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

What it is:An easy-to-use, one-step acne treatment and moisturizer that reduces acne breakouts while delivering breathable, oil-free hydration. What it does:Wake up to clear skin. This lightweight acne treatment and moisturizer helps prevent future acne and restore a healthy looking complexion 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 keep skin clear of new acne blemishes with less potential for irritation. This refreshing treatment improves skintone and texture, and provides oil control for a beautiful matte finish. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan
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36 Answers
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Questions & Answers for Philosophy Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer

Question
I am thinking of adding this as a treatment to my current 3 step routine. Can I use this after toning, before moisturizing?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
cassabanana
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is a moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
BrianDavid
(Burlington, NJ)
answer 2
this is exactly what i'm doing! but it's better to use it before moisturizer or as a substitute to a moisturizer in the evening, because it makes your face look a bit shiny
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
inna123
answer 3
I would say it depends on your skin. I have oily skin and this works great as a moisturizer, but if you have dry skin you might like some extra moisture. I use this after toner.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
philosophygirld
(Evans City, PA)
answer 4
Definitely use this after toning. This has a very lightweight moisturizer built in, so you may be able to get away with not using your usual moisturizer, but try it and see.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
schoonle
(NJ)
answer 5
Yes, it can be used after toning.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
ladybe
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
if you have very oily skin you can use just this as your moisturizer, if not yes, but this is meant to just be a moisturizer, so you might find some other products that could work better for your skin routine.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
nanhah
(kamloops, BC)
Question
Will I break out from this?
I used it all over my face for the first time yesterday to see if I'd have a reaction and I did see a few minor pimples come to surface but I don't know if it was the lotion or just my skin. I'm already using a 2% salicylic acid face wash so would this be too much? I debating on returning it for something that doesn't have salicylic acid.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
KayM12
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
4 answers
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answer 1
Most likely you will break out during the first week because is bringing all out from under the skin. continue using and you will see clearer skiing after a month
answered 6 months ago
Josy1985
(NJ)
answer 2
The product didn't do much to improve my overall complexion. It didn't clear my acne but it didn't make it worse.
answered 11 months ago
CandyJJ
(Ontario, ON)
answer 3
Stick with it!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
BrianDavid
(Burlington, NJ)
answer 4
I never had that reaction- so, sorry- not sure what is happening there.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
myinput
(prior lake, mn)
Question
What % salicylic acid in Clear Days Ahead?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
wintersun
(lawrence,KS)
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
3 answers
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answer 1
It's 1%. And oddly enough, I find this product to be more effective than any of the 2% SA products I've tried in the past. It's excellent!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
BrianDavid
(Burlington, NJ)
answer 2
1%
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
inna123
answer 3
There is a 1% Salicylic Acid to this item.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How drying is this product?
i have dry combination skin...tend to breakout on my forehead mostly. thoughts?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
ninab08
(Toronto, ON)
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
3 answers
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answer 1
I didn't find that this product was drying. I have very oily skin. After applying this product, I need to use the blotting paper after 5 or 10 minutes to take away the shine.
answered 11 months ago
CandyJJ
(Ontario, ON)
answer 2
I have very dry skin with acne rosacea. This works well without drying out my skin and I have even been able to reduce my Rx treatment to 1x a day. I use it in the a.m. before applying a tinted moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
cattysassy
(St. Augustine, FL)
answer 3
I have oily/combination skin- I use it all over on my face once a day and I don't think it is drying at all. I feel it is pretty mild but if used regularly- works to keep pimples away.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
myinput
(prior lake, mn)
Question
SPF
I recently got his as a sample, does it have any SPF?
asked 9 months ago
hubswife
(Bx)
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
3 answers
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answer 1
no spf. I bought hope in a jar oil free moisturizer with spy 30
answered 6 months ago
Josy1985
(NJ)
answer 2
No. Use something with SPF over it, like in your makeup. Or try a CC/ BB cream.
answered 8 months ago
Etcetera7
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
This product does not contain any SPF.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How long did it take for you to see a change in the amounts of breakouts?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
ser18
(Boston, MA)
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
3 answers
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answer 1
redness goes away pretty much during 1 night, but you will see a really good result within 2 weeks. Skin is so smooth, and no breakouts! Doesn't help against comedones though...
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
inna123
answer 2
I started using this with my clarisonic pro, so I'm not sure it can solely be attributed to this, but I'd say in a week or two...plus I've had less break outs over all since and the break outs I get don't last as long.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
productlova
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 3
It took my daughter about 2 weeks before seeing a difference.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
micholah
(Alexandria, LA)
Question
does anyone use this as a primer/moisturizer during the day?
I want to try this because I have oily skin and want to try a mattifying moisturizer
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
3 answers
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answer 1
To me - it is not mattifying at all. I would say it's a little dewy after a few hours on the skin.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
BrianDavid
(Burlington, NJ)
answer 2
It makes for a GREAT primer as it not only leaves your skin feeling like velvet at matte, but absorbs oil throughout the day. I prefer using this as a primer over Urban Decay & other primers for sure.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Mrs1010
(Rocklin, CA)
answer 3
I use it daily - I feel that is helps keep my face from breaking out but I don't really think it works as a "mattifier" - I have used other products that I think work better to keep "shine" down.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
myinput
(prior lake, mn)
Question
Unclog pores?
My skin is not acne prone but I have lots of white bumps on my face. Does this help unclog them? Is it ok to use around the sensitive eye area?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Aliobs
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
2 answers
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answer 1
I haven't found anything that unclogs pores including this but I will say it definitely keeps my acne in check. To be fair I have oily skin and large pores and I really don't think anything will help me with that but just exfoliate and use this hopefully it will help
answered 8 months ago
jenjimar
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
I would not use this around your eyes at all! All acne products have ingredients that can dry out the skin. I also have sensitive skin and I apply this daily to only my acne prone areas only. This fights zits, even those little white bumps without over drying. It not a true moisturizer because it has acne fighting ingredients built in. Use a true moisturizer around your eyes.
answered 8 months ago
Etcetera7
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
pH of this product
Can you please tell me what the pH is for this salicylic product?
asked 7 months ago
Davidchanel
(seattle, WA)
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
2 answers
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answer 1
pH= 3.6 so it will be effective
answered 4 months ago
coolsugar111
answer 2
According to www.paulaschoice.com is has a pH of 3.6. The pH is low enough for the salicylic acid to work as an exfoliator but not so low as to be irritating.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
tcsanfran
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this wearable during the day, under SPF and makeup?
Or is it likely to ball up? Or, like a lot of SA products, does it encourage a shine later in the day? Does it have a mattifying effect to counteract this? (Wouldn't be able to wear it evenings, as am using a different product then.)
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, Canada)
on Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't think this product works as a "mattifier"
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
myinput
(prior lake, mn)
answer 2
Yes, it's fine to use under SPF and makeup
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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