Kate Somerville Skincare {mini review}

Kate Somerville Skincare-daily facial cleanser, exfolikate, DermalQuench LiquidLift, toner, dilo facial oil, daily deflector SPF

The past few months, I’ve been collaborating on instagram with Kate Somerville Skincare. I am providing nutrition advice and recipes essentially how to achieve beauty by treating the inside, and the clinic-level skincare brand has been showing me the importance of a consistent effective skincare regimen, facials, and laser/light therapies to achieve beauty by treating the outside.

Kate Somerville Skincare recently gave me a full skincare regimen to giveaway (lineup pictured above), and I want to share some quick notes on the products that are included, and personal reviews of anything I’ve tried for more than a month.

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Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash — This is a gel-based non-foaming cleanser, specifically formulated for sensitive skin, though any skin type can use it. I have not tried this cleanser because 1) even though I know that the ingredients that create the sudsing effect in foaming cleansers are too harsh for my skin, and I can even feel the tightness when I use them, I am addicted to that feeling, and 2) I am currently following the Korean 2-step oil/foam cleansing regimen and I love it (see previous about foaming cleansers).

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate, Intensive Exfoliating Treatment — This dual-action exfoliator has tiny beads that physically “scrub” the skin and plant extracts that enzymatically “peel” the skin. I know that exfoliation should be a gentle process, but I love the physical scrub feeling of this, and while some of the ingredients seem a little too “intense” for my skin, e.g. cinnamon, the product is part of my regimen, about one to two times a week at night-time when I follow with soothing and moisturizing treatments.

Kate Somerville DermalQuench LiquidLift — This is a post-cleanse treatment that isn’t quite a serum, and definitely not any kind of moisturizer or cream. The product is an airy, cool foam that you spray directly onto your forehead and cheeks, then gently rub (I pat) into your skin. It is currently part of my twice-daily regimen, right after toner and essence.

Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Replenishing Toner — This is a toner formulated specifically to moisturize with hyaluronic acid, peptides, and soy lipids. I have not used this toner, as I am currently in the middle of trying a Korean brand.

Kate Somerville Dilo Oil — Dilo is macadamia, and the oil is the primary ingredient in this all-natural dry facial oil that hydrates, firms, evens skin tone, and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. I use Dilo Oil twice a day and love both how it makes my skin look and how it smells like coconut.

Kate Somerville SPF20 Anti-Aging Daily Deflector Moisturizer — This is a lightweight lotion-like moisturizer with a broad-spectrum SPF that you use in the morning as the finishing step to seal all the moisture and products in before makeup (if you wear it). The moisturizer has anti-aging ingredients that help tighten the skin while, obviously, preventing sun damage. I haven’t tried this particular moisturizer with sun protection, but have tried Kate Somerville’s pure sunscreen, the Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen. It’s a great sunscreen, but I very rarely use a product that is only a sunscreen. I use a BB cream with SPF.

Stay tuned for a full post on my current skincare regimen with details on all of the products I use, daily, nightly, and weekly, as well as some of the facial and laser treatments I’ve been trying.

 

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