Earlier this month I was invited to a demo and info session for Kiss My Face, a line of natural personal care products and cosmetics. I walked away with a huge basket full of goodies to try out and although I haven’t even got to the certified organic whitening toothpaste, lip balms, or the cold & flu eucalyptus and menthol shower gel, here are some of my reviews so far:
Kiss My Face – Lip Gloss
At first I went for the small stick of Sheer Organic Shine tinted lip balm since I’ve had bad experiences with goey lip glosses (ie. my lips stick together and my husband cringes when I kiss him on the cheek and leave sticky mess). The stick is all natural mineral color, 100% natural and 91% organic. I’m in love with the ruby shade which adds just enough colour while refreshing your lips with a pleasant peppermint scent and tiny green tea-like after taste.
“The SOS are mineral based and have a 91% organic formula, are 100% natural and are free from artificial coloring, fragrances and parabens. [TreeHugger]”
I decided to go ahead and pick up three samples of the liquid SOS lip gloss and upon application I was amazed that it was not the slightest bit sticky. Organic shea butter and jojoba oil moisten your lips while they tingle pleasantly with the same peppermint aroma. I gave a few samples to Keira last night and on Twitter this morning she said she was “basically in love“.
I also received two prototype samples of lip balm, “hand-poured in Canada and available 3/1/09.” My samples of maple sugar and pina colada are 100% natural and 90% organic, produced in Nova Scotia.
Kiss My Face – Kids
I handed off the basket to my sister for her children to try out the kid-friendly products from Kiss My Face that included lip balm, detangler, shampoo/conditioner, foaming body wash, bubble wash, and toothpaste. She and my brother in law told me that the detangler has been the most popular item in their entire household since they got it. With an orange creamcicle scent, each child is excited to brush and come their hair, as many times as they can before heading to school in the morning. The two oldest split up the lip balm pack and carry the sticks wherever they go.
The best part is that the products are all natural. For example, the lip balm contains canola oil (for moisture), organic beeswax (for skin softening with anti-oxidant properties) and aloe (to help heal and soothe). Same goes for the detangler, with ingredients like aloe vera, rice protein, and sage.
Kiss My Face also has a few online games and activities for kids including a colouring book on their site.
Kiss My Face – Other
I was also impressed that they have cut down on packaging. The boxes are 100% biodegradable and instead of paper inserts with details, instructions and ingredients, that information is posted inside the box itself.
While sitting here to type up the reviews, I used the cold & flu Room Spray for aromatherapy purposes. It fills the room with the smell of eucalyptus, fennel, menthol and essential oils. It feels like I just ate a Halls lozenge.
I’m still waiting to try out the exfoliating face wash and originally was pretty hesitant since some other organic facial products have left me feeling too greasy – but seeing the results and reception of the other items, I’m feeling pretty optimistic.
Kiss My Face – Where to Get Some
In Metro Vancouver, you can find Kiss My Face items at Capers, Choices Markets, Roots Natural, Poco Natual Foods, and London Drugs. You can find more info on their website or the official blog. KMF products will also be included in all of the prize packs for winners of the Best of 604.
I was invited to the product demo and information session and have given my honest reviews – I have not been paid (in advertising or otherwise) to write this blog post.