Philosophy Clear Days Ahead

As a woman in her 30’s I am not pleased with having acne. Adult acne is tough to treat so I’ve ran myself through the gambit of just about everything that I can afford. My list is getting short but I’m not giving up. A friend of mine suggested the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead system so here I go…

Recommended routine:

Morning- Use Clear Days Ahead oil-free salicylic acid acne treatment on damp face. Next apply Clear Days Ahead moisturizer.
Evening- Use Clear Days Ahead overnight salicylic acid pads on clean face. Next apply Clear Days Ahead moisturizer.
As needed- Use Clear Days Ahead salicylic acid spot treatment.

Journal Entries
02 Aug, 2016
Took a trip to the mall to find the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead kit at Sephora. I talked to the lady working the skincare area to see if she had any incite on the product. She was trying to get me to try something else but I told her I wanted to try Philosophy first.  It was expensive but I’m all in if this thing works.  I’ve decided to use the overnight treatment this evening.
03 Aug, 2016
Nothing yet but after applying the treatment this morning I am hopeful. It’s easy to use. Only took a couple of minutes to put on. My face felt kind of tingly afterwards. I hope that’s a good sign. 
04 Aug, 2016
My face is covered in a massive acne breakout. I wonder how long it will be before I see anything happen.
06 Aug, 2016
After 3 days, I am a little dry. I’ve started to put on more moisturizer. Hopefully that will fix the issue. 
10 Aug, 2016
It’s been a week and I’m peeeeling…I’ve been following the directions that say to start out with lowest dose. It’s a good thing I didn’t go for the highest. My face might have fallen off! 
11 Aug, 2016
This is insane but I’m sticking with it anyway. My friend said she had a similar reaction but her skin looks great now. She said her doctor said that it’s common with any acne treatment that uses salicylic acid. The worst part of this is that I need to wear makeup to work. It’s like little peach colored ashes on my face.  It’s embarrassing. 
14 Aug, 2016
I spent the weekend layering my face with tons of face cream. I am so glad I didn’t have plans. I am praying when I wake up tomorrow my skin will be perfect. I am also praying that I will wake up with a boyfriend and a new job. Hopefully, at least one of these dreams will come true.
15 Aug, 2016
No clear skin, boyfriend or new job. I’m still breaking out too although I have no idea how since there seems to be no moister left in my face. I’m afraid that the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead system is not going to deliver the acne killing miracle I was dreaming of.
17 Aug, 2016
Start of week two and let’s review…I still have a breakout going. My face is peeling like a birch tree. And, I don’t want to leave the house looking like this. It’s just gross. But my friend keeps insisting that it will get better. I’ve read a bunch of reviews from people that say the same thing happened to them. I’m sticking with it for at least a month.
18 Aug, 2016
This is harder than I expected it to be. I’m avoiding mirrors as much as possible. This isn’t my first time with these types of results but I was hoping this would be different.
20 Aug, 2016
I decided to give the pessimism a rest for a few days. Although the peeling is still going, my acne seems to have taken a bit of a break. In fact, I don’t really see any new spots. I hope this is a sign of things to come. 
22 Aug, 2016
I can’t believe this. It’s not my imagination…no new acne! This is crazy. The peeling may have slowed too but it’s hard to tell. Maybe it’s wishful thinking. Who cares? For now, the acne is going away. That’s an important step for me.
23 Aug, 2016
I’ve started lightly buffing to try to remove the peeling a tad faster. I think it’s working. My makeup doesn’t look as bad as it did.  And, a friend at work said she noticed my skin was looking good. That’s not something I hear often. 
24 Aug, 2016
Week three is starting off well. My skin is still sort of dusty with dead skin but it is getting better. I’ve found that if I put on extra moisturizer at night I wake up with less peeling.
25 Aug, 2016
I have one new pimple but the rest are completely gone. Could this be the beginning of a new era? It would be so amazing if I could finally be rid of this plague.
26 Aug, 2016
I went out with friends and actually felt good about how I looked. The peeling is almost gone so my makeup looked good. I didn’t even mind when my friends wanted to take selfies with me.  It’s so much easier to look people in the face when your own face doesn’t look like it’s been through the ringer.
27 Aug, 2016
I’m going to spend the weekend in so I’ll be able to skip the makeup and wear more moisturizer than usual. I’ll also be lightly buffing so I can get rid of these last patches of dry skin.
29 Aug, 2016
No joke…my skin looks great. Other than one small patch of dry skin on my chin, my face is clear. I can’t believe this. My skin is healthy. What?? It hasn’t even been 4 four weeks yet. Is my skin perfect? Maybe not, but close enough. I am so excited to see if this is an ongoing miracle or just a temporary fix.
02 Sep, 2016
Woke up this morning scared that it had all been a dream. Nope. Not a dream.
Today is the fourth week of my journey toward clearer skin. For the moment, I can confidently say that the Philosophy Clear Days Ahead is a success. It was worth the cost and the peeling. For the first time in a very long time my skin is clear of acne and looks great with or without makeup. My friend said I’m glowing.
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