A lot of beauty brands make bold product claims, but usually those claims aren’t right in the product names. Pacifica decided to just go for it with the “Wake Up Beautiful” collection. Each of the products in the collection has that phrase in the name, essentially making the claim that they will perfect skin overnight. The original product from this line was the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask, which has been a popular Pacifica product for at least a few years now.
While all four products in the Wake Up Beautiful collection are appealing to me to a degree, the Wake Up Beautiful Mask is the one that stood out to me most. I had been interested in hydrating face masks for some time, but I liked the idea of a mask that could be left on overnight to speed up my night time routine. I was also curious if it would provide any special benefits after each use since Pacifica does make such bold claims! Needless to say, one of my recent Pacifica orders included this unique face mask.
Since this is an overnight face mask, I use it a few times a week in place of a moisturizer. I will be reviewing this product in the same way I would if it was actually marketed as a moisturizer instead of a face mask. Also, you might notice in photos that the product looks quite small. That’s because I have the “mini” one ounce size of this product, rather than the full-size version that is two ounces.
Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask product claims directly from PacificaBeauty.com
Supercharge your bedtime and wake up beautiful every day. Essential lipids, antioxidants and natural extracts help revive and hydrate. A no-rinse, non-greasy, non-sticky mask with aromatherapeutic benefits for relaxation.
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Other product details
- Price: $15.00 (full size) OR $10.00 (mini)
- Net weight: 2 oz. | 59 ml (full size) OR 1 oz. | 29 ml (mini)
- Made in the USA
- Appropriate for dry and combination skin types
- Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, or mineral oil
- Scent: geranium and rose absolute
- Shelf life: 12 months
- Where to buy full size Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask: PacificaBeauty.com or Amazon.com
- PacificaBeauty.com ships to the USA and Canada only.
- Amazon.com ships internationally to over 100 countries, but not all items will ship to every country. Update your default shipping address to see items that will ship to your location.
- Where to buy mini Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask: PacificaBeauty.com
- Overall rating: 9.0/10
- Packaging/ease of use: 10/10
- Hydration: 10/10
- Team player: 6/10
- Ingredients: 9/10
- Price: 10/10
Please note that I am not a skincare professional. I am simply an individual that enjoys learning about and using skincare products. Speak to your dermatologist or esthetician if you have any concerns.
Packaging/ease of use
Sometimes mini versions of products are packaged differently than full-size, but fortunately that isn’t the case here. I was happy to see that the full-size Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask has the same type of packaging as my mini version because I really like this packaging! It’s a recyclable plastic squeeze tube with a flip-top cap that’s easy to keep clean.
I appreciate that this mask is packaged in a squeeze tube instead of a jar for a couple of reasons. First, skincare products packaged in squeeze tubes instead of jars are more likely to remain uncontaminated. I apply my skincare products with clean hands, but there’s still always a chance that something will sneak into a jar! Next, jars don’t protect unstable ingredients from light or air. Many ingredients will degrade more quickly when exposed to light and/or air. Since squeeze tubes aren’t airtight, some air will be able to get in. However, that exposure is minimal enough not to be concerning (in my opinion).
The Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask looks just like a moisturizer when it comes out of the tube. It’s white, thick, and creamy. It applies easily to the skin, even more easily than a lot of moisturizers. I think Pacifica must’ve used some kind of sorcery to make this unique texture! Products that are thick and creamy usually take a little effort to work into the skin, but this one is different. It blends over the skin quickly and leaves no feeling of greasiness or tackiness behind. Instead, skin feels soft, smooth, and healthy!
To be completely honest, I’m not sure if the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask provides any more hydration compared to good night creams I’ve used, like Derma E Advanced Peptides & Collagen Moisturizer. That might sound like a bad thing, but to me it isn’t. I have combination skin, so I don’t need the most hydrating products out there. On the flip side, that might also mean that this mask isn’t quite hydrating enough for those with dry skin, even though Pacifica recommends it for dry and combination skin types.
I find that this mask provides just the right amount of hydration without going over the top and becoming greasy. It feels great on my skin! Also, a little spoiler on the ingredients…this mask contains a lot of ingredients that moisturize the skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which is a very effective humectant (this means that it draws in moisture and retains it in the skin).
You might’ve been surprised to see that I didn’t rate this mask well in this category since earlier I discussed how easy it is to use. Sadly, this product works best on its own or layered only over very light products like toner.
A product that I frequently like to use in my night time skincare routine is the Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant. I’ve learned that if I layer this Pacifica mask over that exfoliant, or any other products that I wouldn’t classify as “lightweight,” I experience a lot of pilling. In that situation, I get the best results when I use only a very small amount of the mask. Still, even then, I’ll notice some pilling later on if I scratch or rub my face.
If you want to use this mask with a lot of other products, or any heavy ones, you may not care for it. On the other hand, if you like a simpler skincare routine and don’t want to apply other products before this mask, it’s likely that you will enjoy it!
Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask contains some special ingredients that I’ve never researched before, so I was interested to see what I’d find! The product packaging touts floral cells, quinoa, and mushrooms, but there are so many more great ingredients in this formula. Here is the full list of all 26 ingredients:
aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, xanthan gum, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, rosa centifolia flower extract, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower water, panthenol (vitamin B), allantoin, tocopherol (vitamin E), hydrolyzed rice protein, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, hyaluronic acid, ganoderma lucidum (mushroom) stem extract, lentinus edodes (mushroom) extract, chenopodium quinoa seed extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, parfum (natural aromatherapy blend)
When I research ingredients, I classify them as “good,” “neutral,” or “bad.” I was very happy to find that 17 of the ingredients in this mask are “good!” That’s 65%, which is higher than average. 🙂 There are also seven “neutral” ingredients, as well as two that I consider to be “bad” in skincare products.
There are so many “good” ingredients that provide benefits to the skin, I’ll jump right in with brief descriptions of each (please note that my primary resources for ingredient information are INCI Decoder and Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary):
- Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil
- Improves damaged or irritated skin barrier
- Loaded with fatty acids, which smooth, hydrate, calm, and strengthen skin
- Natural moisturizer
- Aloe barbadensis leaf juice
- Helps wound healing
- Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter
- Emollient moisturizer
- Persea gratissima (avocado) oil
- Loaded with fatty acids
- Highly moisturizing
- Contains vitamin E
- Rosa centifolia flower extract
- Skin-conditioner with astringent and antioxidant properties
- Panthenol (vitamin B)
- Moisturizer and humectant
- Skin soothing and conditioning agent
- Tocopherol (vitamin E)
- Strengthens skin barrier
- Hydrolyzed rice protein
- Moisturizes skin
- Leaves skin feeling smooth and dry to the touch (this ingredient may be partly responsible for the unique texture of this mask)
- Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil
- Nourishing and moisturizing oil
- Contains fatty acids, vitamin E, and potent antioxidant gamma-oryzanol
- Hyaluronic acid
- Humectant; binds up to 1,000x its weight in water
- Plumps skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Ganoderma lucidum (mushroom) stem extract
- May visibly reduce discoloration
- Reduces signs of irritation
- Lentinus edodes (mushroom) extract
- Fades the appearance of sun damage and acne scarring
- Strengthens skin barrier
- Boosts skin elasticity
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Possible skin sensitizer according to Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary
- Chenopodium quinoa seed extract
- Skin conditioner
- Calendula officinalis flower extract
- Skin soothing with healing properties
- Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract
- Potent skin-soothing property
- May aggravate skin that is sensitive to plants in the daisy family
I don’t know about you, but I’m impressed! These ingredients are excellent for hydrating, soothing, repairing, and protecting the skin.
The “neutral” ingredients obviously aren’t so exciting. They neither cause harm or benefit the skin. Rather, they support the overall formula so the product can be effective. These ingredients include a solvent, emollients, emulsifier, thickener, and preservatives.
Lastly, for the “bad” ingredients that have the potential to harm skin… Jasmine flower water is used for masking the scent of other ingredients. I’m guessing that some of the natural ingredients (like the mushroom extracts) smell unpleasant, and this masking ingredient is used to disguise them. Why is jasmine flower water bad? Unfortunately, fragrance ingredients always have the potential to irritate skin. That leads to the next “bad” ingredient which is parfum (natural aromatherapy blend). Even though this fragrant blend is made with natural ingredients, it could still be problematic for some by causing skin sensitization.
While lentinus edodes (mushroom) extract and chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract are labeled as “good” ingredients and will benefit most people’s skin, I want to reiterate that they have the potential to be sensitizing. Due to these two ingredients, as well as the fragrance ingredients mentioned above, I think it would be best for those with sensitive skin to avoid this product.
It was more difficult for me to rate the price of the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask compared to other products I’ve reviewed, because I’ve never had anything in my skincare collection quite like this product. I did a search for “hydrating overnight face masks” and found that most of the results were considerably more expensive than this $15.00 Pacifica mask. I was happy to see that because while Pacifica is definitely in the drugstore price range, their products can sometimes be a bit pricey compared to similar drugstore products.
I think this product is an especially good value for those that don’t use it every single night. I use it a few nights each week and the mini size has lasted me quite a while. I still have about a third of the tube left, which tells me the full-size bottle might last someone like me close to a year!
Other products in the Wake Up Beautiful collection
The Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask is not a new product, but the other products in the collection are fairly recent launches. In addition to the mask, this collection now includes the following products:
- Wake Up Beautiful Dream Jelly Face Wash $12.00
- Wake Up Beautiful Overnight Retinoid Cream $24.00
- Wake Up Beautiful Microneedling Patches $15.00
I’m curious if these products would work even better together than individually. If you’re interested in trying all four Wake Up Beautiful products, Pacifica also offers a Wake Up Beautiful Bundle for only $64.00. That bundle includes the Wake Up Beautiful products, as well as a bottle of Dream Sleep Beauty Gummies (and for a limited time, a cute sleep mask!). This bundle is an $80.00 value, so definitely the way to go if you’re interested in this collection.
Does Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask actually perfect skin overnight? Unfortunately, I have to say it does not. I don’t think that’s a surprise to anyone, as there are very few products that can make a visible difference in the skin that quickly.
Looking back at Pacifica’s claims for the Wake Up Beautiful Mask, I agree with most of what they say. It does contain all of the types of ingredients mentioned. It also effectively revives and hydrates the skin. The texture is very pleasantly non-greasy and non-sticky. The claim about aromatherapeutic benefits depends on your perspective. If you enjoy floral scents, then I think they got it right! I don’t particularly like this scent, but it doesn’t bother me either.
As far as the “age-defying” claim goes, I reviewed the ingredients again and I don’t think any of them will help with wrinkles, but some will help with other signs of aging like sun damage. Many of the ingredients will also help to prevent signs of aging. It seems probable that this mask would also help with calming skin and reducing redness, though my skin doesn’t really need those benefits often so I can’t confirm from experience.
While I enjoy this mask, I’m not sure that it does more for my skin than most of the night creams and other moisturizers I’ve used in the last couple of years. It does have some unique ingredients, but I’m skeptical that there is anything differentiating this mask from a moisturizer.
My previous statement doesn’t sound very positive, but that’s just because I’ve used so many good moisturizers. If you’re on the hunt for a hydrating moisturizer or mask that will soothe, repair, and protect, Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask may be a great choice for you! I would only advise those with very dry or sensitive skin to avoid this product.
Have you tried the Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask or any other products from the Wake Up Beautiful Collection? If so, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!