Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to try out some products from Farmacy – a new brand that’s been on my ‘watch list’ since they arrived at Sephora back in September of last year. What’s unique about their skincare line is that they use farm-grown botanicals and combine them with advanced technologies to create gentle, irritant-free formulas that protect, firm, and even skin-tone.
Farmacy offers a full range of skincare products, from herb-infused lip balms, hydrating coconut gel masks, and everyday skincare like cleansing oils, exfoliating grains, serums, creams and balms. I’m currently testing out their facial serum, but in the meantime, I wanted to start by sharing my review of the Farmacy Lip Blooms.
Farmacy Herb-Infused Lip Blooms
The Farmacy Herb-Infused Lip Blooms are moisture replenishing and protective treatments for your lips. They are available in 6 quite literary ‘mouth-watering’ scents that are infused with aromatic herbs. The scents include: Strawberry Basil, Lavender Mint, Honey Ginger, Vanilla Mint, Citrus Lemongrass, and Apple Rosemary.
The Lip Blooms feature the brand’s signature ingredient – Echinacea GreenEnvy™, a unique, patent-protected variant of echinacea purpurea that contains the highest known concentration of cichoric acid, a natural antioxidant that helps protect the skin. For maximum hydration, these Lip Blooms also contain nourishing oils, including Castor Seed Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil, which create a protective barrier on the lips leaving them smoother, softer and fuller.
Ingredients: Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Patented Echinacea Purpurea ‘Greenenvytm’ Root Extract, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax / Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Flavor, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Behenate/ Eicosadioate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol.
Farmacy Lip Bloom Review
Packaging – First off, I can’t help but admire the packaging of the Farmacy Lip Blooms. The container has a modern and minimal feel to it that adds an extra touch of sophistication. It’s also very sturdy, yet surprisingly lightweight, so it doesn’t add that much weight to your purse. The best part is that the top cover doubles as a little mirror so you can see where you’re applying the balm!
Formula – The formula is the perfect consistency. Solid lip balms can sometimes be difficult to work with, but this one has an almost gel-like consistency that makes it easy to pick up from the pot using your finger. On the lips, it adds a noticeable amount of shine, similar to a lip gloss.
Scent – The Farmacy Lip Blooms have a light, herbal scent to them to match their name. My ‘Lavender Mint’ Lip Bloom smelled amazing – very natural and fresh smelling. It’s probably one of the best smelling balms I’ve tried so far. While the scent can be quite strong to begin with, it does start to dissipate once it’s been on the lips for a few minutes (either that or you simply grow used to smelling it since it’s just under the nose!).
Results – Now, for the most important question – how well do these moisturize your lips? For me, the Lip Blooms provide instant relief for my super chapped lips. They soften and smooth my lips when applied fairly liberally (two-three coats). They also add a healthy yet natural looking shine to the lips. Unfortunately though, the hydration isn’t incredibly long lasting. Within 20 minutes, the formula seems to wear away, and while my lips are still left feeling soft, they’re just not nearly as smooth as when I’d first applied it. I find this to be pretty typical of lip balms though – in comparison to Burt’s Bees and Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments, Farmacy’s Lip Blooms have around the same lasting power.
Overall, if you’re looking for a lip balm that’s made with natural ingredients and amazing, high-quality scents, I’d definitely recommend trying out Farmacy’s Lip Blooms the next time you’re at Sephora (in-store or online – you can find them both places!). You can also find the Farmacy Lip Blooms on Farmacybeauty.com. They retail for $16.50 each.
Have you tried Farmacy products?