A week before my Lent Experiment was to finally end, I picked through the brands from which I hadn’t yet tried anything, and researched which products might be worth picking up. Ms. Somerville’s Acne Treatment kept cropping up, and my old stand-by Clean & Clear had expired long ago, so I figured I’d pick one up.
Kate’s website states that the product “contains the highest level of sulfur allowed in order to calm acne flare ups and free skin of further bacteria buildup,” which is 10% sulfur. Inactive ingredients are Isopropyl Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Camphor, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Salicylic Acid, Iron Oxides. I must have some prevalent testosterone flowing through my teeny tiny veins (really, they’re bitty), because I completely didn’t read how to use this product for the first two days. It has a huge sticker on the top of the bottle that says “DO NOT SHAKE” – while I’m not quite THAT oblivious, I thought it just meant not vigorously so as to not stir up the sediment and make it too potent. Lamer lol! It meant exactly the opposite. The correct way to use the treatment is to stick a Q-tip directly in the sediment and then apply that to the specific area. D’oh!
For the past two nights I have used EradiKate properly, applying it to this stubborn pimple I’ve had at the edge of my right brow for what seems like months. The sediment is Pepto pink, and applies as such and leaves a big dusty pink splotch. It stings just a touch when applied, but the sensation fades quickly. Aside from the less than pleasant smell (not exactly sulfur but still kinda gross, like I don’t want to put it on when the BF stays over), it seems to be shrinking the spot effectively, albeit not overnight or anything. But, as I said, the pimple has been lingering for quite a while so I suppose it will take longer to disappear. I will update if its successful at geting rid of it once and for all .
Price: $22USD (unsure of CDN price as I bought it in the States and Sephora won’t let the product through the ‘Canadian checkout’ for me to check).
Something about dermatological lines always makes me feel distrustful for some reason, which is an odd, out-of-place reaction, no? They should know the deal more so than regular brands…I guess I just feel like they’re trying to market themselves and therefore are less credible overall or something. Has anyone else tried Kate’s products? Are they a yay or nay? I just don’t know…I’ll have to try something else down the line to get an accurate feel for their true efficacy.