kai conversations... with kate somerville

i think what impresses and inspires me the most, or one of the things, about kate somerville is a quote she writes on her site: "i believe everybody deserves beautiful skin and it's my promise to get you there." i love that, and more so i believe she makes good on her promises!

kate owns one of the most sought-after, cutting edge skin clinics in l.a. and i'm sure she has devotees who fly in for her light touch, brilliant products and best of all, results! kate will see them and you will too!

i'd be amiss to not mention the wonderful woman and dear friend, evan hosie, who made this all come together through her tireless efforts on my behalf. she's my best unpaid employee! lastly, thank you kate for taking your time to answer our questions. you are too generous!

buy kate's product line, i promise you won't regret it!

how do you embody kai’s “breath *  life * flow” lifestyle?
living a life of consistency in taking care of myself by through my skin (with treatments and/or products), eating clean, staying active and feeding my soul with things i love (for me, i love spending time outdoors with my family). that inner glow comes from within and happiness definitely contributes to a radiant glow.

do you have a mantra you live by?
take time for yourself! i love being a wife and a mother and a business woman, but with so much going on i need to take time for myself to able to give my best to everything and everyone else. i like to take time in the morning to reflect and meditate or spend time soaking in the tub. disconnecting from technology and being out with my family in nature is another way i stay centered and happy.

what color nail polish are you wearing right now?
i love a clean, nude nail. i’m wearing just clear polish currently.

what’s your beauty secret? or must have beauty product?
exfoliation! i exfoliate at night three times a week. exfoliating is crucial for a glowing complexion, as it removes dead, dry skin and allows the products you apply afterward to penetrate deeper for maximum results. i recommend using an exfoliator that is both physical and chemical, like my exfolikate intensive exfoliating treatment. look for a product with smooth beads to help lift dead, dry skin cells – that’s the physical exfoliation. fruit enzymes (like pineapple, pumpkin or papaya) or alpha hydroxy acids (like lactic or glycolic acid) are all examples of chemical exfoliators that work to dissolve dead skin to reveal a healthy, beautiful glow.

what do you love most about where you live? any secret spots you love to go to?
i live in carpinteria (just south of santa barbara) and i think it’s the most beautiful place! you have the beach and the mountains. it’s just spectacular! everything is so clean and cared for, and i love the architecture. living here inspires me to be outdoors more, and to be active. i’m never inside, i constantly want to be outside and moving, enjoying the scenery and what santa barbara has to offer.
describe your perfect day.
i would spend it wearing no makeup and hanging out with my family at our house. then, i would take my cruiser down to the beach and go hiking with my dog on the gibraltar trail. i also love motorcycle rides. we take gibraltar up to cold springs tavern for lunch and on sunday we go to carp beach or santa claus and just hang out with the family. sunday night, delgado’s (mexican) for dinner.

ultimate getaway?
hawaii, maui specifically, is my favorite place to travel.

favorite food?

guilty pleasure?
bean and cheese burrito, chips and salsa and a margarita.

kai obsession?
the kai perfume oil. i don’t like to wear heavy scents. kai is such a beautiful, light scent that i can wear daily. the perfume oil is perfect for all the traveling i do. i keep it in my purse and can easily reapply throughout the day.

ideal way to relax/unwind?
a bath! it’s one of the only times i get to spend alone. i turn off my phone, light a candle and put music on.  i love using my kai body wash and bubble bath in the bath. the scent is so soothing and fresh and helps me relax.

thank you so much, kate! xo.


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