Let’s all sit back and look at this moisturizer, the ingredients of which are as good as Glinda. Kate Somerville’s Goat Milk Cream was included in one of Caroline Hirons’ oh-so-rare Hall of Fame standalone posts in October 2011 in which she labeled this as “an absolute must-have”. It’s an unusual formulation in a good way because it targets combination sensitive skin (Hello, Me) and provides a certain level of defense and treatment against acne. My aunt brought this home for me from L.A. last week, she picked it up from Sephora.
In case you were wondering, no, I did not paint my nails to match the product (haha), my chipped nails were already painted when my Tita gave this to me, haha (incidentally the shade is Revlon “Charming”, yes it does match the product pot perfectly). To confirm the luxury on this, check out the nifty pump that ensures you won’t spoil the product in side! Fancy, eh? I’m almost certain the luxe pot is what partly made this hit $55 at the counter. One full pump by the way is enough to do your face and relevantly your upper neck as well. But what’s great is you actually have an option. If the pump annoys you and you really want to get to the very bottom of the whole pot to scrape out the cream towards the end you can just twist off both the lid and pump together at the pot’s silver neck like on any normal product pot lid to get cream out the normal way.
For years, Ancient Egyptians used goat milk to heal and nurture skin; their skincare wisdom bears following. This natural wonder continues the great tradition, lavishing skin with infusions of milk proteins, vitamins, and amino acids.
INGREDIENTS: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Goat Milk, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Salix Nigra (Willow) bark Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Mannan, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid. Php55 for 50ml, SEPHORA
It’s a lovely aloe-based rich cream that’s fragrance-free and just has that natural light milky smell that isn’t annoying. The density, texture and consistency is comparable to NIVEA’s classic cream in a blue tin (told you it was rich). The KS Goat Milk Cream is actually thicker than I thought and so for the local climate I still prefer the texture of the Za Restoring Collagen Cream. I imagine abroad this Goat Milk Cream could pass as a day cream in a dry country but out here in the tropics, during the day, unless your skin is super dehydrated or you work in air-conditioned areas it’s just a bit too rich for me. I’m not too sure this would be okay for oily skin locally, acne prone skin yes, but highly oily skin maybe not. However I used this overnight and when I touched my face the next morning, I woke up to smoother, softer and even in some areas clearer skin because it cleared up some small patches of rashes and potential zits along my jaw and on the side of my face. The key is to not to apply too much.
The great thing to note about this moisturizer is that as far as I can tell it is silicone and nasties free, so any smoothness or softness you get is a genuine positive skin reaction. The Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream is a trustworthy luxury moisturizer that’s nice to look at and set on your bathroom counter and can be used as a day or night cream according to your preference. I may not like the thicker texture of the cream itself but I do love the genuine supple effect on my skin in the morning when I’ve worn it overnight (without any artificial smooth-ers) and the fact that it doesn’t break me out and does prevention is great. Improved skin is what mainly matters and this certainly delivers.