Yes, i heard about Kate Sommerville from Caroline Hirons and i am happy i did. I have been using this serum every night since the last 3 weeks and totally in love with it and the way it makes my skin feel. Now, giving some background on my skin condition, i have a combination skin with hormonal breakouts.
Since my delivery 7 months ago with Baby no 2, my skin was real bad with big giant painful hormonal acne over my jawline, i still have pictures of my face at that time and will surely dare to share it here some day. So, the acne cleared up with much of my effort (which i will share in my upcoming posts) but my skin looked very dull and dehydrated. I was searching for some Vitamin C product for my spots since long time but was not in hurry to buy one so that to give my acne time to heal up. Finally, after a lot of search and backed by reviews from lots of people online, i splurged into this product, and another co-incidence was the launch of Kate Sommerville Skincare at Sephora Canada.
This is a costly serum around CAD $108 for 30ml of the product. It comes in a nice bottle with 2 chambers, one has 10 percent vitamin C and other has youth-enhancing bioactive omegas 3, 6, 9, and 7. Both chambers have pump and product from both pumps need to be mixed before applying.
What it has really helped me is with my pigmentation and spots from my hormonal acne, has improved my skin tone and radiance. I started noticing the difference in the overall skin appearance during my first week of its use. I never noticed any dryness or sensitivity on my skin but i was very diligent to use sunscreen during the day. It is totally worth the price and i am planning to buy one more to keep it as my backup.
I do not use it every night of the week but i miss it for a day or two and swap it with some hydrating serum. My night routine with this serum involves:
1. Double Cleansing(if i am wearing makeup or sunscreen during day, otherwise just single cleansing)
2. Acid Toner
3. Hydrating Toner, usually a spritz toner
4. One my face is dry, i apply my Eye cream
5. Then, i take two pumps from each chamber of Kate Sommerville Mega C Dual Radiance Serum into my palm and mix them with my finger, then apply it on my face with a little massage until it soaks.
6. Night time moisturizer
Have you also tried this serum, if yes let me know if it worked for you the way it worked for or if you are thinking to try this out, you can ask me anything regarding my experience with it.
I know its been ages since i wrote my last post, everything is okay, i have been busy with two kids and stuff. Life is running too fast. Its been 7 months since my delivery of Baby no 2, a Boy. My girl is almost 4 years. Both are keeping my hands full.
I have been regular on instagram since last few weeks and with that, i am planning to be regular on my blog posts. In the past year, i have been regular with trying new stuff for my skin, hair and makeup. My skin was a total wreck after my delivery, which was totally unexpected and really scary for me. I expected my skin to be better after delivery but it was total opposite, my skin was in the condition it had never been. I had terrible hormonal acne which really effected my confidence. And when the acne came under control, it was the turn of my hair. I will share all the things that i tried and which one’s worked for me. Also, i had my trip to India for my Brother’s wedding last year, lots of fun and shopping.
I would really like to hear your experiences of postpartum acne and hair fall and what worked for you.
This is my first purchase from the Kate Somerville skin care and i am really excited to try this line of skin products. After hearing good reviews about Kate Somerville from Caroline Hirons and doing bit of my self satisfactory so called research, i decided to give this brand a try. The packaging of this kit is very nice and sturdy.
Sephora Canada had a kit having four of the best selling products in a deluxe size. I believe this set will last me for a month. As per Sephora Canada “With efficacious botanicals, Gentle Daily Wash cleanses and conditions while removing makeup and pore-clogging oil. ExfoliKate® features scrubbing microbeads designed to deep clean pores along with fruit enzymes to clarify and renew skin, balancing hydration without over-drying. Patent-pending DermalQuench Liquid Lift® produces both immediate and long-term results by combating the visible signs of aging: wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven tone, and dryness. Innovative Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream is proven to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, increase skin firmness and elasticity, improve the appearance of skin discoloration, and significantly hydrate. Revolutionary Telo-5™ technology is designed to combat the comprehensive signs of aging and deliver a younger-looking complexion. Skin is left hydrated, soft, and refreshed. ”
This set contains:
– 2 oz Gentle Daily Wash
– 1 oz ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
– 0.5 oz DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment
– 0.5 oz Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream
The packaging of Age Arrest cream looks a bit odd in the set as all other product tubes are quite nice. I am pretty sure this will not be my last purchase from this brand.
Buy this set: Sephora
Being in the century where there are multiple factors affecting the skin, there may be countless options to resolve them. Since the time I purchased Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion for the first time a few years back, it has been a staple in my body care favorites. I am always looking for offers and deals where I can purchase the backups for one of my favorite body lotions. My skin tends to get extra dry during fall and winters, so to keep the dryness which also causes itchiness away, this works wonders. It keeps my body moisturized for over 24 hours, what can I ask for more, right?
Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion (CAD $55 – 400ml, $44 – 200ml) is described as moisture-replenishing lotion—with Peach Milk, Shea, Candlenut Oil and Orange Blossom—visibly minimizes the signs of aging caused by sun, cold, heating and air-conditioning. It helps smooth dry, rough patches and improves skin tone. Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion gently removes dull, flaky cells for a youthful, allover glow. The featured ingredients in this body lotion are Oats, Shea, and Bitter Orange.
Another good thing about this lotion is it absorbs very quickly into the skin, that means even if I use this in the morning and have to run to work, I do not have to worry and wait for few minutes to let the lotion be absorbed before dressing up. The consistency of this lotion is not very thick but it is very moisturizing. It is very soothing and comfortable for my dry skin. I do not just use it in winters or fall, but it works great in all seasons. The scent is very delicate which I love. I have noticed my skin is very soft and smooth with this body lotion.
Clarins Moisture Rich Body is available at below
Beauty Boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart
What is your favorite body lotion for the winter months?
Hi Lovelies, today i am going to write my experience of the Aveda Brilliant Spray-on shine for my dry hair. I have used this product for the past few years on and off. My hair are dry, frizzy and my scalp is kind of combination, it gets oily next day after wash. Taming the frizz and fly-aways has always been a difficult job and i am always in hunt for a product that is good enough not to harm my hair but also works.
I have used this product on and off for the past few years but last few months i have been regularly using it. And here i am writing my reviews for same. The product comes in a very bright blue plastic bottle and has a spray nozzle over it. When i bought this product, the representative at the Aveda store used a small quantity on my hair, just a single spray amount. So, i too started using the minimal quantity as i didnt want to make my hair greasy in the first try of the product. I sprayed twice on my palm, keeping the nozzle very close to my hand and applied it to my hair after rubbing both the palms together. I have always used this on dry hair. After applying this on my hair, i make sure to comb my hair with a paddle brush so that the product gets to all hair. And it gives instant results, my hair look soft and shiny. There are less fry-aways and frizz is the least.
One thing i have noticed is that if i go above the spray twice limit, my hair start look like a bit greasy, so i think the quantity of product matters here, it may be different for different length and kind of hair, but i would recommend starting from minimal and then stick to the perfect amount once to achieve the desired result.
Overall, the product is good and can be used on all hair types. It can be used on dry hair prior to using a flat iron to get a smooth, sleek finish with added shine. It has not weighed my hair down, can be used daily.