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Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment

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Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment

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Say bye-bye to blemishes. Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment helps rapidly clear and soothe the discomfort of bothersome blemishes for clearer skin. The antimicrobial formula immediately begins to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, while salicylic acid penetrates pores to clear most acne blemishes. It's effective, yet formulated with less potential for irritation. It quickly reduces the appearance of blemishes and features a barrier rejuvenation complex that helps soothe the redness and discomfort of blemishes for clearer skin.

Features & Benefits:
  • Antimicrobial formula immediately begins to eliminate acne-causing bacteria
  • Salicylic acid penetrates pores to clear most acne blemishes
  • Barrier rejuvenation complex helps soothe the redness and discomfort of blemishes
Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer 1-3 times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with 1 application daily, then gradually increase to 2-3 times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. 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 (2.0%). Inactive: Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Polysilicone-11, Alcohol Denat., Hexyldecanol, Glycolic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Squalane, Bisabolol, Butylene Glycol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lecithin, Oligopeptide-10, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Laureth-12, Polysorbate 60, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, O-Cymen-5-Ol.

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4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (75)
  • Effective (69)
  • Soothing (24)
  • Minimizes pores (10)
  • Smells great (9)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (16)
  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Irritates skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Moderate acne (52)
  • Adult acne (48)
  • Inflammatory acne (28)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (17)
  • Teen acne (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (45), Budget shopper (26)

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4.0

works, but bottle doesn't last long.

By tess

from st. louis

Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

I've had this less than a month and have been using it nearly every day morning and night, and it works pretty well. only problem is that it didn't last long at all, it's completely out now in a short few weeks. there should definitely be more in the bottle for the price.

 
5.0

Great for breakouts

By Reviewer

from State College, PA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

    I'm a loyal philosophy user, and this product has been proven to be effective time and time again. When I have a breakout or hormonal acne, it helps to clear skin within a matter of 2-3 days. I will continue to buy (wish the expiration lasted a little longer!)

     
    4.0

    LOVE

    By Kristal

    from Brownsville, Tx

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

    Works right away, I use it overnight before bed and in the morning redness and inflammation goes down, pimple size gets small. I apply it twice a day. Just don't apply too much I just noticed my skin becoming dry in one spot.

     
    5.0

    Great for Occasional Breakout!

    By Taylor'sMum

    from DE

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

      My go to for that occasional zit that pops up out of nowhere! Works every time.

       
      5.0

      Nice, not too heavy

      By Megan

      from White Hall, AR

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

        This is a nice product. It is not super heavy and does the job. I use it twice a day under my makeup in the morning and at night. It has helped.

         
        4.0

        Awesome Spot Treatment!

        By Marie

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

          I absolutely love this product! I've gone through a few bottles of it, and it continues to work well. One thing I love is how fast it works. It works best on pimples, and sometimes, mine will actually reduce overnight which is amazing. I also like that it doesn't have much of a scent. The only reason that I gave it four stars instead of five is because it doesn't really work of blackheads or whiteheads.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Extremely Impressed

          By Rachel

          from New Jersey

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

            This worked so fast on my chin acne. I've been using the popular TV brand spot treatment for awhile now and I never got the results I got with this. It cleared up blackheads, little pimples under my skin and lightened​ my acne scars within days. I put it on before bed the first day and saw a difference when I woke up. If you have acne you need this in your life!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Seemed to make it worse

            By Angie

            from Falls Church VA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Hydrates Skin

            Cons

            • Caused more acne
            • Ineffective
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

              Thought that buying this would help clear my face, but it seems to have only made it worse. While using it I had these painful bumps that wouldn't go away. Now that I haven't been using it, they're all clearing up.

               
              4.0

              Love this

              By Nick9825

              from Rockford, IL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Smells Great
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

              use it when i flair up. works well

               
              5.0

              Best Product Philosophy Has!!

              By Only1trish

              from Columbia,SC

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Minimizes Pores
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Inflammatory Acne

                Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:

                This product works instantly & works immediately. Well worth it.

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                • Q:

                  Is this a gel consistency or more of a lotion consistency? In other words, does this have a tendency to peel or ball up under makeup when dried, or does it dry like any other lotion product would?
                  Asked on 2/22/2018 by Go Rilla from undisclosed

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment is formulated to be a lightweight gel that dries easily that applies smoothly under makeup

                    Answered on 2/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                • Q:

                  does this product reduce acne scars?
                  Asked on 12/30/2015 by DBIves

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend incorporating philosophy clear days ahead overnight repair salicylic acid acne treatment pads to assist in reducing the dark spots that acne sometimes leaves behind.

                    Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
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