Rated 4.55 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing results but the scent.....
I do not have sensitive skin at all, but I am genetically doomed to acne and I tan when the shade hits my face. Something to consider with my review. Because I'm not sensitive I go full blast with everything. I use this every night After I wash my face. I only need one pump. I kid you not guys! The brown spots from my acne have dramatically improved and my skin tone has dramatically brightened. All in a weeks use. I wish I had pictures. Might add some later since I have new spots from my current breakouts. The packaging is lovely with the white and gold, but I mostly love how it dispenses. You press down on the top and out pops a bead of cream. Keeps it sterile and limits air and sun exposure (my thoughts at least). I hope I can get everything out when it's low though. I don't think I can go without this and will gladly pay the price. The smell though......it's like putting fruity pebbles or fruit loops all over your face. Not a fan of the scent at all.
Most Helpful Critical Review Cannot finish container, abrasions on skin.
For the first 2 weeks (early September 2020) using this, it was fine. No noticeable changes in my skin, as it was too soon. Around the 3rd or 4th week, I would wake up with very sensitive skin. I changed morning cleansers to something very very light for about 2 weeks with no change. I intended to stop using it if sensitivity did not decline.
THEN I was forced to completely discontinued use when severe dry patches, bumps, and redness appeared at the beginning of December 2020... all over my forehead, cheeks, and chin.
I gave my skin almost 2 months off and did not use the product again until last night. I woke up this morning with ALL those previous issues. Dry patches that feel like sandpaper, bumps all over my forehead, and redness on my cheeks.
I'm biracial; PR and black. I do not have issues with acne, dryness, or any other conditions. This is all new.
I will not continue use and will be seeing a dermatologist to ensure that using this product did not permanently damage my skin in any way.
Reviewed by 231 customers Truly effective
Maddie from Toledo, OH
I'm so happy to find that this product does what it sets out to do! Only 1 week in and my tone is more even, skin is overall brighter and healthy looking. I use it nightly with an added super-moisturizing moisturizer on top to help with any dryness and have not had any irritation or dry patches. Pretty strongly scented but the scent is pleasant and citrusy. So happy with this product!
suebeautyjunkie from highland ca
no problem but do purge. Like pimples, dry and flaky skin. I incorporate it 2x a week. Start slow with any retinol and retnoids products. I do the sandwich method so it wont irritate as much. So guys and girls moisturize than put this on then moisturize again. It helps so much. You can moisturize and just put this on after and stop. Remember it takes 4 to 6 months to see any results with retinol or retinoids use. Please hydrate your skin good. I mean I slap my moisturizer like no tomorrow. This kind of method works for me. Please give it a try. The only thing I dont like about this retinol is the artificial citrus smell. Not alot of people love retinol because of their side effects then they just stop using it. If you cannot stand 4 to 6 months to see any results with these type of products dont do it. Maybe find a low dosage.
LOVE. THIS. CREAM.
Jaimie from undisclosed
I love this cream; it has become a staple for me. I use it a couple times per month on my face, but I use it nearly everyday on my neck and chest. It has diminished the lines on both - Amazing. Love
NOT For Everyone's Skin!
Doogiesmom from New Orleans
Have used many different skincare products over the years, including this brand, with no skin reactions or sensitivity. BUT ... Kate's retinol products caused my fact to break out in an acnelike sensitivity that took a week to resolve. Wasn't sure it was the result of these products so tried them again (have used other retinol pdts before w/no reactions) over 4 more weeks w/same result. Don't know what is in her products beyond retinol but whatever it is know that it is CAN cause a major dermatological outbreak. I threw all of my newly purchased Kate retinol products away! BIG waste of $$$. Live and learn. Bummer!! In retrospect would only try samples first of any new skincare products. Never have written a negative review but in view of all the accolades for this just wanted to share this product is not universally good for all skin types.
Not for everyday use, but great effective product
Jennifer from undisclosed
The ingredients in Kate's retinol based moisturizer have been a bit harsh on my sensitive skin when used on a daily basis and experienced some dryness. Using 2-3x week has done the trick for me!
Love this on my oily skin
Thu from undisclosed
I was surprised how light this moisturizer felt which is a must for my very oily skin. It smells delicious too!
Just ordered my 3rd bottle!
Stefani from undisclosed
I love this retinol. It isn't cheap but it does what it promises to do. My skin was looking very dull but since I have started using this product, I wake up with bright, renewed skin. Give it a try!
Renee from undisclosed
Cait from undisclosed
I just finished my first jar of this product and I can't wait to get a new one. It has really helped to get rid of dark spots where I have has acne and brightens the skin all around!
Melinda from undisclosed
Recently started using this and noticed my eyelids are burning and very day. Avoid sensitive places on face.
Love this cream
Jennifer from undisclosed
Been using for just over a week and have notice smoother skin. Would buy again
Elmar from undisclosed
I love that i can have both of brightening and retinol at the same time! Been using it for two weeks now and i can tell the difference in my skin its getting lighter where my acne scars are.
Best Night Cream
Dolores from undisclosed
I am 81 yrs old, have tried many night creams, this is the best. Will continue to buy again and again!
Got rid of my acne scars
Asma from undisclosed
I saw significant change after a week of using this product. I love it and recommend it to everyone who struggles with acne scars.
Asma from undisclosed
I got a sample of this product and used it once. My face felt like it was on fire so I washed it off instantly. I woke up the next morning with reptile looking skin that was peeling off bumpy&itchy.
Patty from undisclosed
I love how rich this product is and the orange smell is wonderful.
Love, love, love this moisturizer!
Bethany from undisclosed
This moisturizer has made a HUGE difference in my skin. It's smoothing and has evened out my skin tone. It even helped to clear a troublesome area I was having with acne quicker than normal. Love it!
It's wonderful ......my skin tone
Max from undisclosed
It's wonderful ......my skin tone discoloration has improved Tremendously
Perfect! Don't ever change.
Jennifer from undisclosed
This is the prefect blend of vitamins A & C that work in a soothing moisturizer. It never feels too harsh but you can see and feel the difference. I'm on my 4th jar.
Sophie from undisclosed
I use this primarily on my chest and neck. I love the smell and it absorbs so well into the skin. I don't apply too many products to my chest and neck bc I don't like to feel greasy but this is great!
Love this moisturizer!
Barb from undisclosed
I use this moisturizer every night. The fragrance is wonderful. I love how it makes my skin look bright and fresh and has improved the firmness.
Adrianne from undisclosed
This moisturizer has a wonderful citerus scent. This product has reduced sun damaged marks on my face.
Good retinol product
Janet from undisclosed
Since using, my skin is softer. I haven't had any irritation or peeling which I guess is good. I haven't noticed a reduction in hyperpigmentation but will continue to use to see if improves over time.
Definitely a Must Have
Lakeyia from undisclosed
My skin has never been brighter, really did as described plus it smells so good. Bought from this brand through Ulta Beauty and now all my skincare essentials can be found through the KS line.
Pamela from undisclosed
I have used this product for 6 months with noticeable improvement in skin tone leaving my skin feeling soft and moisturized