I’ve been going back and forth about posting a review on this product, because my results didn’t turn out so well, but I did promise to do one…
We all have those times we get tiny breakouts in the most inconvenient places, mine occurred on my cheek *gasp*. I fought the urge to pop it, doused it with tea tree oil and kept my hands away from it, it eventually went away. Unfortunately, it left behind a little gift; dark spots! In true needing the perfect, clear skin behavior, I set out to find a “miracle” cream that would “erase” those blemishes.
On A Clear Day Retinol Clarifying Lotion by Philosophy was introduced to me, based on previous rendezvous with Philosophy products, along with the claims listed on the back of the product… I was ready to give it a whirl and banish my dark blemishes to acne hell.
You’re probably thinking, “Seriously, it isn’t that bad.” For me, having those 3 blemishes staring at me everytime I looked in the mirror was a no-no. My first application was prior to going to bed, after my nightly face wash ritual. Nothing out of the ordinary, no burning or tingling. This went on every night for a week and I was impressed, the spots seemed to be gradually fading away, in fact, the tiny one was almost completely gone.
There was a bit of redness, which I was expecting but other than that, easy-breezy! Until that 2nd week…
A lot of irritation, another breakout and it felt and looked like a curling iron hit my cheek. I couldn’t capture how dark it was with my camera phone, but it was bad. A few people asked me if I had burnt myself (totally embarassed). Of course I stopped using it immediately and took it back. It received tons of rave reviews on Sephora, but it bombed for me. My skin is highly sensitive, even though the product is designed to be mild, perhaps it wasn’t mild enough for me. There you have it.
Has anyone tried this or any other type of blemish erasing cream?