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 peal. 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 looks very similar to Mario Badescu Drying Lotion which is quite popular among celebrities. I have tried it but I the Kate Somerville Eradikate better. 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 10% sulphur and another acne fighting ingredient called magnesium aluminum silicate. I believe these ingredients are helping minimize the pimples faster than the the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. The Drying lotion does have more moisturizing ingredients like calamine and glycerin whereas the Kate Somerville Eradikate does not. The drying lotion also contains talc and titanium dioxide which could irritate the skin.
The Kate Somerville EradiKate is more pricey than the Mario Badescu acne treatment but I find the EradiKate is more effective. 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 Nordstrom. So if you feel annoyed when those pesky zits pop up and want them gone ASAP this product will help you get rid of them.
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment, $35, nordstrom.com