This week we have more skincare products for you, as we prep for summer, we’re all aware that we tend to wear less makeup in the warmer months, so its a great time to start re-focusing on skincare! Today we have a couple interesting products made by Farmacy, a “clean” brand from Sephora. If you didn’t already know, Sephora has started putting a “clean” seal on all their products that are formulated without: sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. From Sephora: All Farmacy products contain naturally-derived ingredients grown on organic farms and are never tested on animals. Echinacea GreenEnvy™ honey is full of potent, natural antioxidants and is made only by bees that live on Farmacy’s farm and pollinate the Echinacea GreenEnvy flowers.
Leigh has been swearing by this product as a pre-cleanser to remove makeup. This product is extremely gentle and does not irritate eyes. Using a pea sized amount, rub between wet hands, and then gently place your hands on your face and massage product throughout, including under your chin and onto your neck, and over your eyes and rinse. Once all of you makeup is removed you can go in with your favorite cleanser, wether that be anti-aging or anti-acne, Leigh uses the Sal 3 bar to treat acne, repeat those steps avoiding your eyes and gently pat dry. You may proceed with your regular evening skincare routine or you can continue reading and find out about or new favorite AHA/BHA night serum.
If you’ve been in the skincare game for a while you know that AHA/BHA serums are a game changer. The way I like to remember it is, AHAs are an “above” skin (meaning the surface) treatment and BHAs are a “below” skin treatment, but who doesn’t enjoy the convenience of a two-in-one treatment? We know we do!
The product actually claims to be a three-in-one treatment, resurfaces, hydrates, and clarifies dull skin while you sleep, formulated with a 14 percent AHA/BHA/gentle flower acids blend. This is great for uneven skin tone, dullness and uneven texture, and fine lines and wrinkles. From Sephora: A blend of AHA from lactic, glycolic, citric and fruit acids exfoliates dead skin cells, promotes cell renewal, targets hyperpigmentation, and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. BHA from willow bark, a natural source of salicylic acid, helps visibly diminish pore size. Flower acids from hibiscus extract help exfoliate and clarify skin. Hyaluronic acid, along with a proprietary honey blend, deliver intense yet gentle hydration to ensure skin is never dry or over-stripped. This product is also cruelty free and has the “clean” seal from Sephora. This product is best used 2-3 nights a week, building up to more frequent use if needed. You’ll apply this on clean, dry skin, avoiding the eyes. We have to say, we believe the hype! This product is KILLING it and evening Leigh’s skin texture and hyper pigmentation out after each use! The best part is the name, Honeymoon Glow, it makes it a great gift for the newly engaged woman in your life, extra cute and extra effective!
We also told you that we would update you on Leigh’s journey with Curology incase you’re interested in using it yourself, or gifting it to the teen in your life who is struggling with self-esteem due to skin issues. Here you have it! From Leigh: For anyone that struggles with skin issues, I was right there with you. I tried everything, literally everything. Nothing worked, and if it did, it worked short term. I was skeptical about Curology at first, but I kept seeing people talking about it so out of desperation I decided I would try it too. I’m SO SO happy I did. I am happy to report that I have zero active breakouts, just leftover hyper pigmentation, that I’m treating with Honeymoon Glow, from breakouts of the past. The photo on the left is from December 30, 2018, the first day I used it, the photo on the right is from April 28, 2019. It only took 4 months to see incredibly results. I’m SHOOK! If you’re skeptical like I was, just jump in. It’s affordable and they say the bottle lasts a month, but I’ve found I can usually get about 6 weeks out of it. Money well spent!