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ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

Product Review (submitted on August 17, 2012):

AMAZING exfoliator that smooths skin without drying

I started using Kate Somerville (KS) when a Sephora employee introduced me to the CytoCell eye cream. So, when I went to Napa for a bachelorette party and we went to Spa Solage, getting the signature KS facial was a no brainer. And I am so glad I did! After a great talk about my skin with the aesthetician, she decided that I could use some exfoliation and used this product. I have to say... it was one of the bigger "WOW!" beauty moments in my life and made me a KS convert on the spot. Exfolikate totally smoothed my skin without drying it out or causing too much stinging. The stinging is very mild (for me) and is something the aesthetician and the bottle says is normal. Now for the other surprising part. I have sensitive skin around my nose/cheek area that dries out way faster than my T-zone and, in general, my skin will turn bright red after any sort of intense treatment (chemical or physical); I believe it's called "writer's skin" because it's almost like you can draw on it. Well, this product does NOT turn my skin red even though I can tell it's doing its job. It leaves my skin smooth and soft, ready for moisturizer and any other treatment I happen to be putting on that day. Just an FYI, I do avoid overly dry areas (not necessarily those that dry out easy, just the areas that are already dry that day) and only leave it on for 45 sec, and only use it once a week. My aesthetician recommended I leave it on for 30 sec and work my way up as my skin adjusts and I believe that's a good way to start out, especially if you have some sensitive areas. She also recommended I only use a pea size amount (or a little less) and mix with a little water to sort of dilute it. So far so good! And this way it's going to last forever! But even if you have to use it full strength all over your face every time this product is worth it. Seriously. Give it a try and you'll see results immediately. How many beauty products can guarantee that?

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