PCA Skin Facial Wash for Oily/Problem Skin

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Facial Wash Oily/Problem – A gentle cleanser that removes makeup, oil, dirt, and environmental impurities in breakout-prone skin.

  • Gently exfoliates
  • Contains a unique blend of ingredients that soothe and protect skin
  • Cleansing blend that purifies the skin and minimizes breakouts

Directions – Apply a dime size amount to damp skin and massage into a light foaming lather. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with the appropriate PCA Skin toner, treatment serums, and broad spectrum SPF product in the daytime, and moisturizer in the evening.

Skin Types – Oily/Problem/Combination Skin

Key Ingredients

  • Lactic acid – found in milk and sugars, this ingredient moisturizes the skin
  • Aloe vera leaf juice – a purifying ingredient that softens and soothes the skin
  • Gluconolactone – a gentle antioxidant that is calming, provides moisture and promotes a clear complexion

Available at http://www.pcaskin.com/facial-wash-oily-problem.html for $26.


Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Water, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Lactic Acid, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Citric Acid

All ingredients were researched on the Environmental Working Group’s website (EWG.org). Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate was the only ingredient that posed a possible health threat. “Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate is an antimicrobial preservative that works by forming formaldehyde in cosmetic products. People exposed to such formaldehyde-releasing ingredients may develop a formaldehyde allergy or an allergy to the ingredient itself” http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706077/SODIUM_HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE_(FORMALDEHYDE_RELEASER)/#


I use the Facial Wash in conjunction with my Spa Sonic Skincare System. I simply apply the cleanser to the brush and exfoliate thoroughly for about 2 minutes. The face wash lightly foams, and after use my skin feels so clean and fresh. I find makeup on my skincare brush that I thought I had gotten off with makeup removing wipes. It keeps my oil at bay throughout the day and has helped with the few pimples that I occasionally get.


  • Skin feels deeply cleaned and refreshed
  • Keeps oil and acne away
  • Feels great on skin and washes off easily


  • None that I have found

I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking to find a gentle cleanser that leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed, and help control oil and acne.


Katie Pierce

About Katie Pierce

My name is Katie and I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a B.G.S. in the History of Art, and a minor in Applied Behavioral Science. Currently I am working as a substitute teacher from grades preK to 12th grade. This job is fun, but my favorite job is being a wife to my husband, Stephen, who is a Paramedic. On our days off we like to go on runs with our beautiful American Eskimo, cook together, venture off to local breweries, and personalize our new home. -Not all in one day though ;) You can visit my blog at http://www.diylifeaftercollege.com for some diy tutorials and recipes.

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