Let's just say that my expectations for the Mario Badescu drying lotion was really high because of all the hype it's been getting. I've had my Kate Somerville Eradikate for a while now and I really like. But I decided to change things up because my recent break outs weren't going away with this, and I think it's because I had cystic breakouts. Cystic breakouts are breakouts that are deep under your skin which is different than the typical pimple.
So I knew that when comparing these two treatments I had to put them on actual breakout spots and not the cystic ones. The difference between the two?
- The Mario Badescu one was very dry, as soon as I applied it onto my skin it dried right away and even started to crack/crumble all over my face. I would find dried up pink pieces on places I didn't even apply them to. There was one morning when I woke up with this and realized that it cracked all over near my eyes which was horrible! I learned to not apply this anywhere near my eyes again.
- I also found that the Mario Badescu drying lotion didn't do much for my pimple, but the Kate Somerville did make it get smaller.
- The Kate Somerville Eradikate retails for $24 and the Mario Badescu drying lotion retails for $17. Does the $7 difference make me want to pick the Mario Badescu as the winner?
- They both have the same pink color, and is applied the same way. You have to dip a q-tip into the bottle (make sure you don't shake the product) in order to get the pink at the bottom then put it onto the spot.
(Left to right: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and Kate Somerville Eradikate)
In conclusion, I am going to stick to my Kate Somerville Eradikate treatment. I have returned the Mario Badescu drying lotion because I really don't like how flaky it gets on my skin. Not sure if I got a defective one or something because everyone else seems to really love it. I have really oily skin so I'm not sure why it gets really crumbly/dry on my skin. I highly recommend the Kate Somerville Eradikate, it's great for my sensitive skin as well.
What's your favorite spot treatment?