Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer Review-
I am sure you all must have tried out or at least want to try out the very famous products from Hollywood skin specialist Kate Somerville ^_^ They are super pricey & till recently, not very readily available here in the UK. When it launched, I straightaway knew I had to try the most iconic exfolikate range which claims to brighten skin like no other so picked up a set containing the cleanser, the iconic exfoliator & the glow cream. Read on to know about the cream 🙂
What Kate Somerville Says-
A seriously special daily moisturiser, Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer will leave your skin softer, smoother and gorgeously glowing in as little as one use. How does it reap such miraculous results, you might well ask? It’s all down to gently exfoliating ingredients, including a duo of alpha hydroxy acids – glycolic and lactic acids – and Kate’s ‘three Ps for perfect skin’: pineapple, pumpkin and papaya enzymes. These advanced additions work to counteract dullness, dryness and uneven skin tone and texture by loosening and sloughing away dead, dulling cells to reveal the beautifully balanced, even radiance beneath. To counteract any potential irritation, the formula also includes opuntia ficus-indica (aka napol cactus) fruit extract to soothe and comfort skin. We’re in love!
How to Use:
Use twice a day, AM and PM.
Apply a thin, even layer to face and neck.
This product contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and increase the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week after.
Water, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Isostearyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Squalane, Lactic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Propanediol, Glycolic Acid, Myristyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Hydroxide, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Bromelain, Papain, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Polysilicone-11, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Myristyl Glucoside, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-40 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Maltodextrin, Chlorophyllin-Copper
Price: 55 GBP for 50 ml in UK. (Also comes in a smaller size for trial in a set)
My take on the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer-
The moisturizer comes in a basic white translucent plastic tub with a protector & a white screw-on lid. It does come in different sizes so it is easy to travel with. Again, I have an issue with an open tub packaging & even more so since it contains potent AHAs which as per my knowledge tend to lose efficacy if exposed to open air 😐 Not happy.
The moisturizer is mint green in color with a silky, lightweight texture designed for all skin types (except very sensitive of course). It absorbs super fast into skin without any residue at all & oily skinned beauties will enjoy how it feels 🙂 On my combination-dry skin though, I definitely needed to layer it with a proper moisturizer to hydrate.
They recommend to use this cream both A.M & P.M but I never use AHA/peeling products in the day time since I am out a lot & also since I don’t think my skin can take that much of it. I also switched fro daily night application to alternate night application because my skin turned a bit red & raw after a week.
The moisturizer did make my skin very soft, smooth & lovely looking when I woke up in the morning but I do get the same (even better) glow & feel when I use my favorite Pixi glow tonic so it’s definitely not path breaking for me.
I used it on my husband & he complained of a bit of stinging on his shaved, sensitive skin. My mom who has normal skin had the same complaint as well. They observed no amazing difference but then, they did not continue with it because of the discomfort.
The moisturizer has a fresh, albeit a bit fake lemon-y fragrance which unfortunately lingers.
Pros of the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer:
1> Sturdy, convenient tub- easy to travel with.
2> Contains a potent cocktail of both lactic & glycolic acids.
3> Makes skin look soft & smooth the next morning.
4> Very silky, lightweight texture- gets absorbed without residue.
5> For all skin types.
Cons of the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer:
Hate that it comes in an open tub.
Not hydrating enough for normal/dry skin.
Not for sensitive skin types.
Saw no amazing difference.
Fake, lemon-y fragrance.
My Rating: 3.5/5!
Do I recommend the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer?
Whew! I never thought I would have to list more Cons than Pros for any product ever but this Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer sure ensures that I did -_- It is a badly packaged, artificial smelling freakishly expensive cream which does not really live up to my tall expectations. Turns out all that hype was for nothing. Not recommended! Get Pixi glow tonic/Drunk Elephant T.L.C serum instead!
Review by- Agni