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

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

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • oligopeptide-10
  • polysilicone-11
  • squalane
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer"
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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 contains oligopeptide-10. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"It delivers breathable, oil-free hydration without clogging pores, helps improve skin tone and texture, and provides oil control for a beautiful matte finish."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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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
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What does the product description say?
"Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
7.5% - 9.1%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
5.6% - 6.8%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
2.5% - 3%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
2.1% - 2.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.1%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.5% - 1.9%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.95% - 1.15%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.65% - 1%
Helps create a nice, clear product finish on the skin
0.5% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.5% - 0.75%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a nice product finish
0.5% - 0.8%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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