I'm on a mission to find a really good moisturizer. I have dry, dehydrated skin. I have found this past winter that my skin breaks out very badly if I dry it out excessively, so I'm trying to find a winter regimen in the summer. Stumbled upon KS, was referred to the line by a beauty guru. She told me to try this and Goat Milk face moisturizer.
This is like a film on top of the skin. It doesn't soak in well, smells too lavender-lemony for me (reminds me of bikram yoga), and is just non functional. I can't tell if it broke me out or not, but that isn't really my concern. The moisturization is just not there.
Would not recommend for skin like mine. Still trying out Goat Milk cream, so check back for a review on that in a couple weeks.
I gave Nourish a few more weeks but it just wasn't hydrating enough nor was it improving my skin much. It's just an okay moisturizer. The consistency is too thin for my liking. I did love the smell a lot. But it just didn't moisturize much at all. I returned it Sephora.
I was hesitant to try KS products after using Exfolikate. I also read such mixed reviews on her moisturizers. Anyway I was telling the Sephora SA that I had blemishes on my cheeks and I wasn't sure if it was because my moisturizer was too rich due to the fact it was for aging skin. She pointed me to this product because it is anti aging yet not too rich for my skin type. I asked for her to make me a sample to try. It's a bit runnier than I usually like my moisturizers to be but at least it was easy to apply. Anyway I had been using it maybe a week and noticed my face looked brighter and clearer somehow. I wasn't sure if it is the moisturizer but I went online to see what ingredients it has. Matrixyl 3000 is one of the ingredients and it helps collagen production. This ingredient is also found in this scar cream my surgeon sold to me after my surgery. Also -Retinyl Pamlitate which increases cell turnover and is the most potent form of Vitamin A. Yay!! Makes sense because people who use accutane for clearing their acne have such clear skin due to the high potency of vitamin A (of course we know high doses taken orally damages the liver and causes birth defects.)
I think my only complaint is that it's not moisturizing enough. I feel like it sits on top without being absorbed so my skin feels tight when I use it alone. I think I need a serum with light moisturizing properties to counteract that issue. In the day I usually use either a cream with SPF or tinted moisturizer with SPF or foundation with SPF. So the SPF isn't an issue with this cream.
Anyway, since I saw some sort of difference I thought I'd pick up a full sized jar from Sephora since they recently started carrying more of the KS line in Canadian stores. I don't mind the packaging. It actually makes it easier for me because I'm so used to using a spatula to scoop out moisturizer from a jar anyway and I don't like air getting into my jar so this is great. One pump is exactly enough for my face and neck. I don't need to transfer product from a big jar to a smaller one to preserve the ingredients. Bonus!! I love the smell. It is so subtle yet soothing. I really hope I can bring my lippies up to 5 once I've used this for longer than a few weeks.
huge fan of Nourish by Kate Somerville. It moisturizes perfectly for me and absorbs quickly with no residue or oiliness on my normally oily skin. I can't stand when product sits on top of my skin -- this one doesn't do that. I get the perfect amount of moisture added back to my face, like just out of the shower, but lasting effects for hours. On days when I skip the moisturizer, my makeup doesn't look nice.
A very light moisturizer. It was useless for my dry skin. It also did not wear very well through the day (needed reapplication). On the plus side, it was non-greasy and blended well into the skin. The smell was also pleasant. As a moisturizer, however, it was a let down.
I happened to get a deluxe sample of Nourish Daily Moisturizer (15 ml/0.5 Fl.oz) with a purchase of EradiKate Acne Treatment. The sample lasted for 17 days using twice a day. The following things can be listed as positive: no breakouts or clogged pores, light texture and fast absorption into skin. The negative include really really uncomfortable stinging.
This made my skin feel the opposite of nourished. It also failed to give me the subtle glow most moisturizers do; it was depressing how my usually healthy-looking skin looked so dull and matte after applying this.
I also hated the squeeze-top to get the product out. It either squirted too much or too little. Very inconvenient.
I have very oily acne prone skin and I'm very picky when it comes to moisturizers. Most are too heavy and make my acne worse. My skin has become a little drier as it's currently winter so i stopped by the KS counter and decided to try the Nourish as I have been using the Oil Free moisturizer before. I thought it would be too heavy for my skin as it's not listed for acne or oily skin but I've been extremely impressed. Its brought the moisture back to my skin and has actually improved my skins apperance dramatically. The reason for the 4 is that it does make me feel a tad oily but I'm really not, I guess I'm just not used to having my skin feel so nourished. Overall I do recommend trying this product and I really love the anti angling aspect of it.
SORRY KATE.This product wasn't for me. When i was a little younger I used to think of KS's products was top of the line'! This was a great light AM lotion. I know a lot of women like the circular pump, but I for one am not a fan. I always get the moisturizer stuck in the pump, then it dries up and it gets stuck to it. Gross. . As for results, I never used this cream by itself for months on straight I have a horrible habit of buy new face products on a constant basis. I am going to stop this habit, but this was a gift . Would I buy it for myself??? Maybe Another lifetime
I'd say this moisturizer is more of a 3.5 than a 3 for me.
Background: I have combination/oily skin, with large pores around my t-zone and the sides of my face. I am also prone to hormonal acne and clogged pores.
I actually really loved applying it, the cream has a lime/lemon verbena that is very refreshing and left my skin feeling very moisturized. I also really like the ingredients, which are both anti-aging and stress relieving for the skin. I did not experience any breakouts or clogged pores while testing this product.
However, it did leave my skin feeling quite shiny and a bit greasy after awhile. This would be fine if I wanted to use it as a night moisturizer, but my night routine is already very firmly set, so this product would be superfluous. It also wouldn't work well as a day moisturizer for me because of the lack of spf, as I don't like to wear my sunscreen separate.
Price was not so much of an issue for me, as I currently use a daily moisturizer of comparable price from another department store brand (which is HG for me.)
So, this was just not a good fit for my needs or routine, but I think it might be worth it for others who have drier skin types or don't care about the lack of spf.
I got this as a replacement for my Kate Somerville Cytocell Dermal Energizing Treatment as it is a damn sight cheaper.
I found the cream a little greasy for my skin. I can see why the KS C-DET is so much more expensive - it does so much more for me. I didn't get the instant plumping/firming effect from the Nourish Daily as I did from the C-DET.
While a perfectly good moisturiser, it didn't wow me like the C-DET did, but then it is under half the price.
I love the ingenious tub and pump (same as the C-DET tub) and the fact that you can unscrew it towards the end to get the very last morsel out.
The scent is different to the C-DET but still quite herbal (which I like - I find it very uplifting).
Once this pot is finished I will save up and get another pot of C-DET, although I am tempted to try the KS Deep Tissue Repair Cream...
For UK readers, the Nourish Daily Moisturiser retails at £61 (US$97) and the Cytocell Dermal Energizing Treatment retails at £143 ($228) at Space NK UK - a distinct hike from the US retail price of £40 (US$65) and £94 (US$ 150) respectively at Space NK USA.