Perfect skin by Kate Somerville, five ways


For Los Angeles-based beauty guru Kate Somerville, beautiful skin isn’t all glitz and glam. The paramedical esthetics expert combines extensive experience in medical aesthetic procedures with advanced skincare techniques — and has, subsequently, enlivened the beauty business with her eponymous line. Which Kate Somerville goodies are keeping our skin fresh for summer? From rare oils to a must-have sunscreen, five of our favorites:

Dilo Oil: Kate Somerville discovered the magic of Dilo Oil while vacationing in Fiji, noticing that all of the island’s inhabitants boasted curiously flawless skin. Indeed, they all use said oil — the trees that produce Dilo are only found on the island — which is proven to make the skin look healthier, restored and hydrated. Kate re-created the Fiji Dilo Oil for her line, and the benefits include everything from improving elasticity and firmness to helping diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The best part? You can use it on your face, hair and hands. Oh, and the tropical scent is enough to have you feeling like you’re in Fiji with just a mere whiff.

Daily Deflector Waterlight: This lightweight sunscreen is a summer essential. It uses a “reservoir” delivery system, which guarantees that the sunscreen stays on the skin’s surface, all while the anti-aging ingredients permeate your pores. The sunscreen provides SPF 50+ protection, plus skin hydration and anti-aging benefits. That’s a skin win-win.

IllumiKate CC Cream: To our delight, Kate has finally given in to incessant customer requests for a colored product. Her new tinted complexion correcting cream will be released in August, and will not only provide SPF 50+ protection, but will also use plant extracts to rejuvenate skin. It is available in four shades, and is the happy medium between a light-tinted moisturizer and a full-on foundation.

Age Arrest Advanced Reviving Cream: Age Arrest uses Telo-5-Technology, which is based on Nobel Prize-winning research about the benefits of prolonging the life of telomeres — a section of DNA at the end of a chromosome that guards the chromosome from weakening. This cream — it has a whipped texture — diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, hydrates skin and reduces skin discoloration.

KateCeuticals Replenishing Toner: The Replenishing Toner may become a must-have in your daily regimen. The toner will deliver instant hydration, replenishing skin while also knocking back the appearance of fine lines without depleting natural oils. The toner will be available in September, exclusively at Neiman Marcus.


Kate Somerville at Neiman Marcus, Nordstom, Sephora and


– Ashley Nicola Wali

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