Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review New favorite cleanser
This is a really awesome gel cleanser for oily skin. It is a really nice thick consistency, it's not runny. It smells really good to me. However, it has one of those scents that I think might be really polarizing, because it's really earthy. It smells familiar, but I can't really place it. It doesn't dry my skin out and is full of ingredients that are really good for your skin. Since I'm transitioning to veganism, this is my new favorite facial cleanser!
Most Helpful Critical Review Just letting others know
So I bought this really really wanting to love it. I just couldn't I either had a sever allergic reaction to it which I don't have many allergies so I don't think that was it. But it left sever burn on my face and now they are peeling 2 days later trying to heal. That picture was still 10 hours after using the product a second time
Reviewed by 794 customers Perfect for travel!
Gina from North Prince George, VA
I will definitely be purchasing this again once I run out!
Too drying for me
Maridee from Fontana
When I first tried this product, I was hooked. I have combination, acne prone skin and I felt as though this definitely cleared me up. I even bought 3 bottles all at once after I used my first one because I loved it so much at the time. As I kept using this product, I've noticed it's very drying for my skin. While it might have taken care of some of my breakouts, my skin is often left feeling tight, and screaming for moisture. Not sure if it's just meant for more oily skin types but my skin has never felt drier than with continuous use surrounding this product. I'll often have to apply two layers of night cream just to get my skin's moisture back. Unfortunately, I had to switch to a new cleanser. Not saying this product doesn't work, just be aware of how drying it may be for you
Crueltyfreeqween from Fullerton
I have oily skin and I honestly found that this did nothing to my skin, I see no change.
Crueltyfreeqween from Fullerton
I have oily skin w big pores and this didn't really do anything for me, I didn't see any change in my skin. This is a flaming type of wash with a distinctive smell. I only gave this three stars because I'm just happy it didn't mess with my skin. Plus it's vegan and cruelty free
did not work for me
dee from texas
This product didn't work on my oily/combination skin, didn't exactly make me break out, but it also didn't prevent a break out, did not make skin feel clean
My Go To
Erica from Dallas,TX
I recently go onto this product during the beginning of quarantine! I was obsessed with their Coconut Milk face wash (Pacifica) like literally I've bought 8+ bottles of it, but i started to get tired of it or rather my skin did. I felt like there was a slippery film on my skin afterwards with it but i liked it better than their Seaweed face wash. I ended up trying this version and i loved it! It was great bc i didn't feel like it dried me out and it took my makeup off easily! Recently I've bought 2 bottles bc they had a bogo for 40% off :)
Meg from Florida
Love this face wash! Feels great and definitely cleans my face. The smell is a bit overwhelming but you do get use to it.
gp from FL
I've just started using this so I'm not sure of the long term effects, but I love how clean my skin feels after - it's a little dry and feels tight so probably not great for my combination skin but it still feels good.
Smell: This stuff has a WEIRD smell but I love it. It reminds me of new construction or a big box hardware store. Feels clean, new and refreshing.
Tossing it in the refrigerator beforehand makes it extra clean feeling!
Amazing Face Wash
Marlie from Pittsburgh
I absolutely love this face wash I've been using it for about a year now and it is amazing. I like to foam it up in my hands before I use it and it feels so good! It will take off most makeup as long as you're not wearing water proof mascara or a big full glam look. My face doesn't feel stripped after I use it. I 100% recommend this face wash if you're thinking about it!
Cruelty free qween from Fullerton
I have oily and acne prone skin and this didn't really do anything for me. I've been using it for about two months now and I see no difference in my skin. I gave this three stars because thankfully it didn't mess up my skin and it's vegan and cruelty free 😌
Gentle and Effective!
Lene from Palm Springs
I absolutely love this product. It's gentle on my combo skin and makes me skin feel fresh and clean afterwards. I ran out of last bottle and am definitely gonna get more! It's kale smell is not too overwhelming, it's not like it stays on your skin.
Carrie from Conway, AR
This is the first review I've ever written but I couldn't not review this product after what happened to me. My face was severely burned after using this face wash. My skin is not even that sensitive. I'm going on the third day after use and the burning and redness hasn't yet subsided. This is such a horrible product.
Deep cleaning that won't strip your skin!
Tina from Ny
I needed a deep cleanser that wouldn't be overly stripping and this is IT. I've been using it twice a day for two weeks and even my acne has reduced.
Definitely not for combination skin of any kind!
Holeigh from Denver, CO
I adore pacifica's designs and I want everything of theirs to be meant for my skin, but it isn't. I have COMBINATION skin. If you have combination skin this product is NOT for you. It IS meant for oily/acne prone skin. My forehead and chin have become super oily and my last cleanser wasn't perfect. I attempted this product; however, it increased the redness in my face and severely depleted the moisture in my face. Even with my multiple step face regimen, it destroyed around my nose and mouth more so than it already is. This may be useful for truly oily skin, but I found it didn't help the acne on my forehead either. It solely dried the bottom portion of my face without any benefits.
I wanted to love it...
Adelyn from Ohio
I bought this cleanser really thinking I'd love it. I have oily and blemish prone skin and this was exactly what I thought would help, however after months of using it and getting zero results I looked for a different cleanser.
FAL from Hawaii
I've never really used Pacifica brand before because I didn't really like the smells but I bought the travel size of this and used it on vacation and my face was burning which has never happened before while using a face wash just a warning to some
Hanny from Indiana
I started to use this and it didn't make my face burn or break out because I have very sensitive skin and I would 10 out of 10 would recommend
Skye from New York
I tried this product a year ago and forgot to do a review on it. I normally don't put reviews out there as I like for everyone to have their own experience with certain products but I think I'd be helping some by reviewing this product. For reference I have combination skin and this product says for oily, acne prone skin types. I do breakout pretty often; however, my breakouts tend to be pretty minor. I decided to try this product because at the time I was experiencing a very oily T-Zone and nothing I tried was helping. I knew this product was for oily skin types and I had combination skin but I still thought I'd give it a try. This product actually did help my T-Zone a lot. But it also dried out the rest of my face like crazy. I had dry spots everywhere else besides my T-Zone. Definitely my fault for using this on my combination skin so I'm writing this to inform my combo skin people not to use this! It is a great product and worked for the oily parts of my face but didn't do so great with the other parts. If you have oily skin all around you will love this!
Very good for oily skin
Leora from FL
I have combination skin, and if I were to use this every day it would be too drying. But I use it to combat breakouts around my period and when I've been lazy and haven't washed my face in a couple of days (hey, we're in quarantine right?) It helps keep everything clear.
So good for breakouts!
Alexis from Texas
I love this cleanser! It can be drying so make sure you follow up with some moisturizer or hyaluronic acid!!!
Haley from texas
The instructions say this face wash can be used twice a day. However, I used it two nights in a row and I woke up on the third day with a bad reaction. I couldn't tell
for sure if it was hives or pimples but I had clusters all over my face. It's been a few days and I now have super dry and peeling patches where the hives or pimples were. Either I had a terrible reaction or my skin was purging and just detoxing, but either way I wanted to warn everyone to be prepared for a possible reaction.
Love the clean feeling
Julie from Lockport, IL
I came across a sample of this product awhile ago and didn't think nothing of it since, until I came across it at Ulta and have been buying it since. I feel it cleans my face well with little effort and its free of a lot of the bad chemicals.
Amazing! Saw results In 2 days
Crystaldiva from Dallas, TX
Love this stuff! Works wonders, my skin doesn't feel dry after using. I saw results within 2 days.
Miranda < 3 from CA
The first few nights I used this face wash I was really impressed. It left my skin feeling really smooth, clean, and almost glowing in a way. It even minimized the appearance of my blackheads and left it feeling so soft. I was really excited about this product until I started to notice my face would feel really tight no matter how much I moisturized. Then my under eyes, mouth area, and even my forehead (which is really oily btw) started flaking!! My skin soon felt really rough and no where near the way it felt the first few nights of using this face wash. My skin felt like sand paper and wouldn't stop peeling. It took me around two weeks or so to clear up the mess this face wash had left on my face. I know this face wash is made for oily skin but even my oily face couldn't take it!
Good product, weird scent
Amanda from WASHINGTON DC
I have oily skin that is prone to breakouts and I've found that since using this my skin has cleared up and I have less breakouts. It can be slightly drying but I found that with a good moisturizer it's fine. My main issue is that this literally smells like a tequila shot and I want to gag at the scent.