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Hot on the heels of Glossier, Kate Somerville is the latest stateside import to know about. The launch has caused serious hype and for good reason – for those unaware of the brand’s story, Kate is a skincare expert with more than 25 years of experience behind her. She has a clinic in LA, where she boasts innovative technology, an impressive roster of A-list clients – think Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson – as well as a bestselling range of products designed to tackle a spectrum of common concerns; from blemishes to fine lines.
What are the hero products?
The entire line-up is designed to give salon results at home so it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed by any of the products. However, the ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is a good place to start – dubbed the ‘Hollywood 2-minute facial’, it’s packed with lactic acid and fruit enzymes to leave skin more radiant in a flash; it’s no wonder one bottle is sold every five seconds in the US. The DermalQuench Liquid Lift is also worthy of its five-star reviews – it’s essentially a supercharged hyaluronic acid serum in aerosol form; use in lieu of your serum for instantly hydrated skin. Those prone to breakouts should try the EradiKate Blemish Treatment – a cocktail of 10% sulphur (the highest level allowed in skincare) alongside AHAs to reduce breakouts.
What makes it different?
What really sets Kate Somerville skincare apart is a scientific approach paired with a genuine desire for women to have better skin. All the products are tech-savvy formulations fusing science, botanicals and soothing skincare ingredients – it’s this ethos that has won the brand countless industry awards over the years.
Who’s it for?
As Kate herself says, “Whether you’re a child suffering from cystic acne, a new mum dealing with a hormonal breakout, or an older, mature woman who no longer recognises herself in the mirror – it’s my goal to help you feel confident in your own skin.” There really is something for everyone in the collection and if you’re fed up of splurging on expensive skincare only to be disappointed by the results, rest assured these are science-backed formulas that really do work.
What are people saying?
You’ll be hard pushed to find a negative review – Vogue calls the range a “pioneering development in the medi-spa industry” while Cult Beauty say the products are “the next best thing” to a regular facial. And not to mention the thousands of five-star reviews online.
Rumours have it a Kate Somerville pop-up, including treatment rooms, will be coming to the capital in Spring 2018 – you heard it here first. In the meantime, we highly advise you to get acquainted with the range – you can thank us later.
Want in? Shop the collection at KateSomerville.co.uk and CultBeauty.co.uk
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