Olive & Aloe Moisturizer, for Sensitive Skin

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$4.99 - 4 fl. oz.
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Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/27/2014
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No
Tested On Animals:
No

Olive & Aloe Moisturizer, for Sensitive Skin contains many ingredients that are helpful for dry skin, including olive oil, almond oil, vitamin E, lecithin, and even wax. However, the number of fragrant plant extracts makes it unsuitable for sensitive skin, and additional fragrance is thrown in, too.

Highly recommended for sensitive skin, this moisturizer softens and heals. It will protect your skin all day and revitalize it at night and is perfect for under make-up.

Water, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Borate, Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf Juice), Olea Europaea (Olive Fruit Oil), Avena Sativa (Oat Protein), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria Flower Extract), Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel Extract), Sambucus Nigra (Elder Flower Extract), Calendula Officinalis (Flower Extract), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Flower Extract), Salvia Officinalis (Sage Leaf Extract), Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Xanthan Gum, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Allantoin, Lecithin, Cetyl Esters, Polysorbate 80, Squalane*, Titanium Dioxide, Trisodium EDTA, 1,2 Hexanediol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Oil), Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange Peel Oil), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Peel Oil), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Peel Oil), Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss Extract), Viola Odorata (Flower Extract)

Lining the shelves of many health food stores and the "natural" skin-care aisles of quite a few national grocery store chains is this sweetly named line of skin-care products. Similar to competitor Burt's Bees (where Burt himself sold handmade products out of the back of his pickup truck), the owners of Kiss My Face are also vegetarians. (What does dietary preference have to do with skin care? We don't know, but it's mentioned several times in the information about this company.) Also similar to Burt's Bees, the founders of Kiss My Face started on a farm and took their products and concept to the big city, where it was well received.

Of course, the farm setting juxtaposed with the urban success speaks to the company's desire to maintain their natural image, despite using several ingredients that aren't natural in the least. If anything, many of the natural ingredients Kiss My Face chooses are a problem for skin because they cause irritation. Even more upsetting is that they do so without exerting a benefit. The company claims to use the latest scientific research mixed with the best nature has to offer, saying that doesn't leave any room for "unnecessary chemical additives," but there is a lot of research about all kinds of ingredients, natural and synthetic, that indicates they are excellent for skin. Kiss My Face must be doing some inadequate or extremely limited research.

What Kiss My Face lacks is a product range that keeps up with state-of-the-art options from neighboring lines in the mass market. We are leery of any skin-care company that claims to be using the latest research and yet sells sunscreens without reliable UVA protection, toners with irritants, and far more bar soaps, which are also a problem for skin, than water-soluble cleansers. Again, what research are they using? Although the natural slant here is more a front than factual, there are some winning products to consider, and the price point is very attractive, as is the simple packaging. Shopping Kiss My Face carefully can result in some great beauty bargains.

For more information about Kiss My Face, call 845-360-2060 or visit www.kissmyface.com.

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