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Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser

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Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser

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Clear skin begins with a clean start. Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser deeply cleanses and helps reduce acne-causing bacteria, while salicylic acid effectively reduces breakouts. It effectively clears skin without irritation, leaving skin feeling completely clean and comfortably balanced. A refreshing orange scent delivers a pleasant cleansing experience.

Key Features:
  • Salicylic acid effectively reduces acne breakouts
  • Rinses clean to leave skin feeling comfortably balanced
  • Features a refreshing orange scent
Apply to slightly damp face, and massage for 30-60 seconds. Rinse thoroughly. Use morning and evening. 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 (1.0%). Inactive: Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Acrylates Crosspolymer-4, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Panthenol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Disodium Capryloyl Glutamate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Propylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, O-Cymen-5-Ol.

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4.1

(based on 214 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (163)
  • Smells great (127)
  • Gentle (116)
  • Not greasy (103)
  • Balances skin (93)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (60)
  • Irritates skin (29)
  • Doesn't work (20)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (11)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (152)
  • Daily use (98)
  • Oily skin (71)
  • Combination skin (66)
  • Sensitive skin (63)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (90), Budget shopper (82)

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5.0

Absolutely amazing! (Worth the read)

By Jill

from NJ

Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

I bought this when I was having probably the worst break out I have ever had due to stress. I'm used to hormonal acne once a month and a few pimples here and there, but this was worse than ever. I heard salicylic cleansers were good for acne so this is the first one I tried. I have dry to combination skin and used this morning and night and it did not dry out my skin anymore than normal. After a week I saw a noticeable difference. I began just using it at night to remove my makeup and I stooped washing my face in the morning. Just rinsing with warm water is enough in the morning if you cleanse your skin well at night and get all your makeup off (if you're a makeup wearer). Sometimes, cleansing your skin in the morning can actually cause break outs & for your skin to get more oily throughout the day. This paired with the new philosophy cleanser is a dream come true! Definitely recommend, you won't be disappointed.

 
1.0

not great

By Katelynn

from Leominster, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

    Smells good, didnt help at all with my acne.

     
    5.0

    IT WORKS

    By Emily

    from Tn

    Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

    I've been using this for a couple of weeks and my skin feels amazing. I will definitely be buying more. I could honestly tell a difference after the first wash. My skin feels so much brighter and clearer. I do recommend using lotion after it. I wash mine before bed and then apply lotion. Amazing product.

     
    1.0

    Very disappointed!

    By Unhappy Customer

    from Hazard, Ky

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

        I purchased these products because I have some adult acne pop up. I had tried other philosophy skin care products and was pleased with how they made my skin feel. However, the Clear Days Ahead products severely irritated my skin. My whole face was red and irritated and after only 2 applications my face felt like sand paper. I returned the products within the same week of purchasing. I was very disappointed and do not recommend this product.

         
        4.0

        Worked great for my teen son

        By Spagirl

        from Ohio

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

          This face wash has worked great for my 13 year old son as he eases into a skin care regimen. He noticed his skin texture improving after a week. Would recommend to anyone with minor acne.

           
          5.0

          I saw a difference after the second wash

          By Em

          from Lafayette, LA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            I use this product every night. I've had really bad acne problems and I saw a difference in my face after the second wash and now I don't want to use anything other than this. My face is so clear and after use this product my face is so refreshing and breathable. This product is short of harsh at first but If you use a good moisturizer (I recommend the renewed hope in a jaw) you're face won't dry up. I would absolutely recommend this product. And I would buy it a million times again. I love it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Can't live without this!

            By DeeM

            from New Jersey

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            The first time I ever tried this cleanser I knew for sure this was going to be my go to forever. I have combination dry/oily skin and used to get breakouts pretty often. But honestly this has helped me so much with keeping my breakouts under control and my skin not being as oily. Definitely would recommend for anyone looking at getting a new cleanser.

             
            2.0

            No results 2 weeks in

            By Katelynn

            from Leominster, MA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            I have been using this for 2 weeks. Not seeing any results still. It does however smell amazing. My skin has been pretty bad lately. I was hoping to see results quickly. I will continue to use the product morning at night since it was pricey.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love it so far

            By Kixxy

            from RI

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            So far I really like this, even though I have gotten severely dry skin on my chin from it. It works better than any other cleansers I have tried, and I have tried a lot!!!

             
            5.0

            Saved me

            By Bella

            from Scranton, Pa

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser:

            I suffered form terrible acne my first year of college last year and it continued into the summer of this year, i originally went into the store to buy the Mario Badescu acne cleanser but the sale assistant told me to try this instead since of friend of hers swears by it. This face wash changed my skin for the better while working along with my prescription for acne. It definitely dries out your skin somewhat but it's worth it to use a little extra moisturizer. All the benefits definitely way out having some dry skin.

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            • Q:

              Hello I would like to know if I can use this product with Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer and also would I be able to use the Moisturizer before applying makeup.?
              Asked on 3/19/2018 by Roxana from US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, the Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser is designed to be used in conjunction with the other products in the Clear Days Ahead line. Makeup can be applied the skin once the moisturizer is completely absorbed into the skin.

                Answered on 3/20/2018 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • Q:

              Is this face wash safe to use daily? Also, if I use a Philosophy exfoliator, do I exfoliate first and then use the face wash, or face wash first then exfoliate?
              Asked on 1/8/2018 by Meg from Houston, TX

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, the Clear Days Ahead Cleanser can be used daily to address acneic skin. We would not recommend using the Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial wash daily but a couple times a week only, for acneic skin.

                Answered on 1/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • Q:

              Will this help with teenage black heads on the nose? If not what would you recommend?
              Asked on 12/11/2017 by Sallic from Rockford, IL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, the Clear Days Ahead line is the best products for acneic skin. You may also want to look into the Purity Made Simple
                Exfoliating Clay Mask which is formulated for the removal of blackheads and reductions of the look pores.

                Answered on 12/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • Q:

              Is this product okay for teenage acne?
              Asked on 11/10/2017 by nadia from waterville, ME

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, the Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser is designed for all acneic skin for all ages.

                Answered on 11/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • Q:

              Hello,
              Does this cleanser remove makeup at all? Or should a makeup remover be used prior to this?
              Asked on 10/20/2017 by BEAUTY BUFF from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, it is recommended that the makeup is removed prior to applying the Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser. Be sure to use a non-abrasive cleanser to avoid irritation.

                Answered on 10/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • Q:

              Would this be good for hormonal acne?
              Asked on 12/29/2015 by katie

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hormonal acne can be stubborn to treat. Although this product is designed to deeply clean the skin which in turn reduces acne causing bacteria to promote clear skin and can be effective, we recommend that in order to honor your best interest, that you consult your doctor regarding any product you wish to add to your routine. a medical professional is better equipped to evaluate the ingredient list or drug facts label and assess whether that product is right for you.

                Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • Q:

              Would this be good for cystic acne?
              Asked on 12/29/2015 by katie

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Although this product is designed to deeply clean the skin which in turn reduces acne causing bacteria to promote clear skin and can be effective, we recommend that in order to honor your best interest, that you consult your doctor regarding any product you wish to add to your routine. a medical professional is better equipped to evaluate the ingredient list or drug facts label and assess whether that product is right for you.

                Answered on 1/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
            • Q:

              How many ounces is this?
              Asked on 11/15/2015 by Shannon from nc

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                clear days ahead cleanser is an 8 oz bottle.

                Answered on 11/18/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
            • Q:

              is this like clean and clean in the sense that after you stop using it you start to break out again
              Asked on 9/27/2015 by bubblez from US

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                our products are designed to bring anything underlying in the skin to the surface, so that it can be treated. this product is designed to treat acne, and the condition acne does require treatment, so it is possible to "break out" after stopping use.

                Answered on 9/29/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
            • Q:

              Hello, does anyone know if this is good for whiteheads?
              Asked on 9/24/2015 by Molly from Jacksonville,Fl

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                yes, this product is designed for active acne or "whiteheads".

                Answered on 9/29/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
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