Thursday, April 14, 2016

Kate Somerville Anti Bac Clearing Lotion Review

Kate Somerville refers to its Anti Bac Clearing Lotion as an intensive, prescription quality acne treatment.  Take a look at Kate Somerville's write up:

This advanced skin solution contains encapsulated benzoyl peroxide 5%, the most advanced and successful acne-fighting ingredient on the market. Its benzoyl peroxide content is time-released to clear blemishes without drying the surface of the skin.

This lotion comes in a 1.7 oz tube which is pretty generous when referring to lotions and cleansers with a high content of acne fighting ingredients.   It is light and surprisingly a light scented product.  Benzoyl Peroxide is a strong acne fighting ingredient and may cause sensitivity as related to a household product like bleach.  The product can be irritating to the eyes and cause discoloration to whatever it comes in contact with.  But, I have not had any problems with this product whatsoever.  Previous benzoyl peroxide based products that I have owned, mainly from Clean and Clear, caused all of the problems above.  It would irritate my eyes if applied to close...and it would bleach everything!

This product feels like an ordinary, lightweight moisturizer.  I apply after cleansing my face everyday.  In combination with Kate Somerville cleanser, this product definitely aids in keeping my acne at bay.  Check out my other Kate Somerville review.  I have had minimal breakouts within the last 3 weeks of using this product. I also have been trying it on my shoulders for breakouts, and I have not really noticed any improvement at this time.  

I have mentioned the price of Kate Somerville products previously, and this time is no different.  The 1.7 oz of product retails for 42.00 USD.  Crazy right?! Now, I am on the fence as to whether or  not this product is worth the money.  I think that the cleanser in this line may be doing more.  I think that if I would have seen more improvement when I put it on other parts of my body, I could justify the cost.  But, right now, I do not think that I will be repurchasing this product.  Have you tried any Kate Somerville products?  Stay FABULOUS!


  1. I've been using this on my sensitive and aging, but hormonally breakout-prone skin for a couple of months now with NO irritation. It will bleach out your towels or clothes, though. I'm using it in conjunction with Sunday Riley's "Good Genes" and I haven't had a SINGLE breakout in several months. I've found my Holy Grail!!!

  2. Really? This moisturizer doesn't bleach any my clothing or garments. But, it definitely gentle. I've heard about this Good Genes. I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing!