December 21, 2016

Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy is a new cleansing balm that quickly breaks down makeup while leaving skin soft and smooth. Last year, I purchased and fell in love with Farmacy Clear Bloom Makeup Glideaway Cleansing Oil. It’s a very gentle cleansing oil that removes my makeup easily and doesn’t leave my already dry skin tight or drier.

As someone with dry skin I find a variety of different cleansers in a variety of different formulas very harsh on my skin. They just tend to strip my already dry skin of even more moisture and leave me feel extra tight after using them. It’s difficult to find one that doesn’t do that.

That’s where Farmacy Beauty comes in. Many of their cleansers are very good for my skin and don’t leave me dry or tight. The new Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is particularly awesome.

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Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is a soft balm-like texture with a sweet grassy green scent that reminds me of hard green candies. The fragrance is actually lime and orange which comes from the essentials oil in the formula. It comes housed in a 3.2 oz jar with a spatula that can be used to scoop the product out. For those of you that use Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, It Cosmetics 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm, etc…you’ll be right at home with this formula as it is quite similar to those in texture but you will find it is a lot softer and melts a lot easier once it touches skin.

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One of the things I was immediately impressed with was the break down factor on this formula. It’s a thick, waxy balm at first but as soon as it hits skin it melts down immediately into an oil of sorts. I thought Boscia Charcoal Makeup Melter Cleansing Oil-Balm would have more of a formula like this one. I loved, loved how quickly it broke down and turned into a cleansing oil like texture. It’s like you’re getting the best of the cleansing balm and the cleansing oil world.

If you’ve never used a cleansing balm it pretty much works a lot like a cleansing oil. You apply it on a dry face (which, of course, has makeup on it), massage it in, and add a little water to emulsify the balm (it’ll go milky), massage a little more, and rinse! As I said this breaks down very quickly and becomes more of an oil. It rinses clean away without leaving a residue or a sticky, tacky film. It contains some really great oils such as sunflower oil and ginger root oil as well as papaya extract with acts as exfoliator of sorts.

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It did an excellent job removing my makeup without leaving a trace behind. I used it on my eyes as well and I did not experience any sting nor cloudiness (plus there’s no warning on the box that says keep out of eyes).

Best part? It left my skin soft and smooth but not tight nor dry.

Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is definitely be added to my skincare cleansing routine. I absolutely adored this formula and thought it did a fantastic job breaking down makeup quickly and easily without drying my skin out.

Muse Approved.

Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is available now at sephora.com.

Muse Approved.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • CAROL G.

    Ooo, this sounds divine! I love cleansing balms and this might have to find its way to my house. The smell sounds nice too! Thanks I’ll have to check it out, Muse.

  • moda31

    I’ve tried a handful of cleansing balms in the past few months, and so far the only one that I particularly like is the Emma Hardie one. This sounds interesting though.

  • Emily

    Do you prefer cleansing balms over cleansing oils, in general? I had been using the Clinique balm, but toward the end of my second jar I realized I was getting tired of twisting open the jar and using a q-tip to scoop some out, so when I ran out I started using Tatcha cleansing oil. It’s much easier to lift off the cap, pump pump, and replace the cap than what I had been doing. Too soon to say if it’s made any difference in my skin whatsoever, but I think I may be a convert to oil over balm. At least for at home. Safer to travel with a jar of balm, I imagine.

    • Isabella Muse

      Not really, I’m an either/or kind of girl! I like cleansing oils just as much as cleansing balms. Both are excellent products 😀 Why don’t you buy a bulk of spatulas from ebay? That’s what I do. I use them for eye cream, cleansing balm, moisturizers, etc… 🙂 I get it though, the pumping is def easier. I double cleanse anyway, so I’m either twisting open or unsnapping a cleanser of something, I don’t even think about it at this point 😀

  • Ashley

    Fun fact: the little designs on the new Farmacy products are done by Kei Meguro!!

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t even think that’s mentioned on the box, but her soft touch portraits are easy to spot! She did this portrait of cara delevingne with a brooding look on her face that’s absolutely brilliant 😀