Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally, a solution that works
I actually had great skin as a teen and young adult, relatively speaking. The acne issues didn't start until my 30s.
I do not have oily skin - in fact, very much the opposite. What I do have are issues with both cystic acne and milia (small bumps that are almost like a blackhead but you can't just dig them out - you have to get them professionally removed or over time exfoliate the skin off that lays on top of them) that frequently would get infected and turn into terrible deep whiteheads that took forever to heal, almost exclusively on my chin and jaw. I can't even tell you how much money I've spent on spot treatments to try to get rid of the acne once it shows up. I always figured that since my skin was so dry to start that no product would EVER work for me to control the acne before it starts, especially without totally destroying my skin, right?
Wrong. A thin layer of this stuff across my chin and jaw (used more like a serum than an after the fact spot treatment) every morning before moisturizer provides just enough gentle daily exfoliation and pore clearing (without irritation!!!) that my acne has been reduced from a spot or two or more at a time ALL the time to maybe one to two spots per month, and even those are much smaller and don't last nearly as long as what I'm used to. I honestly hesitated writing this review for a long time because I was afraid I was going to jinx myself. I will include this product in my routine for as long as philosophy makes it.
Most Helpful Critical Review No effect at all!
i use this as soon as a pimple starts and it has no effect. i have used it a few different times. for the price of it, I was expecting something great. The cheap Clean & clear spot treatment i used to use is much more effective and i'll be going back to that.
Reviewed by 473 customers They Don't Even Ship It to You
Jersey1978 from undisclosed
I hve no idea how good it is, as they never sent it with my order and have not responded to my repeated attempts to contact them.
Taylorrr from Mckinney, Texas
AMAZING PRODUCT. So helpful with my acne issues and such.
Glenna from Los Angeles, CA
This was not fast acting and it barely dried out my acne. Just didn't work altogether.
Nachofanatic from Florida
After wearing a mask for weeks on end, I had some serious breakouts that wouldn't go away. This stuff has been a miracle!
Love this product!
Tessa from NY
I am a teen and I use the spot treatment. I love the texture, and the pump on the bottle is great too. I like salicylic acid a lot and this product works great. This spot treatment is the best working one I ha e ever tried. I love this product and I would definitely recommend.
Ajoll from Connecticut
My teenage daughter has been using this for about a year, in addition to the acne pads. It does not dry her face out like other products have in the past. She loves the products. Her skin has been
clear since. It is worth the money
MN Gal from Minnesota
I use the one-step facial cleanser from Philosophy so decided to try this product out. I saw results after the first time I used it. I still saw results after continued use but just not as fast. I also use this on pimples that are just starting to pop up and it helps stops them from appearing on my face and gets rid of them more quickly. This product does work, you just need to be patient.
Worked so fast!
Happy Grandma from Price, Utah
When I purchased this item, I had a huge breakout between my eyes. I was surprised that in just 24 hours the swelling had gone down noticeably and the blemish was drying up.
Best skin clearing product ever
Makeup Addict from NYC
This is hands-down the best spot treatment on the market. I had never used any Philosophy bath products before and didn't even know they did skincare. I got it on sale and now willingly pay full price for it.
So from Clarksville TN
Bought this and used it for over a week and the acne is still there didn't even make it smaller. Then more started popping up to.
This is a game changer
Katie from San Antonio, TX
This stuff is amazing! I have tried SO many different acne treatments and just gave up because I saw no results. I saw results overnight with this product! I use it twice a day and it clears my skin up insanely fast it's scary. I even showed my boyfriend my results which he was surprised too. My breakouts are stubborn but this is able to do the trick against them! 10/10
Sammi from Salt Lake City
Granted we all have different skin types this may or may not work for you. But here's my experience:
A day after I bought this (and hadn't used it yet) ironically my forehead started to break-out really bad. I quickly rinsed off the area and applied this to my forehead. Within an hour my skin had calmed down and within another hour you could barely tell what had been happening to it.
As I don't typically have chronic acne, this works amazing for my sporadic breakouts.
jmace from Dallas
This product did nothing for me and in some instances seemed to create more acne.
Best ever! Works every time!
Anna from Newtown Square
Sometimes I use it 3 times a day on acne. Also, I can put it on top of my make up.
Love This Product!
Nattie from Hoboken, nj
I've been using this product for several months now, and I've seen a significant change in my skin. I am a person who has been battling acne for over 10 years, and I've tried many, many treatment options. This has been my favorite to date, and it really does work. I'm so happy I found it and wish I had tried it sooner!
Would not buy this product again
Joseline from San Marcos, CA
I was recommended to this product by someone who works at the store and I used it just like told to do so and I got a rash and it irritated my skin really bad.
Love this stuff, a lot...
brinad from undisclosed
Love this stuff, a lot gentler than the Murad spot treatment and just as effective! Does a great job at spot treating my breakouts.
Beabob from Ypsilanti, MI.
My face was breaking out, pustules until I tried Clear Days Ahead fast-acting spot treatment, a miracle worker! Used twice a day, no more pustules. Now I use it once a day before bedtime. I'm 65-years young. My granddaughter loves it as well.
melissaq2069 from undisclosed
Same active ingredients as the murad acne spot treatment but SO much cheaper! Super gentle can use it at night or under makeup!
Vienna gal from Vienna VA
This product makes most blemishes disappear overnight if they arent too advanced. It gets rid of more advanced ones faster than any other product I've used.
It seems to reduce the appearance of scars after the blemish is gone.
This product worked at...
xojo from undisclosed
This product worked at first for me, but after using it for a while, it wasn't effective anymore. I stopped using it for about 2 months to make sure that my skin didn't build a tolerance to it but I tried using it again and it still proved to be ineffective. There are other more effective spot treatments out there.
mamaleebabyg from undisclosed
Philosophy products are great for my skin! They are gentle yet effective. This worked well to get rid of blemishes and didnt cause my skin to feel tight or breakout more. I definitely recommend.
glowgurlglow from undisclosed
Works beautifully. Leave this product on for a bit and you see results right away. Smells good. Price is good. Would recommend.
Can't live without!
Elmo1 from Madison, WI
I have been using thus product for years and panic whenever i get near the bottom of the bottle. It nips blemishes in the bud and heals any skin imperfection or scratch I may get in record time. Never dries out my skin in any season. It is my favorite Philosophy product
Gonzo from Columbus, MS
I've been using this for a few months now, and it works fast. It cleared my stress acne within a weekend. It's light and creamy, and has no smell.