I am always on the look out for new and effective products for my family, and it’s always a bonus when they are safe, natural and eco-friendly products. I was recently introduced to Kiss My Face, a respected international leader in body care that has been producing eco-friendly products for over 30 years without ever testing their products on animals. They have grown and changed their formulas as new information and ingredients become available. All their products are paraben-free, phthalate-free, SLS free, free from dyes and synthetic colours, pH balanced and formulated without carmine, lanolin, mineral oils, petroleum or nanoparticles.
I was sent a selection of Kiss My Face products to try out and share with you including Kiss My Face 2-in-1 Moisturizing Spray Lotion, Miss Treated Shampoo & Conditioner, Liquid Rock Deodorant, Peaceful Patchouli Shower Gel, and Coconut Moisturizer. This was my first experience with Kiss My Face, and not to spoil it but I can definitely see how they have managed to stay in business so long!
2-in-1 Moisturizing Spray Lotion
The 2-in-1 Moisturizing Spray Lotion I received was the Lavender Shea, although it also comes in Tropical Coconut and Fragrance-Free Olive and Aloe. I’ve never tried spray on lotion before so the entire experience was new to me. To use, just Spray the lotion 4 inches away from your body in a continuous motion, then rub into your skin and you are good to go! This format makes it super easy to get at the places that are harder to reach but I found its a lot easier and cleaner to apply than conventional lotion. I just spray all over and rub in, it totally cuts out the need to keep reaching back for the lotion for more.
The formula itself is light and does not leave you with that messy feeling some moisturizers tend to leave you with and it does absorb easily and quickly. It is made with Naturally Nourishing Antioxidants® and calming ingredients including Sunflower oil, Aloe, Vitamin E, Lavender Botanicals, Shea Butter and more to help fight free radicals.
The Lavender scent from this moisturizer is amazing. Lavender always reminds me of my Grandparents house in the early summer, it’s funny how quickly and easily a scent can bring back memories from so long ago. I love putting it on after a shower but my favourite time to apply this lotion is right before bed, the lavender is just so soothing and calming, it is just the thing to help get you right to sleep!
While it is a spray, it is air-powered and contains no chemical propellants, so like all Kiss My Face products it’s good for both you and the environment. It’s also paraben and phthalate free.
The other moisturizing product I was sent was the super hydrating Coconut moisturizer made with coconut water. First off the scent of this product is absolutely amazing, it literally smells good enough to eat. It has an amazing tropical coconut scent that lasts. The formula contains coconut water, coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil and she butter.
It’s very light feeling but it comes out of the pump with a texture almost like whipped cream the next day which is quite luxurious feeling. I do find that it does leave you feeling slightly greasy, particularly when I use it as hand cream but it is not a long lasting feeling while the moisturizing effects are definitely long felt.
Miss Treated Shampoo & Conditioner
The Miss Treated Shampoo and Conditioner formulas are intended to correct dry and damaged hair with fortifying vitamins, antioxidants and restorative oils including Argan Oil. Argan Oil is such a popular ingredient in hair care products lately and for good reason! It naturally adds moisture and shine while rejuvenating hair and scalp. Argan Oil is rich in natural antioxidants, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E which all work together to help prevent future breakage.
Kiss My Face Argan Oil is gathered from a protected forest in Morocco by a local women’s cooperative. The Union des Cooperatives des Femmes de l’Arganeraie has as its mission to improve the condition of women in rural Southern Morocco. Their livelihood depends on protecting and sustainably farming the Argan forests near where they live. Learn more about this wonderful organization here.
The smell of both products is amazing – it’s palmarosa mint which is both floral and minty at the same time which makes it an invigorating but spa-like experience. For an SLS free formula it sure does lather up and clean my hair well! I don’t colour my hair, but I do straighten it after every wash so it’s important that I use products that really add moisture back in and nourish my hair to help protect it from the heat. The shampoo is so moisturizing that I don’t have to rely on the conditioner as much as I normally would which is great as I usually go through twice as much conditioner as I do shampoo.
After using the two products in combination my hair is soft and super healthy feeling. Plus it smells great too!
Peaceful Patchouli Shower Gel
The Peaceful Patchouli Shower & Bath Gel was a real surprise for me. It combines hydrotherapy with aromatherapy for a cleansing experience that both soothes and invigorates. I have to admit that of all the available scents, Patchouli is the one I would have been least likely to reach for. When I lathered up with it though? What a game changer! The scent is light, fresh and so very relaxing – which is why I find myself lathering up three times that first shower. I was also surprised that although it’s a natural product without the usual toxic foaming agents, it does lather up satisfyingly well and leaves you feeling clean and fresh without leaving behind a film.
I found the scent was subtle but lasted throughout the day.
Liquid Rock Deodorant
I was sent the Fragrance Free Liquid Rock Roll-On Deodorant. I love that it is fragrance free as I dislike when my deodorant fragrance overpowers my perfume. There are naturally scented formulas though including patchouli, lavender, and cucumber green tea. These deodorants offer a liquid mineral crystal formula with all day protection that actually absorbs odour rather than just masking it. It is comforting to know that this formula is free of parabens and aluminum chlorhydrate.
It is not an antiperspirant so you will still sweat, but I promise that sweating is a normal body function with an actual purpose so I really don’t mind that. It is effective at preventing odour though and that is what I need.
I have a habit of showering right after putting the girls to bed and then getting some exercise in right before bed. This means its important I use an effective deodorant so that I can hop right into bed without worrying about what I might smell like and this product has been amazing for that and all day long protection!
From moisturizers to liquid soaps, shave creams to oral care, Kiss My Face has a natural, cruelty- free product for you. Kiss My Face is available at Whole Foods, Loblaws and select mass-market retailers and can also be purchased online directly from Kiss My Face.