Start Up Exfoliating Face Wash

by Kiss My Face   Potent & Pure
Price:
$15 - 4 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
2/27/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This cleanser contains several fragrant oils that are a distinct problem for your skin. It really doesn’t matter if they’re organic or not because the source of irritating, skin-damaging ingredients doesn’t make them any more or less of a problem for skin.

Cleanse and exfoliate skin with organic ingredients. Clarify, cleanse and luminize skin with this revitalizing blend of natural green tea and other pure renewable plant sources, many certified organic. Gently exfoliate with natural fruit acids.

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract, Juniperis Communis (Juniper) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Clementine) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoeanthus (Lemongrass) 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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