I have to say, I have always been someone who lived a healthy, natural lifestyle. Over the years I've learned more about harsh chemicals that they put in our food, and in our hygienic products. As I've learned more, I've started to look for skin care products that are made without these harsh chemicals, but are effective- my skin has always been pretty decent, but once I entered my 20's I started seeing more blemishes than in years past as well. I wasn't sure if it was an internal hormonal thing, or my skin was becoming more sensitive to all the horrible stuff put in my skin care products. I opted to try the Alba pineapple enzyme cleanser and could not speak highly enough about it! My skin feels smooth after washing (not dry or tight), and it looks more even toned- I also find that I've had less breakouts, and if I do get one or two, they go away faster and my skin recovers from them more quickly. I've also tried the Alba Deep Cleansing Coconut Milk and loved that as well! I would recommend this product to anyone with "normal" skin that tends to be a little more dry in the winter or a little more oily in the summer.
This Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme cleanser by Alba is a very mild but effective wash. The smell is as you would expect, like pineapples with a bit of a citrus clean following it. I have heard some people say they cannot stand the smell, but to me it is quite pleasant and something that both awakens and stimulates me in the mornings. That is when I use this product, as a light morning cleanser to wash the night away and start my day fresh. Because this product does not contain things like SLS, it will not immediately begin to 'suds up' like a soap. What you need to do, is use one squirt into the palm of your hand then rub your fingers into your palm with the other hand to create a nice foaming later. Then apply the lather to your face and rub in with your finger tips. If I want to exfoliate or deep clean I sometimes use a facial scrubbing towelette. The ingredients are non harmful to your body, though I am not sure how 'all natural' the product is. I am sure it is light years beyond other brands in attempting to be truly green. It may be as close as you can get. They do not test on animals which is great. The packaging is nice, the pump top dispenser allows for the perfect amount of product to be released. Best of all no Sulfates, Parabens, or pthalates that I am aware of. This cleanser is a great mild cleanser. If you need a deeper clean I suggest trying the other cleansers though. I think the 'Natural Even Advanced, Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel' that Alba makes provides a bit more of a deeper clean than this one. If you need something less harsh than the pineapple enzyme cleanser, I recommend 'Deep Cleansing Coconut Milk' in this Hawaiian line. Although you will need to use more of the product than one pump I find. It's much more gentle, even than the pineapple. As always please patch test this on your skin before using to make sure you are not allergic to an ingredient or the fragrances. Some sensitive skin people can still be allergic to certain things in products and nobody wants to have a rash on their face. Be careful. I hope others find this review helpful.
Ok we'll I been trying all kinds of products for my skin I went from expensive to non-expensive until finally I found this one which it has less chemicals the other products. Ok we'll so far I have this a try an is great!! i wear make up so i got the cleanser wipes to take off the make up n after more cleaning with the cleanser in it is great !! So far leave my skin soft and clean am considering getting the toner n the moisturizer as well , by the way the cleanser is those sopy fomy type so is great !! Ur face feels clean after ! Am sticking to Alba
I have been using Clinique for awhile and it just dries out my skin so bad. I have used many different facial cleansers over the years and this us by far the best that I've tried. I see an immediate change in my skin. I love it and I have recently stocked up because it is hard to fund this product in the shelves where I lived. I highly reccomend trying this product.
AMAZING!!! Enough said!
Its good. Worth trying !!
I absolutely love this product. I haven't used it for long but I can tell a difference between this facial wash and other brands I've tried recently. I like how it smells and lathers and best of all-the PRICE! I also use the pineapple scrub 2-3 times/week and I enjoy the fresh feeling that is left behind. Can't go wrong with this product :)
Gets me clean without drying my skin out. I don't even need to moisturize after washing!
this is my favorite face wash so far and i have been using it for 6 months and i see better results for my oily, sensitive skin than with any other products and i have tried A LOT OF DIFFERENT BRANDS.
I use it twice a day and jojoba oil as a moisturizer. it works good.
Smells great. Works great. Amazing!
Alba Botanica is the way to go!
Love this product. Cleans well and leaves my face feeling refreshed! I love the pineapple smell of it as well!
I love this. It smells like I'm in Paradise. This will make you're skin glow and your mind happy. I should be getting paid to say this.
Bored of my noxema wanted something tropical. love this pineapple happiness. my skin is glowing and I have no pores. still use noxema for winter but Alba is my new summer soap.
I have been a Philosophy girl for quite some time but got fed up with price. Wanted to buy from a company with similar principles, however, didn't want to fork over an arm and a leg every time I purchased something. I decided to go for alba. As a side note...it's nice that I can get this product anywhere! I've seen it at WalMart, Target, even my grocery store and vitamin shop.
Okay...so the product...liked the feel of the product before and during use. I felt clean after use but not tight. Liked that. Sadly was looking for more scent wise. Maybe its just me. Other than that I happy.
At 35, I've finally found something that cleans my oily skin, is gentle on my sensitive skin, addresses my large pores, prevents my occasional pimple, and seems to make my skin brighter and the wrinkles that have started less noticeable. Since I started using this cleanser (and the oil-free moisturizer), several people have commented on my skin, even asking if I was wearing makeup because it looked so smooth (I don't wear make-up at all).
In any case, if your skin is slightly oily, slightly dry, slightly sensitive, slightly wrinkly and slightly pore-y (as lots of us are in our mid-30s) give this a try.
Smells like vacation. Feels great.
I am never one to write reviews on products, but for Alba being my miracle facial cleanser I just have too. I want to first start off by saying that I have literally used almost every facial cleanser/ products out there to make my skin beautiful, and I have never succeeded until I found the Alba product line.
I have always had what I call decent skin. Not gorgeous, but not horrible. My skin type is combination. For those of you out there in the combination skin type "boat" like I, know that it can be a struggle to balance. I have always had the occasional zit, but when I hit my twenties my skin started to flare up more than normal. I can say that it defiantly affected my self image. Like I said before I struggled to find the cure. Something that would really put an end to my acne flare ups. I use the cleanser, scrub, toner, and moisturizer. To sum up my story, my skin is clear, balanced, pores are smaller, skin is just nearly perfect now. For someone who really takes pride in their self image such as myself, I can truly say that every time I use these products I am one happy girl. They all smell great, they're soothing, and you really feel like your skin is super clean.
Routine I use- I cleanse in the morning manipulating a gentle lather and then rinse. Next I use the Toner in this line (which is Excellent) squirting a small amount into a cotton pad, and run across my neck and face. Lastly, I moisturize my neck and face. I repeat the same routine in the evening. Once a month I gently exfoliate with the scrub.
I know this is a super long review, but I hope it helps someone out there! Thanks for reading!:)
This product is like a dream come true! I'm so excited that I found this line, I went out and purchased a few others from the collection! I love washing my face, morning and night! It's so gentle I don't worry about using it twice a day and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean. Definately the cleanser of my choice!
This product makes me love to wash my face! It smells great and leaves my skin fresh and clean. I always buy two at a time because I hate to run out!