I have loved Kate Somerville’s products for a long time now. Her Oil Free Moisturizer is one of the few moisturizers I’ve bought repeatedly. I should not have been surprised that I would grow to love Kate Somerville CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment just as much. In my eyes, this woman can do no wrong.
Her CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment is Kate Somerville’s next generation technology for your skin, basically Kate Somerville 2.0. It has a new peptide that Kate has worked on for years to bring to us. It stimulates stem-cell activity and collagen production so that new healthy skin cells are born in turn making skin appear more youthful. It helps improve skin tone and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
As with Kate’s other moisturizers, this comes in her airless pump packaging, which to me is a pro and con. A pro because I like that I do not have to dig my fingers into a product so the integrity of it preserved. However, a con because it is hard to judge just how much product you have left. I hate the surprise of realizing you have none of your beloved moisturizer left!
The product can be used alone as a moisturizer morning and night or it can be layered over a serum if you choose to do that. All you need is a small pea sized amount and you have enough for your entire face and neck, it is very emollient. I’ve been using this for almost 2 1/2 months now mainly in the morning and we’re getting along very, very well.
The first things I noticed was how this kept my skin shine free for hours and hours. Usually I need to break out the blotting papers around noon but usually I am shine free until almost the end of my work day… yes! I also noticed that my pores looked more refined, blurred almost. In one week, this product did wonders for my skin… I was hooked!
The most significant thing it has done for me is calm down redness and dryness I was experiencing, I was starting to think I had rosacea. I had been trying everything I could think of on that area and this tackled it and took it down. For that alone, this is a miracle product to me. The even skin from my younger days came back.
There are some results from clinical studies you may want to know, I thought they were interesting:
- 93% of users experienced reduced skin roughness and dryness.
- 87% of users noticed significantly improved skin softness and smoothness.
- 87% of users said it made skin appear significantly more even.
The only other con I can come up with is the product’s price, it costs $150.00 for 1.7oz. I did not buy this, I was fortunate enough to receive a sample when I met Kate Somerville in October (more on that soon). Not knowing exactly how long it will last makes it hard for me to decide whether or not I will buy this when I run out, I definitely want to though. Perhaps it all depends how serious you are about your skincare and how much you’re willing to spend. If the price is not issue for you, consider Cytocell Dermal Energizing Treatment next time you’re looking for something new.