Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment

As I’ve spoken about in recent posts, I’ve been dealing with adult acne for quite some time. It can cause me to be extremely self conscious, and sometimes I don’t even feel like going out in public. I usually photoshop the acne out of my FOTD’s – you’ll forgive me, but I’m a graphic designer so if I can do myself this little favor, then why shouldn’t I? Still, it would be nice to not have to resort to that. In this recent picture I took before going to the Boston Makeup Group’s first meetup last weekend, you can see that I have blemishes and pimples that are visible even under all the makeup I’m wearing:

So, as you can imagine, I’ve been looking for the right product to help treat my acne. Browsing the shelves at Sephora a few weeks ago, I came across this EradiKate Acne Treatment from Kate Somerville. In the small bottle looks like two different substances – a pink sediment at the bottom and a clear substance on top; separated by their respective densities, not by anything physically in the bottle. The instructions tell you very clearly NOT to shake the product or mix the two substances. Dip a Q-Tip into the bottle until you reach the pink substance, then apply it to your blemishes. What’s unclear in the directions is how long to leave the product on, since it’s not the kind that your skin simply absorbs. I usually leave it on overnight, and wash it off in the morning. If you have sensitive pimples – like ones that have bled or been popped, then the product will sting a fair amount when you first apply it, but the feeling goes away quickly. Nothing you can’t handle if you’re really desperate to get rid of your acne, like me.

From the reviews on Sephora, I got the impression that it would be around 10 days before I saw any visible improvements. But I was delighted to see that the next morning after I first tried the Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment, my pimples were already smaller in size and less noticeable. I’m not saying they disappeared completely, but it was a definite improvement. The above picture isn’t a great example of the product’s results, because I had a huge breakout after trying a new exfoliating cleanser last week. Before that, my pimples were actually nearly gone – I only had one or two on my face, but I thought they would be gone the next day. Then I had this breakout, and it’s back to square one. I estimate that a single pimple would take about 3-5 days to disappear, using the EradiKate Acne Treatment. I also noticed that it has helped with the appearance of acne scars, but only slightly.

Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment is available at Sephora for $22.

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