KATE SOMERVILLE: GOAT CREAM & EXFOLIKATE

The people at Kate Somerville where kind enough to send along a few of their products for us to try out. I had been wanting to try out their products for a while, as I had heard so many good things about them.

Exfolikate: The granules felt really sharp at first, and I was a bit alarmed (it’s been a while since I used a scrub), but this is a product that you massage VERY gently onto your skin for 30 seconds then allow the acids work by leaving it on your face for up to two minutes (depending on how sensitive your skin is). Rinse off to reveal baby smooth skin. I use this twice a week to help decongest pores and bring under the skin bumps to the surface.

Yes, I know, that using a scrub on acne can spread the bacteria around, but I think that to properly exfoliate the skin, you need a bit of manual exfoliation every now and again. This scrub has circular jojoba beads so it’s not going to scratch up your face like any old Apricot Scrub.

Goat Cream: I personally hate goat cheese, especially the smell, so not to worry: this pretty much has no fragrance at all. If you’re an oilier girl, I wouldn’t recommend it for daytime use without a powder (I wore it this past weekend (sans powder) and my husband asked me if I was sweating–I hadn’t powdered my forehead), but great for nighttime. Very hydrating, and light. Perfect for dry and sensitive skins, especially those with acne (which speaks right to my complicated dry/acne-prone skin! Salespeople never understand me, and try to give me non-hydrating oil-free lotions). Since it has goat cream, it contains lactic acid which helps to resurface the skin.

Plus, I know this doesn’t affect the actual formula of the product, but I adore the packaging–not for it’s looks (though, the purple is nice and all), but because it has a push-down top that dispenses the perfect amount of cream for both your face and neck, so you’re never sticking your fingers into a pot, contaminating the rest of the cream. Win!

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