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ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
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The Bottom Line

This dual action exfoliating treatment contains natural fruit enzymes that clarify skin by removing dead cells and eliminating bacteria. It works, but is it worth the price?


  • The treatment is good for combating acne and blackheads.
  • It also reduces skin imperfections and discolorations and polishes skin for a smoother complexion.
  • Helps brighten a dull, lifeless complexion by relieving congested pores and increasing cell regeneration to reduce skin cell build up.


  • It’s expensive for the amount of product.


  • Manufacturer -- Kate Somerville Skin Care
  • Size: 2 ounces
  • Suggested retail price: $85
  • For all skin types, except sensitive. (There is a gentle version called ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment.)
  • Ingredients - salicylic acid to balance hydration * scrubbing microbeads and papaya, pineapple and pumpkin enzymes to cleanse pores * rosewood and cinnamon extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles * aloe vera, honey and vitamin E to soften skin.
  • Usage - Use 1 – 2 times weekly as needed in the evening. Gently apply an even layer onto the entire face using circular motions and leave on for 20 – 30 seconds. Gently wash off and pat dry. Directions state that redness may appear up to 20 minutes post treatment, which the company says is due to an increase in circulation.

Guide Review - Review of ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

My skin looked and felt great after I used ExfoliKate, followed by the Quench Hydrating Face Serum and Deep Tissue Repair Cream. My face actually looked like it does after a good in-spa facial.

The next time I used ExfoliKate was three days after using an exfoliant that irritated my skin. I didn’t have any problems, although it seemed that my skin took longer to soften, so I would suggest not using this product if your skin is irritated or inflamed. Something else I noticed after reading some customer reviews online, several customers left the treatment on for 1 – 2 minutes and had uncomfortable, burning sensations and irritated skin. The product directions clearly state to leave it on for 20-30 seconds, that’s less than a minute! It also says that it is for all skin types, except sensitive. So if you have sensitive skin, only use the product formulated for sensitive skin.

The price is a bit of a deterrent, but it does work. So if you can afford it, go for it. Start with the smaller 0.5-ounce size, which costs about $19, to make sure it’s the right product for you.

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For an inexpensive alternative, click "Next" to try this homemade Papaya & Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask.

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