Philosophy - Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Salicylic Treatment Pads

Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Salicylic Treatment Pads

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • niacinamide
  • arginine
  • mandelic acid
  • tocopherol
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Clear Days Ahead Overnight Repair Salicylic Treatment Pads"
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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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid, mandelic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Salicylic acid gently removes dead skin cells without scrubbing Formulated with less potential for irritation Glycolic and mandelic acids help improve the appearance of large pores, discoloration and post-acne scarring"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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"Salicylic acid gently removes dead skin cells without scrubbing Formulated with less potential for irritation Glycolic and mandelic acids help improve the appearance of large pores, discoloration and post-acne scarring"
WIMJ summary

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: glycolic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. 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. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, pentylene glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit
laureth-4
Has skin benefit

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)
0.5%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
7.2% - 10.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
3.4% - 5.1%
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
2.7% - 4%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.2% - 3.3%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
1.5% - 2.2%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.3% - 1.9%
0.95% - 1.4%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.45% - 1.05%
Used as a fragrance
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to creat a nice product texture and support penetration of other ingredients
0.1% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.35%

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