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Beauty Acne Defense Face Wash

Pacifica Beauty Acne Defense Face Wash

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Pacifica's Acne Defense Face Wash is maximum strength salicylic acid in a lathering wash designed to deep clean pores and help eliminate blemishes. Additional ingredients include sage, cucumber, mint and niacinamide. For acne prone & oily skin. 100% Vegan & Cruelty-free. Every true beauty knows it¿s what¿s on the inside that matters. Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or mineral oil.

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Kayla P.
Grand Rapids, MI
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
169 reviews
Pacifica Beauty Acne Defense Face Wash uploaded by Kayla P.
Purchased at: ULTA
It always seems like acne products work for me for a few weeks and it always comes back. I've been using this face wash in combination with the Acne Warrior Cleanser for about a month now. Let me just say, WOW. It works. It does have sacylic acid but paired with my moisturizer it doesn't dry my skin out. I also love the foaming aspect as it's easy to spread across my face and it lasts a super long time. I don't think I'll ever try another face wash again, unless it's Pacifica. (:
It always seems like acne products work for me for a few weeks and it always comes back. I've been using this face wash in combination with the Acne Warrior Cleanser for about a month now. Let me just say, WOW. It works. It does have sacylic acid but paired with my moisturizer it doesn't dry my skin out. I also love the foaming aspect as it's easy to spread across my face and it lasts a super long time. I don't think I'll ever try another face wash again, unless it's Pacifica. (:
Mina M.
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
19 reviews
Pacifica Beauty Acne Defense Face Wash uploaded by Mina M.
Purchased at: Target
I bought this at Target for the purpose of trying a different salicylic face wash. I'm in my 30s and still get a little acne here and there. I also have combination skin so I'm picky with my face washes. My skin doesn't feel tight after washing but it can be drying if you don't moisturize because of the 2% salicylic acid. Once I lightened up on my face washing (I use the face wash once a day) & moisturized the dry areas more, my skin was back to normal.
I bought this at Target for the purpose of trying a different salicylic face wash. I'm in my 30s and still get a little acne here and there. I also have combination skin so I'm picky with my face washes. My skin doesn't feel tight after washing but it can be drying if you don't moisturize because of the 2% salicylic acid. Once I lightened up on my face washing (I use the face wash once a day) & moisturized the dry areas more, my skin was back to normal.
Heather H.
Sacramento, CA
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 8
347 reviews
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Purchased at: Target
This acne wash is not one of my favorites. It has a pretty light scent, but I really don’t like it. I think it’s the cucumber in it, and it’s all I can smell. I usually love products with salicylic acid, but this hasn’t done much for skin. It is very gentle which is a plus, has pretty packaging, and is vegan and cruelty free.
This acne wash is not one of my favorites. It has a pretty light scent, but I really don’t like it. I think it’s the cucumber in it, and it’s all I can smell. I usually love products with salicylic acid, but this hasn’t done much for skin. It is very gentle which is a plus, has pretty packaging, and is vegan and cruelty free.
Andrea Z.
Sykesville, MD
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 6
235 reviews
Pacifica Beauty Acne Defense Face Wash uploaded by Andrea Z.
Purchased at: ULTA
I started having acne trouble a couple months back, it seems to be related to hormones. I tried many different treatments and didn't notice improvement until I bought this salicylic acid cleanser. I like a gentle creamy cleanse so I was worried about feeling tightness after this wash but it is extremely gentle! It really has helped my breakouts go away quicker and be less widespread on my cheeks. I use once a day, as my second cleanse at night. It's affordable and effective, I absolutely recommend this and will never go without this cleanser again!
I started having acne trouble a couple months back, it seems to be related to hormones. I tried many different treatments and didn't notice improvement until I bought this salicylic acid cleanser. I like a gentle creamy cleanse so I was worried about feeling tightness after this wash but it is extremely gentle! It really has helped my breakouts go away quicker and be less widespread on my cheeks. I use once a day, as my second cleanse at night. It's affordable and effective, I absolutely recommend this and will never go without this cleanser again!
Jeri T.
Cleveland, OH
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 7
499 reviews
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Pacifica Beauty Acne Defense Face Wash uploaded by Jeri T.
Purchased at: ULTA
I don't have acne prone skin but I do have oily skin and it's worse in the Summer. I use this face wash to help combat my oily skin and the occasional pimple that may pop up. I love how it gives my skin a deep clean and leaves it looks fresh. It does have Salicylic Acid in it which could dry you out but moisturizer is a given. I love that it is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free too!!
I don't have acne prone skin but I do have oily skin and it's worse in the Summer. I use this face wash to help combat my oily skin and the occasional pimple that may pop up. I love how it gives my skin a deep clean and leaves it looks fresh. It does have Salicylic Acid in it which could dry you out but moisturizer is a given. I love that it is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free too!!
Ashley L.
Keno, OR
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
22 reviews
Purchased at: ULTA
This face wash has an interesting smell, it smells really natural. I like it for cleaning my face, but I don’t feel like this product on its own does anything for my acne. I use this before a Niacinamide serum and that definitely works but otherwise it isn’t super helpful. On a good note, it doesn’t leave my face feeling dried out at all.
This face wash has an interesting smell, it smells really natural. I like it for cleaning my face, but I don’t feel like this product on its own does anything for my acne. I use this before a Niacinamide serum and that definitely works but otherwise it isn’t super helpful. On a good note, it doesn’t leave my face feeling dried out at all.
Kay C.
Racine, WI
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
18 reviews
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Purchased at: ULTA
Ive been using this face wash a few times a week for a few months now and I like it. It helps quickly clear up any acne and does so without drying out your face like some other acne washes can. I like to use this in conjunction with the other Pacifica face products for an amazing skincare routine!
Ive been using this face wash a few times a week for a few months now and I like it. It helps quickly clear up any acne and does so without drying out your face like some other acne washes can. I like to use this in conjunction with the other Pacifica face products for an amazing skincare routine!
Carolyn B.
Mission Viejo, CA
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
42 reviews
Purchased at: ULTA
Bought this on a whim because I needed a gentle face wash as a second cleanse step after a cleansing balm/cleansing oil. I was surprised that this wasn’t super heavily fragranced like other Pacifica products. That’s my biggest gripe with Pacifica tbh. This lathered well, didn’t sting my eyes even when I had contacts in (I know you’re not supposed to have contacts in when washing your face but I get lazy) and it took off makeup if you had a light amount on. My face doesn’t feel dry and tight afterwards, but I still feel clean. I’m somewhat acne prone (usually around/during my period) and I didn’t notice it aiding in the healing of acne nor did it cause acne. So with that, it’s a nice basic cleanser that doesn’t sting and doesn’t dry out your face.
Bought this on a whim because I needed a gentle face wash as a second cleanse step after a cleansing balm/cleansing oil. I was surprised that this wasn’t super heavily fragranced like other Pacifica products. That’s my biggest gripe with Pacifica tbh. This lathered well, didn’t sting my eyes even when I had contacts in (I know you’re not supposed to have contacts in when washing your face but I get lazy) and it took off makeup if you had a light amount on. My face doesn’t feel dry and tight afterwards, but I still feel clean. I’m somewhat acne prone (usually around/during my period) and I didn’t notice it aiding in the healing of acne nor did it cause acne. So with that, it’s a nice basic cleanser that doesn’t sting and doesn’t dry out your face.
Ashleigh C.
Marlboro, NJ
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
124 reviews
Great, light product for the face. The wash is gentle and you don’t need to use a lot to get the job done!
Great, light product for the face. The wash is gentle and you don’t need to use a lot to get the job done!
Andrea N.
Norfolk, NE
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
113 reviews
This product was OK I have a scene like huge difference it took off all I make up my face felt really clean that's all to it
This product was OK I have a scene like huge difference it took off all I make up my face felt really clean that's all to it
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