ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
What It DoesThis best-selling exfoliator is formulated with face-scrubbing natural exfoliants to deep clean clogged pores, while lactic acid and fruit enzymes reveal smooth skin and a brighter, healthier-looking complexion. Papaya, pineapple and pumpkin enzymes are formulated for natural exfoliation of dead skin cells without overdrying; lactic acid acts as a natural AHA skin exfoliator; rosewood and cinnamon extracts address dull skin; and vitamin A provides antioxidant benefits.
What It IsThe Hollywood 2-Minute Glow! Reveal dramatically smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin in just 2 minutes on the go with Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. Find out how to exfoliate and get a smoother, glowing complexion after just one use.
Research ResultsIn an independent clinical study, after just 1 use: - 94% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in skin texture. - 97% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of pores. - 100% of women tested showed highly significant improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles.
What Else You Need to KnowPerfected in the clinic to reveal glowing skin, Kate’s signature facial delivers four treatments—cleanser, scrub, peel, and mask—in one powerhouse product. Natural AHAs chemically exfoliate, while Silica helps with physical exfoliation to reveal smoother, brighter-looking skin in as little as two minutes.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging, Fungal Acne, Anti-Aging
Bergamot Fruit Oil
Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Comedogenic
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Orange Peel Oil
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory
Soothing, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Fungal Acne
Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Products for acne prone skin!
🌻My skin type/concerns- I have very dry skin in the winter and a normal skin type during the summer! Occasionally I will get bad acne throughout the year, I also have bad redness and hyperpigmentation, and pores! 🌻this review is for products I have tried to reduce my acne! ✅worked ❌didn’t work 🌻Product list: ✅Murad acne cleanser- I discovered this cleanser about 8 months ago and fell in love! I love using this cleanser in the morning and night because it does a great job at clearing my acne and getting rid of my hyperpigmentation! it is amazing at reducing the acne I get on my skin! I see a huge difference from before and after I use this! It’s amazing ingredients is everything that helps with my acne! ✅drunk elephant c firma serum- I discovered this serum from a friend recommending this to me after trying it and telling me how much it helped clear her acne prone skin ! I have been using this for about 6 months! I always use this at night and morning because I know when I wake up my acne looks super reduced and my skin is very soothed for when I start the day! I always use this first in my skin care routine! The amazing ingredients help so much with my acne! ✅Kate Somerville exfoliating treatment- I saw this all over social media when it came out, and when I saw some reviews for it I knew it would be perfect for my skin and I immediately bought it! I have been using this for about 6 months! I also only use this at night and whenever I use it before bed I see the biggest difference in my acne when I wake up! I use this right after I cleanse my face! The very thick consistency of this is super helpful before going to bed because I know I will wake up with super moisturized skin and my acne will be gone! ❌indie lee cleanser- I found this cleanser from a family member recommending it to me, and saying how much it helped with her acne! I saw the pricy price tag but I still went for it! I used it for a couple months of the summer, and it was perfect for my summer skin type! This has not really helped my acne, it is a great product for my dry skin, but it did not help my acne! I saw no difference when I used this at night and when I would wake up nothing changed! I used this right before using toner!Murad - Clarifying Cleanser DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
One line that has always hit it out of the park for me is the kate somerville ExfoliKate line. One of my favorites is the Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. It bills it self as a “2 minute Hollywood facial” that uses a combination of physical and chemical exfoliants to polish skin into a radiant glow. ✨Ingredients: AHAs (lactic acid), BHAs (salicylic acid), fruit enzymes (pineapple, papaya, pumpkin) ✨Experience: It’s a moss green gel that smells like cinnamon. While there are silica grains for physical exfoliation, I let it sit on my face and don’t rub. It only takes 2 minutes of my time in the shower to get results. (Its recommended for use in the shower because the hot steam works with the ingredients better.) It’s more effective than a cleanser, but less strong than Drunk Elephant Babyfacial or the Peach and Lily Reboot Resurfacing Mask. ✨Recommended for: People who want to decongest their skin of blackheads or clogged pores using an AHA/physical exfoliant, but prefer quick wins rather than a drawn out routine.
Kate Somerville-ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
Irritation? Don't know her. 💁🏻♀️
Peels have been key products in my skin care routine, so when the Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel wasn't working for me anymore I was devastated af. I also tried the Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment and it would make my skin burn too. I also find the smell to be horrible and the gritty stuff made it burn more. I heard good things about the NEOGENLAB - Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon and I've been loving K-beauty this year, so I gave it a try. This is my new favorite product. I saw instant results and it makes my skin glow. One thing people get wrong about peels is that a burning sensation means that it's working. A slight tingling is fine, but if it feels like it's burning, you might want to use another product! Weekly peels should not burn. I had no bad reaction with this product. It contains lactic acid, glycolic acid, and lemon, orange, and papaya extracts. It helped SO MUCH with texture and my hyperpigmentation so far. It combines gentle physical exfoliation with chemical exfoliation, as one side is a gauze and the other is a quilted pad with softer texture. If you have sensitive skin like me, I'm pretty sure this would work for you too. They also have the wine and green tea options to target other skin concerns. I use this once a week and have been using it for about a month now.
Dr Dennis Gross-Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
😱Poor Air Quality Made Me Changed My Skincare Routine Followed By Dermatologist😔
First of all, I wanna say that I'm really sorry about the bad things happening recently. The apocalyptic orange skies over California and Oregon caused by recent wildfires and subsequent smog have millions of Americans worried about air quality and pollution more than ever. Though uniquely visible on the West Coast, climate change is taking effect all across the country (and the world), which means there's an urgent need to figure out how to protect skin from polluted air now. To help understand the issue, Dr. Loretta, licensed dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD, shares her suggestions. She is a clinician and brand founder who has been studying the relationship between environmental aggressors and the skin for more than 40 years. 😨Skin Problem caused by air pollution To the obvious threats to our health, air pollution can cause a slew of skin issues, from age spots and wrinkles to acne breakouts. Ahead, she educates us on the best practices for how to deal with it — because, in a time where everything feels volatile, your preventative skin-care routine is one thing you can control. 💁🏼♂️Preventative Skincare Routine Wash your face twice a day: This one may sound intuitive, but it's important to wash your face twice a day, every day, especially when you're in contact with polluted air. "Since pollution levels can be high indoors as well as outside, you need to wash in the morning and at night to avoid exposure," Dr. Loretta says. "With this in mind, I actually created a hydrating cleanser that features a hydrolyzed algin to absorb pollution particles that can penetrate into our pores." 👍Youth to the People's Superfood Cleanser: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant CleanserI brought this product recently and I really fall in love with this. Not only the packaging is attractive but also the ingredients is all-natural, which I feel I'm using the nature juice to wash my face. The ingredients double-down on the power of antioxidants, which simply put, help your skin cells defend against pollutants. Exfoliate regularly: Along with washing your face, a gentle exfoliating routine personalized to your skin will help you get an even deeper clean. "Exfoliation will remove pollution particles that are often lodged in the surface layer of skin, and stop them from penetrating more deeply," Dr. Loretta explains. "You can exfoliate with a glycolic acid anywhere from 1-2 times a week to every night, depending on your skin type and tolerance of exfoliating products." 👍Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Pore Exfoliating Treatment: Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating TreatmentThis Kate Somerville formula contains chemical exfoliants, like lactic and salicylic acids, which help unclog congested acne-prone skin. I can feel it really works to make my pores less noticeable. Every time I use it, my skin feels softer, smoother, and more evenly textured. Protect the skin barrier with antioxidants: As Dr. Loretta explains, pollution damages the skin's protective lipid barrier, thereby increasing the chances that you'll break out. "The lipid barrier is what protects our skin from environmental factors, like climate shifts and increased ambient temperature caused by fires," she says. "Thus, it's important to use barrier-replacement skin products — from serum to sunscreen — that have active antioxidants to replenish skin's lipid content." 👍Sunday Riley - A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum: SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol SerumThis product is a concentrated retinol treatment that contained a 6.5% retinol blend (5% retinoid ester, 1% liposomal-encapsulated retinol, and 0.5% blue-green algae). The yellow-tinted serum smooths fine lines, uneven texture, and tackles pore congestion. I can see the texture on my cheeks from acne scars has diminished in appearance and credit to this product! Don't forget eye cream: The same way you don't want to forget sunscreen or a face mask, don't skip your eye cream in the morning. "Thin and delicate eye skin is affected by smog and pollution more than any other area of the face," Dr. Loretta warns. "Your eye area will be exposed, even when you're wearing a mask. So, be sure to use an antioxidant eye cream — maybe one infused with peptides, which will protect your skin and fade dark circles caused by all this stress." 👍Ole Henriksen's Banana Bright Eye Crème:OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Eye Crème I love this product! It contains vitamin C which is really helpful for my dark circles, while collagen works on firming up the undereye area. The cream has a yellow tint that helps it do its illuminating duties. If you are looking for an eye cream, try this one! Wear your face mask: Some good news: If you're living in an area with poor air quality, wearing your face covering can actually help prevent breakouts. While maskne is a separate issue, Dr. Loretta tells us that a face-covering actually acts as a shield from environmental aggressors like smog and pollution. "Wearing a face mask outdoors helps block pollution particles from penetrating into the skin," she explains, adding an important reminder: Don't pull it on and off. "If you expose your skin to pollution in the air and then put your mask back on, those pollution particles can directly penetrate the skin." (Information from refinery29.com) All products mentioned are personal recommendations. Hope you guy like it and find it works for you!🤗
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
I have way too many samples... I’ll start with the ones I can truly give a solid review on because I’ve tried them several times, but we’ll get through them all together eventually🥰 Dr. Jart+ - Ceramidin Cream This cream has a great complex of ceramides, & helped my friends dry skin patches from psoriasis... but the very strong herbal smell I think from the sage oil is way too much for me. I can’t use it because I get nauseous. PEACH & LILY - Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream Didn’t like this personally... I really wanted it to smell like matcha 🍵it’s one of my favorite scents, but this smells very citrusy & turns into a kinda yucky dirt smell... Texture is very nice but it kind of made burning/itching sensations. DIOR - Capture Dreamskin Care & Perfect One of Dior’s more expensive products, & it sucks. Smells like old lady lotion in the worst of ways & is basically a very greasy primer with a bit of peachy shimmer in it. I had a lot of these at one point, tried to find a use—-Major pass. IGK - Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm 🥥I love this! Great texture, a completely non-greasy, lightweight, matte gel that doesn’t weigh down my hair at all. It slicked down flyaways & broken hairs by my part really well & gave subtle natural definition to my waves. I would definitely consider buying the full size, it’s vegan, cruelty free, gluten free & free of petroleum products, sulfates & parabens. Great light scent that’s hard to put my finger on but reminds of a fancy salon. Milk MAKEUP - Sunshine Oil This was very thin, runny & hard to control. It has a very simple natural ingredients list, with grape seed & avocado oils as the first 2 ingredients, but It’s also full of citrus oils like grapefruit peel, tangerine peel, mandarin peel & lemon peel oil. There’s not much else in it, & it really irritated my skin unfortunately. Kate Somerville - ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment This lactic acid & papaya enzyme based exfoliating treatment creates nice temporary results for me. My skin is very smooth after & with no redness, however, even after layers of hydration my skin is still so dry. I can see my skin drink up my essence & serum like never before & I struggle to get hydration back. I checked the ingredients & it has denatured alcohol! Yikes🧐 BITE - Agave+ Weekly Vegan Lip Scrub A great natural lip scrub. It smells wonderful like something caramelized & delicious. But I’d prefer a bit more exfoliant. MAKE UP FOR EVER - Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow shade: M56 This is waterproof af, check my swatches. Blended nicely but do it fast lol, dries to a powdery finish. This would probably make great eyeliner if you’re steady with a brush! 💕Kehlani looks stunning! ANNA SUI - Fantasia Mermaid Eau de Toilette Smells like Christmas time at stores? I like it😂
BITE-Agave+ Weekly Vegan Lip Scrub
how to take a texture shot!
bottom line: GOOD LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING. when taking a texture shot, use a clean background, i like using white sheets and a mirror or my skin. use the SAME background and lighting for texture comparison shots or you may mislead people use sunlight! the illumination of sunlight is hard to recreate and angling your shot to get the best lighting takes some time (i usually take 4-5 photos from different angles) i have an iphone 11 pro that takes good close ups, but a macro lens is also a worthy investment editing is actually important. decrease shadows and increase contrast to get that POP these are just my favorite texture shots from the week of jun23 that i love! let me know which one you like the best 💕
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