Farmacy Products on Sensitive Skin Review

I purchased the Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm from Farmacy and absolutely loved it. The product was aesthetically pleasing and worked wonders on my skin. The cleansing balm wasn’t as oily as the Clinique one I used previously. I didn’t want to purchase anything during quarantine because I haven’t been working since the stay-at-home order. Then I noticed that I was close to finishing my night cream from Estee Lauder. 

I checked the price for Estee Lauder’s night cream and felt I needed something a bit cheaper. I didn’t want to put a dent in my bank account. Suddenly, I remembered a Sephora employee had said Farmacy’s line worked great on all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Sure, the cleansing balm worked but what if the other products didn’t? I was skeptical because I usually try a product in stores before I buy. I took a chance and thought, “why not?” It’s something I actually needed. I went to Farmacy’s website and they had these adorable gift sets and I impulsively bought two. 

One of the gift sets I purchased was the Farmacy Market, which contained Very Cherry Bright Serum Vitamin C serum, Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer, Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm and Honey Potion. The original price for the Farmacy Market is $52 but there is a sale so I purchased it for $45. 

On the back of this set, it said, “This set features best-sellers from each of our ingredients line.” The three ingredients it featured was moringa and papaya, which cleanse and detox. Acerola Cherry helps brighten and visibly firm skin with vitamin C and finally, the mouth-watering ingredient, honey, which helps hydrate and glow. 

The Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is already a favorite of mine. I won’t go in-depth because I wrote about it in the article, Clean Beauty Products Perfect For Spring, which can be found on Overachiever Magazine’s website. I will say that it’s clean, smells a tad minty and has an aesthetically pleasing color. 

The main reason I purchased this set is because I needed a good moisturizer and I’ve always wanted to try the Daily Green Oil-Free gel moisturizer. You can apply this in the morning and night. It has 0.5 fl oz/15 ml. This moisturizer is oil-free and silicone-free. Plus, the best part is that this is a light-weight moisturizer. It hydrates your face for a good amount of time without feeling greasy. It’s vegan and cruelty-free. It has hyaluronic acid and a blend of phytonutrients known to help clear pores and reduce shine. I already have a morning moisturizer so I’ll use this at night. 

When you open this moisturizer, it’s a beautiful light green color similar to matcha. It has a wonderful scent as well. It smells like eucalyptus mint! The scent isn’t too powerful but you will be able to smell it when you open it up. I am very sensitive to smell but this is very pleasant so I don’t mind it. If you’re worried, wait until your nearest Sephora opens up again to smell it for yourself. 

It’s a soothing gel-like consistency and makes my skin feel a bit hydrated. If I were to get a reaction, it’d be almost immediately but I haven’t had any reaction. When I touched my face after usage, it felt so nice and smooth. When applying it, you can still smell the scent but once it’s on the face, that scent is gone. The next morning, my face still looked smooth and hydrated. 

The Very Cherry Bright is a Vitamin C serum with acerola cherry. The Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid helps brighten and reduce the appearance of dark spots without irritation, which sounds like a god-send. The packaging is a skinny and cherry red color. At first, I thought it was an eye cream. This contains 0.34 fl oz/10 ml. You apply this serum in the morning and at night before your moisturizer and after you use a face wash. 

I only used one pump and spread this over my face. At first, I thought my face felt tacky but it could just be the serum. It does have a nice light cherry scent. I used it on my face and it did look beautiful! Not bad for the first time! My face didn’t react badly to it either. Even when I woke up the next day. This is a really nice surprise. Especially when I have sensitive skin. 

The last item in this set is the Honey Potion. It’s a renewing antioxidant hydration mask. This is a warming face mask that nourishes and revitalizes skin for smooth, glowing complexion. It sounds so nice and just suits my skin needs. I was scared of using any honey product on my skin because you never know if any ants will bite your face and smell the honey. It’s probably all in my head. For this mask, I don’t detect any certain scent and it definitely doesn’t smell like honey. Maybe my face will be ant-free after all! Like any face mask, it’s not intended to be used every single day. You can pamper yourself as if you were at a spa by using it once or twice per week. 

The jar contains 0.5 oz/15 g and suggests to spread a thick layer on your face. Massage it into your skin for one or two minutes while it warms and transforms into a white cream. Leave it on your face for 10-15 minutes then you rinse it off. You can rinse it off anytime between 10-15 minutes but I usually rinse it off after 10 minutes, just to be safe. 

The hydration mask is truly a thick consistency but it doesn’t feel heavy when applied on the face. I massaged it into my face for a minute and could feel the warmth of the mask. It was really nice! I was afraid I might develop a rash because the bottle said it was warming but my face was fine. I rinsed off the mask after 10 minutes and my face was ultra-smooth. It felt like a baby’s bottom. Weird comparison but true. My face did look glowing and felt very hydrating. I finally found a face mask I truly enjoyed! 

The other gift set was The Beehive. On the box it states that it’s a best-seller for glowing skin, let’s see if that’s true! There’s the Honey Potion and Honeymoon Glow. Man, all of these products sound so delicious. The original price for The Beehive is $40 but since there is a sale, I snagged it for $28. There is little to no chemical ingredients, so far I’ve seen in these products. That’s one of the reasons why I decided to try the other products. When using skin care, it’s important to use natural ingredients. 

The Beehive has the Honey Potion, which I stated in the set above and Honeymoon Glow. The Honeymoon Glow is an AHA Resurfacing Night Serum. It’s described as a three-in-one night serum. It hydrates and clarifies dull skin while you sleep. It has 14% of AHA/BHA gentle flower acid blends to resurface, and honey and hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture. The serum contains 0.4 fl oz/12 ml. Similar to Honey Potion, there’s no particular scent but I did detect a hint of a sweet smell. This is a serum so you use one to two pumps to clean your skin at night but use 2-3 times per week. The website said slight tingling may occur. This set also has a sample of the Green Clean Cleansing Balm. 

I used two pumps of Honeymoon Glow and it felt really nice on my skin. I integrated this with my nighttime skincare routine so I used a toner, moisturizer, aloe vera, etc. I used this before the moisturizer in the Farmer’s Market kit and my skin felt and looked great. It seemed like my skin did have a nice glow to it. Which is good because my skin didn’t look like a well-oiled machine. 

All of these products were a hit for me. I will definitely continue using this! I have used this for a week and a half now and my face looks hydrated and I have less zits now!

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