November 5, 2020

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer Review & Swatches

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5 stars out of 5

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer ($45) launched a few months ago and has quickly become my favorite nightly moisturizer. And now that winter is here this is even better! It’s very hydrating formula and I absolutely love what it does for my skin. I use it nightly and wake up with brighter, smoother skin. A lot of my dullness is due to dryness! My skin tends to look really dull when it’s dry! A good hydrating moisturizer like this makes my skin look alive again!

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer was created for normal to dry skin types to treat finer lines and wrinkles as well as to address dryness and loss of firmness and elasticity. I can’t speak for finer lines and wrinkles nor firmness but I will say this is highly moisturizer.

It arrives in a 1.7 oz glass jar with a spatula to scoop out the amount you’d like to apply. The spatula actually attached to the top of the jar thanks to magnet that’s embedded in the top. You might recognize this feature as both Farmacy Honey Potion Warming Face Mask and Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer have the same design. I buy spatulas in bulk because I tend to lose them so, I always find the fact that Farmacy’s are metal and attach to the jar for safe keeping really rather handy.

The formula relies heavily on shea butter and vegetable oil for the hydration benefits and it does contain some ceramides as promises as well as propolis extract, honey, and royal extract but that is lower on the list. One star here is Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate which really adds that extra boost of hydration and likely gives this it’s creamy, balmy texture.

Speaking of texture…

This is lovely stuff. It’s thick and creamy and almost has a balm-like consistency that absorbs very easily into skin. It has the same honey scent that all Farmacy products seem to sport but I don’t notice any scent listed on the ingredients so I’m unsure if it’s artificial or not?

A little goes a long way at leaving skin smooth and hydrated and creating a nice moisture barrier around skin for long time moisturizing benefits!

I can’t rave this enough! It’s brilliant and a good pick up for drier skin especially now that the cold weather is setting in!

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer is available now.

Where to buy

Sephora

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer is a fairly new nightly moisturizer that hydrates skin with a blend of ceramides and honey. After reading the ingredients it contains shea butter and vegetable oil to do most of it’s hydration. It’s thick, creamy, and has a balm-like texture and absorbs very easily into skin. It works amazingly well on my drier skin and not only hydrates but forms a nice barrier of moisture on around my skin! It does have a light honey and beeswax-like fragrance!

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vegetable Oil/Olus Oil, C13-15 Alkane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-1, Diisostearyl Malate, Xylitylglucoside, Honey Extract, Betaine, Panthenol, Phytosterols, Ceramide Np, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Tocopherol, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Glucose, Bisabolol, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Triolein, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Arginine, Flavor (Aroma)*, Hydroxyacetophenone, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Dioleate, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

Pros

  • Very hydrating.
  • Absorbs easily.
  • Leaves skin very, very smooth.
  • Excellent texture that absorbs easily!

Cons

  • Jar packaging.
  • Has a light, honey or beewax like scent that might be an issue for sensitive users.

Who

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer is a fantastic pick for anyone with drier skin!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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Comments

  • Stephanie Guerrero

    Thank you for this post! I had completely forgotten about this. I quickly added it to my Sephora cart. 😀

  • Robin

    Hi
    I recently tried a sample of First Aid Beauty moisturizer and I really like it. How do Farmacy products compare to FAB?

    • Isabella Muse

      First Aid Beauty Moisturizer isn’t really anything like the farmacy one. Completely different ingredients and the textures are a good deal different as well 🙂 I find the Farmacy much more hydrating!

  • F1wild

    I appreciate your review, as all accept one Sephora Beauty Match reviews were gifted the product, and I wanted a non-biased. Cheers for this! My dry skin can’t wait to sleep with this, in a semi non slutty way.

    • Isabella Muse

      They actually offered me one as a sample as well but I didn’t end up taking it because the review process seemed like a lot of pressure! I wanted to buy it and do it on my own! I’m glad I did because I ended up loving it and my review wasn’t under any pressure to complete! I tested it at my own speed, etc…! ;-D