Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturiser Review

Posted on Sunday, 16 August 2015

I am constantly on the look-out for facial moisturisers to keep my easily-irritated skin under control. I have been using the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturiser for nearly two months now and I am finally ready to share my thoughts with you.

Being on a student budget, I wouldn't easily drop $70 on a product without doing my research. Kate Somerville skincare products have a good reputation with some of the beauty YouTubers whose opinion I trust. So I reluctantly handed my credit card over at Mecca, in the hopes that this will be an amazing product.

Firstly, let's talk about the packaging. I love the semi-transparent purple colour and the sturdy plastic. The 50ml product takes up a lot of space on my dresser but I don't mind too much about it. To dispense the product, you press down on the surface and the liquid pumps out of an opening in the centre (better explained by the second image). 

The moisturiser itself is suitable for sensitive or intolerant skin types for both AM and PM use. The goat milk cream is meant to moisturise deeply without clogging pores, while soothing the skin. The formula is more liquid and runny than I expected, it works best when applied in thin layers (half a pump at a time is best). The moisturiser does leave a residue and can look 'oily' for a while. However I use this under foundation daily and it works fine. Recently I have had severe dry patches and irritations on my face, and this moisturiser has been the best product I have found to help soothe my skin. 
For anyone sensitive to  smell, this moisturiser is not for you. It does have a very strong scent, which according to my boyfriend 'stinks', but I have grown used to the smell and it doesn't bother me. 

I use this moisturiser both in the morning and evening, I would highly recommend trying a sample from Mecca Maxima. Even at $70, this is a product I will repurchase. What other Kate Somerville products have you tried that is worth the $$$?
  1. I've always heard raves about this moisturiser! It sounds really lovely and quite intensely moisturising. I'm tempted on picking up a sample but probably won't drop the cash on it unless it's life-changing haha! :P

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    1. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone with some sort of problematic skin that needs soothing. I wouldn't say it's for oily skin types though as it can leave a residue. As for life changing.. it's not, but when I didn't use it for a few days I did notice my skin was even more irritated so I could see its effects clearly. Let me know how you like the sample ☺

  2. Ooooo I just ran out of my moisturiser this morning and was on the look out for something a little more natural. This sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing! Will visit Mecca on my lunch break! <3

    Tahana | http://tahanalee.blogspot.com.au/

    1. Maybe ask for a sample first as the texture and smell is not for everyone 😊 I hope you like it!