Here we are today to do a review. Between you, me, and a coconut tree, I was getting tired of thinking of gifts for gift guides. I'm currently sick with pneumonia. Hence, I have a lot of time to research stuff right now and scope out new stuff. We're gonna talk about Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser today though. This is the new formula. Not the one from 2016.. It was taken out of the range for a minute and reformulated now it's back. Praise the maker.
So as always I'm gonna give you the company description first. The ingredients will be at the bottom.
"A moisturizing cleanser that gently removes makeup, dirt, oil and impurities without stripping skin of its radiance or essential moisture—now in an enhanced non-foaming creamy formula."
"Gently removes dirt, oil and makeup without stripping skin of its radiance or moisture
Won’t leave skin feeling tight or dry
For all skin types
Goat Milk soothes dry, sensitive skin with natural milk proteins
Manuka Honey nourishes skin without any tightness, dryness or irritation
Jojoba and Avocado Oils moisturize and condition"
If you never really got along with Kate Somerville cleansers because of the foaming aspect then try this one. I find that most people who don't want the SLS or their skin doesn't do well with it have really enjoyed this one. It's also very friendly to sensitive skin, there is a hint of a smell. It's very subtle. Just so you're aware though there is a touch of fragrance. I also notice that while my skin has been going through the stages of retinol products and flaking, sensitive, a bit uncomfortable some days, this has really done fantastic and doesn't make it feel tight or even worse, it doesn't bother me as I'm putting it on and then wiping it off so I feel like it's one of the most gentle cleanser I've ever tried. In saying that though, I've also used it when I've slacked in my routine and I need to really get in there and CLEANSE or double cleanse actually, it's done amazing. I prefer it as the second cleanse in a double cleanse and also as an AM cleanse but I notice I reach for it more at night and use a balm in the morning for a kick in hydration before applying makeup. If I'm not applying makeup and lets say it's #skincaresunday then I like it as my morning cleanse and go straight into my skincare products for the day and use it again that night. It's all in what you like in your routines. I think this is great to have on hand at all times just because it is so gentle and you never know when something might piss your skin off. This plays well with every product I've tried from the comforting and gentle routines where I just want to "feed the skin" and it works well with any products that can be more harsh on the skin like acid exfoliation and retinol products, etc. I've been using it for 3-ish weeks I believe.
Now this was reformulated and re-released a month ago at most. The reason for that was a stability issue with the first formula it was separating in the tube. It's fixed now. The texture is creamy but it's light weight. For instance I really love the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish cleanser but it's a thick cream cleanser. This is light weight, it's not super thick but it's not gonna be like the consistency of a water cream you know? It's not a whipped, fluffy feel, it's a proper cream. As you seen from the description it's goat milk but also Manuka Honey, avocado and jojoba oils. All of those things I love in my skincare. The oils and the goat milk are great but I really feel like the Manuka Honey gives it the edge for the formula being as exceptional as it is. I'm going to do something a little different in this and compare the formula visually to one that I feel is kinda similar to it and one that's much thicker which will be the Liz Earle one that I mentioned. It may not matter to you but I really appreciate good texture and knowing how much is enough to use. So this will be a comparison but it will also be how much I would use to wash my face as well.
At the top we have OSEA Cleansing Milk you can see it's a little thinner. In the middle we have Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser. At the bottom we have Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which is a thick cream.
As for any other products that are in the Goat Milk line for Kate Somerville there is the Goat Milk De Puffing Eye Stick (I think that's the name) which is like a cooling balm for under the eyes it feels very nice. Fun fact I use anything cooling for the under eyes when I have a fever or a headache. It just makes me feel better. There is also the Goat Milk Moisturizer which is also formulated for sensitive skin along with the other Goat Milk products. I think it's particularly nice for a more dry skin or an irritated skin, I think it's a little too much if you're going through an oily period or have oily skin most of the time. I tend to use it at night rather than the day because it layers very very well and absorbs very nicely without rolling up on the skin.
The cleanser is $38 for 4 oz. If I look at all my cleansers that are not balms I find that they're usually between $27-$40+ with a few drug store options thrown in there that I like very much. Typically I tell people to go for a gentle drugstore cleanser that gets the job done and save your money for the "treatment" part of your routine. However, if you have uncomfortable skin, everything leaves your skin either too tight and dry or it's so gentle it doesn't cleanse the skin properly, if you're using some harsher treatments, I think this is worth getting to have on hand or use while you need to. I do think that once you try it though it may become you're daily cleanser, however. Kate Someville does a lot of offers though I've noticed quite a few are 20%-30% off. Especially around a holiday. I believe they're in ULTA now which means there's a lot of 20% off opportunities with their rewards club but right now they don't have the Goat Milk Cleanser, and they're already in Sephora but as you know those sales don't come up too often there. I'm going to link it to the Kate Somerville site. It's not an affiliate link and I don't receive commission. This isn't sponsored. They did send it out with a few things while I was doing my gift guides for the holidays but I didn't have to talk about anything.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Betaine, Glyceryl Distearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xylitylglucoside, Propanediol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprae Lac (Goat Milk, Lait de Chèvre), Lactose, Milk Protein, Lactic Acid, Tocopherol, Mel Extract (Honey Extract, Extrait de Miel), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Bisabolol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Xylitol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Anhydroxylitol, Parfum/Fragrance, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Xanthan Gum, t-butyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate
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