Let's discuss the new, probably gonna be cult classic, Kate Somerville Cold Cream Cleanser. I recently got this while Kate Somerville was doing the Friends and Family sale. I read Caroline Hiron's blog religiously, and I suggest you do the same, and she actually had an offer for it that was 30% off instead of 20% or 25% which is what it typically is. So I got this with 30% off and I was very happy about that.
Where do I start? Let's start with "cold cream". I have yearned (and I don't say that lightly) for a cold cream in my skincare because as I grew up....cold cream was the shit. I don't know how else to say it. That was what dreams where made of and YOU WERE SOME BODY IF YOU HAD A COLD CREAM CLEANSER FOLKS! As I got into skincare and really researched ingredients there wasn't a cold cream that I could get down with. Plus, not very many companies put out cold creams anymore, period, because I guess they thought they were more "dated" and old fashioned. Then per usual, Kate Somerville came and kicked down the door and was like "HERE'S A COLD CREAM GUYS, THOUGHT YOU COULD USE IT". I've never known Kate to be wrong....so....there's that.
What I can say is that this is a very luxurious texture. It seriously feels like cool whip in a way. It's very lightweight. It is moisturizing as it says. I don't find it particularly cold to the skin though, it's just very soft and it makes the skin quite soft as well. It is marketed as a makeup remover cream cleanser essentially, it definitely does that. I prefer it as a morning cleanser for myself. Mainly because I need to both take off the residue of the night before's routine but also I need something that isn't going to strip my skin in the least. So this is perfect because I don't have to go nearly as hard with hydrating products in the morning so it keeps my routine very simple of the morning. Which is what I like because I prefer for my treatments and the majority of my steps to be at night. If you want to use this in a double cleanse, that's totally cool, it will work.
So I really enjoy this. I think some people with more problematic skins or who get extremely oily, might find it a little "too" much if that makes sense mainly because it's a moisturizing cleanser and it truly means it. I think you'd probably do better with a gel cleanser if you either have a skin type that doesn't need as much help in the moisturizing dept, or you prefer the very cleansed feeling. For instance, Youth To The People gel cleanser is great because it's SLS free but yet has a bit of foam to it and you do have that very freshly clean feeling with it. This is like you've washed your face with literal silk. It's almost so gentle that you feel like you didn't cleanse properly, because it's like your face just was swaddled in what I assume the robes of Heaven are made of. Which if your using it as a makeup remover then obviously that's A+ for you.
I feel like it's a bit on the higher side for a cleanser and I can see why people have reservations about that, like I said at the beginning I got it on 30% off and therefore I was thrilled and happy to go for it. I will say that Kate Somerville does do sales more frequently than say, Sephora. I'm not sure if this is on QVC, as I know some of her products are, but that's also another option possibly. I would say that it's worth the buy but I totally understand waiting for an offer or promo to come along. I would also say that if cleansers are your "thing" that you love then yes definitely try it because it is so different from any cleanser that is cream, balm, oil, etc. that I have or have ever had before. You also don't need very much and you get a lot of product, so it's going to last for a while. Bottom line: if you are all about formula, texture, and a soft and lovely feel to the skin this is your jam. Also if you find literally every cleanser drying or too squeaky clean this is great because it's very moisturizing. If you're into a freshly cleansed feel, like your skin can breathe, gonna go into your serums next, type of routine you might be like me and enjoy this in the morning more, or you may enjoy a different type of cleanser and that's a ok too.
This is $48 for 3 oz. In comparison my fave balm cleanser is Elemis and it's a little more than three oz. It's like 3.6 or something and it's $64. Dr Roebuck Cream Cleanser is $25 in a squeeze tube and 3.38 oz. So there's two of my favorite cleansers in comparison to the Cold Cream Cleanser.
Here's the ingredients for you:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Tridecyl Stearate,Tridecyl Trimellitate, Stearyl Alcohol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Undecane, Propanediol,Tridecane, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Honey Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Polyacrylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate
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