When it comes to great skincare, brands that use natural, farm-fresh ingredients are at the top of my list. Farmacy is one of those brands. I’ve been using their skincare for about 3 months now and simply can’t get enough of their amazingly gentle and nourishing line of serums, moisturizers, and cleansers.
If you’re completely new to Farmacy, the Farmacy Perennial Picks Discovery Kit is a great little intro into their ingredient-conscience skincare line. The set comes with four products including their foaming exfoliating cream cleanser, a skin radiance serum, a renewing night treatment, and a lightweight day cream, all of which help with fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, and uneven skin-tone. And because it has all the basics, it makes for a great travel kit too, especially if you’re already a fan of Farmacy. Here’s the full rundown of products you get to try out with this kit.
The items included in the Perennial Picks Kit are all powered by Echinacea GreenEnvy™ and include:
- 1.4 oz New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains
- 0.27 oz Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum
- 0.5 oz Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
- 0.5 oz Rise N’ Shine Daily Moisture Lock
New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains
Exfoliation is just as important as cleansing when it comes to keeping the skin clear and bright. The New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains makes it easy to incorporate both into our everyday routine. This multitasking cleanser comes in a solid powdery, slightly grainy form, but transforms into an gentle foaming cream when mixed with water. It works to gently cleanse, exfoliate, and clarify skin.
How to Use: Pour a small amount of the grains about the size of a quarter into palm and add a few drops of water. Mix until it forms a foaming paste. Massage onto skin with gentle circular sweeping motions. Rinse off and pat dry.
My Review: The New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains uses rice bran powder to exfoliate, which feels incredibly gentle and soft on the skin. The formula as a whole thoroughly cleanses my skin and absorbs all of the excess oils. At the same, it feels incredibly soothing and keeps the skin balanced thanks to ingredients like White Willow Bark, Carrot, Green Tea and Marshmallow. I’ll even take a bit of the foaming cleanser and gently massage it around my eyes – surprisingly, it removes all of my waterproof eyeliner and mascara!
Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum
If your skin is in need of an extra boost of hydration, the Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum makes an excellent addition to a daily skincare routine. It can be used both morning and night to help improve skin’s natural hydration while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and visibly firming and smoothing. It also helps restore the skin’s overall radiance and glow, and promotes an even skin tone.
How to Use: Use morning and evening on clean skin. Warm one dropper dose of serum between palms of hands and gently press into skin from forehead to chin and neck. Follow with day or night moisturizer.
My Review: When it comes to adding extra moisture while keeping my skin balanced at the same time, this serum does the trick. Within just the first couple of applications, my skin not only felt more hydrated, it also looked brighter and more even toned. Formula-wise, I like that it’s quite thin, which makes it easier to spread across the skin and faster absorbing. (You can find my full review of the Farmacy Invincible Serum here.)
Rise N’ Shine Daily Moisture Lock
The Farmacy Rise N’ Shine Daily Moisture Lock is a lightweight day cream that smooths the skin, helps visibly reduce lines and wrinkles, and increases firmness and elasticity.
How to Use: It can be used daily by warming a small amount between palm of hands and pressing lightly into skin. Blend with upward and outward sweeping motions.
My Review: Rise N’ Shine Daily Moisture Lock is soothing morning treatment that provides a light dose of hydration (making it particularly great for the Spring and Summer months). It feels almost weightless on the skin, and absorbs within seconds. The immediate result is smooth, soft, and supple skin, that creates the perfect base for makeup.
Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
The Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm works as you sleep to reinforce the skin’s natural moisture content for increased firmness and toning. It also helps to restore elasticity, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
How to Use: Use nightly on clean skin by warming a small amount between the palms before and applying a light layer onto the skin. Blend upwards and outwards.
My Review: The formula is quite unique in that it’s solid gel in the jar, but quickly warms to a balm-like consistently upon contact with the fingers. The rich, luxurious texture quickly spreads to an even coat over the skin, and feels super calming, soothing and hydrating. It has a light herbal scent (kind of like a mix of lime and mint) that’s also very refreshing yet calming. The next morning, it leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.
Available at Sephora.com for $45
Have your tried Farmacy’s farm-fresh skincare?