Monday, July 25, 2016

Farmacy Perennial Picks Skincare Discovery Kit Review

I've been testing out some new skincare products from Farmacy this month - the Perennial Picks Skincare Discovery Kit contains mini-sizes of four of the brand's natural beauty line, including the Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum, New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains, Rise 'N Shine Daily Moisture Lock, and Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm. And I have a video review for you!
*sent by PR for review* 
Farmacy Perennial Picks Skincare Discovery Kit

Farmacy is a natural beauty brand that uses farm-grown botanicals from upstate New York, including their signature Echinacea GreenEnvy. The Perennial Picks selection is intended to be a simplified version of the 10-step Korean skin care regimen employing the brand's products.

I have a video review for you to see here if you want to see the products in action and/or scroll below for my usual written review.



Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum is intended to help with hydration as well as lines and skin tone. Here is what the brand has to say:

This serum has been clinically proven to improve the skin’s natural hydration and reduce the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles, while also firming and smoothing. It helps restore the skin’s overall radiance, promotes an even skin tone and healthy glow.


Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Patented Echinacea Purpurea ‘Greenenvytm’ Root Extract, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Strelitzia Nicolai Seed Aril Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Amino-Esters-1, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Salicylic Acid, Solanum Muricatum Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Sorbic Acid, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Lawsonia Inermis Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Extract, Pearl Powder (Margarita Powder), Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract.
Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum

The product comes in a glass container with a metal-lidded dropper - you press the button at the top to move liquid into the dropper then release onto your skin.
Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum

The serum is unscented and watery. It is completely weightless and non-irritating. If you have dry skin you will need an additional moisturizer to apply following the serum.
Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum


Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains are a power-to-creme cleanser and exfoliator. Just add water and massage into skin to remove dirt and dryness. Here is what the brand had to say:

A potent, all-inclusive skincare treatment, the grains cleanse, exfoliate and clarify in one step for fresh, clear skin.

Ingredients: 

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Powder, Citric Acid, Water (Aqua), Mannan, Phaseolus Angularis (Adzuki) Seed Powder, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Patented Echinacea Purpurea 'Greenenvytm' Root Extract, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract, P-Anisic Acid, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Spirulina Plantensis Powder, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains
The Exfoliating Grains come in a glass jar with an oak top. Upon adding water, the product transforms into a light creme cleaner that feels very refreshing. There is no added scent, but it smell somewhat clay-like. There are a few larger grains, but most of the product is so fine that it polishes skin with no sensation of scrubbing or scratching at all, which is great for sensitive skin. This product left my skin clean, healthy, and glowing, without being dry. It is perfect for travel since it powdered - I will definitely be buying more of this!

Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains

Farmacy Rise 'N Shine Daily Moisture Lock is a light creme designed to combat fine lines and dryness. Here is what the brand had to say:

This lightweight day cream soothes the skin, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and delivers a renewed sense of firmness and elasticity.

Ingredients: 

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Soybean Glycerides, Lactobacillus Ferment, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Patented Echinacea Purpurea 'Greenenvytm' Root Extract, Jojoba Esters, C10-18 Triglycerides, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax. Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Amino Esters-1, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Caprylyl Glycol, Carrageenan, Cetyl Palmitate, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Glucose, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)Seed Wax, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extractm Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Pearl Powder, Polyglycerin-3, Sclerotium Gum, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Sodium Phytate, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Sorbitan Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum.
Farmacy Rise 'N Shine Daily Moisture Lock
 The creme comes in a glass jar with oak lid that is gorgeous and reusable (I will repurpose mine for cleanup acetone for my manis as well as hair creme for travel.) The product has no scent and is light-feeling. It was not too heavy for the hot weather we have been having, which is great. The high glycerin content means that is is gentle and effective for my skin, which loves glycerin-based moisturizers.

Farmacy Rise 'N Shine Daily Moisture Lock


Farmacy Rise 'N Shine Daily Moisture Lock

Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm is intended to provide strong moisturizing along with improvements in elasticity. Here is what the brand had to say:

Reinforcing the skin’s natural moisture content, this balm aids firmness and tone while helping to restore elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients: 

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Dextrin Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Octyldodecanol, Patented Echinacea Purpurea 'Greenenvytm' Root Extract, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Amber Powder, Amino-Esters-1, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Cor Urcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ormenis Multicaulis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Silica Silylate, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water (Aqua), Zingier Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil.
Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

The Night Balm comes in the same packaging as the Daily Moisture Lock. It has a firm oil-gel texture and a strong, but pleasant ginger scent (there is ginger root oil in it). This is a heavy moisturizer that feels occlusive. It absorbs quickly and instantly relieves any itchy, dry patches. This was a bit too rich for the hot summer for me and I experienced some acne the first week I used it. The formula is rich in natural oils and will probably be better suited to my skin in the winter, so I will put it away until I turn the central heating back on.
Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

Overall I was very happy with the Farmacy Perennial Picks Skincare Discovery Kit, though the Sleep Tight Balm is something that I will save for the dryer winter months. The standout for me was the New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains. This was a total surprise for me, as I am not a regular user of exfoliators other than to rub my pumice stone on dry patches to shed them. Normally I use a salicylic acid-based body wash, but I used the Exfoliating Grains in place of that in the shower at night and felt my skin was much cleaner, fresher, and brighter. The fact it is powdered and doesn't have to go in your liquids baggie for carry on is an added plus!

In addition to the products I reviewed, Farmacy offers a huge variety of masks, so fans of those might want to have a look! These products are available on the brand's website or through high-end retailers like Sephora.

See any things here you want to try?

*sent by PR for review*

Farmacy is a natural beauty products brand that employs farm-grown botanicals from upstate New York. Their signature ingredient is Echinacea GreenEnvy.


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