I really like this product. Not only did it reduce the size and redness of my pimple within a few hours, pretty much by the next day its almost gone. Unless its a very bad pimple then that might take about 3 days. But what i noticed is that there is no scarring from the pimple if i use this. The only downside is that it makes your pillow or sheets smell like sulfur but its not too bad. Also you cant leave the house with this because you look like a freak with blotches all over.
Works well against whiteheads, not under the skin nodules. I only used this when I was breaking out badly from my cleansing oil; however, I no longer have a need for it since I don't regularly break out. After prolonged use my skin does get irritated because of the alcohol. The clean n clear acne spot treatment works just as well and at the fraction of price. Smells like sulphur.
This is a great spot treatment. My skin responds really well to sulfur, and this one works like a charm. It doesn't make my spots disappear overnight, but it really does make them go away faster than if I were to to use nothing, or a different product. I also like that when I apply it into the day, I can blend it in with my skin. I have very fair skin, so this blends perfectly and actually acts as a concealer on my skin. It's great. It smells very alcoholy, which I hate, but I deal with it. The smell goes away right away and doesn't linger. This is a great spot treatment and definitely worth the money.
I've tried a lot of acne treatments and so far I really like this one. It does shrink the ance, though I might not say overnight. I think it also helps heal open ones faster, at least it feels like it does. Be warned that if you put it on a 'popped' pimple or other cut it will sting and they might even advise against it, but it doesn't bother me and I feel it helps (actually, I think it works better when they're open...).
As far as how to use it, it says don't shake it, and at first I was confused. So I swirled it lightly, lol. That's not what I was supposed to do. You are supposed to dip the cotton swab IN through the clear liquid into the thicker sediment on bottom and tap off excess. Then you put that on. I think the reason there is liquid is so it doesn't dry out and turn into a powder, but if you mix it, the sediment is diluted and less strong and therefore less effective. It should go on pretty thick, not watery. And it crumbles a little as it dries.
This is not a prevention product and yes it smells strongly of sulfur (use an old pillowcase!!), but it's great for overnight wear and I also really like to put a small dab on before makeup so the acne I have doesn't re-infect from being covered with straight makeup. :) It's not that expensive when you take into consideration that it's Kate Sommerville and an acne product, and you really only need a little so it lasts. Hope that helps!
Also, to cut my q-tip consumption, I use a very small taklon brush that I wash and reuse. You can get one at a craft store, and use it for other products if you like because it is washable as any other brush would be. :)
Although I am addicted to reading reviews on products, I have rarely taken the time to review them myself. So that's saying a lot already about this product. Kate Somerville has definitely outdone herself with this product. I have been trying to find something to help with my outburst of acne, and have tried almost everything. I started using this product last night and already my "cyst" have almost disappeared. Before I used this it would take a week or two to get rid of one, and by that time there would be more! I am so happy with this product that I actually feel confident in my skin again! I am looking forward to adding this to my skin care routine while continuing on my journey to clear skin!
(by the way; my break outs are localized to my forehead and chin- mostly hormonal.)
So now I can definitely say that this works - with the caveat that it works more slowly than you'd expect.
I used it every night for almost 3 weeks and my face is mow almost clear. (For reference, both my checks were covered in large raised bumps before.) Now I have no big raised bumps, a few hard small ones, and some redness where I had bumps. Given the time lag, I don't necessarily think that this made my acne go away. But it dried up the breakout and took the inflammation down enough that the bumps were less red/inflamed/painful. For me, personally, this is important because I'm less likely to pick at them and irritate them further if they don't hurt which in turn means that my face heals faster and I don't get scabs. (I also haven't gotten much in the way of new acne but I don't know how much of this is attributable.)
What I don't like about this is the price, the amount of wasted product, and the dry flakies you get where the bumps are. I'll definitely keep using it and I *might* repurchase - but I'm not sure yet either way.
I love this as a spot treatment! It helps dry out and control those very big bad red bumps! XD. I use it at night after applying my Clinique Moisturizing Gel, but I don't use it for more than 2 nights because it can dry out the spot where I apply it. What I usually do is when I have a nasty pimple I use the Eradikate for 2 nights straight but I skip the 3rd night so that it's not over drying it. Try it out. If you don't like it you always return it to Sephora and they'll give your money back. Good Luck!
This product is amazing for spot treatments of stubborn acne. This will not help clear up acne all over but for the spots that are angry, red and wont go away this product is a miracle. I absolutely love it and have recommended it to friends.
I had been having hormonal acne triggered by a another product that just wouldn't go away all over the sides of my neck and I was getting desperate because it wouldnt go away so I bought this online without reading reviews I'm glad I did it because 75% of my acne is gone I will keep repurchasing this product and I'm also interested in what other products Kate Somerville has!! This is awesome!
Amazing for spot treatment purposes! Dried up and visibly reduced my break outs over night.