philosophy 'clear days ahead' acne treatment trial kit ($67 value)
Somewhat effective, if drying
Since coming back to the States about 8 months ago, I've been plagued by perpetual acne, which is very, very uncommon for me. As someone used to just the occasional blemish during that time of the month, it was very frustrating to suddenly have this problem.
The most likely culprit could be the stress from my job (the blemishes are mainly in the cheek and chin area, where I know us women carry a lot of hormones), and/or withdrawal symptoms from Proactiv (though that had stopped working very well before I quit altogether).
Haven't tried everything (and I'm hoping it doesn't get to that) but Philosophy's Clear Days Ahead hasn't been..horrible. (Though I have been pretty desperate.) Between the 2nd and 3rd days of usage (Cleanser and Moisturing Cream in the morning and Cleanser and Pads at night) I started to notice some clearing up yes, but also some drying, especially around the nose and then later around the mouth. After that, I kept to only using the Cleanser or Pads once a day, and using the generic cleanser that came with my Clarisonic face cleansing system as well. For the most part this hasn't kept me blemish free, but simply just makes the life of each blemish a bit shorter, and don't have a drying problem anymore. That, and it's provided me with a cleanser and moisturizer.
clears acne in 3 days!!!!
YES, 3 days, I was skeptical when I started using these products. But low and behold, it does what it says. Its a bit drying but hey, it cleared up my acne and minimize the look of pores and oily is a thing of the past. The cleanser is great in removing every bit of make- up and oil, the moisturizer is very soothing, it just melts into your skin and leaves it matte not oily, the medicated pads are very refreshing and the spot treatment is awesome in drying up pimples, it does sting a bit after you apply it but that's how you know it's working. I love this product. I don't normally write a review but other customer reviews is the one thing that convinced me to buy this products. So I say thank you, to all of you out there that takes time to write a review. Keep it up and from now I would do the same.
I should have definately tried Philosophy a long time ago! This product has definately cleared me up and fast!! It is a little drying, i just haven't used the acne moisturizer for a few days and have been using the energizing oxygen gel/cream instead. Wonderful as well! It even has lightened my scars. Some say its pricey, but if you think of all the other products you waste your money on trying to find a solution when you could have just bought Philosophy, it's worth the money. Will be sticking with what works. I also use Black Cherry Italian Soda body lotion. Love it!
This is an economical way to try the products in this line to see if they are right for you. I bought this for my "tween" daughter who is starting to have issues with whiteheads. Her skin is starting to clear up after using for two weeks. I will probably buy the full size of these products in the future.