Product Review (submitted on November 1, 2013):
It's worth the hype
Kate Somerville has truly saved my skin. When I recently went off hormonal birth control, my skin went insane, and I had no idea what to do to save it. I tried brand after brand, and finally gave Kate a try. Within three weeks, my skin is in almost perfect condition again, and I have been using Kate's products exclusively.
I wasn't sure which ExfoliKate to purchase, but Nordstrom was recently offering a 0.5oz size of the Intensive as a gift with purchase. So I purchased ExfoliKate Acne along with some other products so that I could try both. Around the time of my monthly breakouts, the Acne version is perfect, but for the rest of the month, I enjoy using the Intensive. I get a lot of small bumps/bumpy skin on my forehead and chin, and this REALLY helps to clear that up. Plus, you really do glow after using it. I find I can use this every two days or so, rather than once or twice a week (though I avoid using any other exfoliator when using this that often, i.e. Clarisonic).
In addition to ExfoliKate, I use Detox Daily Cleanser, Clarifying Treatment Toner, Quench Oil Free Serum, Oil Free Moisturizer during the day, and at night I use Goat Milk for a little more moisture. I also use EradiKate on blemishes, though I find it is much better for cyst-type blemishes, rather than the 'small bumps' I referenced above. I have combination-oily skin. I hope this is helpful to anyone considering Kate's line. It's absolutely an investment, but for me, it has been completely worth it.
Would You Recommend? Yes
Item buy from? Nordstrom
Best skin concerns description? Anti-Aging & Acne
Owned this product since? 1 - 4 weeks
Product Usage? Once a week
Email, once review posted? No