Facial Wipe Wednesday: Pacifica Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes

This installment of Facial Wipe Wednesday is a heart-breaker. Keep reading and you’ll see why.

I purchased Pacifica”s Coco Wipes at Target, for around $6, specifically after reading a positive review on another beauty blog. Previously, I have purchased a couple of Pacifica lotions and LOVED the fragrances. If you like Summery-coconut fragrances, I recommend you check Pacifica out.

With no hesitation, I purchased the Pacifica Coco Pure Making Removing Wipes…

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Pretty packaging and just look at all the good things mentioned on the front of the package…

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And, a favorite of mine to see; a 30 count. Here is what the back of the package shows…

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The wipes were a good size…

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They were incredibly soft too…

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Another plus is the plastic opening to remove the wipes. I feel these can keep the wipes fresher and seal in moisture…

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And, I was thrilled that the wonderful fragrance I have come to associate with Pacifica was a part of these facial wipes too.

So, what went wrong? These babies stung my skin. Especially, right under my eyes and the top of the apples of my cheeks. It felt like it was burning. I ended up using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner or, Vichy’s Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution right away to tame down the burn. Normally, I wait about 10 to 15 minutes after using a facial wipe to see how dried out my skin feels. I couldn’t wait this time.

I noticed that the burning was more intense when I was removing full-on makeup. It still burned when I was makeup-free but, not as intensely as with removing makeup. Maybe I was scrubbing extra hard to remove my makeup since these wipes didn’t work on waterproof mascara at all. Even regular mascara gave these wipes a challenge. In fact, I used two wipes when I had full makeup on because one wasn’t removing everything. I still had makeup coming off with the toner and micellar water.

The possible conclusion I have come to on why my skin felt like it was burning could be the citric acid in the wipes. However, I have used Vitamin C in lots of products before and never had a reaction. Maybe my skin doesn’t like coconut ingredients like my tongue does. Irregardless, I am very disappointed that the Pacifica Coco Pure wipes didn’t agree with me.

Have you tried any Pacifica products? How about the facial wipes?

  • I like when cleansing wipes are made of a soft material, but my skin is sensitive to probably 90% of the formulas.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I don’t consider myself to have sensitive skin but boy, this one didn’t do me any favors.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Then they wouldn’t be good for my sensitive skin either. Thanks for the warning!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      As with Heather’s comment, she didn’t have any issues and she has sensitive skin. These may have just been an issue I had. I haven’t read any reviews where someone else had the stinging issue.

  • I loved these, I didn’t experience any burning with them and I have pretty sensitive skin. However, I have come to realize that a few things my skin hates that I can eat just fine but my skin says NO Way hehe

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I’m glad you chimed in to mention you didn’t have any issues with these. The reviews I read didn’t mention anyone else having my problem. Did you feel it removed your makeup OK?

  • Sorry they didn’t work for you. I loved mine!!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I’m glad they worked out for you. That’s good to hear.

  • BeautyJudy

    Aw, bummer! I’m sorry they didn’t work for you. I have super sensitive skin so I have to stay away from these!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Heather said she has sensitive skin and she didn’t have any issues with them. I could just be the odd man out on these.

  • Oh no! It sucks that they sting 🙁

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Yep. I was very sad about that.

  • eep! Burning is not cool. My skin is sensitive…

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Maybe you could use them. Not everyone is having the same experience I did. I wish I could pin point exactly what caused the severe irritation.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I use this as everyday wipes after biking.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      That’s a good idea. My husband liked them so I have given them to him.

  • Bummer that they sting your skin. I’d like to try them but I have heard others say that they sting their eyes and mine are sensitive. I may pass. I don’t know…

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I’m sort of glad to hear that others have had some difficulties. I’m sorry their eyes stung. However, at least I know I’m not getting to be a grumpy, ol’ blogger lady.

  • marciaf

    That’s sad. I have a problem with the fragrance being strong but I do like the way they work.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      It was very strong, wasn’t it? I wonder if the perfume was what irritated my skin. I wish I could figure it out. I’ve never had a wipe burn like that in the 3-plus years I have been doing this segment.

  • Burning yikes, bummer these didn’t work out for you.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Nope. The stinging was so bad that it can’t be good for me.

  • NoOoOoO I cannot DEAL with stinging!!!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      The worst I have ever felt testing a wipe. I was so disappointed.

  • I was never a fan of Pacifica wipes

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I guess I have to say that now, as well.

  • That’s what happened when I used the new Olay Effect stuff!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Interesting. I don’t use any Olay items. Now I surely won’t.

  • I haven’t tried these. What a bummer that they look so natural, but stung so badly!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    I’ve tried these and had no issues. I didn’t find them to be amazing, but they worked

  • I found that at first these didn’t sting but if I used them consistently a few days in a row… I noticed sensitivity and stinging – a warmth burn so to say. I am so hit and miss with Pacifica wipes… and love that they are natural, love the packaging, but hate that my skin doesn’t lik them.

  • Ericka

    They seriously burned my skin so bad too! I can’t remove eye makeup! I’m sad to have to toss a basically brand new product that seemed so perfect. Love the scent and container.. But OUCH not worth the pain!!

  • Angel

    Yes I have used the Pacifica Cactus Wipes and they also burn the mess out of my face. Especially, underneath the eyes and upper cheek areas. I thought I was scrubbing way to hard at first but the next attempt at using them I wiped much gently. It definitely was not me. I’m not sure what it is but, whatever the ingredient is it burns!