“Face” is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “Kiss My ____” but Kiss My Face, the latest Green Monday worthy line to dazzle the wht review team, is ten kinds of eco-fabulous and definitely caught my attention with the fun, quirky name!
What I love more than the name, though, is the philosophy behind the brand and the price tags on their products. Kiss My Face is an independent company that focuses on sustainability over quantity. Even better, they believe we all should be able to afford and enjoy natural products made with organic ingredients.
Because Kiss My Face is a drugstore brand, the prices are phenomenal – reasonable enough to try out the whole line without flinching. I tried out a trio of products, the Peach Moisture Soap, the Dazzling Duo Glosses set and the Clean for a Day Creamy Face Cleanser; a total of four quality pieces for less than 30 bucks, with the Peach Moisture Soap coming in under 5!
And as for that product philosophy? Kiss My Face has been at the front of the organic movement for over 25 years, and they have proven that organic products work – as a business practice, for their customers and our planet. Organic products are better for the environment because they generate fewer harmful by-products, and replenish the soil rather than depleting it.
With that in mind all Kiss My Face products are created as much as possible with all-natural and organic ingredients. They don’t use any artificial coloring, so what you see is what you get. Plus, many of the herbs used in Kiss My Face products are grown and harvested by indigenous peoples, allowing them a source of income and the preservation of their own lifestyles.
As a long-time vegetarian, my favorite thing about Kiss My Face is their respect for our furry friends. They use absolutely no animal products and do not test on animals. I don’t know about you guys, but this alone makes me want to buy a company’s products over the competition.
Time to talk soap. First, I must mention that I have über-sensitive skin, and I just love the Peach Moisture Soap ($5.29). It can be used anywhere – as a hand soap in the bath or kitchen, all over the body in the shower and even as a shaving cream. It’s been a lifesaver for me this summer – I’ve been using it on my legs in lieu of shaving cream. It helps get a close shave without any itchiness, redness or reaction from my skin. Plus the pump dispenser is so simple and handy when shaving in the shower – no metal can to pick up and shake and hold down (and no chance of rusty rings in the tub from the bottom of the can – genius). If you are ultra sensitive to scents, they also have a Fragrance Free version!
The Dazzling Duo Glosses set ($10.99) contains a Sheer Organic Shimmer (glistening balm-like wash of natural mineral color) and a Sheer Organic Shine (shiny gloss in a tube) in matching hues (3 sets available; Ruby, Garnet and Opal). The soft Organic Shimmer reminded me of a Burt’s Bees shimmer stick that I used to adore, creamy moisturizing and sheer, shiny color.
Finally, the Clean For A Day Creamy Face Cleanser ($15.49) from the Potent and Pure collection is a soap free cleanser for normal to dry skin. This simply packaged creamy wash promises to remove dirt and makeup while moisturizing skin using organic ingredients like jojoba oil and Ester C – the most “absorbable form of vitamin C“. I’ll leave the bulk of my thoughts in the comments but I the yummy scent, vanilla and tangerine, is pretty fabulous – sweet, bright and not overdone.
The lucky review team tested a slew of Kiss My Face products, so make sure to check the comments for their reviews – we’ll see other items like the Brightening Day Creme, another Potent and Pure product that helps to even out skin tone and minimize discolorations; In the Pink Shower Gel, a playful and pink body soap scented with grapefruit and lemongrass scents, as well as the Whenever Shampoo and Conditioner, designed for frequent use for all hair types and infused with green tea and lime.
If you’ve had the chance to try any Kiss My Face products in the past, what did you think? Love it? Leave it? What’s your go-to Kiss product?
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