Jeez this a hard product to photograph. Something about the silver of the canister and the reflective light I use to brighten my photos made this impossible to photograph. Alas, it is done, albeit not that beautifully.
I’m quite on the fence with this product. On one hand, I adore Kate Somerville, and both her Goat Milk Cream and her Nourish Daily Moisturizer are regulars around my bathroom sink, but this particular product gives me pause.
Maybe it’s the price. Maybe it’s the scent. Maybe it’s that I don’t know what Peptide K8 is. But whatever the reason, I am stumped.
First of all, the Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair Cream with Peptide K8* is $150, for the smaller size. The bigger size is $500 (I know!). That’s INSANE. I was gifted this by a PR girl (I purchased my other Kate Somerville creams), so I didn’t pay for it, but still. Now, I’ll be the first to spend huge monies on a cream if I think it’s heavenly, and in fact have over and over with my beloved Pevonia Myoxy-Caviar Cream, which costs nearly as much at $188 for 1.7 oz (the smaller Deep Tissue is only 1 oz, so it still works out to be more expensive), so it would be hypocritical to say that the price is the reason I’m on the fence with this product. But, on top of that, it has a funny smell. Personally I think maybe it’s just my nose because I tend to think that all of Kate Somerville’s products have a “funny” smell, but since her other products work so beautifully I ignore it. It is said to be "floral" on Kate's website. Then again, the website claims her "Goat Milk Cream" has no scent - and that is definitely not true.
According to her website, this anti-aging moisturizer has an exclusive blend of peptides designed to provide intense hydration. The Peptide K8 is designed to dramatically improve skin's texture and tone, while Babassu Seed and Hemp Seed help increase the look of firmness. It also has a Ceramide-infused Peptide which is formulated to reduce the visible depth of wrinkles (fascinating...). And lastly, an advanced moisture complex helps to prevent water loss and helps keep skin more evenly balanced.
The product works well – it goes on beautifully, sinks in quickly, and makes my skin feel baby smooth, but I’m just not sure it’s $150 worth of wonderful. Maybe if I was a bit older and really needed the anti-aging benefits, but for now I think other creams work better for my skin. Maybe if I had wrinkles to reduce the depth of, ya know? Cause that's cool. (And for those of you that are all “OMG you look SO OLD! You are aging so BADLY!” - Bah humbug to you. I’m sure you look like a rose.)
I am the type that likes every aspect of my skincare routine to be one big "ahh" moment; I think the more you enjoy it the more likely you are to actually DO it, so the scent thing bothers me. Scents are personal, and you might give this a sniff at Sephora and love it, but I find myself reaching for my Pevonia Caviar cream in the evenings instead of this stuff. Now that is one product that I LOVE the smell of. It smells like my favorite facial, and instantly relaxes me.
So yeah, those are my thoughts on this product. It’s nice, I’ll use it up (happily), and I'll think $150 thoughts every time I apply it, but I won’t be purchasing it when I’ve used it up. I just think her other creams are better.
BTW I highly recommend her Goat Milk Cream if you have sensitive/dry skin and her Nourish Daily Moisturizer if you have sensitive/dry skin and want anti-aging benefits as well… both are lovely and much more affordable, while still being high-end.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Squalane, Cholesterol, Urea, Sodium PCA, Cetearyl Alcohol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silk Powder, Tribehenin, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Trehalose, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Triacetin, Copper PCA, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, Limonene