Pacifica has been one of my favorite brands for years. I’ve mainly used their skincare products, but I’ve also purchased some of their makeup, body care, and hair care products. One of my very few gripes with Pacifica products is that most of them are fragranced. A lot of people can’t tolerate fragrance in their skincare and makeup products because skin on the face is more likely to be sensitive than skin on the body. While I prefer unfragranced skincare and makeup products, I do enjoy a good scent experience from my body care products! Pacifica makes some really lovely fragrances, including the fragrance used in the Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion.
I love strawberries AND peaches, so Pacifica’s Strawberry Peach collection really appealed to me when it launched! This collection started out with five products, but it currently consists of a body scrub, body lotion, and body wash. I tried the body wash first and loved it so much, I just had to get the lotion too!
I’ve now been using the Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion for a few weeks and really am enjoying it. If you’re interested in this fruity body lotion, keep reading for my full product review! I’ll discuss packaging, ease of application, hydration, ingredients, fragrance, and price.
Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion product description from PacificaBeauty.com
Hydrate your beautiful body. An inspiring aromatherapy blend of fresh strawberries and peaches, fruit extracts, hydrating sunflower and vitamin E oils come together to support your most beautiful skin.
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Other product details
- Price: $10.00
- Net weight: 5 oz. | 147 ml
- Made in the USA
- 50% recycled plastic tube
- Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, or mineral oil
- Where to buy: PacificaBeauty.com
- PacificaBeauty.com ships to the USA and Canada only.
- Overall rating: 9.6/10
- Packaging/ease of application: 10/10
- Hydration: 10/10
- Ingredients: 8/10
- Fragrance: 10/10
- Price: 10/10
Packaging/ease of application
Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion is packaged in an adorable ombre pink squeeze tube. It’s made out of 50% recycled plastic that can be recycled again! I appreciate that Pacifica offers a free recycling program (they even give loyalty points to those that use it) to make it even easier to recycle their products.
I think squeeze tube packaging is perfect for this body lotion. It’s not too thick, so it’s easy to squeeze out. I like that with this type of packaging, I don’t have to dip into a jar and get the lotion under my nails. With body butters, I accept that as part of the deal, but otherwise I don’t want to fuss with it! Anybody else with me on that? 🙂
Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion has a smooth creamy texture. It’s not an especially lightweight formula, but it’s not heavy either. As texture goes, I think of this as a standard body lotion. It rubs into the skin quickly and doesn’t take too long to absorb. I don’t like it when moisturizing products leave me feeling sticky or greasy all day long, and this one does not do that. You can confidently put on a pair of pants after applying this lotion, without fear of your legs getting stuck!
Hydration is always a tough category for me to review because it’s so subjective. I try to be fair to the products I review by basing my opinion on the specific type of product. For example, in this case, I’m reviewing a body lotion, not a body butter. Body lotions are not meant to be as heavy or hydrating as body butters.
In the fall and winter months, my skin tends to be consistently dry. However, in the spring and summer when it becomes more humid where I live, my skin is normal to slightly dry. During these warmer months, I find Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion to be plenty hydrating. I think it would still be hydrating enough in the cooler months as well, with a heavier moisturizer added into my rotation a couple of times a week.
I think most people will be pleased with the amount of hydration this lotion provides. Those with very dry skin may prefer something heavier, like a body butter. Alternatively, those with very dry skin could use this body lotion “as needed” between applications of heavier products.
I’ve been very impressed by some of the ingredients used in other Pacifica body care products, so I was excited to research the ingredients in Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion. I’m not as critical of the ingredients in my body care products as I am with my skincare, but I like to see several ingredients that will benefit the skin on my body, too. I’ll still point out the ingredients that could be problematic to those with sensitive skin as well.
I wasn’t disappointed by my findings and I hope you’ll feel the same! Here is the full list of ingredients for this product:
aqua, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, octyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, stearic acid, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, fragaria ananassa (strawberry) leaf extract*, prunus persica (peach) leaf extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), hyaluronic acid, tocopherol (vitamin E), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower/leaf/stem extract, camellia sinensis (white tea) extract, arnica montana flower extract, laminaria digitata (sea kelp) extract, xanthan gum, chamomile recutita (matricaria) flower extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, parfum**
*ingredient was listed twice; I removed the duplicate that I believe to be incorrect **natural aromatherapy blend
This is an interesting mix of ingredients, including several that are great for the skin! When I research ingredients, I classify them as “good,” “neutral,” or “bad.” Good ingredients provide specific benefits to the skin, neutral ingredients neither benefit or harm the skin, and bad ingredients have the potential to be sensitizing. Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion contains 12 “good,” 10 “neutral,” and 4 “bad” ingredients. I’ll start with brief descriptions of the 12 good ingredients that skin loves.
- Aloe barbadensis leaf juice
- Natural moisturizer
- Fragaria ananassa (strawberry) leaf extract
- Skin conditioner
- May fade brown spots by inhibiting the tyrosinase enzyme which forms melanin
- May preserve collagen by inhibiting collagenase, which breaks the peptide bonds in collagen
- Prunus persica (peach) leaf extract
- Skin conditioner
- Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
- Purest and most researched form of vitamin C
- Potent antioxidant
- Evens and brightens skin tone
- Boosts collagen production, which helps to keep skin smooth and firm
- Hyaluronic acid
- Binds up to 1,000x its weight in water
- Plumps skin and reduces appearance of wrinkles
- Tocopherol (vitamin E)
- Strengthens skin barrier
- Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
- Improves damaged or irritated skin barrier
- Loaded with fatty acids
- Camellia sinensis (green tea) extract
- Camellia sinensis (white tea) extract
- Laminaria digitata (sea kelp) extract
- Contains antioxidants
- Nourishes and hydrates the skin
- Chamomile recutita (matricaria) flower extract
- May cause a reaction in those that are aggravated by other plants in the daisy family
It’s great to see so many ingredients that hydrate and improve skin, as well as the antioxidants that protect skin from free radical damage! I wish more of these ingredients were closer to the top of the list (only three of them are in the top ten) since those are the ones with the highest concentrations. However, it’s possible that some may be more effective at lower concentrations.
Next up: neutral ingredients. These are the “supporting players” in the formula. These ingredients perform important functions and are things like solvents, emollients, thickeners, and preservatives.
The remaining ingredients are the ones I’ve labeled as “bad” for their potential to harm skin. Fortunately, these are all in the second half of the list and therefore likely to be included in very small concentrations.
The first is lavender extract which is a fragrance ingredient. Unfortunately, fragrance ingredients are some of the most common skin sensitizers. Next is arnica montana flower extract. Some sources think it has an anti-inflammatory property, but it can cause skin irritation. Witch hazel extract has antioxidant and soothing properties, but one of the antioxidants (tannin) can make it sensitizing. It also contains a fragrance component called “eugenol” which may be sensitizing. Lastly, “parfum” which is Pacifica’s proprietary natural aromatherapy blend. Pacifica doesn’t disclose the composition of the “parfum,” but it likely includes skin sensitizers.
I know those “bad” ingredients sound intimidating, but they aren’t likely to cause problems for most people. I’ve never experienced any type of irritation or sensitization from this product. To stay on the safe side, I think those that have sensitive skin on their bodies should avoid this lotion.
I feel like a bit of a hypocrite here since I just finished reviewing Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion’s ingredients which included some fragrance ingredients that could harm skin. But let’s face it, most of the people buying this product are probably interested mostly for its scent. I know that’s what drew me in!
As I mentioned in the intro, I love strawberries and peaches so I knew I’d enjoy the scent of this lotion. I was not wrong! This lotion smells delicious. Pacifica describes the scent as smelling like fresh strawberries with a hint of peach, but I think it’s the other way around. I’m not entirely sure I can even discern a strawberry scent, but the peach is quite strong!
If you don’t like lotions that are heavily fragranced, this one probably isn’t for you. While I enjoy this lotion’s scent, I have to admit that it is intense! If I put it on in my bathroom and my husband goes outside, he says he can smell it outside! It does fade over time, but the scent is potent when first applied.
I’ve noticed lately that some of Pacifica’s products are quite expensive considering it’s a drugstore brand. Fortunately, Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion is reasonably priced at $10.00 for five ounces (147 ml) of lotion. There are plenty of alternative body lotions in the drugstore price range that can be purchased for less than $10.00, but I’ve found that most are not cruelty-free or vegan.
The other drugstore body lotions also aren’t likely to contain the long list of skincare ingredients that are found in this one from Pacifica. The ingredients and unique fragrance really set this product apart. I think it’s well worth $10.00!
Pacifica Strawberry Peach collection
Do you think you’d really like the strawberry peach scent like I do? You may want to pick up the other Pacifica Strawberry Peach products. It’s a small collection, but not one to be overlooked! Here are the other products available:
- Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Wash $10.00 (I previously reviewed the Pacifica Ocean Citrus Body Wash that is very similar except for the scent; unfortunately, that product has been discontinued, but you may still find my review helpful)
- Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Scrub $13.00
- Pacifica Strawberry Peach Bundle (includes body lotion, body wash, and body scrub) $26.00
- This bundle has a $33.00 value; definitely the way to go if you want to try all three products!
I haven’t tried the body scrub, but I do have the body wash. I’ve been enjoying it as much as the lotion! I use it every time I shower, and then I apply the Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion to moisturize.
I’m so glad I discovered the Pacifica Strawberry Peach collection this year! The scent is great year-round, but especially in the summer. I really enjoy the Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion since its scent lingers on the skin for a while after it’s applied. I don’t feel the need to put on any perfume when I’m wearing this lotion because it makes me smell sweet as a peach!
Pacifica doesn’t make any bold claims about this product, but instead provides a brief description. First, they state that it hydrates. I can definitely confirm that! They go on to state that the aromatherapy blend, sunflower seed oil, and vitamin E support beautiful skin. The aromatherapy blend smells great, but it doesn’t actually do anything for the skin. The sunflower seed oil and vitamin E do, though, along with the other skincare ingredients I mentioned in the “Ingredients” section of the review.
I think anyone that enjoys fruity scented body lotions would really like Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion! It’s quick to apply, hydrates the skin, contains excellent ingredients, smells amazing, and it’s affordable! What more could we ask for? 🙂
Do you plan on trying Pacifica Strawberry Peach Body Lotion? What about other Pacifica body care products? There are so many great options. Let me know in the comments!