This Is One of the Most Loved Skincare Brands Around—Here Are My Honest Thoughts

I don’t like to admit this considering it’s my job to recommend skincare, but I’m feeling in an honest mood—so here goes. It is surprisingly difficult to find a skincare brand that delivers products that actually do what they promise. It’s not that skincare doesn’t work; it’s more that skincare brands have a tendency to massively over-egg the capabilities of their products. One brand that I can hand-on-heart say never does this, however, is Kate Somerville.

The aesthetician founded her namesake brand after her post-procedure facial services became A-lister favourites. Celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde, Eva Mendes, Demi Moore, Lucy Hale and Paris Hilton are all touted as fans and have visited her LA-based clinic. Meghan Markle is even reported to be a fan. In fact, there is barely a celeb in LA that doesn’t have Somerville to thank for their glowing complexion.



Kate Hudson is a fan of Kate Somerville.

The story goes that way back in 2005, one unnamed celebrity asked Somerville if she could bottle her iconic, clinical super facial so that the client could take it with her whenever she was filming on location. As a result, Somerville created the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Treatment, and a cult skincare brand was born.

Since then, the Kate Somerville product offering has expanded massively, and each product is considered cult in its own right. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that Kate Somerville is probably one of the most adored skincare brands by beauty editors and skincare insiders. The products are the very definition of efficacious—from exfoliators to hydrating face creams, every single product works.

Having said that, the products are really quite pricey, and I’m all too aware of the immense letdown you feel when you spend your hard-earned cash on a product that isn’t right. So to help you decide what Kate Somerville products are worth the money for your skin’s needs, keep scrolling for my rundown of the 18 best. Trust me—I’ve spent years getting to grips with every single one.

1. Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser

2. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

3. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Resurfacing Body Scrub

4. Kate Somerville EradiKate Clarifying Blemish Gel Cleanser

5. Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Cream

6. Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray

7. Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream

8. Kate Somerville EradiKate Blemish Spot Treatment

9. Kate Somerville Kateceuticals Total Repair Cream

10. Kate Somerville Liquid ExfoliKate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment

11. Kate Somerville Kateceuticals Resurfacing Overnight Peel

12. Kate Somerville DeliKate Recovery Serum

13. Kate Somerville DeliKate Soothing Cleanser

14. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash

15. Kate Somerville Kateceuticals Lifting Eye Cream

16. Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Mineral Sunscreen​ SPF30

17. Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior Eye Gel

18. Kate Somerville EradiKate Blemish Mark Fading Gel

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Freelance Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is a renowned beauty journalist and has contributed to Who What Wear’s beauty content since 2020. As a leading beauty editor, expert and brand consultant, she has over eight years of experience working for some of the industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear (of course), Glamour UK, Stylist, Refinery29 and Fabulous. Having also worked behind the scenes with some of the industry’s biggest brands and retailers, Shannon has a unique insight into what people really want from their beauty routines. Understanding that beauty lovers seek honest, open and responsible advice, she has it made her mission to demystify the intimidating world of beauty, taking a no-frills approach to the most relatable topics. While Shannon is the first to admit she doesn’t hold the answer to every beauty question out there, she is dedicated to sharing her expert insights in a bid to help. As a self-proclaimed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for easy-to-use, foolproof beauty products and has made it her mission to scope out the best of the best. When she’s not working, Shannon is likely soaking in the bath or giving no-holds-barred beauty reviews on Instagram from her bathroom floor.