Monday, 13 April 2015

Kate Somerville Nourish Hydrating Firming Mist

OK I know I've already posted my Top Spritz's but this hadn't been in rotation for long enough to make the grade. :)

Kate Somerville are one of my Desert Island brands. No surprises there for regular readers but they are. Top 10 picks from all of my favourite brands are in the making - in Kate Somerville's case, my only problem would be narrowing it down. This new Mist is part of the Nourish family - Nourish being one of my favourite moisturisers of all time.

What is it?
'A weightless alcohol-free formula that delivers a surge of hydration to your skin.'

Who is it for?
Anyone. It contains actives suitable for older skins and combination skins alongside the hydrating ones.

What’s in it?
Water/Aqua/Eau, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Starch, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Algae Extract, Linalool, Ethylhexylglycerin, Montmorillonite, Adenosine, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Carbomer, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Essential oil

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Man made with natural ingredients. 

Tested on animals/sold in China?

What's not in it?
mineral oil

How do you use it?
Mist after cleansing or as and when needed throughout the day.

What’s good about it?
This is actually a really good choice for an older person with adult acne/combination skin. It contains Montmorillonite clay and peptides - it's a nod to the Far East 'essences' rather than a straight-up 'spritz'. While I don't see it being a problem for other ages or skin types, if you are someone that is oily by lunchtime, or a greaseball by 3pm, this would help that situation calm itself down. It's a way to give you a hydration boost without any greasy residue or 'shiny-face-syndrome'.

What’s not so good about it?
It's not cheap. It's great if you can afford it, but $48.00 on a spray mist is no walk in the park. Hence, my thinking that the peptides etc push this more into the older market. 

Where to use in your routine?
As above.

Similar products?
Everything on this list! :) 
The Top 10 Spritz Toners

Kate Somerville Nourish Hydrating Firming Mist is $48.00 and available from


  1. Is the Nourish line from Kate Somerville directed towards a more mature skin? Would someone between the 18-24 age range benefit from using the Nourish Daily Moisturizer? Or are the anti-aging ingredients too much?

    1. Not too young for Nourish!

  2. I've loved all your Kate Somerville recommendations Caroline (especially Goat Milk- the best!) That said, Kate Somerville need to get a UK stockist or sort out their international shipping process! I ordered some moisturisers in November and it took over a month for them to arrive. Their customer services were unhelpful and unapologetic so I felt pretty miffed. Lots of other people with similar experiences online. So yeah, probably won't be buying any KS products until they come to the UK!

    1. Agreed - SpaceNK used to stock it but not any more (WHY!!!!). Cultbeauty needs to start bringing them in. OR Sephora can bloody open a store here!

  3. This sounds amazing! I will keep an eye out for it here in Australia. I love mists and sprays and this sounds perfect for my early 30's little bit spot prone skin :-)

  4. I'm sad this isn't at Sephora. I would love that 15% discount for the VIB sale!

  5. hmmm...interesting. This seems like a great product to try out since it does not contain harmful elements in it. I will check on this....

  6. Sounds lush. The KS nourish moisturiser didn't agree with my skin, but willing to give this a go!

  7. I believe the line is geared toward Normal/Dry skin types regardless of age group. I'm 26 and I use this as a night time cream. I enjoy this moisturizer because it's simple yet it has added anti-aging benefits that aren't extensive. It's perfect for preventative measures/first signs of aging.

  8. Hi, Caroline. Do you have any thoughts on bee venom products? I have seen several people talking about this moisturizer from Beenigma and was wondering if it was worth the hype?

  9. Does anyone know the major difference between Kate Somerville Age Arrest and Deep Tissue Repair? The woman at Sephora gave me samples of both after I asked to try DTR, telling me that Age Arrest is "better, more firming." I've been using it for a few days and am struck by the fact that it is quite thick, yet you do need more than a couple of 'blueberries' to cover face, neck, and décolleté. I like it, though.

  10. I love your reviews and especially your top 10 product picks. Please never stop doing them, I'm eager for the next list. (I love lists!) Would be great to see top 10 let's say moisturisers for acne skin, dry skin etc, so per skin basis to be even more details. (Maybe when you run out of normal top 10s)... Also top10 rescue products for Retinoil/Vitamin A users!!!

  11. I am really intrigued by this brand, but that seems like an expensive product to start with. I guess I´ll wait for your Top Ten to make my pick.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  12. I can't wait to get mine and the goat milk I order of website to UK.. Hope these and my Tata Harper purchases which I love will really boost my skin ready for the summer months x