Welcome to Farmacy, the farmer cultivated, science activated beauty brand that has become the cream of the crop in the skincare industry.
So what has led the New York based company to blossom? The brand is rooted in a love for gardening and has combined active naturals with high-tech extraction processes (like cold pressing) and lab-derived molecules for high-performing, non-toxic results.
The truly effective formulas are based around one key ingredient; a patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea, Greenenvy, which is a high concentration of the phytochemical Cichoric Acid - a powerful natural antioxidant which helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen. Cichoric Acid also normalizes the skin pigmentation process to promote a more evenly toned complexion (hyper-pigmentation). In just two hours, the ingredient is transported from the farm to the lab, where it undergoes a cold pressing process, similar to cold pressed juices, and is added to many of the products within the collection.
Here, I’m walking you through a few of the products I had the opportunity to try.
Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector (SPF30): As a now Californian, I recognize the importance of sunscreen more than ever. While we should all make a conscious effort to protect our complexions, it is extra important when you live in a place that feels like summer everyday! Most sunscreens just ward off UV rays, but Farmacy’s protectant is shaking up the SPF game and taking it one step further. The Daily Environmental Protector fights against *blue light,* the harmful light emitted from our computers, phones, etc., which also causes damage and aging. The formula is packed with the antioxidant phytochemical cichoric acid, which shields you from environmental aggressors that harm the skin and inflammation at a cellular level. Not to mention, it leaves behind a perfectly matte finish - no white face!
Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer: The lightweight moisturizer is all the buzz! The honey-infused formula manages to be both airy and intensely hydrating at the same time, and features unique Cupuaçu butter beads that burst on contact and leave skin super soft. And, unlike mass-produced honey - which can be teeming with pesticides—the Farmacy honey comes only from bees that live on the brand’s carefully nurtured lands and pollinate the Echinacea GreenEnvy flowers! Bonus - you get a magnetic (*lose-proof*) spatula - genius. #QueenBee
Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm: This product is the balm.com and has become a permanent step in my skincare routine! The minty-green, melt-in-your-fingertips balm-to-oil is made with nourishing oils (such as sunflower, ginger root, papaya extract, etc.) to wash away ALL of your makeup (waterproof included), oil and dirt. As a native New Yorker, I'm looking at my fellow east coasters and all the pollutants that are battled on a daily basis. After a nightly use and gentle massage of the balm all over your face, your skin will feel incredibly soft and clean!
Lavender Mint Lip Balm: This soothing, herb-infused lip balm forms a protective barrier on the lips, leaving them smoother, softer and fuller looking! The glide on formula contains Echinacea GreenEnvy™, which helps protect the skin and supports collagen, while the castor seed oil provides a plant-based protective film on the lips that helps preserve natural hydration levels, while sunflower seed oil helps maintain the skin’s barrier function with high levels of emollients derived from natural essential fatty acids.
Want to give the collection a try? Head on over to Farmacybeauty.com, Sephora.com and Sephora stores in the U.S. and Canada and Cult Beauty in the U.K.
So next time you're in the area, head in and make your debut to see what you discover!