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Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer

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Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer

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End the acne cycle. Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer helps clear skin, while delivering breathable, oil-free hydration for completely clear, perfectly balanced skin. The antimicrobial formula immediately begins to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, while salicylic acid and oligopeptide-10 help keep skin clear of new acne blemishes with less potential for irritation. It delivers breathable, oil-free hydration without clogging pores, helps improve skin tone and texture, and provides oil control for a beautiful matte finish.

Key Features:
  • Antimicrobial formula immediately begins to eliminate acne-causing bacteria
  • Salicylic acid and Oligopeptide-10 help keep skin clear
  • Provides oil control for a beautiful matte finish
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 (1.0%). Inactive: Water, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Squalane, Lecithin, Oligopeptide-10, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, PPG-12/Smdi Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, O-Cymen-5-Ol.

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4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (50)
  • Easy to use (47)
  • Hydrates skin (36)
  • Minimizes pores (25)
  • Soothing (25)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (39)
  • Moderate acne (37)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (24)
  • Teen acne (16)
  • Inflammatory acne (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (29), Budget shopper (22)

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3.0

No results

By Amanda T

from PA

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

Have been using for a few weeks now, was hoping to address the small pimples I just can't seem to get to go away. Did nothing and my skin always felt dry even after applying it.

 
2.0

Didn't do anything for me

By Makeupgirl

from Oklahoma

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

I have maturing acne/ oily skin. I added this to my regime but did not see any results. On to the next try.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally something that helps

By Ten

from Kansas

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

I had been on the hunt for a good moisturizer for my oily/acne prone/cystic acne for years. Every single one I've tried made me break out horribly. The smell is not the best. This is the first that didn't break me out.

 
5.0

I Love This Product Henny!

By KarenFromFinance

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively
  • Works On Acne-Prone Skin

Cons

  • Needs To Be In A Bigger Bottle!

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne
  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Teen Acne

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

Love this BHA! Please make it come in a bigger size Philosophy darling!!! Hieeeeee!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Replaced my Holy Grail

By mollykimbers

from Denver, CO

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

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

    This has replaced my holy grail similar product that is twice the price. Had a friend try it over a weekend trip and she went out and bought it too. I use it all over when my skin is feeling clogged after I used a serum and apply a nighttime moisturizer over top. It dries out incoming blemishes well.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect mosterizer for sensitive acne prone skin

    By Erinjw278

    from Louisiana

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Love this. I use this morning and night. It works as a great primer. Love the matte finish. Keeps the acne at bay.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Taytay

      from Howrll, new jersey

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Smells Great
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Its such a nice product not heavy or oily

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally

          By Morgan

          from Wood river, Illinois

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Hydrates Skin
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            I have been searching for a light but effective moisturizer for months. Now that we are entering the winter climates, I decided it's time to make a choice. I've heard great things about philosophy moisturizers (Jaclyn hill) so I decided to give it a try. Every other moisturizer I have used causes breakouts or leaves a greasy film. My skin drinks this in like it has been parched for decades. My skin is so much more clear and even toned. And the elasticity of my skin has overall improved as well! If you have acne prone skin, this is a must.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best product ever

            By SG

            from Silverdale, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Smells Great
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

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

              So glad Philosophy brought back a salicylic acid moisturizer! I tried so many different products and this is thebest!!

               
              5.0

              LOVE this product

              By S Lou

              from Colorado

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Inflammatory Acne
                • Severe Acne

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

                I have had an unusual amount of big breakouts and used many different products with mild effectiveness until I tried this product. It is amazing at healing, diminishing and getting rid of the breakouts without severly drying out my skin.

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                • Q:

                  Would this be a good product for a 12 year old? has breakouts on forehead & chin. Probably hormonal but still is bothersome to her.
                  Asked on 2/5/2018 by Joy from Lufkin, Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer would be able to address the breakouts. However, we would recommend consulting with a physician before using any products.

                    Answered on 2/6/2018 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                • Q:

                  I have aging skin but I still get breakouts... using purity cleanser and Micro delivery overnight peel as well. But wanting to moisturize with something. Hoping this would work so I won't have breakouts... what do you think? Any suggestions. I'm in my mid 40's. Also using the help me overnight retinol treatment
                  Asked on 1/20/2018 by aimz from Texas us

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We would recommend using the Take Deep Breath Oil-Free Oxygenating Gel cream as it contains an exclusive clean-air technology that oxygenates as it helps protect skin.

                    Answered on 1/26/2018 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                • Q:

                  How long is this bottle meant to last? Is one bottle about a 2 month supply, for example.
                  Asked on 1/15/2018 by LuvMySkin from Olive Branch, MS

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It is recommended to be use ass directed : 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 application to once a day or every other day. If applied as directed, it is possible the product will last 6 weeks.

                    Answered on 1/24/2018 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                • Q:

                  Can I use the purity cleanser and the clear days ahead together?
                  Asked on 10/8/2017 by allyedurdel from Minnesota

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer and the Purity Made Simple Facial cleanser can be used together.

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

                  Will the salicylic acid in this bleach fabric?
                  Asked on 7/21/2017 by 1 from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    For best results, please allow the Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer to completely dry to avoid any discoloration on any fabrics.

                    Answered on 7/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                • Q:

                  Can this product as well as the clear days ahead cleanser be used on deep skin tones?
                  Asked on 5/11/2017 by Beauty guru from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment line is made to be used on all skin tones.

                    Answered on 5/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Philosophy
                • Q:

                  I have the clear days ahead cleanser, is this product okay to use once I've washed my face with that?
                  Asked on 9/24/2015 by Taymo from Tennessee

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    yes, you can use this product after using the clear days ahead cleanser.

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

                  Do you apply this before or after a serum (ex: Vitamin C)? Or not use serum at all while using this?
                  Asked on 9/23/2015 by kidkat

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    you would apply this after the serum

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

                  Do I use additional moisturizer after using this? Or do I just wash my face apply this on and that it.
                  Asked on 3/24/2015 by Kat from Park city , utah

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    clear days ahead acne treatment and moisturizer will be your final step each morning and evening. you should not need an additional moisturizer on top of this product.

                    Answered on 3/27/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
                • Q:

                  Can I use this with clearsonic Mia 2 ?
                  Asked on 2/14/2015 by Dee from Chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    we do not recommend using the clear days ahead acne treatment & moisturizer with the clarisonic mia 2. this product is a moisturizer and is meant to be left on the skin, and not rinsed off when you are cleansing. additionally, if you are experiencing active breakouts we do not recommend exfoliation.

                    Answered on 2/17/2015 by brand expert from philosophy
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