Philosophy On A Clear Day Retinol Clarifying Lotion

This Philosophy product claims to be useful for healing acne scars, unclogging pores, and clearing up acne outbreaks. The triglycerides and wax used to make the product, however, are the exact opposite of what someone with acne-prone skin needs to clear up an outbreak. They will keep pores clogged rather than opening them, although the lotion will give an even appearance to the skin that is only affected by whiteheads. Moreover, there is nothing in On a Clear Day Retinol Clarifying Lotion to fight overgrowth with the Propionibacter acnes bacteria that cause acne infection, or to prevent Staphylococcus aureus infection that can lead to cysts, boils, and worse. There is nothing in the product that will plump pitted or depressed skin or fill in acne scars.

What On a Clear Day Retinol Clarifying Lotion can do is, as it name suggests, clarify reddened skin. The low dose of vitamin A can reduce the reddish pigmentation on the skin where a pimple has already begun to heal, as can many other less expensive products. This lotion is ok, however, if you have normal to dry skin and you just want a beneficial moisturizer. It is packaged for unusually long shelf life, so you can buy “on sale” and use up to eighteen months later with confidence.

Suggested retail price: US $40 for 0.75 oz.

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