Philosophy - Clear Days Ahead Acne Drying Lotion

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Acne Drying Lotion

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • panthenol
  • pantolactone
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Clear Days Ahead Acne Drying Lotion"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": pantolactone.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
24% - 36%
Plain old water
8.9% - 13.4%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
4% - 6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
3% - 4.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and workd as a cleanser
2.4% - 3.6%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
1.8% - 2.7%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
1.4% - 2.2%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.85% - 1.3%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.5% - 1.1%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.55% - 1.35%
A dye
0.35% - 0.8%
A colorant adding a green color. Usually is not irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
0.35% - 0.8%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.4%

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