Farmacy beauty is kicking off spring with a featherweight gel moisturizer inspired by its best-selling Green Clean cleansing balm. Key ingredients include hyaluronic acid, willow herb for controlling oil production and a trio of greens (eucalyptus, cucumber, kale) for calming inflammation.
Full ingredient list:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Propanediol, Glycerin, Isoamyl Laurate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Moringa Oleifera Leaf Water, Inulin, Betaine, Niacinamide, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Fructose, Sodium Polyglutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Carbomer, Cellulose Gum, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Hydroxide, Eucalyptol, Xanthan Gum, Piperonyl Glucoside, Cellulose, Glucose, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Silica Silylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Maltodextrin, Gluconolactone, Eugenol, Citral, Triethyl Citrate, Beta-Caryophyllene, Geraniol, Limonene
Daily Greens is $38 for 50 mL so, as always, we expect the ingredient’s to match this price. In this section we look at the top line of ingredients (bar water and glycerin because they are in everything!) to deduce what you can really expect from this cream.
Propanediol – Alcohol, used in cosmetic products as an emollient, humectant, and/or solvent.
Isoamyl Laurate – Used in skincare to improve the texture of the product, can come from a plant and be synthetically made.
1,2-Hexanediol – Preservative.
Inulin – Draws water from the environment into the skin.
Betaine – Known as an osmolyte, an ingredient that helps skin adapt to moisture losses and gains, essentially working to balance skin’s hydration.
Moringa Oleifera Leaf Water and Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract – Contains naturally occurring vitamin C to help with fine lines and wrinkles.
Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract – Used in skincare as both an exfoliate and skin softener.
Hyaluronic Acid (4 Types) + Polyglutamic Acid – Improves moisture levels in the skin, that work in synergy to optimize skin hydration.
Willow Herb + Niacinamide – Helps reduce production of excess oil and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract and Cucumis Sativus – Kale and cucumber extract which are rich in phytonutrients to nourish, soothe + detox.
Let me know if you try it out or if you’d like me to review it.