Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Review

I got a nice sample of the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate in the Winter 2106  Beautycon Box (which I think is one of the best beauty boxes) and today I tried it out today. My skin was in desperate need of a treatment this week. The Kate Somerville ExfoliKate is pricey but oh is it nice!

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What’s to love?

The Kate Somerville ExfoliKate is an exfoliating treatment that you use 1  to 2 times per week. It’s got all kinds of good stuff in it like Aloe Vera and Honey. It’s also got Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin Enzymes for exfoliation and this is my kind of mask. It also has Lactic Acid.

The product is a green gel with grit and you apply a light layer on your face. As you can see from the photo you can barely see the product, it looks like I lightly dipped my face in seaweed.

It smells like a sweet earthy pumpkin and is very similar in scent to the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask which makes sense because both of them have pumpkin as one of the ingredients.

I rubbed the formula into my face using circular motions and it did burn a bit which I find normal for an exfoliating mask. This one feels similar to the GlamGlow FlashMud Brightening Treatment to me. The burn lasted for the entire 2 minutes I had it on. It does say to leave it on for just a minute if you have sensitive skin.

After 2 minutes I wiped it off with hot water and my face felt amazing. I had zero redness and when my face dried it felt smooth, clean and tight. I really liked the tightness I got from this product. I can’t wait to use it again next week.

Aside from the price I would definitely buy this product again, but I feel like it is worth the money. I was thrilled to get the $24 sample in my Beautycon Box.

Price: $24 for 0.5 oz. It’s $175 for 5 oz.

 

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L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask Review

I’ve been seeing the L’Oreal PURE-CLAY MASK’s everywhere and I’ve been wanting to test them out. Luckily I got 3 sample sized masks in my Target beauty box and the first one I tested out was the Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask with mixed results.

I really wanted to love this mask because I’ve heard such good things about it. The red clay formula (it has Rich Red Algae) is a medium consistency with a fine grit to it for exfoliation. I was easily able to apply a thin coat with my fingers as it’s super smooth and creamy.

However I just didn’t like the scent. It’s a definite floral aroma that just didn’t float my boat. I like the smell of the Borghese Fango Active Mud much better as it’s more earthy.

This mask didn’t burn or irritate my skin and it dried smooth. I actually like when a clay mask dries hard and cracks a little. I washed it off with a warm wash rag and it came off clean and easy. I did feel like my face was smoother after using this mask and I do believe it does a good job with exfoliation however I was just not blown away with the results as I could not get past the scent.

Price: $12.99