Happy Thursday everyone! Hope you are all doing well. 🙂
So when a new item is launched based on a cult favorite product, curiosity and excitement is bound to arise. At least, this was the case for me when skincare brand Kate Somerville announced that their new cleanser stemmed from the best-selling exfoliating treatment ExfoliKate. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I love, love, love Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate so I immediately went to get a sample at Sephora.
Is it just as good as the ExfoliKate? Keep reading for my thoughts.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash
Described as, “a daily foaming cleanser that contains AHA’s and natural fruit enzymes to purify without over-drying.”
Thoroughly removes oil
Has exfoliating properties with fruit enzymes plus lactic and glycolic acid
Paraben, sulfate and phthalate free if you’re concerned about these ingredients
A bit pricey compared to other professional brands- $38 for 4oz
Can feel a little stripping at times
Exfoliating properties may be too much for some as a daily cleanser
Overall: When I was trying this cleanser, I expected (and kind of hoped) that it would have the same earthy scent of the exfoliator but it doesn’t. The scent on this is citrusy, almost like lemongrass, but not overpowering. It lathers well and does a great job in removing oil but there were days were I felt it left my skin a little too tight so this might be a great choice for summer, when I tend to get more oily. Although the instructions say to use this twice a day daily, I feel this might not work for everyone’s skin type as it can overexfoliate and dry out skin. Personally, I would use this once a day, 3 times a week, especially if my skin is congested. So while I do like this cleanser, it didn’t impress me enough to purchase the full size. I prefer to stick with ExfoliKate.
Have you tried Kate Somerville products? Which is your favorite?