Review: Kate Somerville Launches Exfolikate Acne Treatment

Review: Kate Somerville Launches Exfolikate Acne Treatment

There are some celeb skincare secrets that are not so secret, after all. Kate Somerville’s famed Beverly Hills clinic is one of them, and her proud client roster features several names that can be found on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

She has received glowing endorsements from stars including Kate Walsh, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Debra Messing and Felicity Huffman, among numerous others. Her book, Complexion Perfection, is filled with Kate’s special tips and secrets on how to get your skin glowing.

Now, she has a new product out that sits prettily on the shelves of Sephora. The new Exfolikate Acne treatment is an answer to the prayers of those who have been longtime fans of Exfolikate. Naturally, it addresses your teenage zit (and adult “blemish”) concerns with its blend of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It smells pepperminty, and is very calming. The size of the granules is not enormous (you won’t feel as though you have asteroids scrubbing and peeling your layer of skin off), and it’s meant to be used once or twice a week.

“It’s the next best thing to getting an acne treatment at the clinic,” says Somverville, who recently hosted an editor’s event at The London Hotel in New York City.

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Acne

The Exfolikate Acne treatment is formulated with Salicylic Acid, and active tea tree oil. “This is medical grade tea tree oil,” says Somerville (note: if you purchase tea tree oil at other retailers, chances are it does not have the potency of pure and medical grade oil). “Acne is a huge concern right now…almost a rising trend,” she says. “Adult acne is on the rise as well.”

Stress and lack of proper routine are definite contributors to this rise in breakouts. To get the most optimal use of this treatment, make sure you stick to a routing each morning and evening (we recommend Kate Somerville’s Daily Detox Cleanser, which is what every acne treatment in Kate’s clinic begins with), and use Exfolikate Acne treatment once or twice a week.

You don’t need a million dollars –just patience and a good routine — to get that Justin Bieber-like skin. For best results, continue this regimen for at least 28 days before giving up or switching; a glowing complexion (just like Rome) wasn’t built in a day! Exfolikate Acne retails for $65, and is paraben and sulfate free.

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  • amoni
    Posted at 03:33h, 06 February

    I need to try this. I try so many things for my belimishes but they have no long term effect as I’d it was a concealer

  • nancy
    Posted at 21:38h, 20 February

    – received a sample of this from and after using it I had to order the full-size. I love the original exfolikate but felt like it was a little too harsh on my face (which tends to dry out from all my acne products). After seeing this, I felt so special that now Kate developed a special formula just for us acne-prone gals. I am excited to see the long-term benefits of using this. I know $65 may seem like a lot but I see it as an investment and Sephora has such a great return policy so you could always return it if it doesn’t knock your socks off! Right now, with promo code ‘clear’ is offering a nice deluxe-sized sample. So go ahead and get that lipgloss you’ve been meaning to try and add this sample! (Under the weekly special button there are some inexpensive fabulous items each week) Here’s to Kate and clear skin (finger’s crossed)!

  • Sue Robbins
    Posted at 00:38h, 28 March

    I have Kate’s book Complexion Perfection! and even though I don’t have acneic skin, I am an esthetics student who is interested in reviewing & researching all sorts of products.

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