Farmacy Beauty Honey Drop Moisturizer

I’ve used the Farmacy Beauty Honey Drop Moisturizer fairly consistently since I purchased it during the Sephora VIB sale, and I’m finally “hitting jar.” (Note: the pictures in the post are at least several weeks old). You get 50 ml / 1.7 fl oz of product for $58 CAD / $45 USD / £38.00.

Farmacy Honey Drop Moisturizer

I was inspired to purchase the Honey Drop after reading Sharmtoaster’s great review. This sounded perfect for me because I love lightweight moisturizers and I have oily skin. Unfortunately, it was just okay. It’s a decent moisturizer, but it’s really nothing special. There are many other moisturizers that give me better results and have a more pleasant user experience, and most of those are cheaper. Let’s talk about the claims:

  • “Boosts skin’s natural moisture” – Honestly, no. It doesn’t take much to moisture my skin (it’s oily and very hydrated), and this was less moisturizing than all of my favourite moisturizers. I feel like it sits on my skin and evaporates.
  • “Softens and soothes skin” – Somewhat. It could have done so much more! I had high expectations after all of the reviews I read.
  • “Improves visible firmness and elasticity” – No. I haven’t noticed any changes over the past two months, but maybe there are long term effects. Some of the ingredients looks promising.
  • “Gives an instant dewy glow” – Yes, but it dries down after about ten minutes and my skin looks pretty much the same.

Farmacy beauty Honey Drop Moisturizer

Here are some other observations:

  • It was fine under makeup. It didn’t add any extra radiance or longevity, but it didn’t take anything away either.
  • At night, it was never moisturizing enough on its own.
  • On several occasions, I’ve accidentally screwed the lid on too tightly and couldn’t get it off. It’s not a huge deal, but it’s annoying. This has happened to me with the Honey Potion as well, but I haven’t experienced with anything else (except tomato sauce).
  • The lid is magnetic, which is handy for storing the little metal spatula that comes with it.
  • The jar is pretty and Instagram-friendly, but I’m not a huge fan of jar packaging. Not because it’s unsanitary, but because it requires an extra step. Who has time to wash a spatula? Erm, who wants to take the time to wash a spatula? I like it when I can squirt products directly onto my face. (No, that’s not what I’m trying to say.)
  • The texture is okay. I like gels, but this is slightly too greasy for me.
  • I think I might enjoy this more if I lived in a humid climate; maybe it would absorb better.
  • I would recommend purchasing this if you’re really into green beauty and care about natural ingredients.
  • Check out Sharmtoaster’s post to read her take on the ingredients. Here’s a link to the ingredient breakdown on Cosdna.

 

You can read my initial impressions in these two Instagram posts:

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Here’s my evening skincare routine after a makeup-free day: Cleanse: @healavie__official Cleansing Oil Gel – this is a gel than melts into a oil as you massage it into your skin. I’ve had it for a week and I adore it. It’s also great for pulling sebum out of pores! I’ll post a review once I’ve played with this more. You can order it from @_daint. Toner: @leegeehaam_global Tea Tree 70 Mist Toner – I’ve used this on and off for two years. I ordered it from @bisoubeautybar. AHA: @stratiaskin Soft Touch AHA – Mandelic acid is my favourite type of AHA! Mist: @institut_esthederm Eau Cellular Spray – the mist is very fine and I love spritzing myself with this, but I won’t purchase it because of the price. Essence (1): #leegeehaam Tea Tree 90 Essence – this is essentially empty and I can’t decide if I want to repurchase it. I ordered it from HKC Plaza (would not recommend). Essence (2): @cosrx Advanced Snail 96 – I love this for hydration, decreasing redness, and healing blemishes. I purchased this from @cosmetic_jolse. Moisturizer: @farmacybeauty Honey Drop moisturizer – so far I like this, but I can’t decide if I should keep the second jar that I accidentally purchased during the #sephoravibsale 🙈 Overnight Mask: #cosrx Ultimate Moisturizing Honey – one of my all-time “holy grail” skincare products. I ordered this from @mikaela.beauty. Note: The cleanser and spray were gifts in my goodie bag at the @skinvestmestofficial #beautydatemtl event. Everything else was purchased by me, as usual. #skincareroutine #pmroutine #kbeauty #koreanskincare #healavie #daint #ljhcosmetics #stratiaskin #indieskincare #aha #mandelicacid #institutesthederm #frenchskincare #farmacybeauty #farmacyhoneydrop #greenbeauty #snailmucin #abcommunity #rasianbeauty #skincare #instaskincare #itgtopshelfie #oilyskin #reactiveskin #sensitiveskin

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I’ve acquired four products from @farmacybeauty in the past few months: HONEY DROP – I love lightweight moisturizers and this had some stellar reviews, so I expected to love this. However, it’s just okay. This isn’t overly moisturizing, even on my (hydrated!) oily skin. I’ll finish my jar, but I wish that I had gotten a sample first instead of dropping 58 CAD. SLEEP TIGHT – I’ve used about half of this sleeping mask so far. I haven’t noticed any firming or toning, but this mask does a decent job of preventing moisture loss overnight. I wouldn’t purchase a full size, but I would gladly use up another sample. HONEY POTION – I posted about this in October after only a few uses because I love it so much. Whenever I’m having an adverse skin reaction, I use wash-off mask and notice immediate effects. I don’t really like masks that have a warming sensation, but this one is fairly mild. I won this in a giveaway from @allanaramaa, but I will purchase this myself in the future. GREEN CLEAN – I received this balm cleanser from @skinvestmentofficial for attending #beautydatemtl. I’m waiting to finish my Banila Co. Clean It Zero before digging into to this so I can do a proper #1empty1newbie. I’ve tried it once and I liked it, but I don’t think I’ll like it enough to purchase it. I’ll let you know in a few months. I’m not really into “green beauty” for various reasons, but I like Farmacy a lot. The packaging is nice, although the jars can be tricky to open. I like that most products come with spatulas. The Green Clean spatula is stored within the lid and the honey products come with a metal spatula that sticks to the magnetized lid. Let me know what you think of these products or of the brand in general, especially if you disagree!

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I’m sad that things didn’t work out between me and the Honey Drop, but it’s probably for the best. I’m glad that I tried it, but I should have gotten a sample first. It’s okay, but it’s far from magical.

2 thoughts on “Farmacy Beauty Honey Drop Moisturizer

  1. I have noticed a lot hype around this brand a lot, but I’ve never tried anything from them myself. I do have oily skin myself, but I do my moisturisers to be, well… moisturizing 😀 I don’t enjoy thing that are too lightweight, which this one sounds like.

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