Kate Somerville

Kate Somerville is a skincare company founded in 2004. Kate Somerville is an paramedical esthetician who operates a skin care clinic in Los Angeles, CA. Her collection of skincare products are currently distributed by leading retailers, spas, and in doctorsû€™ offices, both in the United States and abroad.* Source: www.hayhouse.com

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63 products

1,148 reviews

59% would repurchase

Recent Kate Somerville Reviews

Moisturizers -Kate Somerville -Oil Free Moisturizer

on 3/20/2019 7:54:00 PM


Smelled like musty towels. Moisturized okay but skin still dry.

Cleansers -Kate Somerville -Gentle Daily Wash

on 2/25/2019 9:24:00 AM


Expensive for such a crummy product. This has a light natural scent of lavender. Contains the harsh surfactant Sodium C14-16 Olefin sulfonate. Also contains bergamot essential oil, which is a know skin irritant. This did not remove all of my face makeup and did a very poor job at eye makeup removal. I like Free & Clear cleanser much better than this.

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Treatments (Face) -Kate Somerville -Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment


Combination chemical exfoliator (lactic acid, and papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin enzymes), with a VERY fine physical exfoliator. So fine I can barely feel they are there. Instructions say to scrub and then leave on for around 2 minutes before rinsing off. However the grains are so sparse and fine I find they don't do anything, so its basically a 2 minute acid peel mask.

A smooth cream the color of a spinach smoothie. Intensely scented with Cinnamon-rich Rum and Raisin icecream complete with alcohol. Not keen on all the fragrance ingredients, Limonene, Linalool, and Cinnamon oil being there as they are known to age and irritate skin. This is fairly strong for me, I feel a mild sting all over and a stronger sting just beside my nose so I avoid there. This went away as soon as I washed it off. No irritation to my sensitive skin. No breakouts.

For such a pricey hyped product, I'm surprised to find doesn't actually do anything for my skin. I usually get softer, smoother and brighter skin and clearer pores after exfoliating. But with Exfolikate but my face actually looks duller and rougher the next day, and my pores look worse. I have normal + sensitive mid 40's skin. This review is for the stronger "Intense" version, not the "Gentle" version.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Kate Somerville -ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash

on 1/17/2019 1:40:00 PM


I will definitely have to update this review at the one month mark, but I've used this cleanser for the last few days and am really happy with it so far. I know it's too soon to get excited, as that's just how acne-prone skin works :(

What I like - It doesn't irritate my skin, it doesn't seem drying, it gets off all my makeup and sunscreen, and it leaves my skin feeling super soft. I had a concentrated spot of closed comedones on my cheek that wouldn't budge, and between switching my concealer and using this cleanser at night they're finally purging, but without any breakouts in areas that didn't already have something going on. My skin looks glowy.

What I don't like - I bought this at Sephora when I was returning a different face cleanser, and the lady at the counter was super enthusiastic about this one as she said she had similar problems with the cleanser I was returning. I was uncertain because I didn't know if I wanted to fall in love with a cleanser whose full size retails for $38USD. I bought the travel size based on her enthusiasm for it (she was also really nice), and so far plan on using the entire tube, and buying the full size if I'm happy with it. I like the smell but it's the only scented skincare product I use. Would always prefer using an unscented product. I also know that whatever is in this exfoliating is on the face for a very short time, but it seems to be working.

Month Update: This product, used at night rather than the recommended twice a day, has helped some problem spots on my skin purge in a way that felt gentle, and it's an all-star cleanser for removing makeup and sunscreen efficiently. As far as glowiness goes, I don't think that continued use has helped tremendously in that arena. I still have the majority of the travel sized tube I bought left and will definitely finish it and update again, but I think that I would still rather use a less expensive daily cleanser, and invest more in other aspects of my skincare regimen.

Long review, but another update: I've continued to use this cleanser, but I'm starting to suspect that the "purging" is going on for too long. I might continue to use this, but I'm considering going back to my old cleanser. Not sure if it's necessary to use an exfoliating wash every day either. Took off another lippie for the continued pimples.

Final update: I stopped using this and my skin is CHILLING out, finally. I think this actually broke me out - I was getting way more pimples, all the time. Bummer, cause I sort of miss the smell.

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Cleansers -Kate Somerville -Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser

on 1/10/2019 10:22:00 AM


New formula...
back in Sephora
HOLY cow this was a nightmare for my sensitive dry skin
I dont know how anyone can find this hydrating/soothing..it does contain goats milk and honey but my face was DRY and on fire after one use

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