Kate Somerville Liquid Exfolikate Review

Details

$58 for 4 oz

A 10 percent AHA and fruit enzyme-powered nightly leave-on exfoliating solution that gently sloughs away dullness for smoother, softer, more glowing skin.

Suggestions for Use

-Apply nightly after cleansing.
-Saturate a cotton round, then pat onto face, décolleté, and tops of hands, avoiding the eye area.
-Allow Liquid ExfoliKate® to absorb, then follow with your favorite moisturizer.

Ingredients

Key Active Ingredients

  • Glycolic Acid- smaller AHA to penetrate skin deeply
  • Lactic Acid- larger AHA, more gentle, excellent humectant qualities
  • Malic Acid– AHA fruit acid exfoliates and retains moisture
  • Phytic Acid- antioxidant that can decrease melanin production
  • Green tea (camellia sinesis)- proven brightening agent
  • Peptides (tetrapeptide-14)- collagen building to increase firmness
  • Honey Extract- antibacterial and antioxidant effects

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Product has a pH of 4.35 (skin’s average pH ~4.7, Sunday Riley Good Genes pH 2.6)

Water, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycolic Acid, Propanediol, Phytic Acid, Glycerin, Papain, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Mel Extract/Honey Extract/Extrait de Miel, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Bromelain, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Tetrapeptide-14, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Maltodextrin, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.

Thoughts

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The packaging feels luxe with the frosted glass bottle and easy to use pump. The product is dispensed as a liquid, serum-like consistency. There is a faint floral smell from the flower extract. Two pumps are able to saturate a cotton ball and cover my entire face. It feels silky and smooth going on and a little goes a long way. It dries tacky with a slightly sticky feel. The tackiness is quickly gone after applying a moisturizer and skin is left feeling smooth. I experienced the slightest tingle on my face. It felt much more intense on neck, but felt calming on the the chest. I did not experience any redness initially nor the next day.

The next morning my skin felt brighter and had a subtle glow. The most noticeable difference was how soft my skin felt. I didn’t have any peeling or flaking. The more and more I use this, I’m noticing an overall change in brightness, hydration, and even smaller pores. I haven’t seen any dramatic line improvement or melasma lightening, but I’m wondering if that has to do with the higher pH.

The most exciting change was how glowy and smooth my skin felt the the following day. I was hoping for more tone improvement with lightened dark spots, but the overwhelming softness I felt made up for it. I was thrilled to wake up with zero redness or irritation.

While I didn’t experience any noticeable irritation, I still wish this product was fragrance free. Products with fragrance, natural or not, can potentially aggravate the skin. The fragrance is light and floral-not at all overpowering.

If you’re looking for a gentle exfoliant, Liquid Exfolikate really does a great job smoothing and brightening the skin. If you’re brand new to chemical exfoliants, this serum is a great option. Don’t expect to see that dramatic cell turnover that say a retinoid or in office chemical peel gives, but this serum gives promising results over time.

If you love waking up with a fresh youthful glow, Liquid Exfolikate will be your BFF!

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