Sunday, February 10, 2013
Sunday Samples: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Review
Hey Guys! I am very excited to kick off my first Sunday Samples post of 2013 with Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate face scrub! It is the best known product of Kate Somerville's brand and I have always been interested in checking it out. And, after organizing my samples I realized I had not 1, but 3 of these foil packets.
Face scrubs are one of the few face care products that you usually only have to try once to see if they work for you, so I never mind getting them in these little foil packets.
I followed the directions and scrubbed in circular motions and waited 30 seconds before rinsing it off.
The color and texture were both a surprise to me. It has a clay/gel texture and when you rub it in it has lots and lots of super tiny exfoliating bits. If you have tried Philosophy's Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash the little exfoliating bits are similar feeling, but ExfoliKate felt like it had more bits. It smelled very earthy. Not good, but not bad either.
After I rinsed it off, I did experience a bit of redness, but it went away after about 15 minutes. And, after about half an hour my skin had less redness than it had before I used the scrub. My skin was soft, smooth and clean feeling. So many scrubs leave me too dry or too oily, but my skin really felt balanced afterward. And, the fact that it reduced the redness in my skin really was a big, unexpected plus.
I got this sample free with one of my Sephora.com orders. You can buy Kate Somerville ExfoliKate there in 3 sizes. 0.5oz $19, 2oz. $85, 4oz. $175
Usually, you get a price break when you buy larger sizes, but for some reason the more you buy, the more ExfoliKate costs per ounce, so I say try the 0.5oz $19 size. That is what I am going to do! After I work through more of my sample stash :)
Have you tried ExfoliKate? What did you think?
Are you planning on trying it?
What is your favorite face scrub?