I’m going to preface what I’m about to say with a little disclaimer: I have no issue with skin ageing. In fact, I wholeheartedly believe that to grow old is a privilege, with our laughter lines simply telling the story of a life well-lived. However, I think I speak for all of us when I say that the last year has felt like a bit of a slog—to put it mildly—and the effects are definitely starting to show on my skin in a less desirable way. While oiliness and breakouts were my major skincare issues pre-2020, I’ve recently noticed that my skin has become more dehydrated and uneven in texture, with a sprinkling of fine lines around my eyes now, too. Oh, joy.
Of course, these early signs of ageing are definitely par for the course as I continue to journey through my thirties, but I think that navigating a global pandemic with a new baby has definitely pushed fast-forward on some of my new complexion concerns. So when I heard that cult L.A. brand Kate Somerville was launching a new age repair collection inspired by Somerville’s own in-clinic procedures, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Enter: KateCeuticals.
When it comes to treating signs of ageing, Kate Somerville’s Melrose Clinic is renowned for its transformative treatments, so I had high hopes for the new collection. In fact, Somerville herself is trusted by a whole host of famous faces, including Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes and Demi Moore, to keep their complexions looking glowy and youthful—talk about an A-list seal of approval. The new KateCeuticals range aims to offer up the same cutting-edge results that you’d expect from an in-clinic procedure but via a simple, three-product routine. Whether it’s firming and lifting your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, or deeply hydrating your complexion to improve texture, this age repair system does it all. Sounds good, right?
Right. And that’s why it’s so exciting that Who What Wear has teamed up with Kate Somerville to give away 50 KateCeuticals™ Firming Serums (30ml), worth £84 each, to our readers. Simply enter below to have the chance to get your hands on a free bottle!
Inspired by Kate’s in-clinic Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers, which are used to plump and lift skin, blur fine lines, and reduce the look of wrinkles, the KateCeuticals™ Firming Serum works to boost collagen production and oxygenate the skin for a smoother more luminous complexion.
I’ve been busy testing out the KateCeuticals range, and I have to say that I’m incredibly impressed so far. First up, while appearances aren’t everything, this trio of products look so chic. The sleek grey packaging is a stylish addition to my bathroom, and the bottles and tub are just weighty enough to feel luxurious. As for the formulas themselves, the textures are beautiful—lightweight, non-greasy, and not at all cloying on the skin, like some anti-ageing products can be. I have to shout out the serum and cream for their gorgeously fresh, floral scents, which really helped with recreating in-clinic vibes at home.
Most importantly, though, these products do what they set out to do: My skin looks plumper, smoother, and brighter every time I use them. While I haven’t been testing them for quite long enough to comment on the long-term effects, I don’t think those cheeky lines around my eyes will be intensifying any time soon.