Kate Sommerville “Exfolikate”


Kate Sommerville “Exfolikate”

Winter is right around the corner which means it’s time to attend to the needs of our skin, among many other things. This is when I take out my deep conditioner for my dry hair, cuticle oil for my dull cuticles, oil for my dehydrated skin and a good exfoliater to rid of old skin cells.

When I was at Bergdorfs last month, I passed by the Kate Sommerville counter, and was given a few samples, one being Kate’s best seller “Exfoliakate.” Who is Kate Sommerville? She’s a well respected creator and director of a medi skin clinic in LA. She partnered with top dermatologists and surgeons over 15 years ago to create it. She “pioneered the integration of medicine and skincare paving for the field of paramedical aesthetics and laid the foundation for medi spa industry.”

Now I have always enjoyed experimenting with different skin peels and exfoliaters but many of them resulted in either skin drying out or breaking out. Some have exfoliating beads that are too rough or coarse and leave the skin vulnerable and sensitive. But then I found Exfoliakate, a gentle but effective exfoliator,that has just the right amount of salycic acid without stripping your skin of its natural oils yet sloughing off dead skin cells, leaving your skin soft and with a glow. Does it sound to good to be true? Not really, it all has to do with seeing what your skin takes to without over reacting or rebelling  I tend to have slightly sensitive skin and need to be very careful what I use and this product really impressed me. This is how the company describes this product:

Is it okay to show off your sensitive side? It is when you uncover a vibrant, glowing complexion. ExfoliKate® Gentle is a purifying treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles right away, while calming and soothing skin. In fact, in a clinical test, participants experienced dramatic results after just one treatment. It’s so effective that it won Allure magazine’s coveted “Best in Beauty” award!

  • Microbeads and Fruit Enzymes delicately scrub to safely lift dead surface cells.
  • Vitamin A, in its purest form, is intended to fade the appearance of discoloration, with regular use.
  • Natural Extracts – including Lemon, Orange, Sage, and Sweet Almond – are specially formulated to improve elasticity.
  • Vitamin E and Aloe Vera are designed to act together to smooth skin.
  • Mix ExfoliKate® Gentle with any Kate Somerville cleanser to boost cell turnover and save time exfoliating. This combination can be used every day for those who don’t have a facial scrubbing brush.

The company suggest you use this product twice a week  to avoid aggravating the skin. I have used it three times a week and had no problem, but it is always best to follow companies guidelines and suggestions. What I did discover is that they have two formulas, one for acne prone skin (which is stronger) and a gentle formula for sensitive skin. I sampled the stronger formula in the shower and really liked how my skin felt afterwards. It does tingle for a few seconds but instructions say to apply on damp skin and apply in circular motions for one minute then rinse off. My skin felt soft, smooth and exfoliated. I was sold after the first try and used up my sample carefully till I finally purchased my own few days later.

I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a good exfoliator that doesn’t dry out or scratch the skin. The fact that she has two formulas of different strengths makes it more accommodating and realistic for most everyone out there. This product has quickly become part of my skin care routine and I hope it works for you to!

Kate Sommerville products can be found at Katesommerville.com, Neimans and Sephora to name a few.
Comes in three sizes ranging from $19 to $175.

Happy Scrubbing:)


  1. I really appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thank you again!

  2. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Outstanding work!

  3. It is rare for me to discover something on the cyberspace that is as entertaining and fascinating as what youve got here. Your page is sweet, your graphics are outstanding, and whats more, you use reference that are relevant to what you are talking about. Youre definitely one in a million, great job!

  4. This material here has been worth the particular wait.

  5. Spot on with this write-up, I actually assume this web site needs rather more consideration. I

  6. Hello, after reading this amazing paragraph i am too happy to share my familiarity here with colleagues.

  7. Anonymous

    Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Very useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was looking for this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  8. I simply want to tell you that I am just very new to weblog and really loved this web site. More than likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You certainly have awesome posts. Cheers for revealing your web page.

  9. I simply want to mention I am just new to blogs and seriously enjoyed this website. Almost certainly I’m going to bookmark your website . You definitely have very good articles. Kudos for revealing your blog.

  10. I just want to tell you that I am beginner to weblog and certainly savored your website. More than likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You definitely have perfect well written articles. Thanks for revealing your website.

  11. Immensely wonderful facts you have on this page – thanks

  12. greetings I simply wish to give an enormous thank you for the nice infO you have got here on this post. I can be coming back to your weblog when I can.

  13. Hello! Good post! Please do keep us posted when we can see a follow up!

  14. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  15. I genuinely like and appreciate your blog put up.Truly thanks! Considerably obliged.

  16. Outstanding post, I believe weblog owners should larn a whole lot from this weblog its actually user genial .

  17. Thank you a lot for providing individuals with such a brilliant chance to discover important secrets from this blog. It really is so good and also full of a good time for me personally and my office peers to search your web site more than three times in 7 days to find out the fresh tips you will have. Of course, I am also always impressed with all the mind-blowing points served by you. Some 4 tips on this page are really the most suitable we’ve ever had.

  18. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research on this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I’m very glad to see such excellent information being shared freely out there.

  19. I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  20. You have a fantastic post here, truly helpful. Very well written I shall be bookmarking your website and subscribing to your feed so i can always read content of this quality. 99bytes.com

    • wafaa

      Thank you!

  21. I like this! thanks for share

  22. Hi, great article it’s exactly the point

  23. Many thanks I ought say, impressed with your site. I will put this to all my followers .

  24. This is one awesome blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

Comments are closed