I’m on a quest to find the perfect toothpaste, and it isn’t going very well. Today I’ll be reviewing a product that I just finished: Kiss My Face Triple Action Aloe Vera Gel Toothpaste.
Ingredients (provided at kissmyface.com)- “Sorbitol, Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Water, Xylitol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Melaleuca Alternafolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone (Co-Q10), Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Flavor, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice), Xanthan Gum, Menthol, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Chlorophyllin- Copper Complex, Potassium Sorbate.”
The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 4. Obviously, this isn’t ideal. The ingredients with hazard scores above a 3 are flavor and sodium lauroyl sarcosinate,
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s fluoride-free.
2. It’s sulfate-free.
3. It contains organic ingredients.
Product Description(provided at kissmyface.com)- “Brushing with great tasting natural aloe gel helps prevent plaque and tartar build-up that can cause gum disease, bad breath, discoloration, and cavities. Natural formula features cool Mint freshness, natural whitening, Co-Q10, Tea Tree, Herbal Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Organic Aloe Vera and is free from Fluoride and SLS.”
Price– Around $5.95 for a 3.40 oz. tube.
Performance– The taste and and performance of this product are nothing short of ideal. The sweet, minty flavor makes for long-lasting fresh breath, and the consistency of the gel isn’t too thick or too thin. Unfortunately, the problems I have with this toothpaste are with the ingredients and not the performance.
Scent-Sweet and minty, like the taste.
Rating– 7/10. I’m subtracting 3 whole points for the high hazard score, which might seem like a lot…but I brush my teeth 2-3 times a day and inevitably end up swallowing a significant amount (not to mention what is absorbed by my gums). Above all else, I need for my toothpaste to be safe.
Would I purchase this item again? Probably not. I don’t think there’s room in my cabinets (or my heart) for a product with a hazard score of 4.
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