Lifting Serum
2 points per dollar


Get back your smooth, youthful-looking skin with a treatment that visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HydraKate Lifting Serum minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, while lifting and firming the look of sagging skin. Rejuvenate your complexion by visibly improving both texture and tone.

  • Potent Peptides help reduce the appearance of expression lines—especially on the forehead and around the eyes.
  • Plant Lipids and Algae Extracts improve the look of firmness.
  • Hyaluronic Acid is intended to deliver the kind of intense hydration that makes skin soft and supple.
  • Available in a 2 oz. luxury size for $195 ($105 savings).

How to Use

AM and PM. Use twice a day. Apply 1 to 2 pumps to clean, dry face and neck. Allow serum to absorb into skin before applying other products.

PRECAUTIONS: If sensitivity occurs, reduce frequency of use.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Pullulan, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Carbomer, Algae Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Pentapeptide-18, Dimethicone, Glycolipids, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate
    • I have been using Kate's products for about 10 years (from my mid 40's to mid 50's) and I can's say enough about them. I recently added the Hydrakate to my line up and I absolutely notice a difference. I had wanted to try this product but honestly the price tag made me hesitate. I received a sample recently and decided it was worth the money. I find her products last if you use them as suggested and not over use them. I use this and then the Goat Milk Cream afterwards and my skin feels like silk and the fine lines are noticeably reduced, and I have just been using for a short time. I admit I have tried many different lines of skin care products but i always return to Kate Somerville. I constantly receive compliments on my skin and I attribute that to good genes and excellent skin care products. I am done "experimenting" with other lines of skin care products. I have found a winner and always tell friends about Kate's products. Thanks!

      (Posted on 8/6/14) Review by Ginna
    • This is my favorite Kate product. The serum is lightweight, gentle, pleasant smelling, absorbs quickly, and -- best of all -- delivers immediate and noticeable results! I love the way my skin looks after using the serum overnight: hydrated, lifted, and smooth. I would definitely recommend this product.

      (Posted on 7/15/14) Review by Jill
    • I use a lot of Kate products, including this one. HydraKate does not clog skin, absorbs easily, is not greasy. I have been using this product for a few years and I do not have significant wrinkles. I use Hydrakate 2x a day

      (Posted on 3/30/14) Review by A
    • This product does a really good job of moisturizing the skin prior to applying an actual moisturizer. it sinks into your skin right away, so there is no need to let it dry for an extended period of time before applying other products. As far as the minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, I noticed a small different, but I don't have too many wrinkles outside of my eye area (yet!), so the results were perhaps just less noticeable on my skin. But I like this product especially for the summer, when I like to add a little extra moisturizer under my Oil Free Moisturizer.

      (Posted on 3/14/14) Review by Lindsay2367
    • Unfortunately, I didn't see a change or effect on my face. I love Kate products, but this one bummed me out. Actually a friend told me about this one and said it was supposed to work amazingly on my skin and lines on my face, so maybe my expectations were too high. Regardless, I see more of an effect using RetAsphere which I LOVE!!!.

      (Posted on 2/25/14) Review by Christanna
    • This is the best product I have ever used for dryness and wrinkles! Makes my skin so smooth and hydrated without being greasy. It sinks right into my skin and doesn't give me an oily look. Using it twice daily, I have seen awesome results in a diminishment of the lines in my forehead. And a bonus is it smells good too! I've also noticed that my makeup goes on smoother when I use Hydrakate. I'm not really sure there is anything about it that I can complain about! It has changed my skin!

      (Posted on 2/22/14) Review by Diane
    • I bought a luxury size for this product, it works while I'm using it. My skin feels more firm then before. It definitely worth the price you paid!

      (Posted on 11/27/13) Review by Xuan
    • It takes a while for the product to appear the affect on the skin and I'm using a second bottle now! Recommend for the skins over 30s.

      (Posted on 11/23/13) Review by Cecilia
    • This has helped to improve skin texture and fine lines and maybe even pore size. Has worked great for my skin which tends to be oily and has not caused any breakouts.

      (Posted on 9/29/13) Review by Michele
    • I like how this product smooths out my fine lines and evens out my texture. I would buy this again.

      (Posted on 9/4/13) Review by Karine
    • I got a sample of this, and fell in LOVE. Will be purchasing this one in the future. Skin was smooth ans soft with in 5 minutes. Little pricey, but i think its worth it

      (Posted on 8/16/13) Review by natallia
    • I got this as at a sample size and decided to try it.

      WOW. the skin feels wonderful after each use - firm, supple and soft. A little goes a long way too.

      I will definitely be purchasing the full size and see how this will change my skin for the better.

      (Posted on 7/12/13) Review by Lynda
    • I first fell in love with serum just because the rosy-fruity smell was irresistible to me. And I have acne problems from time to time, so the texture of skin care products is my major concern. This serum is light and easily absorbed, and works well with my tea-tree oil spot treatment for the pimples, which is a bonus for me because tea-tree oil makes my skin dry and stinging sometimes. I have some expression lines on my forehead, but I haven't seen much improvement on that. After about two months of using it day and night ( I also apply nourish moisturizer in the green bottle after the serum ), I do find my skin looks glow and feels soft. I'm not sure it's because of this product or what, my pimples breakout less than before, so that's the reason I continue to use this. For comparison, I tried the quench serum once, but I don't like the texture nor the smell of it, so although this line release serum only delivers the intense hydration to my skin, I' m still more than happy to stick to it as my daily routine.

      (Posted on 7/2/13) Review by Jane
    • I received the Hydrakate Lifting Serum as a sample recently and I couldn't be more happier with the results I have seen. This is the first product I have tried from the Kate Somerville line and it has really got me thinking into trying other products now! When I first put this on I saw the difference it made to my skin in just one use! Yes, just one use! This serum is great is you have combo-oily skin that lacks the glow and hydration and you want more radiant skin! Since using this my skin is more supple and hydrated and I am loving the way my face looks right now. To give a short story of my skin; I always had clear skin until about the age 17 and I started breaking out. I used many products and I never had one product that I could call holy grail. Anyway, now it has cleared up a lot but I still have occasional breakouts with some scars left here and there (which I'm still working on). My skin sort of lacked the glow I wanted (since using this serum) I'm just in awe and I'm trying the CytoCell Moisturizer next. Absolutely can't wait to receive it and begin using it. Thank you Kate for creating miracles!

      (Posted on 5/21/13) Review by Sonia
    • I used this serum day and night and could not have been happier with the results!! I am guilty of sleeping with mounds of pillows, and as a result have fairly deep lines across my neck. By the time I was done with one bottle they were greatly decreased. My skin overall felt super soft and extra smooth. My skin was perfectly balanced and I no longer got midday shine! I have tried many, many serums and this has to be the best!

      (Posted on 3/21/13) Review by Amber
    • This product is okay. Maybe because my main concern is dryness, but I think the Quench Hydrating Face Serum is better and cheaper! I've noticed a difference in my skin from Quench right away and HydraKate didn't do much for me.

      (Posted on 1/22/13) Review by Anne
    • This serum is simply amazing!! I have used it for a year and a half under my oil free moisturizer and my skin has never looked better. My mother is also hooked, she is in her mid 50's and has been told that she looks refreshed and radiant. We both cannot live without this!

      (Posted on 1/20/13) Review by MC
    • Nothing bad about this product, just nothing good either. Is moisturizing and feels good on skin, but after several weeks of regular use, I didn't see a difference. For the price point, this product should be more effective. Will use the rest up but won't repurchase once it's gone.

      (Posted on 1/2/13) Review by Emily
    • I noticed a huge difference in my skin after I started using this product. Being in your 40s you start to notice those fine lines, but this serum is a miracle worker. I would definitely recommend. I use in the morning before sunscreen + nighttime before cream. Very light and smells great too.

      (Posted on 12/27/12) Review by HeatG
    • This amazing product brought life and comfort to my complexion. My skin was irritated, dry, and dull. After cleansing face, HydraKate Line Release feels cool and soothing, locking in moisure. After a few minutes after application, I apply Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer. I'm so happy with the look and smoothness of my face now. Thanks, Kate!

      (Posted on 12/9/12) Review by Nancy
    • This product does leave your skin looking less wrinkled but only when your not smiling. It made my cheeks look to tight and dry.:(

      (Posted on 11/29/12) Review by Renae
    • I'm always open to trying new products, but I keep coming back to this serum as an absolute favorite and necessity. I buy the large size, and my older, still oily skin just loves it. It's never sticky or oily, and goes right into my skin. Quench oil-free serum is a close second, but this is the one
      I never want to run out of! I have other favorites in the line, of course,
      but this is the gold standard of serums for me. Thank you Kate!

      (Posted on 6/8/12) Review by Happy 63
    • not only does this target my fine lines but it helps with any hormonal breakouts...i have noticed improvements in my skin since using...love, love, love!

      (Posted on 3/24/12) Review by Lisa
    • I purchased the luxury size of this product with high hopes. I'm 28 w/ very fair skin. I have some slight wrinkles on my forehead, which drives me crazy! I started using Line Release in September (it's January). I haven't seen a change in the slight wrinkles at all, and that it what I purchased it for. My skin feels soft and it doesn't irritate it or cause breakouts, but it was $200 + and I haven't seen an improvement. :(

      I use the gentle wash cleanser, exfolikate, and quench from Kate's line (and I love them), and some other lines for additional products.

      (Posted on 1/7/12) Review by Katherine
    • I have tried and tested almost every product out there and NOTHING compares to Kate's products. HydraKate keeps my skin glowing and line free. It is worth every penny and more. My skin feels so soft and I get so many compliments. Now in my early thirties, I have less lines than people six years or more younger than me! I love that every time I go out people gush over my skin.

      (Posted on 11/18/11) Review by Shannon
    • This serum is amazing! It's hydrating without being oily. It soaks into the skin like a dream. My skin is so smooth after using this product. Once you've used Exfolikate to remove dead skin, it only takes one pump with Hydrakate to cover your entire face and neck. If you only try one product, make it this one!

      (Posted on 9/4/11) Review by Diane S.
    • I wanted sooooo badly for the quench serum to be my secret towards the Kate Somerville glow, but for my skin type it just was not right. But this one is for sure. Since it is water based, it absorbs instantly into my skin and is the perfect underlay for my moisturizer.

      (Posted on 8/17/11) Review by Dylan
    • At first, I was a little skeptical of serums in general: do they really work? Are they necessary? Why do I need yet another step in my skin care regimen. I received a sample of HydraKate and let me tell you, I was blown away! It immediately plumped my skin, filled lines and gave a tightening effect. Yes, it is $150, but you only need one pump and I feel it works better than any primer out there on the market because it actually works to improve your skin instead of just sitting on the top of your skin and clogging pores. Plus, with the luxury size, you get double the product for only $45 more - no brainer. HydraKate is oil free and doesn't cause me to breakout. I won't go a day without it.

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