I don’t usually get a lot of pimples but lately, I have been getting a lot. They always pop up whenever I am stressed or getting my period but lately I don’t know what’s going on with my skin. I’ve tried taking items out of my makeup and skincare routine but it wasn’t working. I used to cringe every time I saw a new zit appear but ever since I started using the Kate Somerville EradiKate I no longer freak out anymore.
I apply it with cotton swabs on my zits right before I go to sleep. It does burn especially if you nitpick your zits so beware. By the next day, it completely minimizes the size of the pimple. The amount of time it takes for the zit to be completely gone can depend on how aggressive the blemish is, but for me, it usually takes 2-3 days. You can apply it up to three times a day but I would only recommend applying it once because it completely drys out the skin and can even cause your skin to appeal. What I’ve noticed is that it brings spots quickly to the surface as a white head, and then you can squeeze them without having to worry about scarring. Always remember to clean your skin after doing this if you leave the gunk from your pimple it can cause other spots on your skin.
It has the same pretty pink colour the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion has. That one is quite popular among celebrities I personally haven’t tried it but have heard great things about it. They both contain the same main ingredients that help minimize breakouts like salicylic acid, sulphur, and zinc oxide. However, the Kate Somerville one is formulated with the highest possible level of sulphur which is 10%, I’m not sure how much sulphur is in the Mario Badescu drying lotion. It’s also important to keep in mind that the Mario Badescu one has talc in it, talc has been reported that it may have harmful side effects.
The Kate Somerville EradiKate is more pricey than the Mario Badescu acne treatment but the EradiKate works just amazingly on me. I was upset to find out that it’s no longer being sold on the Kate Somerville website. This could be because she has come out with EradiKate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment but don’t worry you can still buy the original acne treatment from Nordstorm. So if you get insecure about pesky zits and want them gone ASAP this product just might be for you.
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment, $35, nordstrom.com