Beauty Lifestyle Review

Review: Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser

The Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser has been on the market for five years now, can this fan-favourite hold up against popular drugstore brands? We put it to the test to see if it deserves the cult-status and the price tag.

Kate Somerville suffered from eczema as a child and found goats milk to be an effective treatment. Her goat milk range is still available today but has, for the most part, been eclipsed by more popular ranges such as Exfolikate or +Retinol. However, years on, the Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser is still a bestseller. What is it about this cleanser that makes it so appealing?

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser

This non-foaming creamy cleanser comes in a shower-ready purple tube. Netting you 120ml for $61AUD, this cleanser may appear to be expensive, but when you consider the tiny amount needed (and I mean TINY), a bottle can last me around six months, which is insane for a cleanser.

The Kate Somerville Goat Milk cleanser relies on a few key active ingredients to ensure it cleanses without making the skin tight.

Goat Milk
Proteins in goat milk ensure the skin stays soft and moisturised while active to soothe any redness or irritation, making this a fantastic product for those with damaged or irritated skin.

Manuka Honey
Vitamins, minerals, and proteins within the honey calm inflammation while drawing out bacteria from the skin; this keeps the skin feeling nourished while un-clogging pores.

Jojoba and Avocado Oils
These oils work together to repair the skins natural moisture barrier, helping the skin to retain hydration so it can feel plump and smooth.

Though these ingredients are very soothing to dry and damaged skin, a mild fragrance may irritate those with extremely sensitive skin. We recommend patch testing somewhere like your forearm if this is a common concern for you.

This cleanser straddles perfectly between a cream and an oil cleanser. I use it each morning; applying half a pea to my wet face and massaging for 30 seconds, I remove it with a damp facecloth. The Goat Milk Cleanser is also my second cleanse in the evening, and once I have removed my sunscreen with a different cleanser, I repeat the steps above.

I was initially determined to dislike the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser. I had missed it in its heyday and was worried I was catching on too late to a product that was not out of date. Luckily reformulations have stopped this cleanser from being made obsolete and instead turned it into a classic.

The Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cleanser can be used on all skin types and would make a welcome addition to any skincare collection. I find it particularly helpful for times when I have damaged my skin with too many actives.

For more skincare, check out our recent review of the Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream or the Medik8 C-Tetra Intense Serum.