Alba Botanica Natural Acne Dote Deep Pore Wash (Oil-Free)


REVIEW Description:

An invigorating facial cleanser for acne-prone and/or oily skin, this product fights breakouts with ingredients like salicylic acid and witch hazel.

Where to buy:

Amazon,,, various drug stores. I found mine in Whole Foods’ beauty care section.


I’ve been using this product for a few months now -- I enjoy how it smells (minty!) and intensely cleanses my skin after a serious hot yoga sweat session. Back when I was struggling with acne/blemishes, this product would’ve served me better than it does now. For those who are experiencing acne, I think you’d like this face cleanser. It does a good job of fighting blemishes while still containing naturally-based ingredients. This is not the most natural cleanser I’ve used (as compared to raw honey face masks and oil cleansing), but it’s a convenient, inexpensive, and effective option.

Alba Acne Dote Cleanser | Skincare | Wholesomely Hannah

Didn’t love:

I would not recommend this product to people with super dry or sensitive skin. I have combination/somewhat sensitive skin, and I only use a dime-sized amount (I mix it with water and then apply to my already wet face). This works well for me. However, if I accidentally use more than that, my face feels way too dried out post-wash.


Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2%)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Coco Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow Bark) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Sodium Chloride, Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance

Price tag:

$7.69 (from Amazon)

Additional thoughts:

I’m not sure if I’ll buy this again. I used it while it lasted, but now I’m going to look into cleansers without salicylic acid in them. From this product, I've learned that my skin doesn’t need that ingredient right now. 

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