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Good Morning Kiss creates organic skin care products for El Pasoans

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Good Morning Kiss is a local beauty brand that creates organic skin care products.

The skin is the largest organ in the body and having an effective skin care routine can be a daily necessity for some.

For Lilly Navarro, using organic products for the skin is especially important. Navarro, a native El Pasoan, makes her own organic skin care products from the comfort of her own home, creating the local brand Good Morning Kiss.

It all started two and a half years ago after the birth of her twins. Her grandmother would come over and help her with her children and around the house. Navarro’s grandmother taught her about essential oils and the different benefits they have.

“This sounds silly, but I hung out with my grandma,” Navarro said. “We would make all kinds of face masks and play around with the stuff.”

Navarro, who is a full-time mom, never has the opportunity to leave the house and treat herself at a spa.

“I can relate to so many moms. It’s not feasible to just go and get a facial. So, I started seeing things that I could use from my counter,” Navarro said. “My grandma said, ‘you should bottle this stuff up and consider selling it.’”

Navarro eventually took her grandmother’s advice and turned her hobby of making quality organic skin care products for herself, her kids and friends into a business.

Navarro began selling at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market. Since then, Good Morning Kiss has taken off. The name Good Morning Kiss comes from her love of her family.

“There’s nothing sweeter than those good morning kisses from your loved ones,” she said. “Once I started selling at the market that’s when I realized, ‘oh man, this is something.’ I’ve had repeat customers since I’ve started. They’ve been super loyal to me for the past two years.”

Two out of Navarro’s four children suffer from eczema, making her more aware of what ingredients are used in other skin products. Now her children use her products.

“It’s hard to go buy a product at a store and then it makes it worse. You have kids and your life changes. You want to better yourself so your kids are better than you,” she said.

Navarro created a seven-piece facial kit consisting of a chamomile cleanser, rosemary facial scrub, charcoal mask with its own brush, a rosewater toner and rose serum, and a moisturizer. The rose serum is Navarro’s most popular item. All of these items and more are also available for purchase separately.

Good Morning Kiss also has a spot treatment for people with acne-prone skin, and a coffee-infused serum. The coffee serum is made with coffee beans from a local roaster, Bean Type Coffee Roasters.

Navarro’s products are also available at MJ Skin Naturals – Skincare Boutique in Far East El Paso.

“Clients have absolutely loved (Navarro’s) products and we highly recommend them,” said Zylene Martinez, owner of MJ Skin Naturals – Skincare Boutique.

Martinez used to make her own products for her salon. After adding additional services and booking clients, Martinez became too busy to make her own products anymore.

“I wanted to stay true to green beauty and support the local makers. I had heard of “GMK back when I used to sell my skin care in the farmers market, so when I stopped making my products, I looked her up on social media and reached out to her,” she said.

Good Morning Kiss is sold at Soteria Wellness as well. Both MJ Skin Naturals Skincare Boutique and Soteria Wellness offer full facials with the organic products that Navarro sells.

If used weekly, the Good Morning Kiss facial kit lasts about four months. The full kit sells for $90. The products range from $18 to $30 separately.

“I’ve always been into essential oils, so this is like a great way for me to kind of nerd out,” Navarro said with a giggle.

Good Morning Kiss products are available at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Upper Valley Farmers Market on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit their website goodmorningkiss.com.

Brianna Chavez may be reached at [email protected].

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