I enjoy trying out new products and researching the Internet for new brands especially ones that work well. Kate Somerville is a brand I was introduced to by watching Caroline Hirons videos on Youtube. She raves about them quite often and a few products have had a cult following amongst celebrities. The brand has it’s roots in beauty therapy and being a skincare specialist salon brand I was interested to give it a try.
When I decided to start implementing Kate Somerville into my routine, I had acne prone skin which was partly due to the weather (in Malaysia- hot and humid) and also hormonal. I already had my basic skin care products so I decided to try a treatment product and the first thing got was the Exfolikate Acne Treatment.
I have used it 1-2 times a week for the last 2 months and think this is an excellent product.This treatment is really easy to do and does not take long. You apply all over the face, (I concentrate more on the areas with acne) and in circular motions gently massage onto skin. Leave it on for a minute then clean off.
The outcome is that for now, my acne is gone with a few battle scars along the way. I don’t think this product will stop one from getting pimples however I do believe it will reduce the outbreak a little bit. I love that this product contains Salicylic Acid and helps fight breakouts. It also contains loads of essential oils and has a herbal mint feeling on your skin when applied. I would recommend those with acne prone skin to try this product. It sits great in a routine as a bi-weekly exfoliant especially during ‘spotty’ times.
Another item I purchased was the Kate Somerville Clinic-to-Go Exfoliating Pads that I have also heard lots about these and the benefits of using acid toners and the likes. I have never tried any other brands so this one was a first. These resurfacing pads are meant to “rejuvenate the appearance of the skin”. They contain AHA lactic acid which need to be used with slight caution only because it can cause dry flaky patches of skin. I didn’t experience this until recently. A recommended use for this would be once a week as it is an exfoliant. I honestly don’t think I would repurchase this product as I didn’t feel as tremendous change in my dry (except for the increased dryness).
Along with the other products, I was given a sample of the Nourish Firming Mist. This product is essentially a toner but I guess mist is a fancier word for it. The Nourish mist is packed with essential oils and hydrating ingredients. It is suitable for almost all types of skin except if you are allergic to glycols or essential oils. This product would be great for mature skin too. I absolutely loved this product and I used it as my night toner. Spritz this all over your face and you feel amazing! (Well, I did) The essential oils in Nourish give an uplifting feeling after you apply it.
Overall, I think Kate Somerville has it’s hits and misses. The brand concept is great as it has been around for awhile and most of the products are really good. I think the price point is average for the type of product it is and you get salon- quality for an affordable price.
I already have my eye on the Nourish Moisturiser from the range! Kate Somerville products are available in Australia from Mecca online or any Mecca stores.
Have you tried any of these Kate Somerville products? Which one have you tried? Let me know in the comments below.