This cleanser contains tangerine oil and other fragrant plants that, organic or not, are a problem for your skin. The cleansing agent may be naturally derived, but the fragrant plant extracts are not the best for skin. This could have been a great option for normal to dry skin if Kiss My Face had chosen plants that aren’t known to be problematic for skin.
Cleanse, hydrate and remove makeup with organic ingredients. This soap-free, non-drying formula uses natural cleansing agents from sugar and corn to remove dirt and debris. Rich in natural and certified organic ingredients, the soothing scent of vanilla and tangerine will heighten your senses.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Cassava (Tapioca) Root Starch, Glycerin, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Caprylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Rheum Palmatum (Rhubarb) Root Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Tocopherol, Glycine, Lecithin, Sorbitol, Calcium Ascorbate, Potassium Sorbate
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.