Review: Farmacy – Green Clean

Brand: Farmacy

Skin type: Suitable for all skin types

How to use: Scoop a generous amount with the spatula. Use fingertips to massage into the skin with gentle upward and outward circular motions. Rinse off with a splash of water or wipe off with a warm, damp muslin cloth for ultimate comfort.

Ingredients: Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Peg-10 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Amino Esters-1, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Amber Powder, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Disodium Phosphate, Citric Acid.

How does it smell? An undertone of something citrusy with a slightly earthy, warm scent that slightly overpowers the citrus. Almost like a child’s medicine smell which sounds awful but it actually quite cathartic when your using it.

How does it feel? It starts off as a balm but instantaneously melts into a luxurious oil that moves around the skin efficiently.

Cost? £32 for 90 ml/ $44 for 3.2 oz

How long did I test for? 4 weeks.

What I liked? Oh my god – THE most soothing thing for my dessert dry skin. It is one of those rare products where I feel proud of myself for applying it because I know my skin will look amazing, as oppose to those things where I put it on because I bought it and now feel like I have to use it. Ingredient wise I would say they market the most important ingredients as; moringa tree extract, sunflower and ginger root oils and papaya extract. Moringa may seem pretty familiar to most of you because Emma Hardie also uses this ingredient in her cleansing balm. It is an African super plant, so to speak, it is not a cheap oil and so you can see what products with this in it are a little more expensive than similar products. It is known to soften skin and retain moisture, and while I haven’t tried the Emma Hardie one (yet) I can vouch that it is legit. Echinacea Green Envy is the other prominent ingredient in this product, with Farmacy being exceptional at exploiting the immune boosting and restorative properties. Anyway, I’m going to stop babbling because I think you get it. I like it.  

What I disliked? I think maybe the Clinique ‘take the day off oil’ may have a slight edge when it comes to removing water proof make up but I reckon a little more rubbing (gentle) is worth soothing effect this always brings.  

Would I buy again? Yes!

Where can you purchase? Cult beauty and Sephora