- Enriched with hydresia for ultra moisturizing water resistant
- Fights signs of aging
- Gluten free, paraben free, phthalate free, vegan friendly, no animal testing
Blends in CLEAR??????? No way….
Thick, leaves a white coat, pasty and contains Titanium Dioxide which has a bad reputation for being toxic to skin…..very dissaponited.
Some really good ingredients, and some dubious ones
This product has a nice smell, spreads on easily, dissolves into the skin as much as is possible for a product made with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (more on that below), and it works well to prevent sunburn.There are two main types of sunscreens, physical and chemical. Chemical sunscreens are absorbed by the skin, where they deactivate the effect of the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Examples of chemical sunscreens are benzones, aminobenzoic acid and cinnamates. This particular sunscreen utilizes a physical block to the sun, which most dermatologists consider both safer and more effective than chemical sunscreens. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are inorganic compounds, sit on the surface of the skin. Titanium dioxide is highly reflective, meaning that, like a mirror, it bounces UVA and UVB rays of the sun away from skin surfaces it is applied to. Zinc oxide provides a physical block primarily to UVA rays by absorbing it into itself rather than reflecting it. It also has the added advantage of being healing to the skin.For those who are interested, I have included a list of the ingredients of this sunscreen and, though many are safe and even healthy–and there are no dangerous nano-particles–some of the ingredients are problematic. I have provided explanations for those ingredients that aren’t self-evident, natural ingredients, such as vitamin E and coconut oil.When I purchased this particular brand of sunscreen, at that time it was the safest product I could find. I have since found several better options which I have listed at the bottom of this review.Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (6.0%), Titanium Dioxide (6.0%) (Guaranteed by Kiss My Face as “non-nano minerals”).Inactive Ingredients: Water, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Agaricus Bisporus (Mushroom) Betaglucan, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyglycerin, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter.Titanium dioxide: This substance has recently been classified as a possible carcinogen for humans. Fortunately, since it is included in a huge amount of cosmetics–and in essentially all sunscreen products–it appears that it is mainly carcinogenic when breathed in as a powder. The potential danger is also mitigated by the fact that dermatologists claim the skin does not absorb it.Zinc Oxide: This substance is used as a sunscreen and to treat and prevent diaper rash and other minor skin irritations such as mild burns, cuts, and abrasions. It works by forming a barrier on the skin to protect it from irritants/moisture. Dermatologists claim the skin does not absorb it.Acrylates Crosspolymer: This is a lab-derived, white powder appearing in just about every topical cosmetic and medication on the market. It is also used in chewable and sublingual tablets. Though considered safe enough to consume internally, some people develop an allergic reaction with long-term use leading to rashes and swelling (contact dermatitis).Cocamidopropyl Betaine: This is an organic compound derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA). It is employed by the cosmetic industry in shampoos, bath gels, and hand soaps to increase foaming and as a medium-strength surfactant. It also works as an emulsifier and thickener and an anti-static agent in hair conditioners. It has some antiseptic properties, as well, and it is sometimes used on sanitary napkins. The DMAPA used to prepare cocamidopropyl betaine is itself produced via a chemical reaction between dimethylamine and acrylonitrile with a subsequent hydrogenation step. These two ingredients are anything but “natural” or “safe”: (1) Dimethylamine is an organic, colorless, flammable gas which smells like ammonia. It is utilized in vulcanizing rubber. Several industrial solvents are derived from it. It is a raw material used in the production of many agrichemicals. The chemical weapon tabun is created from it, as is the rocket fuel unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine. (2) Acrylonitrile is a chemical compound used primarily in the manufacture of plastics. It is highly flammable, toxic and is a known carcinogen, whether inhaled or absorbed through the skin.Phenoxyethanol: This is an organic glycol ether frequently used in cosmetics, vaccines and pharmaceuticals as a preservative. It is also used as a topical antiseptic, as an insect repellent, and as a solvent for dyes, inks, and resins. When information about the dangers of parabens became widely accepted, quite a few cosmetic companies switched to this preservative which initially seemed safe. Unfortunately, research has begun to reveal that it also may be toxic. Many people develop dermatitis from prolonged exposure to it. It can worsen skin conditions like eczema, and there is growing evidence that it may be a xenoestrogen like the parabens.Ethylhexyglycerin: Many cosmetic companies are also substituting this preservative for carcinogenic parabens. It is touted as being “food grade,” that is, you could safely eat it, because it is derived from vegetable oil. That claim is questionable in that the original vegetable oil is put through multiple chemical processes before arriving at the end product, ethylhexyglycerin. In addition, this preservative is relatively new and untested. Of the four studies so far published in the National Library of Medicine on this chemical, two of them have found it to be a skin irritant, even at low concentrations. This means that if you have sensitive skin, it may give you contact dermatitis. It can also be an eye irritant. So far, though, it has not been found to promote cancer.Here are some alternatives to this product, which have healthy, natural, often organic ingredients:Badger. Active Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 18.75%. Inactive Ingredients: Helianthus Annus (Organic Sunflower) Oil, Cera Alba (Organic Beeswax), Essential Oil of Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender), Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E), and CO2 Extract of Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Seabuckthorn).Raw Elements Eco Formula. Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 23%. Natural Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Green Tea, Organic Black Tea, Organic Coffee, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, All Natural Mango Butter, Organic Beeswax, All Natural Rosemary Oil Extract, All Natural Vitamin E. (All Ingredients Marked Organic Are USDA Certified Organic.)Mexitan: Active Ingredients: Micronized Titanium Dioxide, and Micronized Zinc Oxide. Inactive ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Gel) Juice, Aqua (Deionized Water), Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Wax, Lecithin, p-Anisic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin-E).
Not moisturizing enough…
I picked this product based on its evaluation by the Environmental Working Group. I use sunscreen profusely and I figured it makes sense to find a product that is safer to my body (I was shocked to find that the Neutrogena sunscreen I have been using was considered to be a high risk product).There are a few issues I have with this product:1. The texture is a bit watery and uneven. The lotion at the opening of the tube is always a bit crusty and not easy to even out. If not applying in front of the mirror (which is quite often in my case), you risk leaving a few white crumb on your face.2. It said "it is enriched with hydresia for ultra moisturizing water resistant". I must say I don’t feel it is moisturizing at all. In fact it feels quite dry minutes after applying on the face.Maybe it is an inevitable trade-off of opting for a safer product but I will try other safe brand after using up this one.
This is the best Kiss My Face Sunscreen since it has the highest zinc 12% but it comes with titanium 6% which is a carcinogen. Kiss My Face has the best soap but forget about the sunscreens, that is a whole world by itself. This is still better than most brands out in the market only if titanium is not an issue to you.Check out the 2013 reports and you will find out that this did not offer protection in compare to the Target brand regardless of all their claims and all their good ingredients… I use many brands and I will not use Target’s formula but there are many other brands out there with good ingredients and great protection. Target, Hawaiian Tropic, Copper tone, etc. may offer protection but offer many unwanted chemicals as well. Bottom line, what ingredients are you looking for and how well it protects you for what you pay per ounce.Zinc Oxide is a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical one, blocks both UVA (320-400 nm) and UVB (280-320 nm) rays of ultraviolet light. Chemical sunscreens are less effective and carry unnecessary health risks. ZO is insoluble in water, used in many industries, in ointments, creams and lotions. Non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts. ZO must be NON NANO / UNCOATED UPS -2 ZO which has a mean particle size greater than 30nm, when applied to the skin do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health.SPF is a measure of how much longer someone will be protected from UVB rays than someone wearing no cream. If the sun reddens unprotected skin in ten minutes, for example, a person wearing SPF15 can be exposed to the sun without reddening for 15 times longer – 150 minutes. While UVB rays are behind the redness of sunburn, UVA rays damage the skin’s DNA at a deeper layer. Both radiation types can cause skin cancer. The EU recommendation is for sunscreens to offer a UVA protection factor that is a third of their SPF.Sunscreens are worse than processed foods (which I never consume) since there is no nutritional guide for sunscreens. Producers write whatever they want and it really consumes time to read up and compare facts. Unless you happen to be a marathon swimmer who is going to be soaked for hour and hours in the oceans’ salty water without any shade, which Vaseline will act as the best sealer there is, then for a surfer like me, usually higher organic ingredients are the best. What I put on my skin is the same as consuming it through my skin since it is absorbed by my skin. I don’t intend to have the sunscreen for snack but it is good to know that there are fewer chemicals in the sunscreen. Usually those SPFs will not be over 30 for any safe sunscreen ingredients and it will be for BABYs. I just happen to be a baby who tries to read ingredients. I wear a rash guard when surfing which covers my upper body so I am protected all the time. What worries me is my face. For a small investment, sunscreens may offer me the possibility of avoiding sun burn, pain, cancer, medical bills, pain killers, etc. that come with exposure to the sun.Now in order to protect my skin and control the needed ingredient which is zinc oxide, I make my own sunscreen since I double the amount of zinc where I apply it on my nose and more importantly costs me less with only few USDA organic ingredients as well.
Whiter film than another physical sunscreen I use
This goes on with a whiter film than another physical sunscreen I use. Also, it is not as moisturizing as it says it is. My skin still felt dry when I put it on. I am disappointed.I like Livestrong’s “Thinkbaby” much better (does not leave a chalky white film) and is also all mineral. See my reviews for it as well as other physical mineral sunscreens I’ve tried so far.I was surprised other people gave it higher ratings because it was disappointing. I originally gave it 3 stars, but now I am lowering it to 2 stars because I’m suspicious that the seller is tampering with reviews by submitting false reviews.
A Little More Work Than the Drugstore Stand-by, But Worth It
Yes, you have to shake it up before you squeeze it out, and yes, it goes on thick and white, so you have to rub it in, but that was so worth it to me, to know it was safe for my skin. It worked great, because I followed the directions, and re-applied it when i was supposed to do so. I will use this again.
Fantastic and safe!!!
Yes, there is some rubbing involved to avoid the vampire look, but once applied it’s the best ever. Sunscreens usually make my face look like an oil slick but this could be a makeup primer it’s so matte once absorbed. Also, and more importantly, it is ALL NATURAL!!! Will stick with this from now on!!!
Healthy sunscreen with lite texture
Love this product. Its affordable, non greasy and pleasant scented natural mineral sunscreen that moisturizes. One of the few makeup goes on smoothly without feeling oily and like I have a thick mask on. Also doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Absorbs quickly so hasn’t stained any of my tops since I also apply it to my neck and chest daily as well.
Great Hope my allergies don’t kick in
Out of all the natural sunscreens I have tried I like this one the best. I feel like it goes on smoother than most.
very effective sunscreen
We are quite fair skinned and find this sunscreen to work well. It has a good safety rating on Environmental Working Group website, and it has a mild scent if any. Absorbs well and doesn’t leave your skin looking whiter than it was before you put on the sunscreen. It doesn’t feel as thick or heavy or greasy as many sunscreens do. It’s our go-to sunscreen now!
kiss my face natural mineral lotion sunscreen spf 40
This is a great product. The mineral lotion sunscreen was recommended by Dr. Oz. I also like the fact that it is a SPF 40 for my face. I am very pleased with the price & the seller. Definitely would buy this item again & from this seller.