Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is one of them. I got put on to this about three years ago while watching Jackie Aina’s YouTube channel. She mentioned it among some of her favourite skincare products of 2016, so a few days later, when I saw it hanging out on a beauty giveaway table at work, I snatched it up immediately.
We all have a running list of beauty products YouTube made us buy. And while some of those buys have been regrettable or pointless (never again, Flat Tummy Tea), some of them have been so good, I still love to use them today.
OK, fine, I didn’t buy this with my own money. But here’s why I would: First of all, this product is a three-in-one. It works as a mask, a scrub, and a peel all at the same damn time. That’s because in addition to super-fine granules to physically slough away dead skin, it’s also got lactic acid, which acts as a chemical exfoliant. Second, I love the smell. There’s a very “natural” scent. It’s not perfume-y – it smells more like an herbal remedy shop (you know, the kind with lots of candles in the window) than a pricey skincare product.