Product Review | Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment
Product Review | Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment ($26, Sephora)
Product Details (from Sephora's website): An effective blemish-fighting acne treatment to minimize pimples, zits, and help prevent future breakouts.
Review: The last few weeks and months have been extremely stressful for me at work which caused me to have minor breakouts here and there due to lack of sleep, fatigue and as mentioned, stress. For the longest time I used Neutrogena MicroClear Spot Treatment and it used to work pretty quickly but like many skincare and other beauty related items, sometimes you have to change up your game. I was debating getting the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion ($16 at Ulta) but I decided to pick this up during the Sephora Fall 2017 VIB Sale instead. It looks similar to the Mario Badescu one except for the brand packaging. This comes in a 1 fl oz glass bottle and a nice baby blue and silver box packaging.
The instructions on the cap says "Do not shake", so do as it says. It does smell like sulfur, but the scent does not linger for so long. I apply this on affected areas (I usually get about 1 or 2 stress related break outs, luckily my skin is not acne prone so I do not have to use this regularly) before I go to bed (make sure you apply this once you have done your skincare routine for the night). I apply a thin layer using a Qtip and sheer it out a bit and let it dry. It dries quickly so you do not have to wait very long before going to sleep. There are two things that may happen when you wake up in the morning when you use this product: 1). The breakout is completely gone and/or 2) The breakout is a lot smaller than it was the night before. Now does that mean this product is not effective? Not at all. Keep in mind, this is a treatment solution, not Jesus Christ. Depending on the size of your breakout, it may not disappear altogether the next morning, you get my drift? If you are trying to treat a very bad breakout, what it will do is it will prevent it from spreading and it will reduce its size until its completely healed or dried out.
Fortunately for me, my breakouts are small and limited (one to two here and there) so it eliminates the problem areas pretty quickly. I also use this as prevention, such as when I see redness starts to appear (i.e. we all know when a pesky little zit is about to appear on our face before it even does) - I apply it directly to that area and boom - it keeps it from popping up. While this is effective for random acne spots caused by stress or monthly periods - I honestly cannot recommend this if you have severe acne condition. I would recommend consulting a dermatologist if you are considering using this if you have severe acne. Would I recommend and repurchase this product? Absolutely but only for random spot treatments.