The one that came back. If you follow me on Instagram (quick, I’ll wait) you might have noticed my love for the new Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser. I have not fallen as hard and fast for a cleanser since… like ever. The Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser is basically everything I love in a cleanser – but we will get into that a little further down.
Back in 2016 I reviewed the original Goat Milk Cleanser (read it here). Before starting to write this post, I re-visited my thoughts on the original version and now going back and re-reading my inital thoughts about the cleanser it really surprised me as I ended up truly adoring it and I was devastated when the cleanser was discontinued (long story short – the formula wasn’t very stable over time and kind of solidified in the tube over time).
What is the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser?
The Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser is a creamy face wash which is for all skin types – but Normal, Dry and Sensitve will likely get the most benefit from the formula. Infused with Manuka Honey which in itself is extremely calming and nourishing especially if you are experiencing any dryness or irritation. Obviously – hence the name – there’s Goat Milk which again is going to help calm and soothe reactive skin or just provide great comfort for normal complexions.
There’s also glycerin, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil to enhance the nourishing effects and the cleanser is free from sulfates, phthalates and parabens.
How am I supposed to use the KS Goat Milk Cleanser?
You’re supposed to wash your face with it 😉 Ok, I’ll expand on that. Dispense a small amount into hands and massage onto a dampened face to lift dirt, makeup and oils – it does this without stripping the skin of any essential moisture – actually the opposite. This cleanser can be easily rinsed off clean.
My experience using Kate Somerville GOat MIlk Cleanser
I use the Goat Milk Cleanser pretty much as directed with the exception of removing makeup with it. I mean, if I literally had on SPF and tinted moisturizer – yeah sure, no worries. But not proper makeup/eye makeup? No – there’s so many other options that do it better and quicker. Something like this or this are far better for tackling a makeup day imo.
I’d use either in the morning or as a second cleanse in the evening and I start by taking a little in the palm of my hand (it spreads fairly easily – you likely don’t need quite as much as you initially think) and I slightly dampen my fingertips before starting to massage. The smallest amount of water just gives the cream a little more of a silky slip and that’s just my preference on how I like to use it.
Depending on if I’m at the sink or in the shower (yes I rinse my cleansers in the shower at times – don’t @ me – lukewarm water only I swear) will determine whether I just splash rinse or if I’m at the sink I will use a face cloth to remove. Both ways work equally as well.
what’s the deal? final thoughts?
Ok, so we know I love it right?! I love the texture, the feel on my skin, the soft honey-vanilla scent and most importantly the way it makes my skin feel while and after I am using it.
I use it when I am feeling sensitive. I use when I am feeling dry. And normal. And honestly whenever I feel like it – which is often. Ok, it’s pretty much daily.
Australians – Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser is stocked in Mecca stores and online and Space Nk for the Uk and in the US at Sephora, Nordstrom and Ulta.
This particular tube of Goat Milk Cleanser was sent via PR from Mecca Brands but I had already bought (and just about emptied a tube I bought of my own – and I would absolutely have repurchased if it hadn’t been sent)