I’d Swipe Right: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer

Because this might be the best moisturizer that I’ve ever used…


you need this: Kate Somerville D-Scar Diminishing Serum

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I don’t really consider myself to be too much of a clutz, but THIS IS AN INSTAGRAM photo after my 30th birthday.  Yep. I totally stepped out of the cab the wrong way and went down HARD on the sidewalk.  Not only was it scary, but I got into my apartment, looked down and said “oh my god…I just skinned my knee like a four-year-old.”  Sure, it healed up after a few days but I was left with a dark scar that I still have, six months later.  Awesome.  I started doing some research into good scar diminishing serums and creams and decided to test out Kate Somerville D-Scar Diminishing Serum.  Obviously, I love all things Kate Somerville, so I was pretty sure I’d be happy with the results of D-Scar and yes, I really am.  They actually did an independent clinical study that had AMAZING results:

In 4 weeks:

  • 100% of users had a significantly improved scar texture and smoothness
  • 92% of users had decreased scar thickness

Sold.  Basically the product uses the brand’s DS-7™, a microencapsulated Peptide essential to the skin renewal process. It’s  formula encourages more normalized, smoother, softer skin.  This unique “messenger” Peptide delivers a large amount of essential renewal information to cells.  I’ve been using the product for about 4 weeks now, as per the clinical study, and I’ve seen REALLY good results.  I still have a way to go, but things are looking good.



Emmy Facials at Kate Somerville

When you live in Los Angeles, it’s really hard not to catch Emmy fever.  Even though I’m not actually attending the Emmys this year (or last year, or the year before that), I still use this “Emmy week” as a reminder that hey, I really need a facial to get my skin “red carpet-ready,” even if the red carpet is really just my tan carpet that resides inside my apartment.

On Thursday night, I was treated to the signature Kate facial at LA’s infamous Kate Somerville Clinic in West Hollywood in honor of the award show and ugh, yeah…boy did I need it.  First, let me say I’m in love with the signature facial – it starts off with enzymatic exfoliation and extractions followed by a customized treatment mask.  I, my friends, had way more extractions that I normally do which did not make this girl happy one bit!  But, on the bright side my dry, sensitive skin does really well with Kate’s products (as you can read here) and when I left I was super excited to receive a few of the newer products including the True Lash Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover so stay tuned for a review on that soon.


Kate Somerville Neck Tissue Repair Cream

You know how there’s one common family trait that you notice every single time you see your family? Mine would be turkey neck.  My Dad now has it, his sisters have it, my grandmother had it…and I used to think it was inevitable for me.  But you know what?  I know for a fact that none of them tried to be preventative about it…which is where Kate Somerville Neck Tissue Repair Cream with Peptide K8 comes in.

The new anti-aging cream includes peptides that help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while proprietary ingredients work together to increase elasticity and improve skin tone.  I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in firmness which, for me, will be the biggest tell of turkey neck!