Philosophy - Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • niacinamide
  • panthenol
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed jojoba esters
  • jojoba esters
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

It contains the following cleansing agents that tend to be harsh on the skin: sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people cocamidopropyl betaine.

Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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"Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Cleanser"
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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.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
1%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
10% - 12%
5.9% - 7.3%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.8% - 5.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.4% - 2.9%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
2% - 2.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.6% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.4% - 1.7%
Used as a fragrance
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.4%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.65% - 1%
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.5% - 0.75%
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen in cosmetics
0.00075% - 0.0015%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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