Alba Botanica Good & Clean Gentle Acne Wash

Alba Botanica Good & Clean Gentle Acne Wash

4.2

19 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$

Not tested on animals

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Salicylic acid 1.0%. Purpose: Acne treatment. Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (water), lauryl glucoside, glycerin, sodium coco-sulfate, coco glucoside, sodium lauroyl glutamate, stearyl citrate, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (1), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, fragaria vesca (strawberry) fruit extract (1), macrocystis pyrifera extract, panax ginseng root extract, pyrus malus (apple) extract, rubus fruticosus (blackberry) fruit extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract (1), vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract, vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil (2), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil (2), citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil (2), citrus limon (lemon) peel oil (2), citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil (2), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil (2), citric acid, decyl glucoside, glyceryl oleate, sodium sulfate, alcohol(1), benzoic acid, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, limonene. (1)Certified Organic Ingredient (2) For Scent Only


on 5/12/2016 2:33:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Simple, natural, works, washes clean, non-drying, gentle, cheap, non-offensive clear gel. Buy it, try it and if you happen to not like it, you can use it as body wash. Far better than commercial stuff designed for oily skin. This is effective, I bought this for under $6 on iherb, seriously you can't go wrong.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 1/24/2016 3:22:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Favorite face wash ever. Perfect for my oily, acne prone skin that is sensitive to harsh treatments and doesn't like to be stripped. I will be so sad if they ever stop making this. So gentle and smooth, lathers nicely, thoroughly cleansing. Love the smell and gel texture. It brightens up my complexion. Sometimes I don't even feel like I need moisturizer after using this.

I love love love the natural ingredients in the Alba Botanica line. Great quality products and no scary chemicals. Giant heart!!

Only downside is the packaging. Like others have said, the snap close cap is not super tight so it's prone to leaks. (A PITA for travel, so you may want to transfer it to another bottle, or tape the lid shut really well). I store mine upside-down with the cap pointing up. Minor compared to all this products upsides!


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on 5/10/2015 12:23:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

The perfect gel cleanser for oily / acne skin. Also perfect for using with a Clarisonic.
No synthetic fragrances or sulfates. It's really gentle and doesn't irritate my skin, but I still feel like it cleans my skin really nicely. It's just feels really nice to use. My skin feel clean and fresh after I use this. I've already repurchased this about 3 times.
The only downside is the cap seems to not have a super tight seal and a tiny bit seeps out. Not a big deal at all.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I am still in the process of trying this out which is why I only gave it 4 lippies.
It smells wonderful!! It's a gel, that foams generously and washes very thoroughly. Surprisingly doesn't leave my face dry or tight. I expected that to happen due to the SA ( I normally use Cerave but wanted to try a natural product) but it isn't drying. They are being truthful when they say it's gentle, however if you have sensitive skin use caution because you may have a different experience.
I don't like the packaging (the bottle opens at the bottom which can make it messy and cause you to use too much.) wish this was in a pump bottle. Alba please change this!!
Great acne wash.

**update: used this for 3 weeks and son got progressively worse. Researched the "natural" ingredients and found that many are highly irritating to acne. I'm learning a hard lesson that natural isn't always better for acne.


on 7/2/2014 1:03:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have very oily, break out prone skin that can also get dry patches. I bought this seeing all the fantastic reviews on here! In my personal experience, I used to use this with the CeraVe foaming face wash for normal to oily skin to get off makeup and then this to actually help with my acne. It gives you a clean feeling but after a while, I noticed that my skin had become very dry especially around my mouth area and berween my eyebrows. I stopped the use and used my Osmosis Purify wash to help with the acne and the dryness went away. I gave this wash another try a few months later and only used this because I wasn't wearing makeup and it made my face SO red and sensitive. It was good the first few tries but this is not for me. I will not be repurchasing.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a warning that I hope prevents someone from getting the aftermath I did after using this product. I do have sensitive/combination/acne prone skin, but i never anticipated what this product did to my face. For the first two days i used this as a face wash, i had never seen my skin look so nice, it was glowing even. The third day, i woke up and my entire face was red and burning. I figured i was just getting used to the new product. Fourth day, even redder, burning, and peeling like a sunburn almost. Now its been a week after not using it, and my skin is still recovering, red, and peeling. This wash is like a severe chemical peel and i wish i would have known better.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I have mild acne and moderate to severe seborhoeic dermatitis. I use this face wash pretty regularly whenever my face feels grimy. (about every other day or everyday) It leaves skin feeling smooth and clean without drying it out, unlike most other face washes i have tried. It also calms down my acne everytime I use it. It has a very pleasant grapefruit scent and I love that it's cruelty-free and mostly all-natural. If you're looking for a mild acne cleanser that won't dry out your skin, try this out!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/20/2014 9:10:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I have oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin and always struggle it during warm weather. In cool weather, I use Olay Sensitive Foaming cleanser and Olay Sensitive SPF 15 lotion. They work great, but my skin gets so oily in the summer. However, Olay's moisturizer is the only one with SPF that doesn't break out or irritate my skin, so I didn't want to change that. I have used a whole tube of this cleanser. So far, it's not irritating my skin, keeping my skin clear, and cutting down on some oiliness without drying it out. I'm very tempted to try more Alba Botanica products.

Pros: inexpensive, oil-free, keeps skin clear, lessens oiliness, doesn't irritate skin
Cons: none


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love TBS Tea tree oli face wash but needed something for the morning too. I am acne prone and clog prone, with oily/ sensitive skin. I also have a tendency to get eczema around my nose and mouth. I was previously using Burt's Bee's radiance cleanser in the morning which is also good, but I needed a change. This uses fruit acids to exfoliate gently and it smells wonderful like grapefruit. You only need to use a small amount. It lathers great and removes all my foundation and moisturizer with sunscreen. If I use too much, it does make my face feel dry so I have to be cautious about how much I use. A tube costs me about 9 bucks at CVS. It doesn't leave my face red or irritated which is such a relief. I hope this keeps working for me.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 2/20/2014 12:54:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Other

Eyes: Black

I've recently been pretty depressed about my skin. I had acne up until college and then for a couple of years my skin totally cleared up! I was totally convinced that my acne problems were no more! Unfortunately that wasn't the case and recently I would say it was worse than before. I tried several moisturizers (a whole medicine cabinet full) hoping that my recent move to a more drier area was making me break out.

It was only recently when I tried this product did my face actually clear up! This was literallly the only thing I changed in my face regimen. I had been using benzoyl peroxide products for a while thinking that that's what kept my acne at bay. But recently benzoyl peroxide irritated my skin. And I hadn't touched salicylic acid products in a long time (since high school) because I thought I was irritated by it too. Somehow I think the bacteria in my face become resistant after a while and I need to switch it up I guess.

Well anyways the product has done wonders on my skin. Not only does it keep my acne at bay but it also improves the scars/redness on my skin. I L-O-V-E it!!!

Also the ingredients and the claims they have about this product (ex: 100% vegetarian products) convinces me that that's why this face wash worked for me? I do question what 100% vegetarian ingredients really mean however (I mean...are there any face products that use animals or something? Do they mean it has good ingredients? It can't possibly mean that everything in the ingredients are plant-based since the 2nd most common ingredient in it is lauryl glucoside...)

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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