Pacifica: Future Youth Collection

by Nicole Collins

Pacifica

There are some brands that hold a permanent spot in my heart, and Pacifica Beauty is one of them.  I used to buy their $10 solid perfumes at Whole Foods when I was in my twenties, and man did it bring all the boys to the yard!!

Pacifica launched in 1996 and was clean and organic long before those were the buzziest marketing words in beauty.  It’s always been an accessible clean brand that really delivers amazing results. When Brook Harvey-Taylor and her co-founder/husband Billy launched Pacifica, it was all about starting a movement based on authenticity of values and honoring the earth.  

Their latest skincare collection “Future Youth” celebrates the brand’s clean origins with modern innovation.  Brook says, “This is a line for ‘you’ now and for your future self. These products were created for those that grew up with the brand, their children, and new discovery of skincare.”

The four piece collection is about cleansed, hydrated skin along with sunscreen and plant powered nutrients that fortify the skin’s barrier, all of which create healthy skin long-term. No aggressive exfoliators. All skin-loving nutrients. Transparent skincare that leaves you with a glow thanks to skin loving ingredients including their proprietary Flora+Peptide 11TM  , Pacifica’s longevity complex with multi-peptides, phytonutrients, functional flowers and kombucha.  

There are just four steps in the collection, which I appreciate because honestly who has time for more than 4 steps?  I’m jealous of anyone who just thought “I do”.  

The first step in the routine is the Foaming Cleansing Gel, a gentle plant-based formula using the Flora+Peptide 11TM longevity complex, phytonutrients, flower oils and vanilla to leave skin clean and hydrated. In clinical studies, after just one use, 100% of users confirmed skin felt clean without residue, 97% agreed impurities were gently removed, 88% noticed skin felt refreshed and 78% noticed skin felt hydrated after rinsing. I love the scent and how gentle it is on my face and eyes.

Step two is always all about the eyes, and Pacifica nailed it with the Time Shift Eye Serum.  It’s  lightweight and unscented and deeply hydrating, which is ideal for the delicate area around my eyes. It’s also formulated with the Flora+Peptide 11TM  longevity complex and visibly improves the appearance of fine lines around the eye area, helps brighten the appearance of dark circles and improves the appearance of skin’s elasticity and firmness. In clinical studies, in just 10-days, 88% of users agreed skin around the eyes felt more hydrated and 82% noticed skin around the eyes appeared more radiant. After 4-weeks of continued use, 89% of users noticed skin around the eyes retained more moisture ​& appeared more radiant, 83% confirmed an improvement in overall texture around the eyes, and 81% saw an overall more youthful appearance around the eyes.  I’m using it morning and night and loving it for its mega hydration.

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Step three is the Gravity Rebound Serum, a lightweight serum for the face, neck and decolletage also using the Flora+Peptide 11TM  longevity complex.  It’s rich in multi-peptides, phytonutrients steeped in omega 6 and 9, functional flowers such as Edelweiss (for its ability to protect and repair skin) and Kombucha (which smooths and improves texture). Clinical results showed statistically significant improvement in fine lines (after 10 days) and firmness (after 4 weeks).  In just 10-days, 87% of users agreed skin felt softer, 84% noticed skin looks more radiant & youthful, 84% noticed an improvement in overall skin texture and 81% agreed skin looks healthier and more able to retain moisture ​.  After 4-weeks of continued use, 93% of users agreed skin felt more hydrated, 91% agreed skin looks healthier, 88% noticed an increase in skin’s overall radiance and 81% felt skin’s integrity was stronger and firmer.  I’m hooked and using it morning and night!  


Finally, the Daily Turnaround Hydrating Moisturizer (with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection SPF 50) also uses the Flora+Peptide 11TM  longevity complex and is fortified to hydrate and protect against daily skin stressors and absorbs easily.  In clinical studies, 97% of users noticed the product went on smoothly & seamlessly without a white cast, 97% confirmed skin was deeply hydrated, 89% noticed a boost in skin’s radiance and 89% agreed skin texture was smoother.  I love how lightweight it is and the fact that it’s got a heavy dose of SPF in it!  It also looks great under makeup and doesn’t pill.  


Every product in this gorgeous (ahem insanely affordable) collection is created for all skin types including sensitive skin.  Textures are all lightweight and deeply moisturizing, which is a feat!  The Flora+Peptide 11TM  longevity complex is delivering real plant powered results without any harsh ingredients.  They all smell slightly of strawberries, which sort of reminds me of summers when I was a kid in the best way.  


And Pacifica always remains true to their authentic values that are the foundation of the brand. The entire collection is formulated without parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, silicones or talc and is 100% vegan & cruelty-free and made with compassion for the planet. Cherry on top, the cartons are made from 80% sugar cane upcycled fiber, and the glass bottles are recyclable.  

“Pacifica” was coined from lyrics in a Joao and Astrud Gilberto song (couldn’t love this more as I listen to “The Girl from Ipanema” on repeat) heard while Brook and Billy were driving to their favorite surf spot. Beauty, and life, is all about self-exploration and remaining true to your values.  In a crowded sea of beauty products and brands that is nearly impossible to sort through, Pacifica has always stood out.  Kudos on another amazing collection, Brook and Billy!

 

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