Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Product Review: "Kiss My Face" Olive Oil and Aloe Soap
I have tried Kiss My Face Toothpastes before and really liked them, so when I stumbled across a "Kiss My Face" Olive oil and Aloe bar soap I was really excited to give it a try.
I believe this was intended for your face, but I plan on using it for my body. I'm a rebel, what can I say! I've been using my DIY aloe moisturizer for my face with just a splash of water before I apply it and it's been working great. My normally red face has calmed down and I'm not breaking out any more! Love that stuff. I am tinkering with the thought of making a coconut oil face cleanser-- but I haven't committed yet!
Ahhh! Off topic! Sorry! I could talk forever about anything, but I'll save it for another post! :)
Back to the Kiss My Face Soap!
The ingredients in the Kiss My Face Soap are seem great. It's made of 86% olive oil and the other ingredients are water, aloe, sodium chloride and parfum.
The "parfum" worries me a little because companies are allowed to put whatever they want in a fragrance because it's a trademark secret. I know that Kiss My Face advertises that they do not use unneeded chemicals and perform no animal testing in any of their products. On this soap it states they used no artificial color, it's gluten free, no animal ingredients. I did contact Kiss My Face to inquire about the "parfum" and they admit that it is a....
"... combination of natural, essential oils and synthetic fragrance".
In response, I have asked for clarification on what constitutes "synthetic fragrance".
In the meantime I did use the soap. I don't really know what parfum they put into it because it doesn't have much of a smell. It is mildly earthy, but not in a bad way. Overall, it's not very fragrant and the little smell there is doesn't remain on your body after the shower.
Once I started to lather up, the first thing I noticed was the difference in how it felt-- very slippery and not very soapy feeling! It even had a hard time staying on the soap dish once it got wet. It's also a soft soap-- when it fell off the soap dish (twice) it did rearrange the corners of the soap a bit where it hit the floor. It was smooth to apply and it didn't leave any residue on my skin.
After the shower, I didn't feel greasy or filmy and my skin felt nice and soft. Even the next day I could feel the difference between the leg I used the Kiss My Face Soap on and the leg that I used my old soap on.
Overall, I'm very happy with this product and I would love to continue to use it! I just hope they get back to me on what they mean by "synthetic"....
UPDATE: Kiss My Face got back to me about their synthetic fragrance. I had asked for specifics, but they gave me a general answer: "Our synthetic fragrances are all phthalate-free and derived from natural sources".
UPDATE 2: I have found a great new website called the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database which you can read about here: How Safe Are your Beauty Products? It using a scale between 0-10. 0 is the safest while 10 is the most harmful. I used it to find out how safe the Kiss My Face Soap bar is and the rating was 3 due to the fragrance. You can buy the unscented version which is fragrance free!
Disclaimer: I have not been paid or compensated in any way for this review. This is my opinion of the product.