Monday, 22 July 2013

Review - Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream

Kate Somerville skincare was mistakenly labeled by my groggy self as an "infomercial gimmick" brand a while back when I happened to be awake at 4 am, flipping channels and enjoying the dramatic displays various paid programming spots were showing. Somewhere between the incessant Proactiv ads and the Magic Bullet demonstrations, Kate's products got lost in the shuffle and for a long time after I dismissed the constant raves I read online about her celebrity clients.

I guess it takes the right "celebrity" to get my attention and in this case change my very stubborn mind. Caroline Hirons, my unofficial skincare consultant, featured a few Kate Somerville picks in her own skincare routine and specifically mentioned the Goat Cream as a great option for a moisturizer because of its Lactic Acid mild exfoliation properties. She actually classified this as her Absolute Must Have!  Caroline's genius had never let me down before so when i came time to find a new moisturizer Kate Somerville's Goat Cream was my obvious first pick.

Kate Somerville Goat CreamDescription;
As restorative as it is gentle, Goat Milk Cream moisturizes and soothes dry or damaged skin. Along with natural ingredients—like Aloe, Jojoba, and Avocado—this gentle formula utilizes Lactic Acid to reveal a fresh, renewed complexion.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Goat Milk, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Salix Nigra (Willow) bark Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Mannan, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid.

Key Ingredients;
Jojoba and Avocado for hydration & smoothness
Aloe Vera to calm irritated skin
Grape Seed Extract as natural antioxidant to neutralize free radicals
Lactic Acid (from the milk) to exfoliate and preserve skin's natural pH level

The main feature of the Goat Milk Cream is the clever combination of the mild exfoliant, Lactic Acid, with hydrating agents, Jojoba, Coconut & Avocado. Goat milk is naturally rich in proteins, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and lactic acid, making it an ideal ingredient for treating skin that requires hydration and de-clogging properties. 
I really appreciate the unique packaging as well because it cuts down the chances of contamination and the since its not a traditional pump it will not clog like some of its counterparts. 
Kate Somerville Goat Cream

The level of moisture provided in this cream is definitively suitable for combination-dry or even slightly oily skin types but those with very dry skin will need an additional hydration source, such as a serum. I find that the texture of this cream is deceptive because it seems and feels light but in reality its very concentrated and rich. A small amount is needed to properly moisture and if I use too much my skin stays tacky a little bit longer. With practice I have found that about a half pump is more than enough for the face and neck and if I get it right the cream sinks in quickly, leaving my skin comfortable and silky soft. The smooth factor makes this moisturizer a perfect base for makeup application, so much so that there are times I skip the primer step and apply just foundation over the Goat Cream. 

I have read reviews that mentioned the offensive "milk-like" scent but I have to disagree because my jar barely has any fragrance and it does not emulate milk in any way. If I had to speculate I would say it smells fresh, calming and almost comforting. However fragrance is highly subjective so to you the scent might seem completely different too! The formula does not have any added fragrances, no parabens or silicone's, making it a good choice for my fellow Sensitive Skin Care Club members or anyone else with reactive skin. 

The final conclusion on my part is very positive and I can see this moisturizer staying in my skincare routine for a very long time. Kate Somerville's Goat Cream moisturizes my skin deeply, comforts & calms redness and inflammation and most importantly leaves my complexion looking bright and radiant. I strongly believe that anyone looking for a natural, simple, high quality formula in a moisturizer will love the Goat Cream. 

My apologies to Ms. Somerville for my quick judgement! I think I finally found a worthy infomercial product :-)

Have you tried the Kate Somerville Goat Cream? Whats your favorite infomercial discovery?



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