ExfoliKate Acne

Clearing Exfoliating Acne Treatment
2 points per dollar


It's easy to clear up blemishes—that is, when you have ExfoliKate® Acne on your side. This unique blend of ingredients intended to target existing blemishes and help prevent new breakouts.

  • Salicylic Acid aids in clearing up imperfections, without over-drying.
  • Green French Clay and Amazonian Tree Extract are designed to maintain healthy moisture levels.
  • Fruit Enzymes and Jojoba Beads are intended to renew and rejuvenate.

How to Use

AM or PM. Use once or twice a week. Apply a thin, even layer to a clean, wet face, massaging in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Leave on for up to 2 minutes. Rinse and gently pat dry.

PRECAUTIONS: This product may cause the skin to tingle and flush slightly for a short time.


Active Ingredient: Salicylic acid 0.5%

Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Montmorillonite, Glycerin, Distarch Phosphate, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, 4-Terpineol, Jojoba Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Polyacrylamide, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Phytic Acid, Protease, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Laureth-7, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Alcohol, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Genipa Americana Fruit Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Glycine, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool

    • I love this product. It is the best exfoliating scrub I have used. It gives me a nice smooth skin and I feel that it clears away or shrinks my acne blemishes I have that day. I have gone through two tubes of this product already and will continue to repurchase.

      (Posted on 8/17/14) Review by Donna
    • ExfoliKate and Detox cleansers are my favorite. I own the other ExfoliKate and love it very much, but I have acne prone skin so I went ahead and got this for myself. I use this one week out of every month around that time my hormones are uncontrollable. Any ladies who have that problem, this isn't a bad monthly routine.

      (Posted on 8/14/14) Review by Kathy
    • I got a sample of this and ended up buying the full size. At first, when I put it on is stung a little, but has gone away with use. After using it, my face is extremely smooth and soft. It does help somewhat with controlling my acne and managing breakouts.

      (Posted on 8/9/14) Review by Ekd58
    • This exfoliant works great! I use it twice a week and it helps keep my acne at bay and it keeps my skin soft.

      (Posted on 8/4/14) Review by JoAnna
    • I love how it gives me a nice scurb that make me feel that my skin is clean and smooth. Only downside is the price for the size of the bottle.

      (Posted on 8/2/14) Review by Alina
    • I tried a little sample of this that came in a kit from Sephora and I love it! It has just enough exfoliant in it to feel like it's doing the job, but then again does not irritate my face.

      (Posted on 7/24/14) Review by Carole
    • I liked this exfoliator, but I prefer a grittier one. I like a scrub that really scrubs and will take off the dry bits of skin that acne products leave behind. This scrub just doesn't have enough grit, so I am trying the orange Intensive ExfoliKate.

      (Posted on 7/16/14) Review by Rikki
    • I was somewhat reluctant to try this product since it was more expensive than other exfoliating treatments I've bought,but this actually was a small price for the results. It worked so very well that I've decided to buy a another one later on.

      (Posted on 7/16/14) Review by Sarah
    • Tried it from the kit. Very useful and smells nice. But too price for the original size :(

      (Posted on 7/13/14) Review by Mei Ki
    • I tried this as a recommendation for acne prone skin. I really enjoyed using this. It's definitely gentle enough to use every day or every other day and you can see almost immediate results.

      (Posted on 7/6/14) Review by Linah
    • Great treatment! Still more of a fan of the ExfoliKate original but the tingle in this formula is so soothing! This has been great to shrink the size of my blemishes and whisk away oil. Kate does it again!

      (Posted on 6/29/14) Review by Sara
    • This product works great! I love it it left my skin feeling smooth and well looked after. And in only 3 days I saw amazing results!

      (Posted on 6/26/14) Review by Chloe
    • I received a sample of this from Sephora, and out of all the exfoliators i have used over the years, this one did not make my skin feel as tight and dry afterwards.

      (Posted on 6/24/14) Review by Ashley
    • I really like this product. It's mild, but it works well. Most cleansers break me out when I switch to a new one, but this one didn't!

      (Posted on 6/15/14) Review by Kharli
    • This is my least favorite of the exfolikates, only because it is a little strong for my face. It's less granular and more of a paste and has a really strong smell, but I must say that it gets he job done !!!!! I could have a giant blistering and hurting pimple, I put this on and it's almost gone within the next day.

      (Posted on 6/1/14) Review by Florence
    • I like this exfoliation product very much. It is fast and effective. It is much milder than the regular ExfoliKate, but still effective and good for acne prone skin. I tried a sample and bought the full size.

      (Posted on 5/29/14) Review by Muyang
    • I have wanted to try this product fora long time, but am not used to buying more than the generic $5-$20 products from Neutrogena. WOW, there is a difference! I can feel the product energizing my skin as I use it, and can't wait to see the long-term results. I have had mild acne for over 10 years, and am now struggling with pigment issues as well. It's more than the physical benefits for me--it makes my spirit brighter and more animated to care for my skin using ExfoliKate and Kate's other products. I also just finished reading "Complexion Perfection," and I have to say, I have hope for my skin for the first time in years. I am finally allowing myself to do something about it.

      (Posted on 5/22/14) Review by angelaure1@hotmail.com
    • If you love using the exfolikate intensive - this is not the same. It is more liquid like - without as much "scrub". I would almost say it is like the clearing mask with beads. I didn't notice any difference after a month of use - though I do not have a lot of acne, I did have some trouble areas I wanted cleared.

      (Posted on 5/17/14) Review by raul
    • I like the normal ExfoliKate better for exfoliating my skin and allowing Kate's anti-acne face wash to work better, but I had some concerns with the original ExfoliKate formula so have switched back to this product. I don't think this works very well in terms of exfoliating, but this does help with my acne. I would recommend as an acne treatment alone. I also use this every day instead of once or twice per week because of the little exfoliation I get from the product.

      (Posted on 4/15/14) Review by Nicole
    • I've had this product for a few months now and have really seen a difference in my skin. I use it several times a month and have had fewer breakouts. The scent is mild and it isn't too strong for my sensitive skin.

      (Posted on 3/26/14) Review by K.
    • I purchased this with the acne system a while back to try it out. I fell in love with it. It exfoliates without knowing it. Your face feels soft right after. When I break, which is very rare since I am using kate somerville, the exfoliate does the job! Would definalty recommend it.

      (Posted on 3/24/14) Review by Juhee
    • I have super oily, acne prone skin which requires oral and topical medications to clear. I've been using this Exfoliating Acne Treatment for a year now, and can't get enough.

      The tingle is less intense than the regular version of the product, (I use the regular one as well) but the smell is fresh and addicting. I can't quite put my finger on it! It really helps exfoliate and helps give me a pore-less look.

      (Posted on 3/11/14) Review by Dion
    • I prefer the original formula, however do use this one if I'm having a breakout.

      (Posted on 3/9/14) Review by amy
    • I don't think this exfoliates as well as the original. I would rather have two steps or have this one be stronger.

      (Posted on 3/6/14) Review by jessica
    • This does get the Job done with regards to acne. Personally for me it was slightly strong on the skin, and did cause some slight irritation, yet that was gone in no time, and all of my acne was gone!

      (Posted on 3/2/14) Review by Wendy
    • I use both the regular exfoliate and exfoliate acne. I like using exfoliate acne when I have my monthly breakouts. It is much more gentle than regular exfoliate and does not irritate my skin because it has fewer of the microbeads. I would recommend this to others who have sensitive skin.

      (Posted on 3/2/14) Review by Vicki
    • I'm big fan of the original Exfolikate and use it at least twice a week. I rotate in this Exfolikate Acne about every other week to keep my blemishes in check. It's a little bit more intensive than the original so if you have sensitive skin, this may not be for you. Overall, it's a fabulous product for clearing up problem skin.

      (Posted on 2/26/14) Review by Trixie
    • I use this once or twice a week, or whenever I'm feeling a breakout coming. It's extremely gentle, yet very effective. My face feels so clean after using it. I usually use a small amount with my clarisonic. I rotate between this and the original exfolikate. I will continue to use these products! I can't say enough good things about it.

      (Posted on 2/21/14) Review by KMCat
    • I have been using this twice a week for about 2-3 months and have been pretty pleased with the results. I started out with the main Exfolikate, but found it wasn't helping a ton with breakouts and was actually a bit too harsh for my skin. This product has been a lot better and does help to clear up breakouts faster, but I still think my next purchase will be the Exfolikate Gentle. Two positives with this product are that it lasts forever (you don't have to use much to get the job done) and it also leaves skin feeling super soft and clean. I still love it, but hope the Gentle version will be better for my skin.

      (Posted on 2/21/14) Review by Stephanie
    • I recently started experiencing "adult acne." Having never experienced teenage acne, I did not have a clue how to effectively treat my newly inflamed and blemished skin. My sister received samples of Kate Somerville's products at her local Sephora and recommended that I start trying the products. I started with several other products, which I liked so much that I quickly bought most of the acne treatment line. The ExfoliKate is my most recent purchase and I love it. It leaves my skin feeling much smoother. After even just one use I noticed the difference. And it does not irritate my skin like some other exfoliating treatments. I highly recommend this product.

      (Posted on 2/17/14) Review by DressedinDallas
    • I bought the Kit that comes wit the trial detox cleanser and the Erradi Kate, and my skin looks flawless. Using this ExfoliKate specifically twice a week makes a HUGE different for your skin.

      (Posted on 2/13/14) Review by Les
    • I love this product! I've tried other exfoliating treatments, and they were so harsh on my skin and dried me out so bad and increased my breakouts. This is so gentle yet effective! I use it twice a week, and my skin feels so soft afterwards. You can feel the exfoliation but it's not rough on your skin. It does tingle while it's working, and I have sensitive skin, but it's not something that leaves me red and irritated after I've used it. This product along with the clear solutions acne kit and the oil free moisturizer have changed my skin for the better. The reason I only gave it 4 stars was the price. It seems a bit much for the little container you get, but if you're like me and have wasted tons of money on useless other products, then it's worth it.

      (Posted on 2/6/14) Review by Wendy
    • Love this product!! I use it at night a few times a week and notice a definite improvement the next morning. Officially addicted to Kate's products now.

      (Posted on 1/21/14) Review by Lauren
    • I have gotten to the point where I couldn't live without a product in this line. The acne one is my personal favorite, but they are all great. I love the smell, color, and feel of this one the most! I know color doesn't matter, but the pretty light blue is nice :) This does not bother my sensitive skin and makes my skin feel so clean and soft!

      (Posted on 1/14/14) Review by payton
    • Not a bad product, just not as good as the original Exfolikate. The original did more for my mild acne than this one... It's very gentle, so if the original is too much for you - try this. Otherwise, go for the reg Exfolikate.

      (Posted on 1/7/14) Review by Maggie
    • I've tried this product when I first got it in the blemish kit and fell in love. Now I order it on its own, does wonders for breakouts. I haven't had one in almost a year.

      (Posted on 1/5/14) Review by Roxanne
    • I'm incredibly happy that I found this amazing exfoliator. It has done nothing but work wonders on my skin, and has helped to clear up my acne, and leave my face glowing! This exfoliator will always be included in my skin care regimen for years to come. I love pairing this product with other Kate Somerville products, including her Oil Free Moisturizer, and Detox Daily Cleanser. When using these three products together, my skin looks ten times better!

      (Posted on 1/1/14) Review by Nicole
    • The regular ExfoliKate was too intense for my sensitive, acne covered skin but this treatment has just the perfect amount of ingredients. I noticed a difference after just one use!

      (Posted on 12/27/13) Review by Andrew
    • I especially love this exfolikate because of the cooling effect. I avoid my eye area with this one, but my skin feels so soft right afterwards and looks great! I think this is well worth the money because the bottle will last you for a while!

      (Posted on 12/24/13) Review by ccr
    • I got this yesterday and used it last night. Im in love...Its amazing!
      My skin looked fresh and clear this morning. I think I like it better then the intense.
      The smell is better, the tingly sensation, and the feel of the product.
      I will for sure buy this one next time I run out.

      (Posted on 12/19/13) Review by Heather
    • I've been suffering from acne for as long as I could remember and this exfoliate is AMAZING!! I seriously feel like I'm in the spa every time I use it and I love the warming sensation it gives. Definitely keeping this in my weekly routine. Once again, thanks Kate!!!

      (Posted on 12/11/13) Review by Julie
    • I just received the blemish banister kit and have used the products in it. My favorite is this. I use it once a week and it really helps sooth out my skin and clean all those nasty toxins out. I can feel the difference as soon as I put it on. Will be buying more of this in a bigger size.

      (Posted on 12/9/13) Review by Heather
    • really cleanses the face thoroughly

      (Posted on 12/7/13) Review by gila
    • I personally owned both ExfoliKate Intensive and Acne Treatment because I occasionally have break-out problem. For when I have normal skin, I would use Intensive and use Ace treatment when I have problematic skin. Comparing both of the treatment, this is much more gentle and not hurting my skin so much but I think both products works real great on improving the clarity on my skin, as well as soften my skin. I will keep buying both of the treatment!

      (Posted on 12/7/13) Review by Yi Wei
    • I've tried all of the exfolikates now and they are all so great! This is my favorite because of the cooling feeling you get when you use it. I feel like it really gets deep in my pores and cleans them out. I also like the color and smell of this one the best!

      (Posted on 12/6/13) Review by charlie
    • This ExfoliKate is wonderful! Not harsh at all. It works beautifully to dry up those zits and helps keep them from returning! It feels nice on your face and works a treat! What more could you ask for?

      (Posted on 11/29/13) Review by Barbara
    • This has a similar tingling feeling to the original exfolikate, it isn't as thick, but works wonders! I love this, use it once a week and it keeps my skin feeling soft and smooth!

      (Posted on 11/17/13) Review by olivia
    • I got a sample of this at Nordstrom. I like it better than the Original. My pores feel really clean after I use it. This combined with Retasphere and Kate's Oil Free Moisterizer has really helped my acne and discoloration. Overall my skin feels really balanced.

      (Posted on 11/7/13) Review by Franca
    • You see instant results as soon as you use Exfolikate. Your face automatically looks radiant and fresh. After a few days, your unwanted blemishes aren't there anymore and you look great. It has a fresh minty smell and leaves your face feeling smooth and clean. Great product!

      (Posted on 11/6/13) Review by SARA
    • This product is magic! Following the mere two minutes the product was on my face, I could see such improvement! My blemishes we much calmer and I can honestly say I have never felt my skin smoother. My friends also noticed my brighter, healthier looking skin immediately. You only need to use very little each time which is amazing because it will last you forever. It is without a doubt worth every penny. Also, I love that the product is made of natural ingredients! I can be confident that I am not putting harmful ingredients on my skin.

      (Posted on 11/5/13) Review by rperetz
    • I have been using this product for almost half a year, and once a week. It peeled off my old skin but not too much, which is good and sufficient for my needs. My blemished skin did improve over the past a few months, though not sure if it is the exfoliator or other products from Kate Somerville since I have been using the whole series of anti-acne products.

      (Posted on 11/4/13) Review by Amy
    • I credit Kate Somerville Exfolikate Acne treatment for clearing up my skin. I use it once a week and haven't experienced any dryness or skin sensitivity. I love how my skin glows after using it - really helps to get all the gunk out of my pores!

      (Posted on 11/4/13) Review by Jessie
    • Gentle yet gets the job done. I definitely can only use this sparingly, as sometimes it can be too exfoliating for my sometimes sensitive skin. Love it, and will continue to purchase. I may try the gentle treatment next though.

      (Posted on 11/4/13) Review by CINDY
    • I have to say that this product gets the job done. It's effective and you will see results either immediately or the next day. The reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is for two reasons. I'm not sure about others who have used this product, but the smell is toxic. Not literally, but lets just say it doesn't smell the best. Also, personally for me, whenever I use this product, if the tinest amount gets on my lips, my lips begin to feel numb for the next 3-5 minutes. I'm not sure why, so I stopped using this product and gave it to my sister who is in love with it now. Everyone's skin is different, and so is their perception of certain things. If you're doubting using this product, don't. It's effective, yet stinky ;)!

      (Posted on 10/26/13) Review by Thessa
    • This stuff is pretty amazing. Per Kate's suggestion, I use this in the shower. I use the Detox Cleanser first and then let this sit on my face for 1-2 minutes. I have congestion-prone pores that are especially bad on my forehead. After the first use of this, I could already see that some of the pores on my forehead were unclogged, and the skin was smoother. This did not make my skin feel dry at all. I am hoping that continued use of this product will de-clog and smooth my skin even more.

      I chose this version of ExfoliKate over the Intensive because of the salicylic acid content, and because many reviewers noted this was a bit more gentle. I love the tea tree oil in this--the scent is very invigorating and makes your skin tingle (but not burn).

      (Posted on 10/17/13) Review by Lia
    • This is a holy grail product for me. I use it twice a week (start out with once a week if you haven't used it before) and love how much skin looks and feels after. I use several other KS products daily and they seem to soak in so well on days I use this. Have tried the Intensive (orange) Exfolikate and will use it if I have run out of this, but it doesn't work as well for me.

      (Posted on 10/4/13) Review by Tori
    • I really, really, really like this exfoliator! (I've tried each K.S exfoliator, and found I liked this one the best!) The fragrance is fantastic, it instantly takes me into one of the top spas in New York! It leaves my skin feeling clean, refreshed and most importantly renewed. I use this exfoliator 2-3 times a week, and paired it with a gentle face scrubber (it has light bristles on it, which I work in a circular motion) and find this the best way to save product and also ensure I'm hitting all the spots that need a little pick me up.
      Thanks! - Lauren

      (Posted on 9/28/13) Review by Lauren
    • Recently I started getting constant breakouts on my forehead. I tried everything and literally nothing worked until I tried this product. I saw an immediate improvement after just one use. It's very convenient and easy to use and it is definitely worth the price. I also like that it is not too harsh on your skin like many acne products. It's safe for use on sensitive skin. It's great at clearing up breakouts and preventing them.

      (Posted on 9/27/13) Review by megan
    • Love this! Before my skin suddenly decided to start getting cystic acne when I started college (and I believe before this product was even introduced!) I used to use ExfoliKate, which I loved. But when my skin broke out (and never went away), I had to stop using the product, as well as most other grainy exfoliators, because the combined effort of trying to dry out the pimples, exfoliate the dead skin off and rehydrate the new skin was overwhelming and left my face overly sensitive.

      Fast forward a year and a half, to when I discovered the Acne version of ExfoliKate and I was in heaven! If I over-medicate my skin, this will still be a little irritating - I have to watch how often I use it when I'm using other treatments - but it is MUCH more gentle than its traditional counterpart, and for my money, I'd say it works just as well!

      (Posted on 9/26/13) Review by Kaitlyn
    • I have horrible, congested, acne/cystic acne skin since I was in elemetary school. I have tried everything from product lines, procedures, to pills. Nothing worked or it broke me out even worse. This exfoliator made my skin clear, did not irritate it, and made my skin smooth. I love Kate Somerville for what she has brougth acne sufferers who have dreamed of pretty skin. This line is amazing. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Nordstroms Valley Fair in San Jose, she gave me a personalized regimine and it has done wonders for me!

      (Posted on 9/19/13) Review by Richelle
    • I absolutely adore this product. I had never used Kate Somerville before, but I purchased a kit of her acne treatment products and I quickly fell in love. My skin has improved drastically and does not feel dry and has not peeled. The ExfoliKate Acne is amazing! I use it once a week and I look forward to using it. It almost has a cooling action to it which is really refreshing. The exfoliation is fairly gentle, but it still gets the job done. I just have a small tube right now, but once that runs out, I will definitely be purchasing the full size bottle!

      (Posted on 9/18/13) Review by Ellery
    • Got a sample of this product and it was amazing. Just like the original Efolikate, but of course, it's much gentler for sensitive skin.

      (Posted on 9/14/13) Review by Nerissa
    • Kate Somerville's exfolikate acne is a great way to reduce spots and wake up your skin. After using this your skin is soft to the touch and feels cleaner than ever. Since using Kate's line of products I have seen a great difference in my skin. It isn't perfect yet but the acne that I do get is smaller and less inclined to puss.

      (Posted on 9/8/13) Review by Bridget
    • even though my skin is sometimes sensitive, i use this once a month, and am so pleased with the results. The tea tree oil in it is great.

      (Posted on 9/6/13) Review by Lia
    • I've only used this for a month, but my skin is brighter than ever! I honestly never knew my skin could look this good. It's about time!

      (Posted on 9/5/13) Review by Anna
    • I have used many exfoliants for my face, but this was my first Kate exfoliant. After my first use I was a little skeptical because I was used to sharp beads/seeds and this product is very gentle. After three weeks of using it once a week, I noticed a more even skin tone and less dry skin. The amount of acne I typically experience has reduced and the acne scars from my high school years have almost gone away (I am using this combined with other /kate products such as clinical peel pads, retasphere & etc. I love the minty-fresh scent especially since I use this product in the morning (1x/week) and I feel like it helps me wake up.

      I received this in a sample size with a Kate Somerville kit and I definitely will be purchasing the full size before this runs out.

      (Posted on 9/3/13) Review by Jordan
    • The scrub is so gentle, after every use I don't feel my face so tight and stretched and dry like all other scrubs that I have used. When using it, I tried to avoid scrubbing the pimples, and left the scrub on for a couple minutes, and the next day the pimples seemed to calm down, less red and less inflamed. Dry skin from the Eradikate sulfur thingy gently came off too. Also, I love the smell so much. Hope it continues to work this way for my acne so that I can stop hunting for a good exfoliator here.

      (Posted on 8/25/13) Review by Kay
    • So I have tried both the regular exfolikate and this exfolikate acne. I really love them both but I have to finally accept the fact that I now have adult acne prone skin. :( The Exfolikate Acne works just as well as the regular Exfolikate but helps with my acne. It has an amazing cool. spa like feeling on the skin after application. I wait 2 minutes after exfoliating before rinsing it off. IT really feels amazing. It does as much if not more than the very expensive chemical peels I was getting for over a year and it is gentler on my skin. A must for everyone and especially those with acne!

      (Posted on 8/23/13) Review by Hilerie
    • Another Amazing Product For Acne From Kate !!! You Can Immediately Feel This Product Working The Moment You Put It On Your Face.I Feel Confident In Kate's Acne Line Because I Have Seen My Skin Get Clearer & Stay Under Control,This Was Another Product I Wanted To Try Because It Was For Acne.All The Exfolikate's Work Well For Me But This Is The One I Will Probably Stick With.Thanks Kate For Another Amazing Product!!!

      (Posted on 8/1/13) Review by lorraina
    • I love the exfolikate products! They are a must have and I'm glad to see small tube containers versus the cylindrical container. I always had to break the top off of those to get the last of the product out. I use this weekly and my skin glows if I remember to do it regularly. Definitely a noticeable difference when I run out and don't use it for a couple of weeks. This is my favorite Kate product by far.

      (Posted on 7/21/13) Review by SARA
    • I LOVE this version of Exfolikate! After using both this and the original, I definitely prefer this one! It's cinnamon-y smell, does wonders on breakouts, and doesn't overdry!

      Worth the money!

      (Posted on 7/11/13) Review by LAUREN
    • I use glycolic and enzyme products fairly often so I may be less sensitive than others, but for me this product fell slightly short. I prefer the original strength version better, even for acne. It's not a bad mask, but I would suggest going for the original which not only targets acne, but addresses other concerns as well!

      (Posted on 6/30/13) Review by Elizabeth
    • This Clearing Exfoliating Treatment is highly effective. I use this twice each week and always see improvement to my skin. My skin is softer, clearer, and refreshed. This is a must have for those with acne!

      (Posted on 6/21/13) Review by TrendyGrrl
    • There's not much else to say, this is the best exfoliater I've ever used and I'm completely obsessed with it. I love the tingle from the cinnamon and the way it feels when you rub it on your face. I especially love the way it makes me skin look and look forward to using it twice a week.

      (Posted on 6/20/13) Review by Amanda
    • This definitely helps with acne-prone skin! I haven't used it too much.. so hopefully it maintains the acne-fighting properties.

      (Posted on 6/12/13) Review by bethany
    • just bought it recently and love it. does what it says , smells exactly like spa products , a bit medicinal but that's the smell that I actually enjoy . will buy again.

      (Posted on 6/3/13) Review by Anna
    • This product is magical! I've been using it for 3 months and can't believe how great my skin feels after every use. It feels brand new skin each time. I am so happy with it!

      (Posted on 5/22/13) Review by Cory
    • Love this exfoliating scrub--gentle but deep. I use this about twice a week to really cleanse my skin. It leaves my face "squeaky" clean. LOVE!

      (Posted on 5/16/13) Review by Erin
    • I have suffered from acne / rosacea for YEARS and have never used an exfoliating product. I was always worried that it would cause my sensitive skin to break out more. However, this product is UNBELIEVABLE. It is gentle and actually helps my skin to stay clear. I have noticed a huge improvement in my skin after starting this! Customer for life -- thank you, Kate!!!

      (Posted on 5/2/13) Review by melanie
    • So gentle, in fact, that at first I was tempted to get something with a bit harder of a "scrub" in it. But that's not necessary! The salicylic acid in this treatment does a great job of exfoliating my skin, and the treatment diminishes redness & leaves it with a clean, smooth feeling. And being very nice to my slightly sensitive skin also keeps it from getting irritated and breaking out.

      (Posted on 4/8/13) Review by Anna
    • I like to use product to reduce the redness on my face as a result of acne scars or pimples as they are in the "coming down" phase. I think it works well for this purpose, however I did not see any reduction in the amount of pimples on my face. I used this product as directed and while it lessened the appearance of pre-existing pimples, I do not feel it did anything to stop them from occuring in the first place.

      (Posted on 4/4/13) Review by Maria
    • I love this! It leaves your skin feeling so nice afterwards!

      (Posted on 3/16/13) Review by michael
    • This product works great for oily skin and acne. Gets rid of problems and calms skin without burning:)

      (Posted on 3/14/13) Review by vanessa
    • This product is key to Kate's acne line. If you wanted to start off with just one product I would suggest this. ExfoliKate is so gentle you don't feel like it would work, but once you use it within a few minutes your face feels so smooth, and all impurtites exfoliated right away. Being able to get rid of all the dead skin cells that were normally trapped in my pores has cleared my acne 100%. I only have to use it once a week so the product does last. I have used everything to exfoliate including expensive brushes and this product seems to work better to clear my cystic acne than anything else.

      (Posted on 2/20/13) Review by Andrea
    • This is one of my favorite products. The first day I used this product my skin seemed alive. It was refreshed and actually younger looking. I wish I would have tried this product months ago.

      (Posted on 2/15/13) Review by Sandra
    • I love the smell of the cleanser. I know it's not the point of it, but it's a lovely tea-tree-ish smelling smell. I love that it feels like it scrubs my makeup and debris off, but I could stand for it to exfoliate a bit more than it does.

      (Posted on 1/29/13) Review by Haley
    • Awesome Exfoliant! had a refreshing tea tree like smell! this made my skin baby soft and definitely helped my skin out :) Price is a little expensive but worth it!!!

      (Posted on 1/25/13) Review by Mary
    • I have sensitive, acne prone skin and when I break out, I get big, red irritated pimples. It is a rarity to find a product that shows results after the first use and this is one of them. After using this exfoliate, I noticed that not only were my blemishes smaller in size and less red, but my face was also incredibly soft. What I love about Kate's products is that she offers a little something for everyone, she understands the diversity of skin. If this exfoliate is too strong for ultra sensitive skin, then I would recommend trying her gentle exfoliate. Buy the big size, don't waste your money on the little size because you get significantly less and you will definitely want more of this stuff when you run out!

      (Posted on 1/14/13) Review by Brooke
    • This treatment is the best! I have fair skin with a few minor breakouts.......using this product kept me from getting those breakouts and gave my skin a glow! I swear I looked 5-10 years younger! I am addicted to this product! Thank you Kate!!!!

      (Posted on 1/5/13) Review by Bryn
    • I found this exfoliator gentle enough that it does not hurt the pimples on my face. It is also effective enough to clear the blackheads and whiteheads. It makes my face really smooth. It has a refreshing tea tree oil smell, and I found it sometimes helps to reduce the inflammation of the red pimples. Highly recommended :)

      (Posted on 1/3/13) Review by Benjamin
    • I have been using this product for about a year, and would recommend using it while showering. This product has a stronger smell than other products in the exfolikate line, but it also does a much better job at clearing up active blemishes than the others. I have sensitive acne-prone skin and found that this product is not harsh and I have yet to see any adverse effects from continued usage of this treatment.

      (Posted on 1/2/13) Review by Jasmine
    • This product ALWAYS leaves my skin SO smooth after using!!!

      (Posted on 1/2/13) Review by Chelsea
    • It does a great job of exfoliating without irritation. It has enough salicylic acid to get the job but it doesn't dry out my sensitive skin. I love how clear my face looks after using it and a little goes a long way.

      (Posted on 12/5/12) Review by Ali
    • I have overly large pores and they are always clogged and I suffer from adult acne that is just painful as can be. I used to use these pore strips and they would unclog my pores but remove the top layer of my healthy skin leaving behind an ugly ingury. Exfolicate Acne removes all the dead layers of skin leaving behind my healthy skin and cleaned pores while treating my acne. I used this for the first time with the Blemish Banisher kit and in 2 weeks I had clear beautiful skin. The best part was my face was not in pain while I was treating my acne like with other acne fighting products. If your looking for something that works when nothing else has, this is THE answer!

      (Posted on 11/29/12) Review by Natalie
    • This is a very gentle exfoliant that makes your skin feel so soft! It smells great as well. Just wish it wasn't so pricey :(

      (Posted on 11/22/12) Review by karen
    • I am confused..i might be doing something wrong because this product which is being raved about by everyone just doesn't work for me...i have used it religiously 2 times a week as per the instructions and i just don't see any noticeable difference...ANY !!! I somehow feel that my 85$ went down the drain...i should have tried a sample first...or wish they had a money back guarantee on a product which is their best seller. The lady at the Sephora counter said it will last for 6 months...pssst...i am sure it will be over in 2 months...i want my money back...

      (Posted on 8/30/12) Review by Rashmi
    • I breakout at least once a week so I switch my reg. ExfoliKate for this. It's beads are less abrasive and do not aggravate active acne. The tea tree scent is one of my favorites. Slightly medicinal, yet fresh and clean. Quite stong if you are sensitive to smells, which I am but love this.I used to use straight tea tree oil on cystic pimples. (now I have EradiKate) The effect is not immediatly noticeable like with the original but by the next morning, breakouts are reduced, pores seem tighter, but without the redness I experience from the intensive. Can't wait to try the Gentle version. Then my exfoliating empire will be complete! Muah ha!

      (Posted on 1/6/12) Review by Stephanie
    • I am over 50 and still have blackheads. Also, I am now concerned with expression lines. Having oily skin means not having many wrinkles for my age, but it does mean that I have been trying to get rid of blackheads for nearly 40 years!!
      I use regular Exfolikate and I like it. However, when my skin is really clogged and experiencing zits, the Exfolikate Acne formula is what I reach for. Somehow, it seems gentler than the regular Exfolikate, as the exfolicating materials are "softer" but the formula is the right mix to help get your pores REALLY clean and clear up any acne I may be experiencing.
      This really a product that works for me and it only takes a small amount. The most I would use this is twice per week. One of my favorite products!

      (Posted on 11/27/11) Review by sandogger
    • I received this as a sample to try and have absolutely seen a huge difference in my skin/pores/acne in just over 1 week. I was using harsh OTC abrasive scrubs on a daily basis to "unclog" my pores and found out that I was doing my huge pores no favors by stretching them out. I can honestly say that I have been searching for the right skin care combo for adult acne/oily skin for several years, and I think I'm finally on the right track. I haven't tried any other Kate products yet, mainly because I was given samples of Perricone MD at the same time and the combo of the 2 lines seems to be working well for me right now. Definitely suggest investing as a small amount is all that is needed and 1 tube should last a very long time. Price is up there, but I'm saying definitely worth the boost in self confidence. Thanks.

      (Posted on 8/21/11) Review by PBCup
    • I hardly get acne, but when I do and I need to exfoliate this is the product i choose. it takes care of all those breakouts and doesn't irritate the skin wake up the next morning and the acne is minor or completely gone. if you are acne prone I suggest this exfoliator to you it will work wonders on your skin!

      (Posted on 8/19/11) Review by Diego Bill Alvarez
    • I don't have acne but I do get the occasional breakout and I know that when you do get breakouts, a physical exfoliant isn't always the best to use on active acne. So when I do breakout and need to exfoliate, I skip the regular or the gentle and instead opt for this one, which just smells like it would do the job (if that makes any sense). It has a much more different feel than any of the other exfoliators in Kate's collection, and it feels like a medication that you would want to apply to your skin when it is acting up.

      (Posted on 8/17/11) Review by Dylan