Vitamin A & E Moisturizer contains standard emollients for dry skin but note that this has an unusually greasy texture that is not suited for dry skin that’s prone to breakouts. Actually, given the problematic plant extracts this contains, it’s a poor choice for any skin type. The International Units of vitamins A and E referred to in the claims makes it seem as though this moisturizer contains a large amount of those antioxidant vitamins. In truth, it contains roughly the same amount as countless other moisturizers boasting of the vitamins they contain.
Vitamin A, which helps prevent dryness and loss of elasticity, and Vitamin E, the anti-oxidant and healing nutrient said to prevent and reduce scars, are the nutrients most important to healthy skin. We've combined 25,000 International Units of Vitamin A, 5,000 I.U. of Vitamin E, moisture-rich Olive Oil and Aloe Vera, the "healing plant" with selected herbs and flowers, like Jasmine, Iris and Carrot to further soften and nourish. The result is an ultra-rich formula that ensures maximum moisture and healthy, beautiful skin!
Water, Stearic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Squalane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Achillea Millifolium (Yarrow) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Tromethamine, Tetrasodium 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.