I have been on a hunt for a good daily moisturizer for my sensitive and dry skin. So when I discovered the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream ($63 SGD) that is meant for dry sensitive skin, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. This was my first product from Kate Somerville after hearing much hype about the brand. According to KateSomerville.com, there are so many reasons why the most photographed faces in Hollywood trust their skin to Kate. All products are clinically tested and proven at the Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts Clinic. Additionally, the products are made out of the finest ingredients and manufactured in USA. Before I get into the review, please pardon the bad lighting in the photographs below. The weather was gloomy and there was barely enough sunlight to take good photos. 🙁
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream (1.7 oz.) calms and rejuvenates sensitive, dry, and combination skin, absorbing quickly with no oily residue left behind. It offers optimum moisture, balance, and overall well-being for a naturally healthy complexion.
-Lactic Acid (found naturally in milk): Exfoliates while preserving the skin’s delicate pH levels.
-Rich Jojoba and Avocado: Hydrate and condition to create unparalleled smoothness.
-Aloe: Naturally soothing and calms skin.
-Grape Seed Extract: Natural antioxidant; neutralizes free radicals.
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.
First off, this cream has a light scent, which actually reminds me of milk. It’s not too overpowering and compared to other brands with stronger fragrances (Biotherm, Shiseido) I would consider the scent to be very mild. The product easily absorbs into the skin without leaving behind any greasy residue. I love how Kate uses high quality ingredients in her products and does not test on animals! It’s always a bonus when I find out that the product I use is not tested on animals. The main ingredients consist of lactic acid (goat milk), rich jojoba and avocado, grape seed extract and aloe which are very nourishing and hydrating. Immediately after applying the cream, my skin felt soft and supple. It works well on my sensitive skin and does not irritate it.
I used this as a day cream for the past 3 weeks but sadly this cream was insufficient for my dry skin. Do note that I live in an extremely hot and humid country that is approximately 87ºF all year round. Yet, four hours after application, some areas of my skin felt dry (particularly my cheeks) and I felt the need to apply more moisturizer. That is a slight disappointment as I would expect this cream to keep my skin deeply moisturised for the entire day. For this reason, I would not be repurchasing this. Other than that, the goat milk cream is provides a nice base for my makeup and I’m able to apply foundation smoothly.
I must sing praises for the innovative packaging. Just press down on the surface of the jar and it will dispense the right amount of product. Be careful not to press down too hard or else the cream will go flying everywhere. This method ensures that the ingredients stay fresh and no bacteria can enter the jar. Thumbs up!
Overall, this is a good moisturizer for those with normal to dry skin. If you have sensitive skin or rosacea, this would not further aggravate the skin and instead help to calm the skin. 🙂 However, if you have insanely dry skin like mine, you are probably better off with a thicker cream like the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.
Have you tried anything from Kate Somerville? Please share in the comments!