Product review: Kate Somerville’s EradiKate

I’ve discussed my experiences with acne here on my blog several times in the past.

Spoiler: I’m going to be 24 and I still deal with acne. More than I did when I was a teenager, actually, which is just peachy.

Acne absolutely sucks, and I’m always on the hunt for products that work to eliminate pimples, or even better, prevent them from surfacing at all. So, I finally decided to try out EradiKate by Kate Somerville as I’ve heard pretty good reviews about this stuff.

I ordered this product through Sephora, and a one-ounce bottle retails for roughly $31. It isn’t necessarily cheap given the size of the product, but I figured it’s worth a shot.

According to its description on the Sephora website, this magical pink liquid is great for normal, oily, combination and dry skin, and it’s formulated without the use of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. It’s also never tested on animals.

This product is “specifically formulated with the highest level of sulfur allowed to effectively heal blemishes, reduce acne, and help keep skin free of new breakouts. AHAs are designed to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores while zinc oxide, a natural mineral, provides oil control by absorbing excess sebum production. The result is clear skin that lasts.”

The bottle has several warnings to refrain from shaking the product, and because I’m extremely intelligent, I shook it as soon as I got it. Not to panic if you do shake it, though; the product will re-settle over the next couple of days.

I apply this to my pimples using a q-tip, and after one overnight use, my pimples appeared significantly smaller and were less painful the following morning. That’s a win in my books.

The product itself smells quite harsh, and I find that it stings a little when you first apply it. But, aside from these minor details, I consider this product a win so far for anyone who deals with pimples on a daily basis. Give it a try.

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