Beauty Discovery: Kate In a Jar

08/21/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

Courtesy of Kate Sommerville

After hearing star after star — Kate Walsh, Molly Sims, Kristen Bell — effuse about how much they loved Kate Somerville’s “Kate in a Jar,” I had to try it for myself. And now I understand why they are hooked! The grainy green goo doesn’t look so sexy when you slather it on, but after 30 seconds, you wash it off — and your skin is miraculously smoother, clearer and so much softer. It’s like the ultimate exfoliator, but without being at all harsh on your face. I never really expect sticky New York City summers to do much for my skin, but I’ve never gotten so many compliments on my complexion. And for now, it’s as close as I’m getting to one of Kate’s legendary facials in Los Angeles. Get your own “Kate in a Jar” at, $85.

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Stephanie G on

Good skin is often a matter of heredity. But I do think lactic acid and enzyme peels like Kate in a Jar can work wonders.

Brenda on

Sticky weather—New York can’t be as bad as the deep South or the far West!! Personally, I I think I’ll try Kate In a Jar—if nothing else, it sounds like a fun project when hiding indoors from the scorching heat outdoors. Thanks for the idea!

Michele on

This sounds a lot like Aloette’s best-selling Restorative Enzyme Peel… and it’s a lot cheaper at $39.95. Aloette uses all-natural products and I’ve been a fan of their stuff for years. The enzyme peel is also green and exfoliates in 60 seconds. You can actually see the dead skin cells rub off. It’s a wonderful product and you can get it here:

Marie on

You can get it 20% off at Use code CHOPSTICKS and free shipping too.

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