'I used to run around all the time': Kate Somerville on lockdown, merging with Unilever and moving away from celebrity skin care

The LA facialist and beauty brand owner is known for her acclaimed clinic-led skin care line and helping Meghan Markle achieve her signature glow

Kate Somerville, the acclaimed aesthetician and eponymous beauty brand founder, is known as the 'gold standard of skin care'. For more than two decades, the US-based beauty expert has treated the complexions of celebrity royalty with fans including Kate Hudson and Eva Mendes.

Brand devotees credit Somerville's personal skin frustrations and her childhood experience with eczema for enabling empathy with consumer needs, as well as influencing product launches. But she is also credited with breaking the glass ceiling in the beauty industry.

In the early 2000s, at a time when skin care was dominated by . . .

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