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Kate Somerville Detox Daily Cleanser

What it is:A detoxifying gel cleanser for acne-prone skin.What it is formulated to do:Every acne treatment performed in Kate Somerville's clinic begins with Detox Daily Cleanser. This expert skincare essential gives your complexion a fresh start, setting skin on the path to clarity. It is designed to remove impurities without over-drying, fight acne-causing bacteria, and stabilize oil production.What else you need to know:This advanced formula addresses current breakouts and helps keep future blemishes at bay.
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Questions & Answers for Kate Somerville Detox Daily Cleanser

Question
Does it really help fade acne scars?
The description mentions this product includes phytic acid (which I am not familiar with) that helps fade acne scars and reduce inflammation. Has anyone heard of this ingredient and whether or not this product seems to do help with fading scars? I had some light scarring from adult acne in my 30's on my chin that I would love to find a way to lighten! Thanks!
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
anonymousjenny
(Dallas, TX)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
11 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does immediately. I would never switch this cleanser for another it is top of the line.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mikeyval
(Miami, FL)
answer 2
i dont have a clue how old this question is (sephora, you really need to put the dates on here)

but phytic acid is similar to a lactic acid or glycolic acid, in that it helps aid the exfoliation process.
so yes technically phytic acid should help the scars.

but you should also be exfoliating using a more intense exfoliant 2x a week.
and i like to use a vitamin C serum - vitamin C inhibits pigmentation, promotes elastin and the synthesis of collagen.

and lastly you need to wear sunscreen 365 days a year to prevent any more damage, and also to make sure you dont lose any hard work - the sun is not forgiving
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mrfrontera
(Orange County)
answer 3
I have dark spots from previous acne scars & since I've been using the Detox Daily Cleanser I'm noticing those old marks starting to fade away & my current blemishes clearing up faster.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
heatierae
(Knoxville, TN)
answer 4
Cleansers stay on your face for 15-20 seconds, although this detox cleanser may make your face smoother and brighter, you have to use whitening/brightening serums or treatments to fade acne scars in conjunction with the right cleanser and toners. I think of my detox cleaner as a way to prevent new break outs, which means less scars in the future but not solely as a treatment for lightening scars. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mechie
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
My husband has been using this and he has very sensitive and light skin. Any pimple he gets turns into a scar, we have seriously noticed his skin getting so much better and his scars starting to fade away. It probably does help that we use the whole 9!! line, that is probably the better option if you are starting out.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
car10
(Bakersfield CA)
answer 6
I think it definitely helps to control it, but if you are really looking to treat pigmentation, then you should be using something else in addition to the face wash specifically for hyperpigmentation.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vicc
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
My Kate Somerville consultant recommended this product to help lighten sun damage & the occasional blemish. A $1,000 & several months later I do not see ANY improvement in the fading of the sun damage. This is also used in conjunction with other things to aid in their fading. I was not expecting miracles, but I did expect to see slight improvement. There has been no discernible improvement, even by the KS consultant when I went back for a re-evaluation. If it hasn't helped at all with fading of the sun damage I don't think it will help with the scaring.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kennedycollinz
(Happy Town, CA)
answer 8
I don't think it help fade scars either.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
summergirly
(Florida)
answer 9
It hasn't gotten rid of my scars, but they are definitely lighter than they were 3 months ago when I started using this cleanser. I would take a chance and buy it! You never know!
answered 4 years ago
madd44
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 10
probably but i think it would take a while. it has a slight exfoliating effect so eventually it would work
answered 4 years ago
tdmrdh
(niagara falls,new york)
answer 11
Yes - I have definitely noticed a huge difference in the color of my acne scars. I've been using for about three weeks and my skin tone is much more even than it was!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
jesspsd
(San Diego, CA)
Question
Is there any need to remove makeup before using this cleanser?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
joyfulnlife
(Syracuse, NY)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use a soap free-cleanser and eye makeup remover for mascara and eyeliner. Since this has salicylic acid in it, better safe than sorry.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Caro3
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
Probably just heavy eye makeup, as you wouldn't want to get this stuff in your eyes. Otherwise, it always removed my foundation and blush really well and left me feeling clean, but not over-dried.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
alisonchan
(Columbus, OH)
answer 3
I have to use something separate to remove eye makeup. Otherwise, it works just fine when removing makeup.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
caboodlebox
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 4
No, there is no need. I don't. I'm also using the Clarisonic, though.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
aliceayrs
(New Jersey)
answer 5
I only remove my eye makeup... it does a good job on the rest.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
jills02
(Roseburg, OR)
answer 6
Eye make up should always be removed before.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mikeyval
(Miami, FL)
answer 7
Yes, a makeup remover wipe, or cleansing oil would work best before using this cleanser (or any cleanser for that matter)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
civicbabe627
(PV, California)
answer 8
Always, always, always remove makeup. Use Clinique's Take Off the Day Cleansing Milk. I think it helps the effectiveness of any cleanser if makeup is removed prior to application of cleanser.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
sexygreenday1
(Alabama)
answer 9
I would remove make-up first but apply a moisturizer right after you use it. It can be very drying.
answered 3 years ago
shawn27ful
answer 10
Yes. This cleanser is not a makeup remover, and will work best when there is no barrier (makeup) to your skin. I use a gentle oil-based makeup remover before I use this cleanser. You could also try any generic makeup remover wipes from the drugstore.
answered 3 years ago
sarahk
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 11
This cleanser really seems to cleanse throughly and keep my skin clear. However, if you wear foundation and/or sunscreen, I would definetly remove that first in order for the cleanser to do its best job on your skin rather than having to remove makeup first - even if you just use a make up removal cloth.
answered 3 years ago
nurselisa
(New Orleans, LA)
Question
is this product scented?
if so how strong is it?
I'm a guy so i really dont want anything strong women scented. Like right now the neutrogena grape fruit stuff. stinky stuff
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
shaundizzle
(San Clemente, CA)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
11 answers
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answer 1
It's pretty strongly scented, but it smells like it's main ingredient: tea tree oil. It's neither a masculine or feminine scent and sort of reminds me of eucalyptus. I don't know if that helps.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
alisonchan
(Columbus, OH)
answer 2
Seems citrusy. Not girly in the least bit. If my hubby used this, I don't think it would smell bad at all.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
caboodlebox
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 3
It has a slight scent (it is slightly citrus-y), but it isn't overpowering and it doesn't smell like perfume or anything like that.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
aliceayrs
(New Jersey)
answer 4
It's light, kinda lemon and sage smelling to me. Not floral or perfumy.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
jills02
(Roseburg, OR)
answer 5
Nope. It smells a little like the milk the active ingredient comes from.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mikeyval
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
It has a fresh, herbal scent. Not perfumey at all.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
pamplemouse
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 7
It has a medicine type smell. Definetly for all people that struggle with acne/breakouts.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
natgaf
(Destin, FL)
answer 8
I wouldn't say this has a strong women's scent. It does have a scent to it, but it does not last on the skin after use. Especially if you follow with an acne treatment cream/gel/serum and moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
flitterleaf
(Las Cruces, NM)
answer 9
The scent is not strong and disappears right away. This is a great product.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
andie3373
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 10
This product has a very light lemon scent. It is not strong at all...it is very slight.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
brooks73
(Hickory, NC)
answer 11
I don't think the smell is too bad, it smells like orange oil but as soon as you wash it off the smell goes away. The smell is light and refreshing. This product works very well for acne, try it!!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
alli138
(tampa, fl)
Question
redness and blackheads
i have redness and blackheads , will this product help to diminish those problems?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
pandacat
(buffalo, ny)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
10 answers
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answer 1
It will help with the blackheads, but I'm not sure about the redness. I'm using the entire clarifying system (toner, lotion, mask, and Eradikate when necessary). That, all together, does help with redness.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
aliceayrs
(New Jersey)
answer 2
For your blackheads, you HAVE to try Kate Sommerville's acne exfoliating treatment. It's in a white tube with light blue print. I left it on my skin for 2 minutes, then cleaned it off with my Clarisonic, and afterward, I had almost NO blackheads left! However, I think it was partly from the exfoliator and partly from the Clarisonic. If you have problems with blackheads, you really need to get yourself a Clarisonic.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
hollygolightly23
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
I use this every night with my Clarisonic Brush and it has dramatically improved blackheads and breakouts! It's still gentle enough that it won't strip the skin, too.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jaicienne
(Fort Worth, Texas)
answer 4
For those who suffer from blackheads, especially on the nose area. This cleanser will not help eliminate them. However, this cleanser will strip and detoxify your face from all the oils and toxins. Safely and daily! I suggest use Kate Somerville's Mask for that type of issue. Hope this helps! ;)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
faithyluxurie
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
It definitely helps to clean the skin well, but you may also want to use ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating treatment to really battle blackheads and redness.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vicc
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
To combat redness I would use a product meant specifically for that issue. This cleanser may be too drying if your skin is prone to redness, you may need something that is more gentle and not meant for acne-prone skin. Clinique makes a good redness-reducing line.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
virgo16
(Cornwall, NY)
answer 7
I have normal skin & occasionally experienced an occasional blemish, until I started using KS products. The Detox Cleanser I was prescribed made my skin too dry. I only spot use it when I do experience a blemish & it seems to quickly take care of the problem.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kennedycollinz
(Happy Town, CA)
answer 8
If you have blackheads, try "Joey New York" product that disolves blackheads. You put it on and wait 60 seconds and rub them off. It is amazing. For redness, I cannot say a cleanser will help that but this cleanser will definately clean your face and is mild. There are a lot of products out there (i.e., make-up, etc.) that help with redness. You can call a beauty consultant for help with the redness issue.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
bewitch
(Old Orchard Beach, ME)
answer 9
It might help with the redness because it is very gentle, but I'm not sure about blackheads.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shananagins2
(birmingham Al)
answer 10
It did for me but not until after about 3 to 4 weeks. Your skin needs to get used to it. I also use her toner in addition to this cleanser. It is non-drying and anything else I've used to control my blemishes has dryed out my skin. Good luck!
answered 4 years ago
irener
(Hillsborough, NJ)
Question
aging/combination skin
Can this be used on aging/combination skin? I am 32, prone to an oily t-zine and recently have been getting boil-like acne on my forehead, temples, chin and jawline. I don't want to do anything too harsh because i am also trying to combat aging.....
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Portland, OR)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
8 answers
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answer 1
I think this would work well for you. It doesn't over-dry your face. It isn't harsh (I've tried similar face washes in different brands that burn. Those were not good). This cleanses without burning or over-stripping your face. A small amount goes a long way.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
aliceayrs
(New Jersey)
answer 2
Try using it with the Clarisonic, I also have combination skin and feel this cleanser is the best I've used. Another thing you can do is try her anti-aging line and use it with this.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
car10
(Bakersfield CA)
answer 3
Yes! I am 36 with aging, but acne prone skin. My skin usually tends towards dryness, but can get oily in the T-zone occasionally. This cleanser is amazing - it's both effective and gentle. I never rave about cleansers, but this one really is worth the $.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
spork34
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
This product is formulated to help acne prone skin, at any age! I'd suggest use this wash twice a day and at night pair up with Kate Somerville's EradiKate Acne Treatment ($22 a bottle). It is Sulfur sediment and you apply directly to the spots. By the morning blemishes should be dried, leaving no scars. Hope my answer helps! ;)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
faithyluxurie
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
It really works to not overdry the skin, but if your skin feels very sensitive, you may want to try the Gentle Daily Wash by Kate Somerville. This is not a harsh scrub or cleanser, so I don't think it would overdry your skin since you are concerned about aging.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vicc
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
I think so, from a 43 yr-old with combo skin normal - dry. It is too drying for me to use as prescribed (Gentle Cleanser AM / Detox Cleanser PM along w/ lots of other treatments & moisturizers), but should be perfect for a more oily skin type. Although, I have to say, after spending quite a bit of $ and having consultations with the KS consultants I am thoroughly unimpressed with their products. They aren't bad, they just do not deliver with what they are supposed to.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kennedycollinz
(Happy Town, CA)
answer 7
I'm 33 and tend to get at least one boil-like pimple on my chin at "that time of the month." I think this product helps keep the size and duration to a minumum, but I also suggest the KS Anti-Bac lotion as a spot treatment. Anti-Bac is drying so I use it sparingly. I recently added the KS Exfolikate to my regimen and really think it's made a huge difference in my skin. It's pricey, but you only use a dime size amount or less, 2x per week, so it lasts.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
riley538
(Bedford, PA)
answer 8
i too am battling aging. this product will help reduce if not almost irradicate your acne. i had the same issue. make sure you use the whole line however. you need the toner, antibac, and oil free moisturizer too. it is well worth the cost.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
citscori
(scottsdale, az)
Question
How long before you see results?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
7minuteabs
(Mountain View, CA)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Benefits of any product like this will depend on your skin, and the frequency or how faithful you are in using it. Usually, you need to give a new product for a few weeks or a month to see a huge difference. (Some will see it sooner- but, a few weeks of dedication to a routine is the norm.)
answered 7 months ago
Neimi
(Massachusetts)
answer 2
I had a stubborn pimple and it seemed to respond in just 2 days. I can't say I have had the same results with other products.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
caboodlebox
(Tampa, Florida)
answer 3
Within a few days my skin clears up and as long as I keep using it regulary it works esp with the other stuff thats in the same combination line.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
marcie24
(Malibu, Ca)
answer 4
I started to see results within a few days. I'm using the whole system (the clarifying toner, the clearing lotion, EradiKate when I need it, and the mask twice a week). It is very effective.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
aliceayrs
(New Jersey)
answer 5
I literally saw it clear my skin up with in a week!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
jills02
(Roseburg, OR)
answer 6
One use.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mikeyval
(Miami, FL)
answer 7
There's no definite answer to how quickly you'll see results. There's a lot of other factors that can determine this, i.e., the serverity of your acne, other skincare and makeup products you're using, etc. I would say that any skincare item requires at least of month of consistent use before you can determine any results. You could always ask for a sample from any sephora store and see how your skin reacts. They won't give you a month's worth of product, but it can at least give you an idea of how the cleanser will work.
answered 3 years ago
sarahk
(Fort Worth, TX)
answer 8
1 time feels nice, a week gave a noticeable result in my case.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
c3p0
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
how long does this last if used twice daily?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
ac1014
(New York, NY)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES, I SOMETIMES USE IT THREE TIMES.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mikeyval
(Miami, FL)
answer 2
I would say about a good 3 or 4 months depending how much product you like to use. Me and my husband both used one and it lasted us about 2 months. Consider that this doesn't cost much compared to other cleansers and this one truly works!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
car10
(Bakersfield CA)
answer 3
This formula is thick and lathers well. You only need to use a tiny bit. I haven't finished my tube, but I can tell it will last a really long time. Longer than most cleansers of this size. I think it's a good value, both because it will last a long time and because it's a high quality product.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
spork34
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
If, you use this twice a day and about a quarter size of a drop. Should last 2 1/2 months tops. I definitely recommend this as a face wash not a makeup remover!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
faithyluxurie
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
You don't need a ton of product, so it lasted me well over a month. Just be sure not to squeeze too much when you twist open the tube. It foams nicely, so just add a bit of water and really get it foaming to make it last long.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vicc
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
2-3 months. a little goes a LOOOONG way.....
answered 4 years ago
tdmrdh
(niagara falls,new york)
answer 7
I've had my tube for about a month, and use it twice daily and its about halfway through. You only need about a quarter size amount to get a really good clean so while expensive it does last.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
leelee9201
(Boston, MA)
Question
can i use a facebrush with this?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
ahmaizing
(Dallas)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bet you can, but why would you? Just apply it with you fingertips. I have a clarisonic so to me that's the better option at getting my skin clearer.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
car10
(Bakersfield CA)
answer 2
Yes! This works great with my Clairsonic face brush. A little goes a long way.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
spork34
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Yes. A few of my clients pair this cleanser up with the Clarisonic Brush. However, I do not use a brush. Because, it is not really necessary to! Point is, you must sterilize and disinfect your face brush EVERY DAY. Or else, bacteria and germs will live on the bristles. If, you do need to use a brush, I recommend disinfecting it with alcohol before and after every use. Hope this helps! ;)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
faithyluxurie
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
Absolutely! I have the Clarisonic, and I love using this facewash with it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vicc
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
yup
answered 4 years ago
tdmrdh
(niagara falls,new york)
answer 6
It works great with my face brush.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
tenngal
(Tennessee)
Question
will this remove make up too?
Do I need to use something before this product to remove make up or is this ok? (I plan to user the treament toner after)
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
srsp16
(Montreal)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It should remove your make up, but I would recomend you removing you makeup before hand with a towellete or something like that. I always use it after I remove my makeup in the shower with a clarisonic and feel it is the best cleanser I've used!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
car10
(Bakersfield CA)
answer 2
Yes, it'll remove makeup, but I recommend using a separate eye makeup remover on your eyes first. I don't wash my eyes with this.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
spork34
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Based on my personal experience, NO. I use a good amount of makeup and this cleanser did not help that much. I ended up using 3 big drops to get the job done. HOWEVER, I do use this as my regular face wash and it is GREAT!!!! It leaves my skin refreshed, rejuvenated and squeaky clean. I cannot live without this.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
faithyluxurie
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
This product truly is effective at removing makeup. I wear a ton of makeup and often times, I don't even need to wash my face a second time, but I do just because I like the feeling of washing twice.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vicc
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
i let it sit for a minute before rinsing and it gently removes my revlon colorstay foundation no problem
answered 4 years ago
tdmrdh
(niagara falls,new york)
answer 6
Yes this removes my face makeup but do not use to remove eye makeup! I use amore pacific treatment cloths for eye and lip makeup removing. But again it will remove facial makeup I also use her toner.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
princesses
(Bismarck,nd)
Question
is this product non-comedogenic?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
LibbyLeeG
(Twin Falls, ID)
on Detox Daily Cleanser
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Its to clear up acne.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mikeyval
(Miami, FL)
answer 2
Its been my experience that any new product that is to work will break you out for it to get the bacteria/impurities out completly. Always when trying a new product, use for 2-3 weeks to see if it clears your skin. That is generally enough time to see what it has pulled out and if it works for you.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
natgaf
(Destin, FL)
answer 3
Yes!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
spork34
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
It is made for acne prone skin. I have problems with acne from time to time and this face wash did not congest my skin at all.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
vicc
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
Yes, it definitely is.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
virgo16
(Cornwall, NY)
answer 6
absolutely!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
jac77
(Kansas City, MO)
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