This is another Pacifica find that I absolutely love and had to share because you may just end up loving it too glamour babes! I picked up Pacifica’s Cactus and Kale Oil Free Stress Recovery Lotion ($18 for 1.7 Fluid Ounces) along with their Quinoa Sensitive Face Wash ($10) during Ulta’s BOGO sale back in March.
I know I sound like a broken record in my last few posts about these BOGO sales, but you do save so much money when racking up your Ulta points and being able to use coupons on top of those points. As much as I love Pacifica, some of their products don’t come cheap, and being coupon savvy helps when wanting to try new skin care without breaking the bank :D. FYI, this lotion works phenomenal when paired with the Quinoa Face wash, both have calendula and aloe to help calm inflammation on stressed, acne prone, and sensitive skin or any skin type as a matter of fact. Cactus water and Kale extract put moisture back into dehydrated and tired skin while keeping everyday stress factors that we tend to come across (environment, hormones, UV Rays) in check. My skin has been a hot mess a couple of months prior, my cystic acne flared up, I had horrible white heads, my face was beyond inflamed and irritated due to the cystic acne, and horrifically oily. Pacifica’s Cactus and Kale Oil Free Stress Recovery lotion helped big time when wanting to gently heal my acne fiasco. The lotion is super light weight, absorbs quickly into the skin without any greasy feel after application, and does not clog pores! I use it in the morning and at night, and I love how soft, supple, and healthy my complexion looks. The redness and swelling has greatly reduced, whiteheads…gone! I still have oily skin, but it has decreased a bit, I’m not as shiny. I do get breakouts from time to time, I’m not saying this completely healed my acne, it takes much more than a lotion to combat cystic acne, unfortunately. What I can say is, the Cactus and Kale lotion along side with the Quinoa Face Wash has made it more manageable and easier to keep under wraps due to all of the natural extracts, and the gentleness of both products. I am also on acne medication, which can make my skin feel tight and drier than the Sahara desert (I’m sure all ya’ll acne suffers can relate to this side effect), Pacifica’s lightweight lotion hydrates overnight! It feels so great not waking up to a dry, parched face in the morning, it can be really unattractive, lol! Oh! And one more thing, a little goes a long way, a pea sized amount should do the trick or at least start off with so you don’t waste this awesome sauce of a product.
Stay beautiful! Xo.