July 26, 2017

Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer Review

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.

There isn’t a lot from Farmacy’s Skincare Collection that I haven’t loved and that love extends to the new Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer that was introduced a few short weeks ago. Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer is contains a Triple Hyaluronic Acid Complex as well as tiny cupuaçu butter beads which moisturizes skin and aids in retaining that moisture.

I already use and love Farmacy Honey Potion Warming Face Mask so, trying out this new moisturizer was a no brainer. I didn’t even have to try it to know I’d love it and that’s exactly what happened on first use, I fell in love.

Here’s my review and thoughts on the formula!

I wasn’t so sure that trying this in the Summer was a good idea. Honey, cupuaçu butter, Hyaluronic Acid, it seemed like I was setting myself up for shine and oil even though I’m drier. But I dove right in anyway!

This arrives in a small glass jar that holds 1.7 oz of product. It comes with a metal spatula just like the Honey Mask and the lid is magnetic so after you use the spatula you can slap it on the lid and it’ll hold it in place. I can’t tell you how many plastic spatulas I’ve misplaced. I lay them down and they fall into a crack in time somewhere. I love I can use this, wipe it off, and just lay it on the lid and it sticks like magic!

As the for the moisturizer, it’s just as lovely as the packaging.

This is a water-based gel light yellow cream with tiny cupuaçu butter beads that are visible upon opening the jar. I had some reservations about those beads as I felt sure they wouldn’t burst and I’d have them sitting on top of my skin but they do in fact burst and absorb into skin. The cream starts out as a creamy gel but when it hits skin it thins out and becomes more water and instantly absorbs. At first it felt a little slick for daily use but I noticed within moments of absorption the “wet” slicker feel disappeared and my skin felt very smooth and very well hydrated. I think it’s rare to find a moisturizer that not only visibly hydrates right away but also one that retains that moisture throughout the day. My skin remained very soft through the entire day and my makeup looked more even and smoother because of this.

Farmacy formulated this with their Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey which is a natural humectant that attracts water and retains it. It also contains Royal jelly which contains nourishing emino acids as well as propolis as well as a Triple Hyaluronic Acid Complex. It’s a fantastic combination of ingredients that work wonderfully well on my drier skin leaving it smooth, soft, and well hydrated but never greasy, shiny, or oil.

As I mentioned before, many of the Farmacy products I’ve tried I really enjoyed and the Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer is no exception. It’s a welcome addition to their skincare line up and works beautifully as a daily moisturizer under makeup to keep skin moist, smooth, and soft throughout the day which in turn makes your makeup look great.

I liked this one and I’m quite happy to add it to my daily skincare routine.

Anyone try it?

Do share your thoughts.

Muse Approved.

Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer is available now at sephora.com for $45.

Water, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, C13-15 Alkane, Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Theobroma Grandflorum Seed Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Allantoin, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Ocimum Balsilicum (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, Flavor, Sorbitan Olivate, Sucrose Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Agar, Calcium Alginate, Mica, Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Diheptyl Succinate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Tromethamine, Cetearyl Olivate, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl Glycol.

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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  • Heidi

    Oh, I like that ingredient list. The magnetic lid and spatula are a great idea, too.

    Did I miss it, or is there no mention of price?

  • Amy Baldwin

    Tried and I like it. Been searching for a daily moisture, this one does the trick. I have dry dull skin. Purchased after you wrote about it

  • kjh

    Farmacy is an American green brand, right? The ingredients look positively Korean, and that’s a compliment!

  • Christina

    What a coincidence. We just talked about this moisturiser in your other post. Haha! I had a feeling you were going to test it out, though, seeming as you love these types of moisturisers more than I do–it really packs a punch with the three different types of hyaluronic acids and reminds me of some of the Japanese products. Yah, I love it as well, and I think the packaging is just beautiful!

    • Isabella Muse

      Yes! 😀 It was funny you mentioned it because I was just on the cusp of a review. It does indeed remind me of a Japanese formula. The texture is lovely and light but it still has a nice boost of moisture! The packaging is lovely and looks cute next to the honey mask! Mama and baby haha!

  • Robin

    Can you wear a water based moisturizer under a cream/liquid foundation? For some reason, I keep thinking it will cause my foundation to separate.

  • moda31

    I’ve been trying this out for the last couple of nights and I was surprised to find that I really like it.

  • Dee

    This sound wonderful and a must try. Do you use a primer over this?

  • Linda M

    This moisturizer sounds very interesting. I love your detailed reviews – you’re the best! I may have to try this one for sure.

  • Carolina

    This is something that I would love to try! Maybe when I finish my Clinique moisturizer I’ll buy this one!

  • Ann

    I just purchased this and love it. Makes you skin feel so soft and also keeps it very hydrated.

  • Regina

    I got a sample of this and have fallen in love. I have already picked up the full sized jar.

  • Lauren Turkel

    Do you like this moisturizer better than the Stratia?

    • Isabella Muse

      Stratia’s formula contains a better assortment of ingredients that will seal moisture in and help to build your moisture barrier up. Farmacy’s formula is great and also contains fabulous ingreds but acts more as a traditional moisturizer versus Stratia’s which I consider as more of a serum or a treatment of sorts.