Kiss My Face Natural Mineral SPF 40 is an excellent option for those that prefer natural skin care products. It relies on natural and mineral ingredients and avoids taboo ones like parabens and artificial fragrance. It isn't reviewed as often, however, as Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive (Est. $15 for 5 oz.) , which is a user favorite.
Gentle ingredients. Reviewers praise Kiss My Face Natural Mineral SPF 40 for using natural ingredients. It relies on mineral sunscreen ingredients, namely 10 percent zinc oxide and 6 percent titanium dioxide. The formula contains several antioxidants including vitamins C and E and green tea extract. It's also paraben -ree.
Users say Kiss My Face is effective but it leaves a slight white tint on the skin -- a telltale sign of most mineral sunscreens. Most say the tint is minor and much less offensive than other mineral formulas.
Not too greasy or thick. Editors at Self magazine say that that while most mineral sunscreens are "pasty" and thick, Kiss My Face blends with surprising ease. Still some users say it takes too long to rub in for their liking. One points out, however, that you can't compare the formula to chemical sunscreens. All mineral formulas take longer to sink into skin. Another reviewer says, "Overall, for this type of sunscreen, it is not greasy and spreads well." Users say the sunscreen has a nice consistency, "not wax-like but not too liquid," according to one. Most say the formula smells good -- a bit nutty.
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1. Self Magazine
More than 1,600 Self magazine readers test the latest beauty products to find the best of 2013. Kiss My Face Natural Mineral SPF 40 is chosen as the best body sunscreen. Testers are amazed at how easily it blended.
Review: 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards, April Franzino, Not dated
2. Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping magazine recommends five sunscreens based on skin type and specific needs. Kiss My Face Natural Mineral SPF 40 is recommended for sensitive skin because it's "gentle and non-irritating."
Review: The Best Sunscreens for Your Skin Type, Susan Ice, Not dated
About 40 users at Amazon.com give Kiss My Face Natural Mineral SPF 40 a high overall rating. Most are pleased with the natural ingredients as well as the texture and scent. Some complain that it takes a while to rub in and leaves a slight white tint on skin.
Review: Kiss My Face Natural Mineral SPF 40, Contributors to Amazon.com, Not Dated
This website, run by consumer watchdog Environmental Working Group, rates sunscreens according to the safety of their ingredients and sun protection. Kiss My Face Natural Mineral SPF 40 is given a low hazard rating and is one of the few recommended brands. Editors don't say much about its benefits, however.
Review: Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Sunscreen with Hydresia, SPF 40, Editors of EWG.org, As of June 2013