Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: Kate Somerville Purify Clarifying Cleanser

Anybody who really "knows me" knows that I'm very particular about my skincare routine. See..., I have sensitive & oily skin, which makes it very difficult for me to find the appropriate products to fit my needs. Previous products either caused break-outs or did nothing for my skin. These frustrating experiences taught me to research products before purchasing them!

My latest research led me to Kate Somerville. This brand has a wide range of products: cleansers, toners, exfoliants, masks, etc. Having such sensitive skin I decided to go for a cleanser. So, I picked up the Purify Clarifying Cleanser, which is targeted for oily skin. 

Its claims: Removes impurities, like makeup and excess oil, and reduces the appearance of pores.

Main ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Peppermint Oil, and Rosemary Leaf Extract.

I've been using this product for about a month. Here is my experience with this cleanser:

  • Leaves skin clean & refreshed (the peppermint oil creates a nice tingling sensation)
  • Great at removing makeup (light & heavy application)
  • Good oil control
  • Reduces the appearance of pores
  • Reduces blemishes & hyper-pigmentation
  • A little goes a long way (you only need a dime size amount)

  •  First use caused a stinging sensation (it literally only happened that one time… but, it kinda freaked me out)
  • Caused dry patches for the first week (for two days I went back to the Neutrogena Naturals Acne Cream Cleanser, a product that did nothing for my skin)
  • Its expensive ($32)

As of right now, I actually enjoy this product (even after the whole drying my skin out incident). I use the Clarifying Cleanser twice a day, morning and night. And, I truly do see a difference in my skin!!! However, for someone with sensitive dry skin I would recommend they try the Gentle Daily Wash instead. What cleanser works for you?

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Until next time!

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  1. looks awesome ! i love kate Somerville products !! Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin :) xx

    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! & Sure :D