Before there was Augustinus Bader's The Rich Cream and before the cult of Charlotte Tilbury took root, there was one celebrity-loved beauty brand to rule them all, and that was Kate Somerville. Founded by a celebrity aesthetician, the brand counts fans like Meghan Markle, Kate Hudson, and Demi Moore — and while Kate Somerville's Exfolikate scrub first earned accolades, the brand's Liquid Exfolikate Triple Acid Resurfacing Treatment is now stealing the spotlight.
"The best stuff on earth for your skin. I was very close to considering a facial peel, and eventually Botox," wrote one person. "I was skeptical at first that this treatment would not only repair the surface of my skin, but reduce the lines around my mouth. From the first use I was hooked. My skin looks rejuvenated, my pores [look] dramatically smaller (an unexpected benefit), and my lines have decreased significantly," they continued. "I am sold for life."
More people call it "essential," writing that despite not really believing in the glowing reviews, they took a chance and ordered the product — and saw their dark spots, acne scars, and fine lines vanish within three weeks. Others say they replaced their normal toner with the Treatment, and their skin has "never looked so good;" smile lines have diminished, and their overall skin tone "drastically improved."
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Those staggering results are thanks to the exfoliant's gentle combination of fruit enzymes and 10 percent alpha hydroxy acids. Unlike treatments that rely on a single AHA, the Treatment uses a blend of glycolic, malic, and lactic acids for a multi-pronged approach; peptides, honey, and tea extract, meanwhile, and one more anti-aging angle with antioxidants and collagen-boosters.
That glycolic acid, in particular, means you'll see results fast; as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tess Mauricio previously told InStyle, "glycolic acid tends to deliver instant exfoliation, which is one of the reasons it is very popular. The exfoliation that happens can result in instantly brighter, fresher, and smoother skin."
So it goes for users. "I love a lot of Kate's products, but this one is PHENOMENAL, worth it and I can't live without it," one fan details. "In the morning, my skin looks bright, even, and more youthful. Fine lines are disappearing. My acne scars and pigmentation spots are getting lighter. I decided to try this out and seriously, by the next morning I noticed a difference. My skin keeps getting better and better."
More second that it's simply the best product they've ever tried, and even bests the $1,000 laser treatments they've had in the past. As a last enthusiast wrote, "Changed my skin. My skin has been amazing since adding this to my nightly regimen — no pimples, no wrinkles, and great glow."
Get the "magic in a bottle" toner for $60 at Kate Somerville's website.