Honey In Skincare: Featuring Farmacy Beauty

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If you’re an avid skincare lover like myself you will have noticed the recent trend that is honey skincare. I feel like I have been seeing this particular ingredient pop up everywhere. But when I finally wanted to try it for myself my mind immediately thought of Farmacy. For me they felt like the OG brand, the one that brought honey to the mainstream. So today we are going to break down the benefits of honey as an ingredient in skincare and talk about some of Farmacy’s iconic honey products. 

THE BENEFITS 

Honey has a ton of benefits for the skin. It is antibacterial, probiotic, and healing as well as being super nourishing and hydrating. So it can be used to treat a number of skin ailments from eczema to acne. Here are some of the most popular uses for honey in skincare;

Honey for exfoliation: The organic acid in honey like gluconic acid accelerates shedding dead skin cells

Honey for acne: Helps to reduce pimples and breakouts due to its anti-bacterial properties.

Honey for sensitive skin: Rich in anti-inflammatory factors that soothes sensitive skin.

Honey as a moisturizer: It is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from he air) like glycerine.

FARMACY’S USE OF HONEY

Every type of honey is different and varies depending on the type of plant pollenated. In Farmacy’s case they use Echinacea GreenEnvy™ honey which has 300% more natural antioxidants in its roots than regular Echinacea. Farmacy also works with local farmers to insure the quality of there key ingredient and to make sure they are cultivating the honey responsibly. 

FARMACY’S PRODUCTS  

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Honey Potion Mask: The renewing antioxidant hydration mask

This mask really does it all and is and is my all time favorite from the brand. It is an intensely hydrating mask that helps to support skin renewal. Healing honey, soothing propolis and amino acid-rich royal jelly nourish dry skin and give it the support it needs for a younger appearance and that dewy glow. Essential B vitamins also help to smooth skin while glycerin locks in moisture. This product is very unique because gently warms when you massage it into the skin and transforms into a rich cream. I can not rave about this product enough. It is like a luxurious facial in a jar. When ever I need to pamper myself I always reach for this mask. It helps to hydrate and does an amazing job at nourishing my skin. When ever I have any irritation I always make sure to use this product and it immediately helps to calm and reduce redness. I am seriously obsessed with this mask and will purchase it again and again. 

*Honey Drop: The lightweight moisturizer

This is a weightless and intensely moisturizing gel-cream. It helps to plump, nourish and hydrate the skin with a triple hyaluronic acid complex and six natural superfoods, including of course the famous Echinacea GreenEnvy™ honey. It also contains golden cupuaçu butter beads that melt into skin and disappear as they’re absorbed, releasing long-lasting hydration you’ll see and feel! This moisturizer has a very light weight gel consistency that sinks into the skin beautifully. It sits nicely under makeup and actually creates a smooth plump base. This product again didn’t cause and irritation and actually helped to soothe my skin. The product worked well for me but wasn’t my all time favorite from the brand I think I would recommend to try the Honey Potion to Clean Bee first. But if you are in the market for a light weight (and extremely hydrated) product this is a wonderful option!

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*Clean Bee: The ultra gentle facial cleanser

This is a soothing and ultra gentle face cleanser, which is perfect for everyday use. It helps to lift away excess oil, impurities and makeup while still moisturizing the skin with honey and hyaluronic acid. It is also completely free of harsh ingredients and even has a pH level of 5.6 so it is safe for all skin types. It also has soothing and calming properties thanks to the blend of turmeric, chamomile, calendula, aloe and licorice root. I have overly sensitive skin and sometimes it can be hard to find a cleanser that gets the job done with out irritating. But this quickly found it way into my everyday rotation. It is gentle enough for me to use everyday but still sufficiently removes makeup and dirt. My skin also feels super smooth and hydrated after use and never feels tight. I have a deep love for this product and have already put a significant dent in it which means it will definitely be a repurchase for me in the future. If you have very sensitive skin with me and have trouble finding products that are soothing while still effective I would highly recommend this! 

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*Green Screen: The daily environmental protector broad spectrum SPF 30

This mineral sunscreen helps to create an invisible shield to guard against harmful UVA/UVB rays and environmental pollution. The formula is also non-greasy, and has a SPF of 30. The two active ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide sit on the skin’s surface to deflect damaging UVA/UVB rays. I was never a huge fan of sunscreen ( I know don’t yell at me) but I could never find one that didn’t irritate my skin or clog my pores. This was the first sunscreen that I actually used consistently in my skincare routine and I was pleasantly surprised. After using this product every day for a month I didn’t have any irritation. I think this is mainly in part to the healing properties of the Echinacea GreenEnvy™ that is included in all of their products. Because I don’t know much about sunscreen in skincare this is a definitely a product that I want to continue to explore and use but for now it gets a thumbs up from me! 

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*Honey Butter: The beeswax lip balm

A 100% natural lip balm formulated with the Echinacea GreenEnvy™ Honey, as well as coconut oil, cocoa butter and cupuaçu butter to help deeply nourish your lips. As a natural humectant, the Echinacea GreenEnvy™ Honey soothes, hydrates and delivers potent natural antioxidants. The Vitamin E softens dry lips, royal jelly nourishes with amino acids and propolis calms and heals. What more could you ask for in a lip balm! I have been using this non stop since receiving it and my lips have been the softest they have ever been (no scrub needed). I have also found that my lips no longer get flaky or textured since I started using this product. While it is deeply nourishing it doesn’t feel overly heavy or thick on the lips. It has a comfortable slip to it that helps to smooth the lips and ready them for any type of colored lip product. Which is why it has been my go to for under lipsticks! I also find that it lasts a decent amount of time before I find myself needing to re apply. This is definitely a go to product for me! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this break down of honey in skincare and let me know what you think of the Farmacy products! 

Xoxo Mel

*PR disclosure: Some of these products were sent to me to test out but all opinions are my own. 

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