My skin had been going crazy lately, most likely due to stress. My usual skincare routine for sensitive acne-prone skin alone hasn’t been cutting it. When I was in the Toronto Sephora, I asked the SA what the best-selling spot treatment for blemishes was, and she said emphatically without hesitation, Kate Somerville’s EradiKate Acne Treatment.
I was intrigued by the ingredient Sulfur, which I have never tried in an acne treatment before. In addition to 10% Sulfur, the ingredients include AHAs, designed to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores; Zinc Oxide, a natural mineral that provides oil control by absorbing excess sebum production; Isopropyl Alcohol; Water; Camphor; Magnesium Aluminum Silicate; Salicylic Acid; and Iron Oxides. I’ve gotta tell ya, it smells like death! But it actually works.
The Sephora SA gave me specific instructions to not shake it, which it also says right on the bottle. The solution separates, with a thick pink layer at the bottom, topped with a layer of clear liquid. You are supposed to stick a Q-Tip down into the bottle and then dab it on any blemishes you might have. Sounds pretty weird right?
The solution is thick and very noticeably pink, so it is definitely a night-time treatment. You can’t apply this and then head out to the grocery store unless you’re prepared for some odd looks. However, the weird rotten-egg smell and Pepto Bismal-pink colour aside, the EradiKate really works. If I apply this to a blemish before bed, the next morning I notice a significant difference. It really reduces the size and redness and dries up the blemish quickly. I am a fan!
The EradiKate is $24 CAD for 1oz, but you use a very tiny amount each time. Compared to a lot of similar acne treatments, I think the price is fairly reasonable.
Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤