Checking out Farmacy’s Honey Drop
I was already a fan of Farmacy Beauty thanks to the brand’s use of high quality natural ingredients, specifically honey (one of my absolute favourite foods).
So when it came time to buy a new moisturiser, I thought I’d check out the brand’s Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer, a silky gel-cream with a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly (at least on my skin).
Farmacy Honey Drop
Infused with echinacea honey (an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and humectant), hyaluronic acid, little beads of cupuacu butter for moisture (which you can just about see if the photo), this formula also contains glycerin (to soften), as well as camellia (to soothe), and propolis (also a great soother).
Slightly randomly for a natural-leaning brand this does also contain a small amount of alcohol (which is generally pretty skin-drying and sensitising).
The Full List of Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Glycereth-26, Glycerin, C13-15 Alkane, Alcohol Denat., Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Methyl Gluceth-20, Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Allantoin, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Betaine, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Aroma (Flavor), Sorbitan Olivate, Sucrose Stearate, Acrylatesc10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Agar, Calcium Alginate, Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diheptyl Succinate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Tromethamine, Cetearyl Olivate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
On the Skin
Although I initially expected this moisturiser to smell like honey- like the brand’s Clean Bee cleanser- it actually doesn’t smell of much at all (perhaps a plus point for sensitive skin types).
My other initial impression that this would turn out to be one of those thin gels that hydrates and soothes was happily correct, however.
Because this lightweight lotion seems to contain just enough hydration and moisture that my (currently highly sensitive- thanks weather!) skin soaks it up and is comfortable.
Meanwhile the alcohol here doesn’t seem to dry my skin out as I thought it might.
And as a plus, this texture is so thin that it spreads easily on my face and so I need to use very little in one go.
Instead this is one of those moisturisers that’s easier to build up in layers once dried, rather than trying to put on loads initially (if I do that I find I have to use the excess on my arms and chest).
Great for: A summer or warm weather moisturiser.
Not-so-great for: Those who don’t like alcohol in their products.