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Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment

What it is:An effective blemish-banishing therapy.What it is formulated to do:Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment heals blemishes and prevents future breakouts quickly. This powerful skincare solution provides the highest level of sulfur allowed in order to calm acne flare-ups and free skin of further bacteria buildup. The result is a clear complexion that lasts. What else you need to know:This product comes with a packette of Oil Free Moisturizer for acne-prone or oily skin.
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Questions & Answers for Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment

Question
Clear Liquid is GONE
Where has the clear liquid gone to ... I used it as directed (did not shake and used a cotton swab) and I only had it for a couple of months!
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
marika77
(Albany, NY)
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
Guys i agree without the clear liquid i dont think its as effective. So, when I run out of mine, which is what usually happens, I just pour in more alcohol into the bottle that I get from the local drugstore and continue to use it until all of the pink is gone. Try it! It works for me~
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
heavenlysweet
(New York)
answer 2
It's gone due to a combination of 2 things; It evaporates every time you open the bottle (not to mention it's alcohol so it does so even faster) and also, a little bit of the top layer is absorbed into the cotton of your Q-tip every time you dip it in. Considering the size of the bottle, it makes sense that all of the top layer would be gone in a couple months.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
mytaco91
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Make sure it's not stored in a warm place, sounds like it evaporated.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mnmama
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 4
I would return it then!! That is NOT supposed to happen
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
zoey24
answer 5
The majority of the clear liquid is IPA (isopropyl alcohol) It readily evaporates when the bottle is opened. It is best to dip in your q-tip and put the cap back on immediately.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
joyfulnlife
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 6
It's a tricky product in that way. Just make sure the q-tip goes all the way down into the pink substance so that you're pulling that out. If the pink substance is still liquidy enough to use then you can just use that until it runs out.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
prettyinprada
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 7
Yeah, it will dry up sometimes. I'd say one and half months is max shelf life once opened.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cmeyer928
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 8
no clue- unless maybe lid wasn't sealed. I haven't had any problems with mine.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
amy37
(Conroe, TX)
answer 9
It is true that the top layer will be used and evaporate more quickly than the pink sediment. The way it has been explained to me is that a bottle of Eradikate is really only meant to last 3-4 months, depending on how much you use it. I replace my product every 3 months. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tamsins
(Grand Rapids, MI)
answer 10
I suggest emailing the customer service reps on the Kate Sommerville site...see what they say.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
testingrn
(Middletown, CT)
answer 11
My clear liquid got used up as well, but that was when I bought a new bottle. I felt like it wasn't as effective without the clear liquid, but I still got tons of use out of it!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
mon1ca
(Olney, MD)
answer 12
I've had the same thing happen before and I just added rubbing alcohol to the top since isopropyl alcohol (the inactive ingredient (the clear stuff)) is the same as rubbing alcohol. Its good as new again. Hope that helps.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
nurse87
(McIntosh, MN)
answer 13
I do not know where the liquid goes. i think it may just evaporate. The product worked so well that I did not consider it a problem.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
lasmom1
(Jackson, NJ)
Question
Is this gentle enough for sensitive skin?
I have really sensitive skin, and I was wondering if the product is gentle enough for people with combination/breakout prone but sensitive skin? I have been using the Skyn Iceland and Boscia Willowbark breakout treatments, but they don't work as well as I want them to...
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
mereanne1
(Mariposa, CA)
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it is. But don't apply it too much or too often. I'd recommend once everyday or every other day for sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
stealmysunshine
(MA)
answer 2
I have used both brands of skincare regimen but not for acne treatment. I was semi-pleased with Kinerase roller ball acne treatment but amazed with this product. And it doesn't dry skin out on spot applied.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
amy37
(Conroe, TX)
answer 3
I have very sensitive and reactive skin and I can use it. I love it!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Candice
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 4
I have sensitive skin and it seems to work fine for me - it may sting a little for a few seconds after dabbing on with cotton swab, but I haven't felt any extra reddness or sensitivity happening when used. I sleep in mine too.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
foodgirl05
(Brownsburg, IN)
answer 5
I have sensitive skin and break out very easily. It has worked fine on my sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
lemonkrayola
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 6
You could try it in a small spot, and maybe not use it every night and be alright. But, it is very drying.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
SparklyShirlock
(Gretna, NE)
answer 7
Yes, I really think you should give this a shot. It is working for me, and I have highly sensitive acne prone skin as well. Very tolerable and effective! I'm sure you'll love it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
keker
(Danville,Il.)
answer 8
It is really strong. My mom and I both use the product, her skin is more sensitve then mine. I can apply frequently (everynight and sometimes during the day when I dont leave the house). Her on the other hand, she has to give her skin a break. If you do use it just be sure not to over apply. It can dryout ur skin easy.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Dancer5081
(New Braunfels, TX)
answer 9
I too have very very sensitive skin and have problems finding things to help acne because everything is too strong for my face. I just used this last night and for literally a few seconds it had a mild tingling sensation (not burning) and that was it, the next day my face felt fine and my pimples were pretty much gone. The only thing I suggest is that you use only this on your skin, don't add other products cause it will irritate. Just one little dab of this stuff does the trick and lastly, when you wake up the next morning cleanse your face and put a good moisturizer on so that the spots you have applied this product to don't become overly dry, hope that helps:)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
jenny4489
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 10
i have very sensitive skin and it's fine. It may dry you out a little bit. To avoid this be sure to moisturize before application and only use it at night, skipping a night if you notice it is beginning to dry too much.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mjoy49
(Studio City, CA)
answer 11
I too have sensitive skin and as long as I keep the application to the spot and don't do it more than once a day (shouldn't need more than 2 times), I have not had a problem.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
buckybadger
(Madison, WI)
Question
use with moisturizer?
using a moisturizer after this product would just smear it around the whole face and dilute it, making it less effective at targeting problem areas. but is this product still effective if put on following a moisturizer, considering especially night time moisturizers can be so heavy? i'd like to use this product to its full potential, but don't like the idea of going to bed without a moisturizer. please help!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(NYC, NY)
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use Ole Henriksen's Invigorating Night Gel as well as the Vitamin Plus moisturizer from the same line. As with any other product you use make sure you allow enough time after applying your moisturizer for it to properly absorb into your skin without interference from other products. Depending on your skin type this can be anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. Based on my experience Eradikate should still be effective for you if you allow a little time in between your moisturizer application and this application.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
meeeshell
(Grand Rapids)
answer 2
You could try using a lighter moisturizer at night or you could always avoid the infected area and just use the sulfur for those particular spots. It is a little bit more labor intensive but in the end might be the best for your skin.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
prettyinprada
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
I wouldn't use a nighttime moisturizer with this.. it would probably create a barrier between this product and your skin. HOWEVER if you have a lightweight night serum or are using Differin Gel for acne or another treatment it can go over that.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
bisousnours
(NY)
answer 4
You should put the moisturizer first then apply this product. Thats how I use it, I couldn't imagine putting my night gel over it, definitely will be disaster.
answered 3 years ago
jotiksidhu
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 5
I use moisturizers that are light weight and "gel" like such as Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel (or Garnier's Moisture Rescue Gel Cream). Sometimes, I do use light weight moisturizers made for acne, but that may be too harsh for most. The reason it works for me is because the acne moisturizers all over can be preventative, while the EradiKate fights the pre-existing bumps. Another trick I use when I want all-over moisture is to use a couple drops of pure jojoba oil. It's a great oil for acne-prone skin as it doesn't clog pores, and can help to combat acne and heal old blemishes.
answered 3 years ago
qt101
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
I've done both. Using after moisturizer it is less effective but it still helps. The treatment dries quickly so I'd rather put it on first then layer moisturizer on after waiting a minute, being careful not to rub roughly over the spots.
answered 3 years ago
technicolor
(milford, ct)
answer 7
I have this whole annoying skin regime at night to keep the redness at bay... Cetaphil, Witch Hazel toner twice a week, Aroma Vera Blemish Solution Aromatherapy every night, a pea-size amount of Aveeno Ultra-Calming moisturizer, and then EradiKate on my red areas or pimple flare-ups. EradiKate goes on last, since it is supposed to dry on your skin and stay on overnight. This stupid routine is timely, maddeningly high maintenance and unattractive to be sure, but it keeps me attractive for the daytime! :)
answered 3 years ago
birvy
(Chicago)
answer 8
I use a serum AND night cream with the product, and I have found it to work just as good as when I wear nothing... it's THAT good!

In fact, using a good moisturizer with it takes the dryness down and makes it look better in the am.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
esthy3000
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 9
What I do, is I use my moisturizer after, and just not go over the place where I put the product. I tend to only target the areas where I have pimples or see them forming, so I don't smear it all over. And I just use my moisturizer everywhere else. :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
zandrial
(Lehighton, PA)
answer 10
I use it on top of my moisturizer, and it's worked fine for me.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
teafairy
answer 11
I use argon oil around the treated areas....That seems to work for me
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
luvbabe
(WI)
Question
i just got this product and is it suppose to be watery like that?with the peachish stuff at the bottom
do i put the liquid stuff on acne or pinkish stuff?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Anaheim, CA)
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
You just dip a q-tip into the bottle, going straight through the clear solution & into the pink sediment. Then bring the q-tip straight up & out of the bottle, then dab it on your spots. You will look like you have calamine lotion on your face, but this is how it is supposed to look.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
vanessaj
(Clayton. NC)
answer 2
Dip a Q-tip down through the liquid and into the pink stuff (sediment). Then dot it onto the spots. Don't re-dip the Q-tip. You don't want to risk tainting the rest of the bottle. Use the other end.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
velvetrope
(New England)
answer 3
Read the directions. You dip a Q-tip into the pink sediment and apply.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
docbelle
(MI)
answer 4
Yes, it's supposed to look like that. drop a q-tip in so that it hits the pink stuff and pull it back out through the clear. That's the right mix.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
spapag
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 5
Do not shake the bottle. Take a cotton swab and dip into pink at the bottom. Dab excess off around rim of bottle. Once the excess dries, you can wipe it on a cotton swab and lightly dip in clear fluid. Dab on acne.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
momofks
(Michigan)
answer 6
You're supposed to dip a cotton swab into the sediment (the pink stuff) and apply on your face. DO NOT SHAKE IT. The liquid and the sediment are meant to be separated like that.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
desireevmv
(Austin, TX)
answer 7
the sediment (peach-ish stuff) is what you apply to the pimple. i believe that the clear liquid above it is there to preserve the sediment and keep it from drying out.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sashko
(NY, NY)
answer 8
The pink stuff at the bottom is what you want to apply to the blemish. I'm not sure but i think the cler liquid is alcohol..
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
rose326
(Santa Rosa, CA)
answer 9
you are not suppose to shake the bottle - you want the clear liquid on top of the pink liquid. I take a q-tip and dip through the clear liquid and into the pink part, then apply it to my face.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
emm86
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 10
The directions state that you dip a Q-tip down into the bottom and bring up the pink stuff. Make sure you don't shake the bottle, you want the pink at the bottom. Something in the separation makes it work.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gina1107
(Arvada, CO)
answer 11
You take a cotton swab and dip it into the pink stuff at the bottom. When you pull it up, the liquid on top also goes onto the swab. Do not shake! This is the way the product is meant to work.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
nancyjo1
(Cumming, GA)
Question
Percentages of active ingredients
Does anyone know the percentage of sulphur and of salicylic acid? Is it listed on the actual package? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
heliotrope
(Seattle, WA)
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
10% sulfur. The % of salicylic acid is not listed, however it is the second to last ingredient on the bottle. There is more IPA (isopropyl alcohol) than salicylic acid in this product. It doesn't over dry my very oily fair skin the way salicylic does. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
joyfulnlife
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 2
It just has sulfur 10%
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dollface317
(New York, NY)
answer 3
It's 10% sulfur and 0% salicylic acid. All products whether from Sephora or any other store will always list their "active ingredients" on the package.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
prettyinprada
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
The bottle lists 10% sulfur. Don't know about the salicylic acid, sorry!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
vitawash
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
the package says it has 10% sulfur but does not specify how much salicylic acid it has.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
pinkgirl86
(Paterson, NJ)
answer 6
Yes, I'm almost certain the percentage is listed on our little bottle. An excellent product.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
debrahlicious
(Ontario , Canada)
answer 7
This product contains 10% Sulfur. It contains Salicylic Acid too, but it doesn't list it's percentage; it is listed in the "Inactive Ingredients" list.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
stealmysunshine
(MA)
answer 8
This has 10% sulfur and I'm not sure about the salicylic acid because it doesn't say on the package. It's the fifth ingredient and since it doesn't say..I'm guessing it's less than 0.5%? I wouldn't recommend this though..
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ash1015
(indian harbour beach, fl)
answer 9
the Sulfur is 10%
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
hopechristeen
(Losangeles,CA)
answer 10
10% sulphur - it's listed at the top of the ingredient list on back or side of box, not on bottle. No salicylic acid.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
foodgirl05
(Brownsburg, IN)
answer 11
My package says 10 percent sulfur, but doesn't list the amount for the salicylic acid.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
mebnme
Question
solidify
Is this product supposed to solidify? I have been using it for 2~3 weeks and it completely solidified????
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
sweetrina
(Ithaca)
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will solidify if you don't keep the bottle cap on tight. Make sure you're not shaking the product. Otherwise though, it should last although it can begin to solidify as you get down to the bottom.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
prettyinprada
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
The product shouldn't have solidified unless the liquid that is over the product was drained off. That's the only way I can think that it would solidify, since that liquid is probably meant to keep the powder from drying out.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cinnamon21
(Rogers, AR)
answer 3
We've had our bottle for 3 weeks now and this hasn't happened to ours. Is the top being tightened down well after each use? We make sure our is~ hope that helps.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
debrahlicious
(Ontario , Canada)
answer 4
Screw the cap on tight. Don't pour that clear liquid out. Don't shake. Use q-tips.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cmeyer928
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
That does not seem normal. I've had mine for months and there's still plenty of liquid, and the powder still seems "loose" at the bottom.

Did you not screw the cap on tightly, or has it been left out in the sun? Maybe you have a defective bottle. I would return it and try again, making sure to screw the lid on securely each time.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bluefoot
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 6
I think this is supposed to remain in liquid form. It says you're not supposed to shake it, so I guess if you did that it might solidify, but I don't know if that would make it worse? I wasn't sold on this because the fact that it's a liquid makes it harder to apply on acne.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ash1015
(indian harbour beach, fl)
answer 7
If you bought Eradikate only 2-3 weeks ago and it's solidified, I would take it back and get a replacement. It is true that the top liquid layer will not last as long as the pink sediment layer, but the layers shouldn't solidify so quickly, if at all. The only thing I can think of that might have made that happen is if you might have shaken the product? The product should not be blended - it is made to work with each layer remaining separate so that you get equal amounts of each layer in each treatment. Hope this works out for you!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tamsins
(Grand Rapids, MI)
answer 8
The produst should not be shaken! You are meant to dip a cotton swab into the pink solids at the bottom of the jar and apply the 'cake-like' solution to the problem areas. The product, when settled, should look completely separated, kinda like oil on top of water. It should be alcohol solution on top and pink solids on the botton. Good luck and have a beauty-ful day!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
elceve
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 9
No, perhaps your cap wasn't put back on. I've purchased this a few times and mine has never done that.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Candice
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 10
Im not sure if it should solidify but I would definitely take it to Sephora and see what they can do.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
theloypa
(Miami, FL)
answer 11
If you close the bottle as soon as you put the formula in the cotton ball, it will not solidify.
I've been using for a month and tha product i sliquid.
Hope this can help you.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
lbussi
(San Juan PR)
Question
What should I do if the solution completely solidified?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
sweetrina
(Ithaca)
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does dry up rather quick! I just dab it on with a q-tip and quickly blend it in using my finger tip. Apply very little it goes a long way.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dollface317
(New York, NY)
answer 2
You should buy a new one.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
prettyinprada
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
Just wait for it to "settle down". Let it sit for a while so that the sediment can return to the bottom of the bottle. It doesn't need to be completely on the bottom before you can use it again, but it shouldn't be too mixed up. I'm not the most graceful girl, so there are times when the bottle gets seriously jostled and I have to wait it out, but it does eventually return to "normal" after a while.
answered 3 years ago
qt101
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
The product should not dry up. If it does, it is because the cap has been left off, or it is old. If you find that, if after using the product just a few times, it is solidifying or drying up, you should return the item. I have been using this product for over a year and have bought several bottles. It only once dried up, and that's because I dropped the bottle and broke the cap.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lolaz007
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
It solidified? I'd say it's defective and return for exchange or refund.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
shenla
(Waterloo, NY)
answer 6
i think there no solution!
you need to close the lid more tight~
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
Someone must have shaken the bottle- it states "do not shake" but from the looks of it you immediately think that it needs to because the solution is separated-looks like camphor(pink on bottom) and top is clear. Directions specify to dip q-tip down to bottom and remove and apply to spot. No mixing-shaking. I have had mine and followed the instructions and havent had any problem with solidifying.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
amy37
(Conroe, TX)
answer 8
1) Since it might end up being a waste anyway, you can always try pouring a bit of rubbing aclohol in the bottle (as I imagine it is the fact that the alcohol evaporated that has caused the product to dry out).
2) After you do that and just in general you should make sure to keep the lid on tight so that the alocohol in which the sulfur sits does not evaporate.
3) if you can't restore it, I would also reccommend taking it to a Sephora to see if you can return it as you haven't had it for that long. And when they give you the new one....just remember not to shake it and to keep the lid on tight.
Good luck!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
sarbear364
answer 9
REPLACE!!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Candice
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 10
I didnt know that this could solidify but I would definitely take it to the Sephora store you purchased it at and see what they can do for you. I have always had great experiences at Sephora and I hope they will remedy this for you.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
theloypa
(Miami, FL)
answer 11
HAve you tried gently rolling the bottle between your palms and then try to gently stir the liquid part into the solidified area with a cotton-tipped swab? I haven't had mine solidify yet, have had ot for a couple of weeks.
Have you emailed the customer service on the Kate Somerville website?
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
testingrn
(Middletown, CT)
Question
if ordering online
i plan on ordering this online because i don't have a sephora near by. So do you think the formula will be shaken up in the process, if so will that effect the product?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
vaan
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bought mine in-store and after simply transporting it home, I had to wait for the product to settle. So I would imagine that having the product shipped to your home would affect the product as well. However, if you place it on a shelf in your bathroom for 2 to 3 days, the ingredients will separate and you will be able to begin treatment!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
reebles
(Farmington Hills, MI)
answer 2
The product will be shaken upon delivery from normal handling in the delivery package. Set the product on a countertop undisturbed and it will revert back to the separated state. It should take about 45 minutes to settle down.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
calliey
(CA)
answer 3
I ordered mine online, and it came just fine. I think it's fine if it is moved around a bit in shipment, you just dont want to vigorously shake it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mnmama
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 4
It won't effect the product as long as you let it separate back into its 2 layers once you receive it (which takes a couple of hours).
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
afjkdng
answer 5
If it does shake up, just let it sit a couple days and the product will settle to the bottom.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
zoey24
answer 6
I ordered mine online also and when I got it and opened it up I could tell that it had gotten a little shaken up. I just let mine sit on the counter overnight. When I checked it the next morning all the pink had settled to the bottom. If anything, it may just need some more time to settle.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
emilyn0814
(Troy, Ohio)
answer 7
It will settle down as soon as you sit the bottle up for a few minutes. Great product
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
palmgirl
(Leesville SC)
answer 8
Yes, I ordered mine online, and the product was a complete mess when I received it. I drove to the nearest Sephora and exchanged it. I would say to try Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion($17). My friend uses it and she ordered it online. Her product returned to its original form and is the same as EradiKate.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ohushdarlin
(Burbank, CA)
answer 9
It will settle over time. You just don't want to shake it prior to use.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
joyfulnlife
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 10
No, it won't effect the efficacy of the product, but you will need to let it sit for a little while before using it, just to let the sediment & clear solution separate again. Then, just dip a q-tip straight down into the pink sediment & pull it straight up & out through the clear solution, then dab on your spots.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
vanessaj
(Clayton. NC)
answer 11
I ordered online too. When I received it, it was mildly shaken, but it settled back down. No problem at all. By the way...I love, love, love this stuff.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
velvetrope
(New England)
Question
confused
I know it says not the shake the bottle, but the pink stuff is completely separated from the liquid... The pink is on the bottom and the liquid is on the top. How should I be using this product?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
maddymayh
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use a q-tip. It was confusing as well for me, so no worries!
The q-tip is a clean way to apply as well as get the pink product out.
answered 11 months ago
iadoresephorax
(Flushing, NY)
answer 2
The bottle says to dip a Q-tip into the sediment. That's the pink stuff at the bottom, then just apply to the blemish.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
AshM1115
(Missouri)
answer 3
Use a q-tip and dip it into the pink lotion, you then use the pink lotion on the blemish. A little goes a long way :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
shopgirlpicks
(Keokuk, Iowa)
answer 4
Put a qtip to the bottom of the bottle.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
sueva
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 5
Take your q tip and dip it in the bottle and make sure u get to the bottom where the pink stuff is and then apply to the blemish.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
rikraxs
(Washington,DC)
answer 6
No, do not shake the product. Take a q-tip and dip directly down, then lift straight up out of the bottle. Dot your blemish/pimple with the q-tip. That's it!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
andreagarcia
(howell nj)
answer 7
Use a q tip and dip it all the way and apply it to the infected area overnight.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
EmikaN
(Gardena, CA)
answer 8
When you place a cotton swab inside the product, place the swab all the way to the bottom, the cotton swab will hit the pink medicine and as it comes out of the bottle, it'll hit the clear liquid as well. The product is not a cream, its liquid. The product is easy to come off your skin, don't worry, even after it being on the pimple all night. Be sure to wear this at night, and while wearing clothes you don't care about too much (in case the product gets on your clothes).
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
holiday09
(Falls Church, VA)
answer 9
When you put the Qtip in the white liquid leave for 2 seconds then go to the pink leave for 2 seconds also then put on the pimple right away!!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
ManuBebe
(Miami Beach, FL)
answer 10
Dip a q-tip straight down into the pink sediment, that is where the sulfur product is that you need to apply to your skin.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
catzmiao
(Dayton, Ohio)
answer 11
I dip a q-tip in until it reaches both layers and then use the q-tip to spot treat my blemishes.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
halokittygirl
(New York, NY)
Question
why does it say do not shake, and what happens if you do?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on EradiKate Acne Treatment
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
You are not supposed to shake it because the product is made with ingredients that are supposed to seperate (alcohol is the clear solution on the top half and sulfur [and whatever else is in there] is on the bottom half). If you shake it they will mix together and you are NOT supposed to put it on your face when they are mixed. You have to wait until the solution seperates again. Basically, the ingredients in this product are not meant to mix together and it will probably make the treatment less effective or hurt your skin if you mix them and put it on. Those are the only logical reasons I can think of for them to put "do not shake" on the bottle.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
hannah123
(Petersburg, IL)
answer 2
The product is meant to be separated. It is used by dipping a cotton swab into the pink bottom layer so that you do not get too much. The bottom pink portion will dry out the pimple and the top clear portion kills bacteria. If you shake it, you will not get enough of the pink portion on the cotton swab so the product will not be as effective. Remember: there's a reason that the directions say to do things a certain way and the manufacturer can't promise the product will work if you aren't using it properly.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kailuachick
(West Palm Beach, FL)
answer 3
Let it settle and do not shake it again.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
joyfulnlife
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 4
probably solidifies like complaints have stated. Usually there is a good reason when directions indicate not to.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
amy37
(Conroe, TX)
answer 5
You can't shake it because the different substances to treat the pimples are layered. The sulfur is on the bottom and salicyic acid is in the alcohol that floats on top. If you shake it, you may not get as much sulfer, it also may not dry as well on your face.
answered 4 years ago
starr1831
(Union, NJ)
answer 6
Well if you shake it, it just mixes the layers so that it's just all pink liquid (I ordered mine online so it was shaken when I got it) but after a while it will separate and be fine.
I'm not quite sure if it is completely horrible to shake up the product, but I think it would make the application process more difficult because the product is alot more watery and messy (basically when you apply it, it will run down your face). When its separated the pink layer is more thick and transfers/adheres better to the skin.
answered 4 years ago
lnguye
(OR)
answer 7
The actual treatment is at the bottom of the bottle and looks like a pink paste, if you shake the bottle the liquid and pink paste will mix together and it will not effectively work how it is made to. So if the bottle does get shaken up no worries just stand it up and let the two ingredients settle.
answered 4 years ago
bumblebee24
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
answer 8
In order for the product to be most effective, you want it to separate so that you can apply mostly surfer (the pink sediment). That's the stuff that's going to help eliminate the blemish.
answered 4 years ago
trinny
(Charleston, SC)
answer 9
The product is designed to separate with pink thick stuff on the bottom, and clear stuff on top. When you mix it, it looks like calamine lotion until it separates out again. Obviously, when it was shipped, it got mixed up, and it's fallen over since I've had it and mixed up. I just wait until it settles before I use it. Not a big deal, and it doesn't seem to change the effectiveness of the product long-term.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sparklysugar
(north carolina)
answer 10
It says do not shake because you are supposed to let the pink solution settle at the bottom and seperate its self from the clear liquid.

Your supposed to stick a Q tip at the bottom of the bottle and when you pull it out the end will be pink and that is what your supposed to put on your blemish. If you shake the bottle you wont be able to get to the pink stuff, which is what your supposed to be using on your blemish.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
j12003
(Orange County, CA)
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