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Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment

What it is:An acne treatment that exfoliates, detoxifies, and clarifies without irritation. What it is formulated to do:Kate's unique blend of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant ingredients work overtime to fight existing acne and prevent new pimples from forming. Formulated with salicylic acid and active tea tree oil, this product gently exfoliates and supports natural cell turnover without over-drying or causing irritation. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates
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Questions & Answers for Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment

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How does this compare to the original ExfoliKate?
I used to use the original ExfoliKate (back when it was called Kate In A Jar -- a loooong time ago!) and liked that.

Has anyone used both? How does this compare to the original? Or even compare to the Mild one?

Thank you!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
nwhoustongal
(Houston, TX)
on ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment
7 answers
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answer 1
I have oily skin prone to acne and I have both the original Exfolikate and the Exfolikate acne. Personally, I find the original to do a much better job at exfoliating. The acne formula has salicylic acid and tea tree oil which gives a nich "ahhhhh" feeling but that's about it. I don't find it has any effect on my breakouts one way or the other and my skin looks better the next day after I've used the original.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
talk2me
(South Louisiana)
answer 2
ExfoliKate Acne is different from ExfoliKate Intensive in many ways - the formula itself is bluish from the Amazonian Clay ingredients and has a definitive Tea Tree scent from the Tea Tree Oil ingredient. The scrubbing beads are more gentle than the intensive version, and upon application it feels cool as opposed to the warming sensation you get with ExfoliKate Intensive. It is a more gentle formula designed to calm and soothe blemish prone skin, so if you have active acne, it will be perfect for you!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(West Hollywood, CA)
answer 3
I got a sample of the ExfoliKate Acne and I already had some of the regular ExfoliKate. I used one on one side of my face and the other on the other side for about 3 weeks and I could not tell the difference in exfoliation. I think they're the same.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
katharita
(San Antonio, Texas)
answer 4
The original Exfolikate was too coarse for my skin. This is milder - with softer exfoliating beads. It doesn't dry my skin or cause irritation.
answered 3 years ago
trickyskin
(New York, NY)
answer 5
This version sucks in comparison. The original version is much better, although way overpriced.
answered 3 years ago
killerbarbie
(Mission Viejo CA)
answer 6
In the acne formula it seems like there are less exfoliating beads, but there is also salicylic acid which lifts dead skin. I have used both, but if you have acne, I would recomend this simply because it won't break the skin causing acne bacteria to spread across the skin.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
triskit303
(West Plains, MO)
answer 7
sulfates
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
candace813
(Apache Junction AZ)
Question
Comparison with EradiKate Acne Treatment
I'm trying to decide whether I should break the bank to purchase this item or whether to just spend the $22 on the EradiKate Acne Treatment.

Can anybody tell me (if they've tried both), which one is actually more effective?

I have somewhat oily skin, with one or two pimples (and moderate acne scarring) every so often.

Thanks!
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
geekim
(Toronto, ON)
on ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment
6 answers
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answer 1
I would definitely recommend the EradiKate. It is a great spot treatment that has really helped to clear up my skin. I was really disapointed in the Exfolikate Acne Treatment. It didn't exfoliate that well and it didn't do anything to help clear up my skin. It isn't worth the money.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
emilyn0814
(Troy, Ohio)
answer 2
EradiKate is designed to be a spot treatment and the active ingredient is sulfur. We always recommend exfoliating and this product is designed for those with blemish prone skin to exfoliate, clear and soothe skin. Both products work completely differently and for different purposes. You can however use our Clearing Mask as a spot treatment instead of EradiKate.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(West Hollywood, CA)
answer 3
I think the ExfoliKate Acne helps to prevent breakouts from happening in the first place and EradiKate is for treating pimples that you might have. BUT you can also put a little mask of EradiKate onto blemish-prone areas before you go to bed and that is effective for preventing as well, and of course it's less expensive.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
katharita
(San Antonio, Texas)
answer 4
Eradikate is an awesome spot treatment, but it's just that a spot treatment once the pimples have already come out. Exfolikate acne is more so a preventative measure. It helps make sure that acne doesn't pop up and helps out with scars too.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
elatala
(San Jose., CA)
answer 5
I've tried both, to Me the Eradikate is worthless. This one used as a spot teatment works better than anyting I've ever tried, even the Tanda.

It's expensive but if I use it as a spot treatment it really, really works. The Eradikate is very hard on the skin, the ingredient that works in it is sulfur. You can get sulfer cheaper.
There is no comparison in my eyes.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 6
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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burning
is this product suppose to burn? people said they felt tingling but it feels more like burning. is this suppose to happen?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
bklynsiren
(brooklyn, ny)
on ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment
6 answers
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answer 1
I would describe it as an intense tingle, and some might say that it does burn slightly. But as soon as you wash it off, the tingle is gone and worth the wait in my opinion.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
stickles
(Roswell, NM)
answer 2
I also felt burning. According to the other answers this isn't suppose to happen. I think the intense burning might be from the product getting into broken or irritated skin.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
ineko
answer 3
doesnt really burn, more like a mint for your face!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
lilbooboo
answer 4
It definitely should not burn. It feels a bit cool on the face, like something minty, but I've never had it burn even scrubbing the heck out of my skin with it. You probably ought to stop using it.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
emicb
answer 5
oh wow...burning is not a good feeling,,,i have sensitive skin and with the ExfoliKate i felt a tingling,,not burning,,,if u purchased and this happened to u,,, definitely return the item,,,Sephora is pretty good on returns,,,,,
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
jacquelineo
(New York)
answer 6
I do not feel any kind of burn...definite tingle, but no burning sensation
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
angmi
(wichita, ks)
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dry skin with acne?
I have very dry skin that get breakouts. I have tried the original version and felt it to be to strong. I tried the gentile version and did't feel a difference. Is this one in between? found all her moisturizers irritated my skin not sure what was in them that I am allergic to.
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(SoCa)
on ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment
5 answers
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answer 1
I have dry skin that breaks out as well. I have used accutane in 2012 and since that dries out your skin a lot I am always on the look out for great products that banish blemishes but don't dry or irritate my skin. The Exfolikate for Acne prone skin has done that for me; its not too drying but does get rid of blemishes very quickly. If you are worried patch test it first (you can do that in store as well) and start by using it once a week. I found that I could even use it more than the recommended 1-2 a week!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
If you feel ExfoliKate Intensive was drying your skin, you may have left it on for too long, or it could be too intensive for your skin. ExfoliKate Acne is definitely more gentle - the scrubbing beads and formula are less intensive because it is meant to soothe and calm blemish prone skin. Ask for a sample next time you are in store to see how you like it!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(West Hollywood, CA)
answer 3
Yes, I think you'll find this one to be in-between. If you're going into Sephora, see if you can get a sample before buying though, since you've been sensitive.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
katharita
(San Antonio, Texas)
answer 4
I find my skin to be soft and glowy with this exfoliator. I also tend to get dry with acne cleansers and break out regularly and haven't had problems with this product, although I would reccomend an oil free moisturizer afterwards. I showed it to my boyfriends sister who is an aesthetician (skin care specialist) and she said she liked it and it seemed like it had a creamier base for adding moisture back to your skin.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mbfa
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 5
I have very dry cheeks and oily forehead. I use it all over and it seems to mattify oil and exfoliate the dry flakes. I even get break outs on my dry spots and with one use I saw a difference.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
stephriebindo
(Rice Lake, WI)
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How to use with the other ExfoliKate
Since this product and the other Exfolikate are only supposed to be used 1 to 2 times weekly; would it be okay to use this once a week and the other Exfolikate once a week; while receiving the full benefits of both?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
missindependent
(Dallas, TX)
on ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment
3 answers
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answer 1
I have both the original Exfolikate and the Exfolikate Acne and I alternate the two. I'll use one then skip two nights and use the other and I always continue on that pattern. Ocassionally I'll substitue with a clay mask instead. I keep a calendar and ink pen in my bathroom cabinet and keep track of my product usage on it so I don't forget what I use on which day. That prevents overusage of products. Personally I find the original to be the better product (although more expensive) and don't plan to repurchase the Exfolikate Acne once I've used up my tube. For greater acne benefits, you should try a product you leave on overnight with salacylic acid in it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
talk2me
(South Louisiana)
answer 2
Yes, you can alternate or use depending on preference. If you are experiencing a lot of active acne, use ExfoliKate Acne and when your skin is more clear, use ExfoliKate Intensive.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(West Hollywood, CA)
answer 3
Yes, that's what I've been doing - - - each one once a week.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
katharita
(San Antonio, Texas)
Question
Can I use with with my clarisonic or ddf mirco-polishing machine?
asked 2 years ago
soso822
on ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment
2 answers
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answer 1
Use it AFTER you wash your face with your Clarisonic or else it might be too harsh on your skin.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Mallieboo
answer 2
Not really, this is a product that you put on wet skin, leave for one minute, and then rinse off. You are not instructed to rub it in, and it would probably not be a good idea. It is pretty strong stuff.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
WestUMom
(Houston, TX)
Question
Do I use this product before or after toner?
asked 6 months ago
sarahmarienyc
(New York, NY)
on ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment
2 answers
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answer 1
Before.

Order to use products:
Cleanser, exfoliator, toner, moisturizers, wait 5 min and then do any leave on treatments (like a dab of salicylic acid treatment on a zit that you'll leave on all day), wait 5 min and then any make-up (primer, foundation, cover-up)

Note - not everyone needs to use a toner. If you find that your skin tends to be dry then a toner would be useful. If you tend to get greasy and are breaking out a lot, try laying off the toner. More product isn't always better, especially when it comes to our face. Never skip moisturizer though!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
domis
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
First clean face with any cleanser, then use the product and then the toner. Hope this helps. =)
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
bangladesh1995
(Pompano beach, FL)
Question
Do you need a separate clay mask?
Hi,
I read that this exfoliator has clay in it. Is there enough clay for impurities to be sucked up, or do you need to follow up with a separate clay mask?
Thanks.
asked 1 week, 4 days ago
Mysticeyes
on ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment
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