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30 Day Skincare Challenge – Barry’s KM Herbals Review

In honor of the Botani-Clinical + Organi-Clinical skin care focus for the month of August, we are going to post a review of KM Herbals Skin Care.  This line was started by Kim Manley, who we have called the OG of Organi-Clinical Skin Care!  She started in the 90’s in the Bay Area of California and has been producing organic, wild-crafted skin care, body care, wellness and hair care for nearly 30 years.

We’ve featured KM Herbals many times over the past year.  Getting to know the skin care products, body care are products and products for wellness and your environment has been a great learning experience.  

KM Herbals Was Created For Bonnie Rose

In 1992, Kim Manley began creating her product line so that she had pure and organic products for her daughter, Bonnie Rose.  This line is infused with the love of a Mother’s desire to see her daughter have the cleanest possible personal care products. It’s this commitment to purity that helps to build a trust in KM Herbals.

When, it comes to skin care products, one thing that I have learned over the years is that using products that will help maintain the skin’s acid mantle is very important.  Ensuring that the microbiome on the skin’s surface is healthy is also incredibly important.  I have worked to incorporate more products that focus on balancing the pH of my skin.  This is why I am excited about using KM Herbals!
Barry Eichner

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Barry’s KM Herbals Daily Routine

AM
Calendula Creme Cleanser
Rose Geranium Hydrosol & Toner
Azulene Reparative Eye Creme
Cellular Renewal Complex
Midnight Bloom
SPF From Another Brand

 

 

 

PM
Calendula Creme Cleanser
Illuminating Facial Polish
(3 x a Week)
Rose Geranium Hydrosol & Toner
Azulene Reparative Eye Creme
Cellular Renewal Complex
Advanced Alpha Hydroxy Gel Mask
(Weekly Treatment)
Midnight Bloom

I’ve listed out individual KM Herbals Product reviews of each product in the list of products below.

Calendula Creme Cleanser

This cleanser is not like any I’ve ever used before.  It’s the consistency of a moisturizer.  It’s for dry, mature skin. If I wore mascara, I’m confident that this cleanser would remove it.  The essential oils in the cleanser give it an amazing fragrance!  It’s delicious!  I love massaging it in, I just know the Coconut Oil is binding with all the surface dirt and pulling it away!  I remove with a cloth, to ensure, I pull all of the excess debris and dirt from my skin.

Formulated with naturally hydrating ingredients, this rich moisturizing cleanser is great for drier climates, making it a favorite for mature or damaged skin. Our blend of Lavender Hydrosol, Calendula CO2, and Coconut Oil leave your skin feeling clean, calm, and protected. This product is also a wonderful makeup remover, and will gently lift away even the heaviest foundation and eye makeup.

Illuminating Facial Polish

I die!  No really, DIE!  Yummy, creamy Golden Jojoba Seed Oil mixed with Lavender, Jasmine and Neroli.  It’s I N T OX I C A T I N G!  The Bamboo stems are gentle but offer a nice scrub!  I’ll layer this right on top of the Calendula Creme Cleanser and get lost in the aroma as I massage it into my skin.  I remove it with a cloth to ensure the oil that bound with any dirt and debris is swept away!

Soothing extracts of Hops and Lavender paired with the gentle granules of Bamboo stem make this lightweight exfoliating crème a wonderful rejuvenating skin treatment for dull, congested, and even sensitive skin. Based in Golden Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, and Seaweed extract, this formula immediately replenishes freshly exfoliated skin, protecting it from dryness and improving texture. Additionally, Sea Buckthorn and Lemon help to clarify and brighten, balancing skin tone and improving the look of discoloration and scarring.

Rose Geranium Hydrosol & Toner

This toner’s fragrance is very earthy.  Rose Geranium essential oil, is balancing and stimulating to the skin. I want as much rejuvenation as possible.

 

Useful in balancing oily complexions, Rose Geranium hydrosol has strong balancing properties. Stimulating to both sluggish skin and to our senses, this plant helps us move through congestion in our pores and in our minds. Rose Geranium Hydrosol is cooling to hot conditions, soothing sunburn and rash, and can help equalize emotional fluctuations and calm agitation.

Azulene Reparative Eye Creme

This baby plumps up fine lines! PRO TIP:  A little goes a long way! This eye creme is jam-packed with intense hydrating oils as well as a potent cocktail of organic essential oils that are incredibly therapeutic.  It is ultra rich and has a very light pleasant fragrance.

This rich moisturizing créme does more than just smooth out fine lines. Immediately cooling and refreshing to the delicate eye area, our gentle and non-greasy formula is lightweight enough for daytime use, even under makeup. Infused with Eyebright, Lavender, and Tansy, it is a wonderful remedy to improve the look of dryness, puffiness, or discoloration due to sensitivities.

Cellular Renewal Complex

Honestly, the name just makes you want to use it!  Well, it makes this 50 year old vain man want to use it.  The Rose Hips and Sea Buckthorn are two botanicals that anyone who is looking to combat the visible signs of aging should be using!  This is a power packed serum that is light weight and sinks right in.  It’s fragrance is more herbal and not as romantic as other fragrances in the line.

This serum’s abundance of nutrient-rich plant extracts improves the look of scar tissue, fine lines, and sun-exposed skin. Light and smooth in texture, our formula absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft and supple. Rosehips, Sea Buckthorn, Calendula, and Comfrey support healthy exfoliation and renewal, minimizing the appearance of scars and smoothing out uneven skin tone and texture.

Advanced Alpha Hydroxy Gel Mask

Want an organi-clinical skin renewing treatment?  Try this on for size.  Exfoliate with the Illuminating Facial Polish – really work that polish on any areas of concern (congestion or fine lines). Rinse it off with a cloth.  Apply the Advanced Alpha Hydroxy Gel Mask.  You will see how organi-clinical can give your skin a bit of a Sting/Tingle!  Let it on for 15 minutes and remove with tepid water.  I did this and my skin felt like silk!  This is an amazing option for breaking down those dead skin cells.

Skip the scrubbing and exfoliate with natural plant acids and enzymes! Skin that is delicate, mature, or prone to irritation can be easily damaged by manual exfoliation, and AHA’s do the job without rubbing or pulling at sensitive areas. This method doesn’t require abrasive cloths, tools, or particles – AHA’s work while you relax. Our ingredients are extracted from botanicals naturally high in Alpha Hydroxy Acids like Bilberry, Orange, and Lemon, and paired with exfoliating enzymes of Pineapple and Papaya. The formula is brought to a pH of 3.0, giving it higher acidity and efficacy while still being mild enough for regular use.

Midnight Bloom

Light-weight, orange-colored oil with a slightly floral/citrusy fragrance.  Power packed with EFAs and potent antioxidants of Pomegranate, Chia and Sea Buckthorn.  PRO TIP:  For day time – use a single pump and massage into the skin.  I love this facial oil.

Originally developed as a nighttime treatment, this rich and luxurious facial oil can be enjoyed day or night. Our formula is blended with botanical oils high in fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals to nourish depleted or dry conditions and balance out skin tone and texture. The essential oil of Rose hydrates and protects, while Chia and Pomegranate Seed Oil leave the skin with a glowing, dewy finish.

More About Kim Manley

KM Herbals Founder

Kim Manley is the creator and formulator of KM Herbals, Inc. She is a practicing Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Flower Essence Practitioner, Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, and a celebrated Educator.

Kim Manley began her work with herbs and essential oils in 1980 at California School of Herbal Studies, working extensively with leading herbalists and wellness experts to perfect her craft. Her longstanding dedication to quality ingredients, sustainability, organic farming, and holistic wellness has given her a unique approach to luxury beauty, evidenced by her diverse and mindfully fashioned botanical product lines.

Establishing her business in 1992, Kim asserted the vital properties and importance of quality raw botanicals at a time when notions of “holistic wellness” were often deemed an abstract and impractical construct. It is pioneers like Kim, who’ve held a dedicated vision of wellness (as an accessible way of life) and authentic beauty (developing from the inside out), that have laid the groundwork for the thriving and respected industries each are today.

 

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