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Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash 4 fl oz (118 ml)

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Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz
 
4.3

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smells great (29)
  • Softens skin (24)
  • Not greasy (18)
  • Goes on smoothly (17)
  • Moisturizes well (6)

Cons

  • Bad smell (4)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (15)
  • After shower/bath (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (18), Brand buyer (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't beat this Kiss My face product

I have been battling adult acne for years. I've used many clinical acne regiems (DDF, PCA, Philosphy, Murad and others) with ok results. The cost of these products,that lost their...Read complete review

I have been battling adult acne for years. I've used many clinical acne regiems (DDF, PCA, Philosphy, Murad and others) with ok results. The cost of these products,that lost their effectiveness was too much.
I purchased the trial size kit for oily skin this past spring. What a surprise! This line is amazing. Cleans my skin, leaving it fresh and soft. I follow with Balancing Act,Breakout,and C serum daily. Pore shrink mask 2x a week. My acne is under control for the first time in years. Have not had any large pimples in months. My skin is healthy looking, and less oily during the day. I found using the Plum Island Soap Co. Detoxifying mud soap at night purges my skin when it does gets congested.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for extremely oily/acne prone skin

I have extremely oily skin that is acne prone when left on it's own with plain soap. When I follow a routine of using a sulfur based face wash (I prefer Grandpa's Soap:...Read complete review

I have extremely oily skin that is acne prone when left on it's own with plain soap. When I follow a routine of using a sulfur based face wash (I prefer Grandpa's Soap: Thylox), benzoyl peroxide (OXY), and salicylic acid moisturizer (Johnson & Johnson), all use twice a day, my skin stays completely clear and people say I have perfect skin.

I recently became concerned that these products are toxic and might have cancerous effects (which later after reading the actual clinical studies found my fears to most likely to be false). So I switched to this product as well as the Kiss My Face Pure and Potent acne gel.

In two weeks since, my face has broken out all over with acne and also bumps/mini whiteheads all over. I believe this is mostly due to the acne gel being less effective than BP, however this face wash also did not meet my expectations.

I liked that is smelled nice, left a cool feeling on your skin and was easy to wash off without leaving any residue.

However, I didn't like that the wash did not lather at all. Even squeezing a large quarter amount of it hardly lathered into foam or bubbles, which as expensive as this is makes it very pricey to do. While most people with dry to medium/normal skin that is not very acne prone might not care, in my experience with my skin type, having lather seems to help draw out more oil and dirt from my skin and help reduce skin irritation by providing a buffer between my skin and my finger tips, and also helps.

When using this product, it feels like I'm washing my face with water.

Also, washes like sulfur or salicylic acid help your skin shed or turn over by getting rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin (which you can feel/see rubbing off on your fingers during your face wash). This helps with acne by preventing hyperkeratinization, or a fancy way of saying pores being clogged by dead skin (look it up in Wiki). This product, while it leaves your face feeling softer, I believe it's doing so by keeping more dead skin cells on your skin.

My personal recommendation is that if you have dry to medium/normal skin and your not acne prone (e.g. you are acne prone if you have to use benzoyl peroxide every day or you'll break out), then this product is a very good natural alternative to normal, chemical based face washes. This is probably the vast majority of people.

However, if you do oily to extremely oily skin and are acne prone (e.g. BP everyday or else), then avoid this product. It is not a substitute for more effective salicylic acid or sulfur based face washes.

I'm not giving up on tea tree oil or natural face products. Moving on to Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Face wash along with their pure tea tree oil. Will post a review of that under same name in several weeks. If pure tea tree oil pure face products don't work, then it's back to BP, sulfur, and s.a. acid. I'll take my chances with the statically insignificant chance of cancer. And keep my cell phone too.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Favorite product!

By Stephanie

from WI

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Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Morning

    Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

    This is a great product and one of my favorites to use but, with that said, I don't think the term 'exfoliating' should be used to describe it. Be warned, it is a gel and will not exfoliate your skin. It will leave your skin soft and not overly dry, but not exfoliated--at least not on its own.

    What I would recommend is squeezing a dime-shaped amount of the product into a wetted hand along with an equal amount of baking soda, wet your other hand, mix, and exfoliate away! It's my favorite way to start the week monday morning(: It's a great product on its own, as well, just not with the exfoliating properties I would like.

    I usually go for budget products (as much as an ethical vegan can) but this is one product I always have to have, regardless of price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Citrus gel cleans easily

    By Anon

    from Texas

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    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

        Exfoliating Face Wash does not have 'parfum' fragrance. It does have a citrus herbal scent from the other ingredients. It is freah and easy to use.

        (2 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Do Not Purchase!!

        By Experienced Shopper

        from New York, NY

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        Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

        First time I've ever reviewed any product. This one is so bad that I had to warn people. First of all it does not exfoliate in any way, shape, or form. It has the consistency of snot. I'm not kidding. Snot. If you want to have the sensation of rubbing snot all over your face and not feeling the least bit clean afterwards then this is the product for you. It doesn't even work into a lather. I'm convinced it's snot.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        not impressed

        By auddie

        from PC,UT

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Too Greasy or Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

            Left my skin greasy after wash, did not lather but smeared around on the face. Felt that it was not effective due to the huge size of the exfoliant particles.

             
            2.0

            Not what I thought it would be

            By gisou

            from Richmond, VA

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Bad Smell
              • No physical exfoliant
              • Strong tea-tree smell

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

                I was hoping for a mild, physical exfoliant, and this is a very strong-smelling, non-foaming cleanser. It wasn't what I expected, and I don't expect to use it all, except to get my money's worth. Some may love it; it's just not for me.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Gross and Gloppy.

                By PJ

                from Seattle, WA

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                Pros

                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                • Awful consistency color

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

                  Kiss My Face made my favorite cleanser, which they seem to have discontinued. I was really looking for another nice creamy cleanser in a tub and couldn't find one so I ended up with this, after reading reviews. Call me picky, (and I don't mean to be gross) but a product that looks and feels like slimy green snot is a bit of a turn off. I hate this stuff.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Definitely Potent Smelling!

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                  By Ahillswifey

                  from Tampa, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedtime

                  Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

                  Definitely POTENT smelling. This stuff has a strong lemongrass almost chemical bathroom cleaner smell to it. It works reasonably well but I dont see dramatic results...Its just "ok" to me. This will be my last bottle since the smell is so offensive.

                   
                  5.0

                  I only buy this product.

                  By steve

                  from santa monica CA

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                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

                    I've tried dozens of exfoliant - type products. Once I came across this one 2 years ago, that was it. I reorder often because I don't want to run out. THe customer service people at Kiss My Face are terrific. If I have a question, it gets answered with a day or 2. Fantastic product.

                     
                    5.0

                    gentle and effective

                    By Jennelle

                    from Charleston, WV

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                    Pros

                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedtime

                      Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

                      Very gentle on skin. Ingredients are completely safe. Made my skin so soft and got off all traces of make-up, even eye make up. A bit expensive, but the best I've found so far.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Just what I wanted*

                      By Happy

                      from TX

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Start Up, Exfoliating Face Wash, 4 fl oz:

                          I would recommend this. Not to harsh, but very effective

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