Dealing With Acne

October 23, 2013


I have struggled and struggled with acne all my life to the point of it being so bad in middle school, I was on acutane. I did clear up well after those 6 months of medication but it's recently been flaring up up again and it's become an embarrassment of mine. I'm no stranger to the dermatologist but after going mid summer and nothing actually working, I thought it was time to spend the money and try a full line of acne based skin care. 

I landed on Philosophy | Clear Days Ahead and started with the travel size kit. I didn't want to invest $150 on product I wasn't sure would work. It's been about a week now and it's night and day difference. For full disclosure, I started this the day I started my period so my face was broken out beyond belief. It cleared it up in 12 hours. Twelve. Like there isn't a blemish in sight. I fully understand and know when starting a new product your face isn't used to, it can react and clear much quicker but in the long run not really be effective. That being said, we will see how the next 3 weeks go on this line but currently, I'm smitten.

Funny enough, I will be spending less on this line in the full sizes than I would've been with dermatologist fees, prescription finances and additional facials and microderm packages at my derm. So all in all, it's probably smart I'm making this move for my adult skin and my wallet will be thanking me!

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21 comments

  1. Do you still like your Garnier BB cream?

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  2. I have tried a different line in this brand and didn't care for it. I hope you will follow up with a post in a few weeks letting us know if you still like it! I would be willing to give this brand another go if you are still loving it!

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  3. oh man, i might have to try a travel size too, because i have this same problem. especially right before my period.

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  4. I've never tried Philosophy's acne line, but I use their Purity cleanser and Hope in a Jar moisturizer religiously. Been using it for about two years now and it is worth the investment.

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  5. I have been looking for a acne product just like this and so glad to hear good things about Philosophy's products. And, so happy to hear that its working so well for you thus far. You're beautiful!

    xx, Kylie Rae

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  6. I LOVE Philosophy, but I haven't tried this line. I still deal with acne too and it is freakin' ridiculous. I might have to go for the travel size too!

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  7. Thank you--I am in the middle of an acne crisis and have been debating on going back to the derm. If this really works for you, keep me posted!

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  8. Definitely keep us posted.

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  9. i use philosophy at night, but havnt heard much about their acne care. please let us know how the next three weeks turn out!

    xo

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  10. Ohhhh man!! Looks like mamas going shopping! My skin has been HORRIBLE since I had Presley!
    (Random - but what font are you using on the bottom of your picture?)

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  11. I've never heard of this brand. I might have to try the trail brand too.

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  12. Have you ever tried proactiv it has been really good to me.

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  13. Oh I can't wait if this continues to work for you! I am 31 and something has got to change. haha

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  14. I was just wondering what type of skin type you have? I have combination, and I find using the moisturisers in many acne programs (e.g. clinque) makes me oiler and more prone to breakouts. I'm interested to see how you make out using this product set for longer!

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  15. I just finally started a new skincare routine - I shouldn't even say new, just a routine in general. I never really had a routine before (wash face in shower, moisturize after washing was typical), but once I started a full routine for morning and night, I loved it! I'm past the three week mark now, so it's a habit! Yay! I'm glad you've found something that's working for you for at least right now. I'm using the beginner's routine from reddit's r/skincareaddiction, if you need to find something else or want to ask others about your current system.

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  16. I need a really good spot treatment and have yet to find one that actually works...I thankfully don't get acne regularly. Except the week before my period, where I always have 3 or 4 annoying ones.

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  17. I'm actually using a prescription from my dermatologist, and it's working pretty good. I need to check this out when my medicine runs out! :)

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  19. Ugh, I was on accutane too! No bueno! Good to see some options for people who understand this type of skin!

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  20. Hi this one is great and is really a good post

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  21. This is one of my favorites products. great facial wash, does not leave the tight feeling feels nice and clean. Thank you for sharing it!

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