Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Hands down, the best skincare product I have ever used
I was absolutely astonished at the results I got from the Clear Days Ahead acne pads. I have always considered my skin to be somewhat stubborn; it simply doesn't take to new skincare products. Before using the acne pads, I had combination skin that regularly had breakouts. It was very rare that I had a day without a new pimple popping up. I work in cosmetics in a department store and have tried a variety of different products to get my skin under control, but had no success one of my coworkers introduced me to these pads.
First off, the application experience is very nice. The pads have a wonderful light citrus scent that doesn't stick around after application. My face also tingles pleasantly after using them! They do not dry my skin out, and most importantly, THEY HAVE TOTALLY CLEARED UP MY COMPLEXION! My skin has never looked so nice. It has given me such confidence, and I no longer avoid looking in the mirror when I don't have my makeup on. It took about 3 days for me to really start seeing results from the pads, and now that I've been using them for 2 months, I've never been happier with my skin. I do have the occasional pimple, but the pads keep it under control and help avoid the spread of bacteria from it to the rest of my face, keeping the problem isolated to that one spot. Fortunately, the healing time of the pimples that I do get is cut in half with the use of the pads.
I'm usually pretty lazy when it comes to reviewing products, but I had to take the time for this one. Thank you SO MUCH, Philosophy. You have a new lifetime customer!
Most Helpful Critical Review Good addition to a routine
I trust Philosophy so I trusted these face wipes. Been using them for about a week and I like them as long as I don't skip any part of my normal skin care routine. They are a tad drying, so I've been using more moisturizer. They kind make my skin feel like theres buildup on it during the day, so I've been hitting the exfoliator hard in the shower and that seems to help. Was drawn to these for the description that included lightening hyperpigmentation, and each morning when I wake up I feel like I do see a difference!
Reviewed by 103 customers An essential to control my breakouts
hmarie from Washington DC
I have realized that these pads are an essential step to my skincare routine in preventing clogged pores and acne. I use this product along with the other "clear days ahead" facewash, moisturizer, and spot treatment serum. For about 6-8 weeks I forgot to restock on this product and I noticed more breakouts on my skin even though I didn't change my lifestyle and other parts of my skincare. Once I restocked on this product and started using it daily before bedtime/after removing makeup, those breakouts went away in less than 5 days. I would recommend this product along with the "clear days ahead cleanser" for anyone with acne prone skin. I would start using gradually once a day preferably at night. To avoid extra dryness, I would not apply more than once per day and about 10 minutes after application to apply a very lightweight moisterizer
It works and my kids will actually use it.
ABC from CA
I buy this for my two teenage kids. It's the first product that both works and that they will use. I always know when they have run out because their acne gets worse.
Cleared my skin!
Bdunn from WI
I noticed a difference on my skin after about a week of using this product. It was well worth the money, I have tried for years to find something that would work to get rid of my breakouts quickly. My face is now mostly clear at all times. Huge improvement. I also pair with the spot treatment from this line. Looking forward to adding in more products from this line.
Kay Jay from Charleston, WV
I'm 29 years old and I still get breakouts! I use this along with the moisturizer every single night and it help keep my breakouts at bay. I've tried soooo many different brands and Philosophy WORKS. I'll be buying this for the rest of my life!!!!
Keeps My Skin Clear and Glowing
EdensHalo from Virginia
I used to have flawless skin as a teenager. When I hit adulthood, my face began breaking out due to PCOS and I've struggled with it ever since. Many years ago, I discovered Philosophy and this amazing product. These salicylic pads did what I thought was the impossible, they cleared my skin! Clear Days Ahead has continued to keep my skin clear and glowing. I have been told I have a "lit from within appearance" to my face and it's smooth. Somehow, it's kept my skin not only clear but also wrinkle free, even at age 46! It's the holy grail product for me! Please never discontinue this product!
Chas from DuPont, IL
I buy this whole product line for my son and it works great. Doesn't leave his face red or dry like other ache products tend to do.
Love this product
Amanda from Long island, ny
I use these every night regularly! Only thing that helps control my acne
Elonda from Iowa
I have hormonal acne. Starting using this and it cleared up.
I wish it had worked
MtnGirl from Colorado
I really liked the Clear Days Ahead moisturizer, so I added this to my skin care. Within about a week of using this, my skin started to get worse, hundreds of little comedones beneath the skin along my jawline and cheeks where I had never had much acne before and a few deeper papules. I kept using this for a total of 8 weeks before I just had to admit that my skin really didn't like this product much. I had been using 2.5% benzoyl peroxide in the evening (it was just really drying on my skin) but had stopped using this when I started using these pads in the evening. So it is possible my skin is just better on benzoyl peroxide than straight salicylic acid products. Still, I hate to say, this product made my skin break out terribly. I am hoping no permanent scarring results from this. I wanted it so badly to work, it just didn't. I'm going back to benzoyl peroxide.
My 12 yo daughter loves this
Zavern from NJ
Daughter uses twice a day.
Gentle and super effective
Untitled2 from Boston
This is the only salicylic acid pad that is gentle enough for my skin! I have tried many other brands but always get irritation or worse burning sensation. This product is highly effective for controlling breakout especially if I apply early at sight of breakouts!
Hello clear skin
Babsbklyn from Wilmington, NC
If you're out of luck trying products that don't improve your acne your luck is going to change when you try these pads.
Very gentle on the skin but it works and clears my daughter's acne.
Clear up acne
SmoothSkin99 from New York, New York
I enjoy this product as it is gentle yet cleanses thoroughly and deeply. I would like if it was a little stronger.
college girl from Oregon
I'm happy and seeing clearer after trying this product for the first time. I have sensitive combination skin and wanted to try a treatment pad that was gentle on my skin and I could use after removing my makeup or washing my face.
I will defiantly be purchasing again.
So far so good!!
Mzheather from Vancouver, WA
Unfortunately I am still dealing with acne even into my mid-30's. Trying to use other products (such as anti-aging) usually causes a break out for me. I recently purchased these treatment pads and after only a couple of uses (in addition to the Purity Made Simple mask) my face is already clearing up!! I would definitely recommend this product!
M & M from St. Louis, MO
Use product each night. Works so effective on break outs. I have rosacea, this product is great. Granddaughter uses overnight, she loves it. Continue to purchase.
Momof3 from Leroy il
Great for teen boy
Christy123 from undisclosed
I have sensitive skin and this is one of the few over the counter products I am able to use that does not cause an allergic reaction.
Jim the runner from San Jose, CA
I bought these at the same time I purchased the Peter Thomas Roth acne pads. The PTR pads blew these philosophy pads out of the water. There is no comparison between the two. The PTR pads are much more effective if you are really fighting acne. If you are looking for something to slightly brighten your skin, these may work but there are cheaper alternatives. Overall, I would not purchase again.
My daughter likes them
FormyDaughter from Miller Beach, Indiana
I actually buy these for my daughter, who fell in love with them after I purchased her the 3 piece trial pack. She likes them so much that she made me re-order her some!!
Angel 2009 from Media, Pa
It works as expected. Started out using it 1x per day in the AM then the spot treatment which i had already been using and liking at night. After about 2 weeks I noticed my skin starting to really dry out so I went to every other or every 2 days and it's going well cold weather is rough on my skin anyway at 8° today.
Kelli from Baltimore. MD
Not only have they helped with active breakouts, the pads have also helped smooth my skin's texture, reduced the appearance of scarring, and help with cystic breakouts! They are gentle and effective. These little guys are a lifesaver!
Made me break out!
xCindy from undisclosed
This didn't help with my acne at all, and even made me break out in tiny pimples all over my face.
Only Thing That Works
Allison from New York
I love this stuff! It works better than ANY other acne treatment I've tried--including Proactiv and other high-end brands. I've been plagued with hormonal acne due to PCOS. These pads save me!
The ONLY thing that keeps my acne at bay
Allison from New York, NY
I have hormonal issues that cause me to have pretty annoying breakouts. My entire forehead and chin erupt in tiny bumps and red pimples that eventually surface to ugly whiteheads. These pads prevent all of that! I of course wish they were more affordable, but you can't put a price on confidence.