Smells like the beach: Alba Botanica Coconut Milk Facial Wash Review

Alba Botanica was a completely new brand to me, but it’s definitely my kind of range; affordable, 8-% certified organic ingredients, soap free and ph balanced. I also love the retro bottle and it smells amazing.

This Coconut Milk Facial wash is actually more of a cleansing cream; I certainly didn’t feel any foaming activity but I prefer this kind of cleanser; it’s just a little more gentle.

This cleanser is supposed to work well for sensitive skin without drying it out (very important for me).


First off I adore the texture of his and the scent; I love anything that smells like a Pina Colada and this feels great to massage into the skin.

However….upon washing it off, I felt some tightness on my cheeks, which was a little uncomfortable. My cheeks can be dry but it was a turn off for me; there are lots of good ingredients in this cleanser but still, my skin reacted to it and I’m not sure why.

I used this a few more times but to be honest I gave up after that – I have SO many cleansers at the moment to try I wans’t going to stick to something that caused tightness. One with oilier skin may cope better this this.


Despite this experience, I still want to try some of their other products, like their Pineapple Enzyme range! Sounds yummy. They also have a Hibiscus Facial toner which sounds nice!


Certified organic aloe barbadensis and lavandula angustifolia juices, certified organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, octyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, vegetable glycerin, capric caprylic caprate, certified organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), zingiber zerumbet (awapuhi) and carica papaya (papaya) extracts, cocos nucifera (coconut) milk, aleurites moluccana (kukui nut) and macadamia ternifolia oils, tocopherol (vitamin E), carbomer, cetyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, methyl/propylparaben, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, and botanical fragrance.

You can buy this item from here.

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  1. liloo/tsunimee says

    this product looks like a whole holiday abroad in your crappy bathroom in lancaster. smell and packaging alone would make me want to buy this like … tomorrow. LOVE the idea of this. I would not call $12 super affordable though…