Monday, September 27, 2010

Review: Kate Somerville Discovery Kit

I find that the best way to get a feel for a brand is to try a gift set or sampler with a few of its best products. I bought this set at Giltgroupe for... less than $90. TheKate Somerville Discovery Kit ($90) includes:
-Gentle Daily Wash (60 ml)
-Quench Hydrating Face Serum (15 ml)
-Total Vitamin Antioxidant Serum (15 ml)
-Nourish Daily Moisturizer (15 ml)
-ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (15 ml)

I have all ready reviewed the Gentle Daily Wash here.

People have been known to love ExfoliKate. I am a recent convert. What it is, is a hunter green emulsion with tiny grains in it. Smooth this sludge over your face, leave for 30 seonds and wipe off. I have this in the gentle version and the regular version. Both are lovely and I really can't tell much of a difference in them at all. I have not experienced any sort of skin irration (and I have slightly sensitive skin) and I even used this on my friend before her wedding. To get this baby butt skin, I usually have to use a physical exfoliator AND a chemical one. This one combines the two and gets the job done in 30 seconds! Only you can decide if $42.50/oz. is worth it, but according to me, it is. It's also available in 5 oz. for $175- which makes it $35/oz.

The Quench Hydrating Face Serum is my #2 product in this kit. It reminds me of MUFE High Definition Elixir. It's a silky gel that in one pump covers your entire face and neck. It locks in moisture and hydrates your skin the entire day. Makeup application is flawless. I'm not kidding. I will DEFINITELY re-purchase.

The Total Vitamin Antioxidant Serum is basically vitamins for your skin. Over 2 weeks, I did not see any visible changes- good or bad. And while I LIKED the Nourish Daily Moisturizer a lot, it's creamy and very lightweight, I'm not gonna waste my hard earned $ on it. Overall my favorites were the Gentle Daily Wash, ExfoliKate and Hydrating Face Serum. A great way to try the KS products.

face candy grade: A-


Edyn said...

I have been debating buying the ExfoliKate for ages!! I do think that I need to bite the bullet and just do it after your review. Afterall, it is an investment in your skin - good justifcation!

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