is the active ingredient I was looking for (sulfur works excellent on my skin). This stuff is worth every penny.
I am 36 and have acne prone, sensitive, combination/oily skin.
This product really works!
Pat7 from Chicago, IL
I've been using this product for over a month I'm amazed how quickly it works. In most cases the problem blemish is dried up over night.
jessicah8 from undisclosed
Yes, there is a bit of stinging. Yes, the smell is not grand. But the product is *chefs kiss*. I had results the next day! I have acne-prone, sensitive skin, a ton of allergies to products, and hormonal imbalances which cause my skin to freak out on the regular. I did one treatment and found the redness and size of my maskne/acne was vastly improved by the next day. I would highly recommend this product. I did receive this product complimentary in exchange for a fair review.
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.