Worth every penny.
 

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Sephora

While I love treating myself to a new face mask during a quick trip to Sephora, I usually use them for the relaxing element– not so much for skin transformation part. However, that recently changed when I discovered Exfolikate from Kate Somerville.

This is the first treatment that I have ever used that completely transforms my skin in just two minutes. I apply the green, grainy gel in the shower, massage for a few seconds, and then let it sit for about two minutes. Enzymes from fruits like papaya and pineapple give the gel a pleasant scent and it doesn’t take much to cover my whole face with a thin layer. After rinsing the gel away, my skin is smoother than ever before and free of any traces of dirt, oil, or impurities. The formula is gentle enough not to irritate my sensitive skin that turns red at the touch, but is strong enough to give my skin an instant refresh.

You can purchase a mini tube of Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment for just $24, much lower than the cost of a salon facial—and possibly packed with even better results. If you love it as much as I do, a full size starts at $85, but the transformation of my skin is well worth the splurge in my book.

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The first time you use the treatment, the tingling sensation may make you want to wash the mask off immediately, but fight the urge to do so. Your face will be softer and smoother than ever before, and you’ll count down the days until you can use it again.