Honey is one of my favorite superfood and I do not hesitate to apply it on my skin, or even on my kid's skin. Honey has some amazing skin-saving properties. Honey is a natural anti-bacterial, making it perfect even for acne treatment and prevention. It is full of antioxidants making it perfect for anti-aging. It is very hydrating and soothing while giving a nice glow to the skin. And when I saw the products from Farmacy Beauty online while browsing through the new arrivals on the Sephora Canada website, I knew I had to try these, so they were in my Sephora ‘Loves List' since then until I got a chance to try these last month.
Farmacy Beauty is known for their unique farm-grown botanicals, which fuses age-old wisdom with cutting-edge technologies to create irritant-free bioactive formulations for fresh, radiant skin. Farmacy products are a synthesis of nature and science. The products contain Echinacea GreenEnvy™ which is a unique patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea. GreenEnvy™ contains a high concentration of the phytochemical Cichoric Acid, a potent natural antioxidant which helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen. Cichoric Acid also normalizes the skin pigmentation process to promote a more evenly toned complexion.
I have combination skin for your reference which is prone to congestion and acne, I have to be very careful when choosing the skin care products. Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ and Farmacy Honey Savior All-In-One Skin Repair Salve have been a part of my skincare routine for more than six weeks.
Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy™
Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy™ is described as a long-lasting, lightweight moisturizer combining Echinacea GreenEnvy™ Honey, Triple Hyaluronic Acid Complex, and Cupuacu Butter Beads. It is designed to promote a vibrant, glowing complexion, Honey Drop delivers powerful antioxidants to help nourish the skin and glides on effortlessly to create a smooth, hydrated finish. It is suitable for all skin types and great for dry skin, to boost skin's natural moisture, soften and sooth the skin, improves visible firmness and elasticity, and to give an instant glow to the skin. It is formulated with naturally derived ingredients and not tested on animals. There are some interesting ingredients including 6 Superfoods and Botanicals, which I have linked here if you are interested to read more.
The packaging of this moisturizer is so beautiful I must say, the heavy glass jar, the design, the wooden top of the jar with the ingenious magnetic spatula that attaches to the top so that to never lose it. I have been using this moisturizer during my day as well as night skincare routine. In the morning, I use it over my serum and before my sunscreen or makeup. It gives a very subtle glow to the skin, skin feels moisturized, soothed and smooth minus any dryness or flakiness. The makeup sit on pretty well over it, never had any issues of makeup rolling off the face. During my evening skincare routine, I apply this over my serum or night treatment as the last step. It does not leave any residue but sinks in pretty well into the skin. My skin has been behaving really well with this, it never inflamed or irritated my skin or the problem areas. The skin feels glowy, moisturized, and I did feel that soothing effect, even in my problem areas. This moisturizer is a winner for me and would highly recommend for all skin types. I did thought it to be sticky before I used it as it contains honey, it was never like that. The texture is very lightweight and sinks into the skin very fast.
Farmacy Honey Savior All-In-One Skin Repair Salve
Farmacy Honey Savior All-In-One Skin Repair Salve is described as a soothing and healing multi-purpose salve that targets extra-dry skin, calms irritations and helps treat minor abrasions caused by dry, cracked skin. It contains a combination of honey (used since ancient times for wound care), amino acid-rich royal jelly to nourish the skin, and propolis, a natural antiseptic found in beehives. It is great for dry skin, dullness and uneven texture, good to be used on hands, elbows, legs, feet, sunburn, hair, after waxing, nails, brows, or as a highlighter.
I have used it in all the ways I could think of before writing this review and the weather was perfect for me to create those pre-conditions and test how well it worked. I apply a small amount on the clean area and massage it until it is absorbed. It has worked great on soothing and healing the dry winter skin on my hands, elbows, legs, feet, and nails. The texture of the salve is thick and does need a good amount of massage, but it is all worth the results. On the face, it gives the perfect highlighter effect when used n the high points of the face. It has been a great brow tamer, the brows stay in place with this thick gel kind of formula. I used this on my arms and legs after waxing, and it has kept the skin moisturized without my usual bumps after waxing. I am going to take this salve for my upcoming vacation to see the effects of after-sun care. I will share my views on my Instagram or update this post.
Overall, I am really satisfied with the claims and the results of both these products from Farmacy Beauty, Farmacy Honey Savior All-In-One Skin Repair Salve and Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy™. These two have made me more intrigued to try more from this brand. Farmacy Beauty Products are available at Sephora Canada.
*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life', all views and opinions are based on my own experience.