I had my reservations about trying Farmacy Honey Potion Warming Face Mask when I noticed the texture was in fact like sticky, gooey honey! Honestly, I’ve slathered myself in far worst things but Farmacy Honey Potion Warming Face Mask had a, shall we shall, unique consistency. Remember that scene in the Great Outdoors with John Candy when the big bear chased him?
I totally had a mental image of myself being chased by a big old bear while I was slathered in this mask! It totally didn’t go down like that thankfully but what did happen was I came out of the experience with smooth, moist skin.
Farmacy Honey Potion Warming Face Mask ($56) comes housed in a glass jar that weights in at 4.1 oz. It would be right at home sitting with your jams, jellies, and marmalades but as tempting as it is, please don’t eat it.
It deserves to be mentioned, because I place such importance on great packaging, that this comes with a tiny metal spatula for application. But that’s not what’s really cool about the packaging. What makes this pretty special is the fact that the cap has a magnet in it so, you can slap the spatula on top and it’ll stay there. Why is this exciting me? Because I tend to misplace the little spatulas that come with my moisturizers and eye creams. That little magnet makes a world of difference as I can wipe it off, place it on the top, and it doesn’t move from that spot until I take it off.
But packaging aside the real joy is the mask itself. This is a warming massage mask that address drier skin, fine lines, dullness, and uneven skin tone. It contains amino acid rich royal jelly as well as honey. As you can see from the texture it quite resembles a balmy version of your favorite honey. It has a gooey formula that’s a tad bit frightening on the initial application as it feels sticky and tacky. As you massage it in (take some time to do so, 1 to 2 minutes is recommended) it’ll turn from a sticky jelly to a white tacky cream. After you give your face a brief massage you can allow the mask to do the rest and let it stay on your skin for 15 minutes prior to washing it off. As you massage it does warm up and does have a warm slightly tingly feeling during the wear. It kind of reminded me of Biore’s Self Heating One Minute Mask. It does tingle slightly through the wear but didn’t sting or burn my skin. However, the tingle deserved mentioning for those with sensitive skin. It actually rinses clear away after 15 minutes. I felt for sure it would leave behind some sort of film but it rinses off completely without an issue. I didn’t see or feel any visible difference in my skin. The effects apparently take a second because after using it, the next day, my skin looked brighter and was incredibly smoother to the point my moisturizer absorbed instantly on application. So, don’t expect instant results but you will see and feel them the next day. The mask acted like an exfoliating scrub of sorts as the dry, flakiness around my cheeks disappeared with a single use.
I had my reservations about this mask as the texture was odd and the lack of instant results disappointed. But the Farmacy Honey Potion Warming Face Mask does deliver softer, smoother, brighter skin if you’re patient!