Hello dear readers!
It’s so nice to be back after my little impromptu break from blogging! To tell you the truth, I’ve been lacking in inspiration these past few weeks. That, mixed with a little frustration in job hunting led me to take some time out.
I’m back now, and feeling much more mindful of things and sporting a better, more positive vibe! My good friends and family always come through when I need a little lift!
So let’s get on with the reason we’re all here, Kate Somerville has officially landed in the UK exclusively to Cult Beauty! I’m dying inside I tell you. Call everyone. Sound the trumpets and roll out the red carpet because I’m genuinely ecstatic that we can now buy this brand on our very own shores! I know I’m being dramatic, but in the beauty industry this particular event has been a long time coming. In fact, almost two years ago, I blogged my Sephora Haul in which I bought my first ever KS products and even then I knew that there were rumours of her releasing her products to U.K. Well I honestly never envisaged it’d take THIS long! But I’m kind of glad it has, because now I can tell you the wonderful things I’ve discovered from trying two of her products and give you some other recommendations I’ve learnt of that are going straight in my basket now that pay-day has rolled around (fist pumps the air like a pro).
I’ll start with her Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser. This was fairly new when I purchased it in America, so I hadn’t heard much on it, but I knew her Goat Milk Cream was so popular and I thought that this cleanser would definitely deliver. I can safely say after using almost the whole bottle that it does! This product starts out as a thick gel/balm initially. Then when you massage it into the skin it quickly changes to an oil, which not only hydrates dry skin but also breaks down any remnants of makeup you may have from your first cleansing step. Once you add water to this it then becomes a cleansing milk and skin feels super clean but not stripped of everything leaving it feeling tight and dry.
I do use this one as my second cleanse after I’ve removed most of my makeup with a first cleanse (this will usually be with a cleansing oil). I find this is a more efficient use of the product because it is pricey and you want to be getting the most from it instead of using it to take away all your makeup. The smell is really pleasant and a little sweet but not overpowering. I do however think that you could find something a little more affordable that does a very similar job. For example, I feel that this cleanser is extremely similar to Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser having tried both. Though Glossier’s doesn’t quench dehydrated skin AS much as Kate’s does, you’re going to inject moisture back into the skin anyway with a lotion so does it really make that much difference?
So overall, it’s a pricey product that is great and works well. But I think that I will buy a bottle here and there as a treat and stick with Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser for an every day basis.
Next we have her Goat Milk Moisturiser which is genuinely my saviour. I love this product and got so scared when I was almost running out of my only pot because I knew I couldn’t easily get it in the U.K. Though it’s still not currently on Cult Beauty, I feel sure that it will be soon!
This is definitely for drier and dehydrated skin types because it packs a huge amount of moisture in a small amount of product. Let’s start with the packaging, which is great and good to keep bacteria from the product, but not so good when you don’t know how much product you have left. I do enjoy pressing the top to dispense the perfect amount of moisturiser though, so it’s not too much of an issue. The consistency of this is much thinner than you’d expect for a Cream that moisturises as much as it does and I really like that about it. It doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on the skin and I’ve found that it works great under makeup because of this! The smell is a little strange and you can tell that there is Goat Milk in the product, but honestly it isn’t enough to put you off and fades very quickly when massaged into the skin.
So those are the products I’ve tried for myself and I’m remaining optimistic that they will soon join the other products on Cult Beauty’s digital shelves. If I do end up getting desperate, I’ll have to make a Sephora order I think! Here are a few things that I’d like to try from the brand in the future:
Eradikate Acne Treatment– This is so similar to the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, but people who’ve tried Kate’s version rate this more! So once I’m all out of my Mario Badescu one, I think I’ll purchase the Kate Somerville one.
Deep Tissue Repair Moisturiser– Again, this still isn’t available in the U.K. but hopefully will be soon. This cream is supposed to be particularly good for burst capillaries which I have over my cheeks and t-zone areas. I’m eager to see if this diminishes them a little.
Finally, her Exfoliate Intense Exfoliating Treatment- I’m not often in the market for a new exfoliator because I don’t really get through it that quickly. With my red and sensitive skin, I don’t tend to exfoliate anymore than once a week and to be honest, I realistically exfoliate probably bi-weekly. But, I do think I’ll need a new one soon so I think I’ll give this one a go.
So my only real complaint would be, why on Earth don’t we have the FULL range of products over here? I may chase it up and get in contact with head office, so if I do I’ll keep you updated.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful and a little bit educational on Kate Somerville! If you’ve tried anything from her before then let me know your thoughts. Equally, if you’d like to try any of her products then comment down below which ones and we can have a chat about it!
Thank you so much for reading as always.
Lots of love and enjoy the rest of the weekend!