Bob MacLeod co-founded Kiss My Face after simply being inspired by a generous bar of olive oil soap in Upstate New York in the late 1970s. After a year or so of making natural soaps, earth-friendly lotion followed, and the company began an unintentional eco-revolution starting in the early ’80s. Fast-forward to today, and Kiss My Face is selling a couple hundred products all over the world while operating out of a solar-powered 1929 feed store in Gardiner, NY. The operation creates approximately 60% of its power, and employees are encouraged to commute via rail trail or bicycle. “It starts with the ingredients that we choose,” McLeod says, before continuing, “… and the ingredients we don’t choose. We leave out things like dyes, fragrances and the like. It has to work. It has to be wildly effective.” Celebrities looking to green their beautification process turn to Paige Padgett, Hollywood’s foremost green beauty expert. Padgett’s motivation is twofold: To beautify in a safe manner, and to be kind to our surroundings. Most beauty products contain synthetics, dyes, fragrance and other harmful chemicals that can be detrimental to our health and the planet. “For me, ‘green’ is being chemically safe and environmentally kind,” Padgett explains. “I decided to be a green beauty expert, and talk about it and educate and use those products on my clients.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (49.5MB)
Kiss My Face’s Bob MacLeod and Green Beauty Expert Paige Padgett
“Green is Good” welcomes Kiss My Face’s Bob MacLeod and green beauty expert Paige Padgett to discuss their green initiatives.