Have Acne? Try Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Collection

Suffering from adult acne? Check out my thoughts on the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection and what products made the cut.
I’ve been one of those “lucky” women who after turning the big 3-0, suddenly had adult acne. Not so long ago I had nice clear skin with an odd hormonal zit, but that was no longer the case. I take birth control pills, cut out dairy for the most part and drink lots of water. When I was sent the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection, I was so excited to try it out!

I do want to say though, I have been getting regular facials for the past year and also had a couple of chemical peels which made such a huge difference in getting rid of those pesky acne spots. My forehead has cleared up and so has my jawline. BUT I still get these horrible almost cystic zits by my chin. And is it me or does it take forever to get rid of them as you get older?

Being a nice shade of pale, I feel the red marks are far more noticeable than other peoples. Thank god for concealer!

Back to the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection. So I was sent this as a free product and was so happy to try it out. I’m wanting to achieve that glow that we all are striving for.
Suffering from adult acne? Check out my thoughts on the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection and what products made the cut.

The Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection

Suffering from adult acne? Check out my thoughts on the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection and what products made the cut. I use the Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne cleanser every second day. It contains 1% salicylic acid, so I don’t want to dry my skin out. I leave it on for the 30-60 seconds it recommends. Since introducing it into my routine, I feel it has helped out. Because of the salicylic acid, which helps unclog pores, targets existing acne blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.

It also contains:

  • a coconut-based cleansing agent (cocoamidopropyl betaine) to cleanse and remove makeup from the skin.
  • panthenol (vitamin B5) and jojoba esters to calm the skin – in case it dries out.

Suffering from adult acne? Check out my thoughts on the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection and what products made the cut.

The Fast Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot treatment is the bomb! Clear Days Ahead Spot Treatment contains 2% salicylic acid, which really gives you a fast turnaround on clearing up those zits. It also has 2% glycolic acid and polysilicone-11 to absorb oil.
Suffering from adult acne? Check out my thoughts on the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection and what products made the cut.

The moisturizer was ok, I didn’t really like the texture and prefer their Hope in Jar (which is amazing!). The Clear Days Ahead Moisturizer contains 1% salicylic acid. It also has oligopeptide-10 and works to prevent the skin from developing new acne blemishes. But for myself, it just had a weird texture and wasn’t moisturizing enough.
Suffering from adult acne? Check out my thoughts on the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection and what products made the cut.

The Overnight Repair Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Pads are really effective but I feel you could get equally good products at the drugstore for a 1/3 of the price. They run for $46 (!!), so expensive for the average person.
Suffering from adult acne? Check out my thoughts on the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection and what products made the cut. I love, love, love Philosophy Hope in a Jar! It’s so moisturizing, lovely texture and a little goes a long way. This was my pick over the Clear Days Ahead Moisturizer.

I’m not going to lie, the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead collection isn’t exactly cheap. But it does have a couple of great products in it that are effective and did make a difference to my face.

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14 Comments

  1. July 10, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Acne is an adult. It’s like all of a sudden you have the same problems you did as a kid, with fine lines and aging and spots and all that nonsense to deal with.

    • July 12, 2017 / 11:27 am

      A double whammy!

  2. July 12, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    I like philosophy products but I haven’t used these yet. Sounds like it’s time for a trip to the mall!

  3. July 12, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I got adult acne just before I fell pregnant with my daughter…I got some medication from the doctor and then the pregnancy hormones kicked in and the spots were gone! It was such a relief! Now, although I get the odd spot here and there my acne never came back. My skin is super dry and these products look great…would be interested to see your results!

  4. July 12, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    I used to buy Philosophy from QVC years ago! Loved their stuff. Haven’t purchased anything from them in a very long time. My daughter is almost 12, and she’s starting to get acne (horrible hormones!), we bought Clinique’s Acne Solutions, but I’d love to get this after we finish what we have, and see how it goes.

  5. July 12, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I just saw that Clear product tonight while shopping for facial cleaner! I wish I had read your review before I went shopping!

  6. Adaleta
    July 12, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    These are some awesome products!! I love it

  7. July 12, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I used to use Philosophy products all the time and loved them. Had no idea that they made a line geared towards clear skin—interesting!

  8. Debra Hawkins
    July 12, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I adore all of philosophy’s products! I haven’t tried this one but now I want to, it sounds great!

  9. July 12, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Acne is the worst! I had it so bad as a teen and I never want to go back! So painful! I have a few friends who have been dealing with adult acne and I think they would be interested to learn about this product line. I will be passing this info on! Thanks!

  10. July 13, 2017 / 4:23 am

    I need to try this! My skin gets horrible in the summer and acne is one of my problems. I will be adding this to my “to buy” list soon for sure!

  11. July 13, 2017 / 9:38 am

    I have used Philosophy before and really liked their products. This seems like a good collection. I could use a moisturizer anytime.

  12. July 13, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I think it is so important to reevaluate your skin care routine as you get older. I still get acne from time to time and always try to stay on top of it.

  13. July 14, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Was doing some research to help out my gf, she’s having a hard time with those acne. These products sounds great, will give them a try!

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