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Kiss My Face Key Lime

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On my quest for lime shave creams, I ran across Kiss My Face brands. It sounded sort of girly, but the reviews here were uniformly positive. So what the heck. 11oz for $6.99? How can you beat that?

I got it and it sat for a while since, in my zeal, I accumulated a LOT of stuff to go through. But my chin was sort of beat up from some over-vigorous buffing to get the last little hair with a dullish blade. Ooops. Something really comforting was called for (along with a modicum of common sense, sadly sometimes absent). I thought about my open tube of Palmolive, but I'd played with that already. Derby unscented? Nah, works great but it's boring.

Mama Bears soap would have taken care of me, or the T&H, TSD or Tryphon creams. But that pump bottle had been sitting there calling my name. Last night I took my brush and experimented with whipping up a lather using my new Vulfix 660 in super badger, just to see. Wow! Smells nice. Not overwhelming or even very strong (sadly - I want LIME, dangit!) and the lather was slick!

So this morning my Merkur 38C and a fresh Derby blade teamed up with the KMF Key Lime. Very, very nice shave indeed. I had lots of very slick lather, and in fact was able to go back after a few problem spots without re-lathering and without discomfort. I didn't even have to rinse my face off, since it came away cleanly with just a hand towel. There is no tightness or any feeling of leftover junk on my skin. Just a smooth, clean shave with zero irritation. The only problem is that it's TOO easy. The stuff whips right up with no effort at all, so the time spent inhaling the aroma of limes, what there is of it, is minimal. I didn't even need a bowl. I just pumped some into my hand and lathered right there with the wet brush. Getting all the lather out of the brush took a bit of rinsing, the stuff is so dense.

I am buying a tube to put in my travel kit. This is a definite keeper!

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Pros: price
Cons: none
I hadn't seen this on shelves locally until the other day and picked up the Key Lime, just because I'm not a big mint fan. It took a bit to lather properly (very thirsty) but once it did, it was great. I'm not sold on the pump dispenser yet. Post shave feel was pretty good. Followed with some Lucky Tiger and then Canoe.
Price
5.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
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Latherability
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing Properties
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I gave a 5 for packaging because I don't like the pump option. The tube works better, IMHO.

That's the only complaint I could possibly find with this stuff. I like how easy it is to lather and the scent is good, but not overpowering at all. My tube of KMF Key Lime lasted all summer last year and I enjoyed every morning's shave. I can whip up a enough lather to last 3 solid passes and still have enough to go back and get those little bits. My face always felt smooth afterwards. I plan on using this for the coming summer, too.
KMF - What can I say that hasn't already been said? Good stuff, and totally worth the 4 or so bucks. I personally liked the lime scent, which was there, but not overbearing. This KMF dried up a little on my face, though, so I left that mark at a 6. I also found I needed more than my usual dab, which was why I gave it a 9 on price, not a 10 (probably not go as far as my Musgo). But that's really it, on a scale of 1-10 overall this is 7ish - cheap, effective, nice lube, and a good smeller. (Oh, I had the tube, which I liked because of the flip-open top, which makes for easy closing with wet hands.)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
3.00 star(s)
Quality
3.00 star(s)
Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Packaging
3.00 star(s)
Latherability
3.00 star(s)
Moisturizing Properties
3.00 star(s)

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