Kiri Face Moisturiser is New Zealand made and is enriched with soothing Vitamin E and healing UMF Manuka Honey while containing sunscreen for added protection. This thick, rich, creamy moisturiser is lightly fragranced and easily absorbed, leaving skin feeling hydrated, soft and luxuriously pampered without any greasy residue, making this the perfect moisturiser to use under make-up.
It looks like it’s available in two sizes and the smaller 30ml orange squeeze tube is ideal to keep in a handbag and is the perfect size for when you’re traveling. The larger size is a 70ml round tub with a screw top lid, which I personally don’t like. Screw top tubs expose products to air and bacteria every time the tub is opened and I’ve found that products often packaged in tubs tend to start drying out or their consistency changes from constant air exposure. A 70ml squeeze tube or pump dispenser would be a much better option.
The only thing that puts me off purchasing another tube of this wonderful moisturiser is that it does contain parabens. Not just one, but all four of them! Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben and Propylparaben. I’m not sure if it really is necessary for Kiri to be using all these parabens in their products, but it would be great if they could eliminate them and find less harmful preservatives, antifungals and antimicrobials to use. So many other companies have gone paraben free, I don’t see why they can’t.
Years ago I chose to eliminate products containing parabens from my skincare routine and I still don’t believe in putting that many parabens onto my skin (or into my body). It’s not often that I come across a product that leaves me feeling torn between this personal choice and a great product that I’ve found. I would love to continue using this moisturiser, as it definitely is one of the best that I’ve come across so far, but until such time as they have removed the parabens from their formula, I will personally not be buying their products or recommending them to anyone I know.
Kiri products are available from selected pharmacies & health stores and online.