Kiss My Face is no newcomer to the green marketplace. KISS was founded by Bob Macleod and Steve Byckiewicz over 35 years ago on a 200 acre farm in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley.
It was the dawn of the 1980’s. A couple of (very) young vegetarians are living happily in an ancient house on an organic farm that was used as a hospital during the Revolutionary War. One night in front of a crackling fire, a light goes off and the two modestly decide to revolutionize the cosmetic industry. Lofty plans with loads of creativity and style are created. The Kiss My Face body care company is born, starting with some big, ugly, green, 86% olive bars of soap from Greece. But there is absolutely no money…the stage is set for a business disaster.
The boys load the soap and some organic squash from their garden into their aging VW and head to NYC, all the way hoping the proverbial door won’t be slammed in their faces…it isn’t! Retailers offer overwhelming support, think the olive soaps are beautiful, buy the squash and even buy them lunch occasionally. The boys are smiling. They were pioneers in the natural space, trailblazing a path for others to follow.