Pacifica is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands, especially when it comes to skincare. I have bought quite a few products over the past few months so I’m going to talk about some of them now and the rest in another post. I am primarily reviewing skincare today so for reference, my skin is combination with occasional acne. Let’s get into the reviews!
The only makeup I’m reviewing today is the Alighten Radiance Powders. This is a quad of two highlighters, a matte bronzer and a matte blush. It’s $18.00 and very similar to another product from them, the Cherry Bomb Cherry Cheek Powders. I do own and love the Cherry Cheek Powders (you can read that review here) so I had high hopes for the Alighten Radiance Powders. Luckily, they lived up to my expectations.
The formulas in this quad are simply beautiful. The shades from top to bottom are: Rose Gold (highlighter), Glimmer (highlighter), Desert (bronzer) and Sunset (blush). The highlighters are smooth and give the most beautiful glow but contain NO glitter. Rose Gold is too dark for my face but it’s gorgeous on the eyes; how I’m wearing it in the pictures above. Glimmer is a perfect champagne highlight on my skin tone. As for the blush, Sunset is a matte pinky coral that is buildable and blendable. The only shade I did not use was the bronzer, Desert, because I don’t wear bronzer. I’m sure it would work perfectly as an eyeshadow and it seems to have the same formula as the blush. If Desert looks like a bronzer shade that would work for you, I’m sure you’d love it. I seriously can’t recommend this quad enough!
The Cosmic Renew AHA & Hemp Resurfacing Tonic is $12.00 for 5 fluid ounces. It is a gentle toner that uses fruit based AHAs with hemp and sugar to remove dead skin cells. It does have a light, fruity scent.
I really love this toner. No, I don’t think it did anything miraculous but I do think it helped to cleanse my skin and prevent clogged pores. It didn’t cause any irritation or acne and I am planning to repurchase it. I definitely recommend it if you’re wanting a natural and gentle toner.
The Clean Shot Oil Balance Serum is $12.00 for 0.80 fluid ounces and is packaged in a glass bottle with a dropper. It contains niacinamide, zinc, hemp and lemongrass in a 10% complex solution that is designed to target oily and congested skin. Since I had Covid, my sense of smell has been really messed up but I can tell that this is lightly scented; I just can’t totally describe the scent.
I don’t like or dislike this serum. It was just fine for me. It didn’t harm my skin but I’m not sure if it really helped. There’s another serum with niacinamide that I’m about to discuss that I think actually helped my skin. If you want to try this serum, I don’t think it’s a total waste BUT I don’t plan to repurchase it.
The Dream Shot Booster Serum is $16.00 for 1 fluid ounce and is packaged in a glass bottle with a dropper. It contains ceramides, rose and apricot kernel oil to calm and moisturize the skin. It is lightly rose scented. I LOVE this serum! It is so hydrating and makes my skin just feel healthier. I’m annoyed because Ulta no longer carries it and it can only be purchased directly from Pacifica. If I ever place an order directly from them, I’m repurchasing this.
The Pore Warrior Booster Serum is $16.00 for 1 fluid ounce and is packaged in a glass bottle with a dropper. It contains niacinamide and a berry complex to help control oil and clogged pores. It honestly smells like grass with a hint of cucumber to me buttt that might be because of my Covid nose😂 I absolutely love this serum too. I really feel that it does what it claims to do and it also makes my skin feel hydrated. This is a definite repurchase.
Pacifica is providing great vegan products at a very affordable price. I’m really looking forward to trying more from them so if you have any favorites from the brand, let me know what they are! Thanks for reading and have a great day!