Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment Reviews
Brand: Kate Somerville
I've tried different strengths of BP, Differin Gel + Cream versions, Acnomel, Clean & Clear, Proactiv, Good Genes, Salicylic Acid and more...you name it and I've more than likely tried it. So far this stuff works the best, I have acne related to poor digestion/poor microbiome that is either cystic or just really big, constant and painful. I don't get breaks in acne but it does get worse around period-time. My zits will nearly be gone the next day and certainly not painful if I use this at night. Its also the highest amount of sulphur available apparently. 10% You dip into the sediment through isopropyl alcohol which dries very fast. My regimen: Night 2 Ingredient soap bought off a seller on Etsy. Tallow and lye. (She gets the ratios correct so there isn't any fat or lye left after the saponification process, thus the most gentle, but nourishing soap there is.) moisturizer Erradikate Morning Rinse off pink stuff with warm water and follow with an organic facial oil ( I handle Argan well) Plant sulphur based moisturizer (Local to BC but can be bought online I think)
Ok for spot treatment but no prevention
I normally don't write reviews - everyone says that - but for the cost of this product, I think you can do much better. My friend brought this with her from the States when she came to visit me (I am in New Zealand). At first I liked it quite a bit. I did notice that when I put it on existing blemishes, the blemishes went away quicker than they normally would. Which was great. But it did nothing absolutely to slow down the pace of the blemishes from coming. In fact, I would say that I almost felt that since I began to use it, my overall acne got worse, which was fairly depressing. I continued to use it with those blemishes until the bottle was complete but getting another bottle from the States was out of the question. Ironically, the brand I ended up going with, after much research, was also from the states. A considerably lower price per bottle, for larger bottles! and preventative! Ninja Skincare is the only brand I have ever found to clear up my skin after nearly 20 years - so spot treatments like Kate Sommerville aren't even necessary to have on hand any more! I don't even wear makeup any more to cover up blemishes! So the added cost of shipping from the States is well worth my self esteem improving and actually spending less on products on a monthly basis! I guess I would just end by saying, if you need a spot treatment this is ok as far as spot treatments go. But personally, I just didn't want to have spots at all any more ever!
First off, I absolutely never take the time to write reviews on anything, but this stuff has worked so well for me, I thought it was worth it. I'm 20 years old with a fairly dry skin type, but due to some major family events earlier this year and heaps of stress being piled on me, my skin got a bit crazy, after 19 years of being relatively perfect. And it did get a bit oilier, too. This will probably be a fairly long review -- I'm warning you. I tried absolutely EVERYTHING, and I do mean everything. Clean & Clear spot treatment, Proactiv, Anti-Blemish Tea Tree Acne Wash, the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion & Special Healing Powder. Clean & Clear hardly did a thing for me; Proactiv only served to irritate my skin and break it out further (even the sensitive skin line); the Anti-Blemish Tea Tree Acne Wash caused red welts to pop up all over my face that hung around for almost 2 full weeks; the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, which is very similar to this, worked quite well at first, but I eventually started seeing very little improvement; and finally, the powder worked pretty well, but again, due to having sensitive skin, I would sometimes wake up with odd, itchy red spots on my face, so I stopped using it. This has literally been the ONLY product that has truly worked for me. The blemish will either be completely flat by the morning or on its way to being gone, and it doesn't overly dry out or irritate my sensitive skin. I'm so thankful that I found this product and thought it necessary to share my experience with it. Now, my skin is pretty much back to normal, and I no longer have to worry about breakouts because I know this stuff will save the day. Current Skin Care Routine: 1. Wash face with Cetaphil Antibacterial Soap day and night 2. Apply Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer day and night (because of my dry skin) 3. Apply this stuff with a Q-tip right before bed
life changing stuff.
this is a GAME CHANGER. i have used it on every single pimple for one year and whilst it doesn't prevent them from appearing (hormonal acne), it certainly helps in their disappearance! I will put a small amount on each pimple and leave it overnight. The layer of pink at the bottom of 10% Sulphur, and the clear liquid is alcohol. Dip a cotton bud in to the sulphur and when you pull it out the alcohol will cover it. Sulphur reduces the bacteria inside the skin an the alcohol dries the pimple out. 100% of the time the pimple has reduced in both size and redness. The formulation is a light pink colour so you can't leave the house wearing it so it's best to use it at night or when you are having a lazy pyjama day. I gave my bottle to my boyfriend to use and whilst his skin was glowing, mine got worse because I couldn't use my miracle product! But as soon as I bought myself a new bottle, within a few days my skin was smooth and clear once again. It costs $24 in Sephora - you can buy it individually or do as I do and buy the whole cleansing set (cleanser, exfoliator, acne treatment and moisturiser) for $55. I feel so much more confident now after battling for years with mild to severe acne. I have recommended this product to all of my friends and every single one have seen great results.
Great for small pimples
I purchased this product about a month ago. I use it for small red marks. l dip a qtip into the bottle and spot treat overnight. After about 3 nights the pimple is gone! It's so great! The best part about this product is it does not dry out my face. My only complaint is that it's pink and stands out against my skin. It can rub off at night so be warned you may want to sleep with a towel over your pillow.
One of my faves
I really like this stuff. Doesn't work quite as effectively on the bigger spots, but will dry up a whitehead in no time. Only gripe is that it flakes off quite quickly, especially if you tend to sleep with your face rubbing against the pillow.
Not worth the money
This didn't clear up my acne and it wasn't worth $24. A friend of mine, however, swears by it. Everybody's skin is different I guess. I just didn't work for me.