Review: Farmacy Honeymoon Glow

Review: Farmacy Honeymoon Glow

I constantly reach for the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow serum. It’s a double-hitter because it exfoliates AND hydrates skin. There are many exfoliating serums on the market. Honeymoon Glow is my favorite one. Because of this, I decided to write a review!

Purpose:

This is a night serum that removes dead skin cells and clean out pores. It also hydrates skin.

Cost:

$58 for 30 mL/ 1 oz.

Notable Ingredients:

  • AHA blend of lactic, glycol, citric, fruit). AHAs exfoliate the skin by breaking the bonds between dead skin cells so that they fall off.
  • BHA, which is salicylic acid from willow bark). BHAs go deep into skin to clean out clogged pores.
  • Flower Acid from Hibiscus flower extract. This helps remove dead skin cells.
  • Hyaluronic Acid for maintaining moisture.
  • Farmacy’s proprietary honey blend. Honey is a humectant. Humectants draw water to the skin and keep the surface hydrated.

Note: the AHA/BHA/Flower Acid blend is 14%.

Full Ingredient List:

Includes: Water/Aqua/Eau, Lactic Acid, Propanediol, Jojoba Esters, Glycolic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Honey Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Arachidyl Alcohol, Sclerotium Gum, Coco-Glucoside, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Gluconolactone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, T-Butyl Alcohol, Glucose, Calcium Gluconate, Citral.

*full ingredient list is from the Farmacy website.

How I use It:

I’ve been using Farmacy Honeymoon Glow for 5 months. I apply it 1-2 times a week at night. Sometimes, I use it as a spot treatment on my nose and chin.

Also, this is a great treatment to use right before a big event. Your skin will look amazing the following day!

Thoughts:

Originally, I bought Honeymoon Glow to see how it compared to Drunk Elephant’s TLC Framboos. I used TLC Framboos nightly. Since Honeymoon Glow has a stronger blend of AHA/BHA, I planned to use it 2-3 times a week.

After using it, my skin always looks amazing. It has a more even tone, less texture, and a healthy glow. It has a slight fragrance to it – like natural honey. The scent doesn’t bother me at all. Sometimes my skin will tingle when I first apply it. The tingling goes away after a few seconds.

Downsides:

This serum could irritate your skin because it’s so strong. However, if your skin is used to acids, and you follow the directions/do a patch test, you should be fine. 

Would I repurchase?

Heck yes. First, my skin always looks amazing when I use it. I always take it with me when I travel. I like to have it by my side – just in case. It DOES have a strong AHA/BHA blend. I only use it a couple times a week to make sure I don’t over-exfoliate.

Second, since I only use it a couple times a week, it’s lasted me a long time. $58 for 5 + months of using a product is a good deal to me. There are other exfoliating serums on the market for everyday use that are more expensive.

Where to Buy/Links:

Thank you for readying my review! Let me know if you’ve tried Farmacy’s Honeymoon Glow Serum. I’m also happy to answer questions!

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