I’ve read first about this moisturizer in New York Times’ article about Anna Kendrick’s beauty routine and decided to check it out at Sephora. I liked it at the store and bought it to replace my Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion which I’ve been using for years as a prep lotion before applying makeup. I love that emulsion but just wanted to try something different.
Kate Somerville Daily Moisturizer is expensive — $65 for a 50 ml (1.7 fl.oz) jar. For example, the bottle of Benefit Emulsion (also 1.7 fl.oz) is just $32. The moisturizer comes in a pretty light green jar. I really like the dispenser: you don’t have to dig into the jar (which I hate), all you need to do is press down a white dispensing pump and it will give you a right amount of cream. The instructions on the box say that you need to press down with both thumbs, however, I only use one thumb and the amount that’s dispensed is just right.
When I read the reviews on this moisturizer online, I noticed that a lot of people don’t like the smell. I actually like it a lot: it’s fresh, citrusy and very pleasant.