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Kate Somerville EradiKate™ Acne Treatment

Which skin type is it good for? ✔ Normal ✔ Oily ✔ Combination ✔ Dry What it is:An effective blemish-banishing acne treatment to fight pimples, zits, and future breakouts. Solutions for:- Acne/blemishes- Pores If you want to know more…Kate's bestselling EradiKate™ Acne Treatment 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. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates What else you need to know:EradiKate Acne Treatment is most effective when applied to affected areas as soon as blemishes or pimples are noticed."Do you have a pimple you can feel but can't see? Use EradiKate on the area immediately to help prevent it from surfacing."-Kate Somerville, Founder
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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 5 years, 8 months ago
marika77
(Albany, NY)
on EradiKate™ Acne Treatment
14 answers
Answers
answer 1
Try using a small brush instead of a q-tip to apply the pink sulfur medicine. This way the alcohol at the top doesn't get absorbed by the q-tip when you dip it. The product seems to last longer when I apply it with a brush. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
mickey7
answer 2
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 2 years, 1 month ago
heavenlysweet
(New York)
answer 3
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 3 years, 3 months ago
mytaco91
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
Make sure it's not stored in a warm place, sounds like it evaporated.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
mnmama
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 5
I would return it then!! That is NOT supposed to happen
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
zoey24
answer 6
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 4 years, 10 months ago
joyfulnlife
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 7
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 4 years, 11 months ago
prettyinprada
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 8
Yeah, it will dry up sometimes. I'd say one and half months is max shelf life once opened.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
cmeyer928
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 9
no clue- unless maybe lid wasn't sealed. I haven't had any problems with mine.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
amy37
(Conroe, TX)
answer 10
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 5 years, 6 months ago
tamsins
(Grand Rapids, MI)
answer 11
I suggest emailing the customer service reps on the Kate Sommerville site...see what they say.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
testingrn
(Middletown, CT)
answer 12
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 5 years, 7 months ago
mon1ca
(Olney, MD)
answer 13
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 5 years, 8 months ago
nurse87
(McIntosh, MN)
answer 14
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 5 years, 8 months ago
lasmom1
(Jackson, NJ)
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 5 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 4 years, 10 months ago
joyfulnlife
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 2
It just has sulfur 10%
answered 4 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 4 years, 11 months ago
prettyinprada
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
The bottle lists 10% sulfur. Don't know about the salicylic acid, sorry!
answered 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years, 6 months ago
ash1015
(indian harbour beach, fl)
answer 9
the Sulfur is 10%
answered 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years, 6 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 5 years, 6 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 5 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 5 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 5 years, 7 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 5 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 5 years, 7 months ago
lbussi
(San Juan PR)
Question
What should I do if the solution completely solidified?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
sweetrina
(Ithaca)
on EradiKate™ Acne Treatment
11 answers
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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 4 years, 11 months ago
dollface317
(New York, NY)
answer 2
You should buy a new one.
answered 4 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 5 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 5 years, 2 months ago
lolaz007
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
It solidified? I'd say it's defective and return for exchange or refund.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
shenla
(Waterloo, NY)
answer 6
i think there no solution!
you need to close the lid more tight~
answered 5 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 5 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 5 years, 6 months ago
sarbear364
answer 9
REPLACE!!
answered 5 years, 7 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 5 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 5 years, 7 months ago
testingrn
(Middletown, CT)
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 4 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 4 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 4 years, 10 months ago
velvetrope
(New England)
answer 3
Read the directions. You dip a Q-tip into the pink sediment and apply.
answered 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years, 11 months ago
nancyjo1
(Cumming, GA)
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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 3 years, 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 2 years, 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 3 years, 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 3 years, 1 month ago
shopgirlpicks
(Keokuk, Iowa)
answer 4
Put a qtip to the bottom of the bottle.
answered 3 years, 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 3 years, 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 3 years, 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 3 years, 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 3 years, 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 3 years, 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 3 years, 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 3 years, 11 months ago
halokittygirl
(New York, NY)
Question
Chin/hormonal acne?
Does this work on the chin area where acne is most likely caused by hormones?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
KRoss820
(Albany, NY)
on EradiKate™ Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, absolutely! Most of my acne is on my chin and after just one use I saw results. I also apply it to acne scarring on my chin and it is diminishing the appearance of any dark spots. I haven't had any new breakouts on my chin, or anywhere else on my face since I started using this product just a few days ago.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
ladyleutwyler
(New York, NY)
answer 2
That is where I have been using it mostly, and it has been working.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Cassie247
(Glen Burnie, MD)
answer 3
Yes, I've been using it on my chin and have seen great results. I've used it all over my face - wherever I have acne and it works great all over my face.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
whatagem
(Boulder, CO)
answer 4
I, too, periodically experience pimples on my chin and jaw line, but I have found this product to be good at drying the pimples out and minimizing my pores. It is also very good at smoothing out my skin and making it softer, which is super appreciated when breakouts make my skin feel rough.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
aleesa
(Mountlake Terrace, WA)
answer 5
Whatever the cause of acne, this product targets the spot and drys up the skin to really terminate it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
iadoresephorax
(Flushing, NY)
answer 6
I have been using this to treat breakouts on my chin, most likely caused by hormones. It seems to be working well. I've been using it about every other night and have seen great improvements. I'm starting to look like myself again.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kaitisland
(NY)
answer 7
Yes. I mostly struggle with acne in the cheek and chin area, and I use this product in those areas.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Janna12
(Toledo, OH)
answer 8
Yes, it does. I am suffering from the same time of break-outs and this product has done wonders for my face.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
seattlefan
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 9
It can work anywhere you may get a breakout. I use it a lot on my chin with great results where other product have done both nothing.k
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
sweet725
(Port Orchard, WA)
answer 10
Not for me.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
Emisart
answer 11
My adult acne is definitely hormonal. Most of my breakouts are along my jawline and neck. I've battled this problem for the past few years and EradiKate is the ONLY thing I've found that heals my breakouts.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
lindseydw82
Question
Acne
Should I use this product after my regular tones and lotions or before using them? And do I need to used it for my whole face or just some acne area?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
liwen
(PA)
on EradiKate™ Acne Treatment
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
EradiKate should be the last step! Tone/moisturize before and ONLY apply to areas that have blemishes/pimples. It is too strong to be applied to your whole face, never mind the bring pink colour that will make you look odd. :)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
MonaLisaSmile
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Use it just on the acne, not the entire face.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Cassie247
(Glen Burnie, MD)
answer 3
I don't think there would be an issue with using lotion with Eradikate but I wouldn't necessarily recommend toner, as this product is drying. I personally use this product as a mask every other day and as a spot treatment in between; I've found this to be the best method for my skin.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
aleesa
(Mountlake Terrace, WA)
answer 4
This can be applied after other treatments or before. I suggest just a light moisturizer before using this product. To receive good results here are a few tips:
-you can chill this product in the fridge a couple minutes prior to application
-this product contains sulfur, to check to see if you'll get noticeable results read the ingredients of your other skin care products. if they also contain sulfur this might not be effective. if they don't then this will most likely change your complexion in your favor! this is because you skin grows immune and used to chemicals over time, so ever once on a while changing chemicals can supply you with quick results
-scrub your face to open pores and apply this asap while your pores are open so it can more effectively clean them. (also putting your face over steam can open pores)
-follow the bottle's directions
-to use as spot treatment, apply with a qtip (make sure you see the pink pigment on the tip), to use as a face treatment apply a thinner layer so your face slightly tingles
-it will smell a little and your face will tingle, but the tingle is a sign that this is cleaning your pores. to cover the smell just wear a perfume to mask the smell
-applying at night and washing your face/neck in the morning is ideal
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Bonnibubble
(Pennsylvania)
answer 5
Just on pimples
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
sueva
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 6
Spot usage is key. I wouldn't use all over as it can cause drying if using it more than one day. Apply with a q-tip for ease. If you have dry skin clean and wash skin, then use a good moisturizer and let it 'dry' and absorb, then apply this product. Or clean use toner and apply and then use a good moisturizer then next morning after washing face. It doesn't smell great cause the primary active ingredient is sulfur, but if you have stubborn acne you don't have anything to lose. And with Sephora's return policy you can't go wrong!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sweet725
(Port Orchard, WA)
answer 7
I wouldn't this product as a daytime spot treatment because of the sulfur smell and it is pink when you put it on so it is something to put on pimples and breakouts overnight I find is the ideal thing to do for it to work . Also this stuff is drying after awhile of using it so I would suggest using it once a day preferably overnight .
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Capristar1230
(Paterson, NJ)
answer 8
Just the affected area/pimple
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Tatianaslc
(Salt Lake City)
answer 9
Apply with a Qtip only on affected areas. I usually do this before I do any other lotions/serums so that the effective ingredient can get into my skin where it needs to be
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
KateLA
(New Brunswick, NJ)
answer 10
After. I use it as an overnight treatment for blemishes, it goes on like pink calamine lotion and is a little drying so I never use it during the day, but over night it really clears up marks on my skin
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
kunoichik
(Canonsburg PA)
answer 11
What i did was i avoided putting lotion/creams on the "areas" that i needed application.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
stephloveslv
(bloomfield NJ)
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 5 years, 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 years 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years, 2 months ago
teafairy
answer 11
I use argon oil around the treated areas....That seems to work for me
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
luvbabe
(WI)
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