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Monday, August 19, 2013

Review: Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair Cream with Peptide K8



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. 

Ingredients: 
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

29 comments:

  1. aww don't listen you don't look old at all i think you look young and fresh. Great review too i really want to try out the goat milk cream as i have very dry skin but my skin has been breaking out so much lately i dont want to risk making it worse because its all ready so bad almost looks like acne its horrible nothing seems to work on it either i think i'm going to be stuck with it for ever :( i love reading your blog though it's my fave and i follow a lot! Xxxxxxx

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    1. the goat milk cream is great for sensitive skin - your skin would probably do great with it!

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    2. thankyou, I trust your opinion so I'm going to invest and try it out thanks for answering xxxxx

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  2. I love Kate Sommerville products too! I have the EradiKate and D-Scar, and both work amazingly. I do agree that her products have a cringeworthy price tag, which is what's keeping me from purchasing some of her other stuff!

    Joyce │itsabeautyfulllife

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  3. I really want to try the Goat Milk Cream! I've heard it's great for sensitive skin as you said, and it also gives a bit of exfoliation since the milk has lactic acid in it.

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  4. I love the Goat Milk Cream - it's just a tad too much for my oily skin in the summer so next summer I'll try out the oil-free version. But it really is a great moisturizer. I had been eyeing this one as well - but now I think I'll pass on it.

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    1. I agree - I have dry skin and it's even oily for me in the summer! But I am looking forward to the weather getting colder so I can enjoy it again :)

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  5. I would love to try the Goat Milk Cream but i am not sure if we are able to get hold of Kate Sommerville products in the UK. I am off to LA in a few weeks so hopefully i might be able to pik some up on my travels.

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. You should!! Sephora carries it here in the States - which I'm sure you'll visit since you're a beauty addict! (I'm assuming)

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  6. Can you do an updated skincare routine please? Whether it be a video or a blog post. I've become so lazy with my skincare and think I need a couple of new products to spice it up a bit and I love hearing your recommendations (even though I don't have the same skin type as you).

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  7. I love your reviews! They are very helpful.
    $500 for the bigger size when the small size is $150 is such a horrible deal in my defense.
    I'm just the same as you. If I hate the smell of something, I probably won't buy it unless everyone tells me that it works beautifully.
    I want to try the Goat Milk one though.

    Elle, do you know the price of the Goat Milk?

    http://evithefashionista.blogspot.ca/

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    1. It's $55 but lasts FOREVER. Mine lasted a good 8 months with almost daily use. It DOES have a bit of a funny "goat milk" smell - but it's nothing too terrible.

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    2. It sounds like a great product! Thanks for answering back, Elle!
      I'm such a huge fan!!!

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  8. That Goat Milk moisturizer sounds so intriguing. Definitely need to try it out in the oil free version since I have oily skin :)

    -thinksandra

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  9. I love this review. I have only tried the Nourish moisturizer, but I plan on trying the oil free one because I didn't get on with the Nourish one. I had thought about this one but now I know to save my pennies for other things.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  10. I really want to try the goat milk moisturizer! My skin is sensitive, but I'm worried that it might break me out!
    -Sisi
    http://www.modernbeautygirl.blogspot.com/

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  11. This lotion is not worth the hype FOR A FACT! How is it even possible that such an expensive product contains dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane and PEG? Those are cheap, bad ingredients you're supposed to find in cheap, bad-for-you products!

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    1. Yikes... well... good thing I didn't love it, huh?

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  12. I love Kate Somerville. I've used Goat Milk and there's no scent what so ever for me! Nourish is a better choice for me though. I don't know why that bothers your nose though - It smells like lavender to me!

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  13. Bahaha I love your rose comment! You tell 'em :D
    Ashley

    http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi Elle,

    You should have a look at planetyum.com.au (they ship internationally). They have similar bath bombs/bubble bars to Lush, and are cheaper! Though with shipping costs I'm not too sure. They also have soaps in the shapes of cupcakes which are so cute. I thought of you when I opened my package of them all last night! I also did a small blog post on them if you (or anybody reading this) wants to check it out!

    http://avonleaxo.blogspot.com

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  15. Lovely review! That's a pretty indulgent price for a cream, but you know those 'anti-aging chasing' women are always sucked into the trap. I recently bought the Goat Milk Cream and have been really liking it. Don't kill me, but I don't notice a scent at all!

    xo Lillian from parisiantobe.com

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  16. Great review, though definitely makes me skeptical of the cream in question. I'm dying to try the Goat Milk Cream, sounds like it would really work with my skin type. xo

    notsosimplestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your reviews and your blog is my fave to read! I am the same way with my skincare routine! I want to enjoy every minute of it and think the smell is very important ;) I also don't sleep well if I haven't completely washed, toned, treated and moisturizer my face. Thanks for the awesome blog!!

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  18. Have you tried the dark circle cream from Kate Sommerville? I'm really interested in trying it. And as another question do you know where I can buy her products out of the usa?

    xx
    http://beautycoure.blogspot.ch/

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