I actually like this moisturizer, which is saying something because I usually hate everything I try on my skin. At first I was unsure, but after using it for over a month I've grown fond of it. The smell is just horrific; it's like spoiled milk. I was literally even debating using it because of the horrible smell. But, I've gotten used tot that. I like the texture and how you barely have to use and product to cover the whole face. It moisturizes very nicely and helps a little bit with my oily face, but not much. I've tried SO many oil reducing products, and none of them work, so I've decided that I just have an oily face and have to deal with it. This is a great moisturizer though, and worth the money. Even Taylor Swift uses it, although I loathe her.
This came in the blemish banisher kit from sephora. I loved the smell and texture initiallly, but then the consistency became very sticky and goopy after about a week, it was very strange. I also did not find that it was moisturizing enough especially if you use it with their detox cleanser. I ended up returning the whole kit.
I am neutral in this moisturizer. I primarily use moisturizer in the morning underneath my foundation/powder.
It was fine, did what I expected in terms of moisturizing. It did not break me out or cause redness, itchiness, etc. basically, no negative reactions.
But, for the price, it wasn't wow. It also doesn't have any sunscreen. Unsure if I will buy again. I do really like the packaging (a tub but you press down and a single serving pops up through a hole). And it works fine. Just not sure "fine" is worth $65.
Didn't care for this. It was very lightweight but it did not really hydrate at all. Sunk in well, but left a strange film on my skin. Also skin felt much oilier when using this. On top of that it also clogged my pores along my temples... perhaps the algae in the formula? I dunno.
Wow I'm surprised at the overall reviews of this product. This is one of the best moisturizers I've ever used and I've used them
ALL. The MUA gave me a sample because he raved about it. After I finished the sample I purchased a full size. I have combo skin and when using this my makeup didn't slide off my face 3hrs into the day which usually happens towards the warmer months. I had been using caudalie which I still like. My feels supple. The MUA informed me that this product will moisturize areas that need it and control oil in places that need it! I agree. Everyones skin is obviously different but it worked well on mine
I received this as a sample from Sephora. The consistency is mediocre and the smell is absolutely horrid, like sour diapers.
THE WORST HIVES ALLERGIC REACTION IN MY LIFE! And I NEVER EVER break out in an allergic reaction from anything. My neck and face are covered in hives. My eyes are swollen half shut. I feel like I am on FIRE. I got this as a sample from Sephora and used it once yesterday morning. I woke up this morning looking like a monster from hell. Please be warned. I saw I am not the first to experience this reaction. It feels so awful and I'm glad I didn't spend the $65 on this product. Completely not worth it.
Kate Somerville should get rid of this product completely. It is awful awful awful. I thought my face felt so nice after applying it. 24 hours later...ugh.
Unfortunately this just doesn't work for me. It is very lightweight, so people with oily skin will appreciate this. However, all of the acne treatments I have to use, this just doesn't cut it as far as hydration. Also, I do find that this makes me more oily, as opposed to not using it. AND I also find this doesn't break me out into little red bumps. But I break out from everything, literally everything. So... perhaps I'm not the best judge if a product causes breakouts. It's a shame because I really wanted to love it. However, there are a lot of people who seem to get great results from this judging from the reviews from other websites, so that's good I guess. So, I personally didn't find this product to work for me, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try it. If you are looking for a lightweight moisturizer, and you don't usually break out from things, give it a try. Just don't expect great moisturization by any means.
I've been using this for close to a month and I'm not sure if this has done much to my skin. I use it every night as a moisturizer for my oily t zone as i have combination skin and the results are so-so. The texture is slightly thick, but I find that it absorbs quickly into the skin. I adore the packaging though; the pump jar is so easy to use. Much prefer the original kate sommerville moisurizer, it has a much more pleasant scent and a smoother texture!
Like some other users here, the first time that I used this, I developed and itchy, red reaction with a rash on one side of my face. I thought that it might be something else, but it has happened 2 more times. Guess it is going back.