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Product Review (submitted on October 13, 2013):
the best protection against adult acne
I've always been acne prone, but I have been able to keep them under control mostly over the past 10 years or so. But very recently, it started becoming out of control when I started having this really terrible flare up of adult acne, around my mouth and jaw line. Supposedly this is most likely due to hormonal imbalance (I am getting closer to age 40), which can stimulate oil glands. Soon it became clear that the other products I've been using for exfoliation were no longer effective enough with this sudden hormonal change, and I had to look for something better.
Then I came across Nordstrom's promotion on Kate Somerville products, and I picked up a smallest tube of ExfoliKate, along with Anti Bac Clearing Lotion, and Micro Glycolic Polisher (so that I received the free cleanser too!). I love them all, the consistency (love, love, love their consistency), lack of strong scent, packaging, and the results, why didn't I try out this brand sooner!
But among others, ExfoliKate is truly the best. I've purposefully left it on my skin much longer -- like 15 minutes -- than the recommended duration, knowing that my skin tolerates peeling agents quite well, and that I knew I really had to help my skin to get rid of old skin cells in order to stop this horrible flare up. This product really helped in achieving this goal. It stinks a bit but i don't mind it, as it really delivers the result. It is so much better than having ugly sites of adult acne and their scars afterwords. My skin now feels like baby skin soft, and I haven't noticed new ones after using this product. This product is so potent so that I don't have to use as much as other products i've used. For this reason, the price point is not as bad as it might appear to be.
Thank you Kate! and I am now intrigued to try out her other products as well.
New York, NY
Would You Recommend? Yes
Item buy from? Nordstrom
Best skin concerns description? Acne
Owned this product since? 1 - 4 weeks
Product Usage? Once a week
Email, once review posted? Yes