Kate Somerville Flawless Essentials 4-Piece Discovery Kit
OVERPRICED & UNDERPERFORMING
Again, all the hype about nothing!! I found these products to be extremely overpriced and frankly the scrub and moisturizer did not perform much better than the famous 'L' brand moisturizer that I use, which is also cheaper. Did not notice much of a difference with the oxygen treatment either. The face wash is also average.
My New Skincare Basics!
I was looking for a new skincare line and gave this a try. So glad I did! I usually end of not liking at least one thing in a discovery kit, but I love all of these. I had used ExfoliKate previously, so I purchased this mainly for that product but found all of these to be superior. The Nourish Moisturizer is a wonder. It is thick and creamy and leaves my skin so smooth. I have very fair sensitive skin and have had no dryness or redness like some of the posters have mentioned. Just give this a try, because you can return it if it doesn't work for you.
I was on a quest to find a skin care regime. Kate Summerville rocks...LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!! I will purchase full sizes. Thanks Kate!
Senstive skin users - beware
I wanted to love these products. I am so thankful that I tried the discovery kit first. My 46 y/o skin is senstive to break-outs and dryness. I found the "gentle" cleanser is very harsh and created dry, red patches on my skin. The dermaquench left my face with red bumps from the first inital uses. Several haven't cleared up after several weeks post discontinuing use. The moisturizer is light, which I love, but it leaves my skin dry and bumpy as well. I did like the Exfoliakate and my skin was able to tolerate this. If you look at the ingredients in the products, there are some inflammatory ingredients such as Lavendar Oils, Sage and Bergamont. I also will be sending back the retinol and deep tissue moisturizer product I ordered on the TSV when it arrives, as they also contain these products. Sadly disappointed.
Excellent skin care
I really like Kate Somerville Flawless Essentials 4-Piece Discovery Kit. I notice I am missing the products as I run out of them. I would love to order more when my budget permits. Thank you Kate for this kit.
I have always used high quality products and taken good care of my skin. This product was a huge disappointment. My skin became very red and dry after a few days of use. My husband even commented on how red my face was. I had peeling skin on my cheeks and around my mouth. I do not have overly sensitive skin but this product made me feel like I had been out in the wind all day. I returned all products.
Hands down the best products I've used. I've tried Perricone, Peter Thomas Roth, Lancôme , and more. I've always had good skin but as I've aged I've really had to find products that keep my skin looking healthy instead of dull. This trial size set was perfect as I have been wanting to try the Dermal Quench as well as the daily moisture, they are excellent!! I saw and felt a difference in my skin with the first use. My skin felt like the moisturizer didn't just get absorbed and disappear, it felt Dewey and hydrated throughout the day. My makeup has gone on more evenly and has stayed on with no dulling or smudging. I've already used the exfoliKate and love love love it!! I will order the full size once these run out. Can't say enough about the Kate Somerville line!!! Super products
Great discovery kit... will buy full-sized
For years I have been using skin care at a slightly higher price point than Kate Somerville and have been very happy with it but it's a bit of a pearl clutcher every time I have to make a purchase. I ran out of my moisturizer recently and it just so happened three of the products I wanted to try were in this kit, so I figured this was a good way to test out some more affordable (definitely not 'cheap' but reasonable given their reputation) options.
>ExfoliKate - Tube will probably give you just a few uses but it's enough to figure out if you like this product which should be used only once or twice a week. This product may not be the best for some with sensitive skin but it seems to be ok for me I enjoyed using it and saw a noticeable difference in my skin texture after one use. For those with sensitive skin, I left the product on for a couple minutes and one hour after use my skin has a very slight amount of irritation but nothing I'm too worried about.
>Gentle Cleanser - The cleanser is interesting - it's very gentle and somewhere in between oil/foaming/cream cleansers . I tend to rotate between an oil cleanser, a cream cleanser and a foaming cleanser depending on circumstances (taking off make up, refresher in the morning or deep clean with my Clarisonic) so it's nice to have one in the middle as another option
>DermalQuench - DermalQuench is kind of like the fancier version of the Bliss Oxygen facial. I wasn't crazy about the application - it was a tad awkward - but the product itself seemed to work well and was pretty potent. Will be interesting to see how many uses I actually get out of the discovery size.
>Nourish Moisturizer - Has a slightly funny smell and interesting texture but it was lightweight, absorbed quickly and has a nice finish. I will continue to use it
I have to say I think I may be a convert. After just one use with this combination my skin has never felt better. I'll wait to purchase the full sizes until these are used up but am already leaning in that direction
My only real criticisms - (1) I wish the kit included a product for the eye area; and, (2) I wish the amount of product they gave you lasted about the same amount (seems like ExfoliKate and DermalQuench may run out quicker than the moisturizer and cleanser)
Not as expected-Disappointed!
Although the ExfoliKate leaves my skin smooth, the cleanser completely dried out my skin/face and I now have a huge pimple on my cheek (have never had acne or a pimple like this in my life!)-Very disappointed-REturning!!!
Great Kit at an exceptional price
Purchased mainly for ExfoliKate, but love other products too!
excellent travel size
I have used several of her products by purchasing this kit and another to try them. Each item showed immediate results. Then I began buying the larger sizes. But even these small samples lasted for a couple of weeks. If you follow her directions, you should be able to appreciate the improvement on your skin.
I have been wanting to try the Exfolikate for a while, but didn't want to buy the full size in case I didn't like it. Received this kit as a Christmas present today. Tried all the products tonight. My skin feels great.... clean and cool. You only need a tiny amount of the moisturizer, so the travel size will last me a while. Glad I put this kit on my "wish list"! Great way to try Kate's products.