Peaches & Crème Ultra Moisturizer 4% Alpha Hydroxy

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$6.99 - 6 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/27/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

Peaches & Crème Ultra Moisturizer 4% Alpha Hydroxy contains fruit extracts do not function in the same manner as the AHAs, though the citrus ingredients can cause needless irritation. This product also contains numerous fragrant plant extracts that cause irritation, so it’s an almost surefire way to cause skin problems rather than help it improve. It will have minimal impact on discolorations and age spots. Overall, this is a disappointing AHA moisturizer that offers no hope of exfoliation and contains too few intriguing ingredients to make a purchase worthwhile (even though the price is great, that doesn’t excuse the number of problematic ingredients this contains).

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are all natural, safe and gentle substances found in fruits and sugar cane. This quickly absorbing, 4% AHA moisturizer is recommended for daily use on the face or body to help unblock and cleanse pores, speed up the exfoliation process, allow new, healthy skin cells to emerge and reduce discoloration and age spots.

Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Vaccinum Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ceteareth 20, Squalane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder) Flower Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid

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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  1. Lisa G
    Reviewed on Monday, February 03, 2014
    • Results
      2 / 4
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      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    Smells great, but...
    • I love the smell of this product, but it made my face break out. I do like that this company does not test on animals.

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