Farmacy - Honeymoon Glow

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • carthamus tinctorius oleosomes
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • honey extract
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate
  • jojoba esters
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • propolis extract
  • royal jelly extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • salvia hispanica seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +19 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"But it doesnt stop there, theres also a concoction of AHAs (lactic, glycolic, citric and fruit acids) that slough away dead and dulling skin cells, promote cell renewal, target hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, salicylic acid (derived from willow bark) to help minimise the appearance of pores while flower acids (derived from hibiscus extract) also help to exfoliate and clarify skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconolactone, glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: lactic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"But it doesnt stop there, theres also a concoction of AHAs (lactic, glycolic, citric and fruit acids) that slough away dead and dulling skin cells, promote cell renewal, target hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, salicylic acid (derived from willow bark) to help minimise the appearance of pores while flower acids (derived from hibiscus extract) also help to exfoliate and clarify skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, lactic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"A must-try for any die-hard FARMACY devotee, the brands all-new Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum is a 3-in-1 multi-tasking hero that not only resurfaces but hydrates and clarifies dull and stressed complexions for an otherworldly glow youll adore."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with the brands hero honey blend, theres also hyaluronic acid to help deliver a heavy hit of hydration to dull, dry complexions in need of a moisture boost and ensure skin is never dry or stripped of essential moisture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: helianthus annuus seed oil, jojoba esters.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (gluconolactone) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
jojoba esters
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
4.1% - 5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4% - 4.9%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
3.1% - 3.8%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1.9% - 2.3%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
1.2% - 1.4%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It might contain a compound anthocyanin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.9% - 1.1%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.65% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.7%
A complex substance produced by honey bees. Can have anti-bacterial and some anti-oxidant effect. Is an allergen and can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
A compound secreted by bees. Might be able to attract water to the top layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to honey and bee products
0.45% - 0.65%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
0.25% - 0.45%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
0.25% - 0.5%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. Canbe irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.15%

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