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Farmacy Beauty Honey Halo Moisturizer
Packed with humectants like honey and fig extract
Fresh honey scent
Melts into skin like butter
Moisturizes dry, dehydrated skin
Wears well under makeup
Thick, heavy texture
Might be too greasy for oily or combination skin
Farmacy Beauty Honey Halo Moisturizer
We put the Farmacy Beauty Honey Halo Ceramide Face Moisturizer to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
Finding a moisturizer that you love and that also works for your specific skin type can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s my job to try a bunch of different products, so I’m never sticking to one for too long. That being said, I’m able to get a good feel for a product rather quickly. So when this cult-favorite Farmacy Beauty Honey Halo Ceramide Face Moisturizer hit my desk, I was excited to see what the hype was about. Ahead, see how it worked for my skin.
Kseniya Popova is the Head of R&D at Farmacy Beauty.
Best for: Dry skin
Uses: Moisturizes, visibly plumps and improves the look of fine lines
Potential allergens: Honey
Active ingredients: Buckwheat honey, fig fruit extract, ceramides
Byrdie Clean?: Yes
Price: $45 for 1.7 fl. oz.; $68 for 3.4 fl. oz.
About the brand: Farmacy Beauty is a clean skincare line that uses responsible, farm-sourced ingredients to create thoughtful formulas designed to deliver results.
About My Skin: Prone to hormonal acne
As someone who has had acne my whole life, I’m picky when it comes to my moisturizers. For the most part, I look for something that will hydrate my skin without feeling heavy and greasy or breaking me out. My skin is pretty well behaved these days, but I still get hormonal acne breakouts along my jawline from time to time. For about a month I alternated using this cream along with my SPF in the morning and at night as the final step in my routine.
The Feel & Scent: Rich and buttery
When I first picked up this product I was surprised by how rich and thick it was. However, it’s not greasy or oily at all. It comes in a beautiful frosted glass jar with a wood lid. “It has a rich, luxurious texture that melts into the skin like butter. It even looks like butter,” explains Kseniya Popova, the brand’s Director of Research and Development. It’s true: it’s light yellow and the texture is thick but smooth.
I loved how dewy (and not tacky) it felt once the product soaked into my skin. It also layered well under my makeup. “When applied to the skin, it spreads in a soft velvety layer and absorbs seamlessly with no tack and leaves skin looking dewy, healthy, and moisturized,” says Popova.
This particular moisturizer has a pleasant honey scent that’s fresh but not overpowering.
I loved how dewy (and not tacky) it felt once the product soaked into my skin.
Ingredients: Farm-sourced humectants
With its scent, it's no wonder honey is up first on the list. “Buckwheat honey, fig extract, and the sugar blend are the water-loving humectants that help to maintain proper water levels in the skin,” explains Popova. Then you have even more hydration, thanks to the ceramides and shea butter. “[Both] are lipid-loving emollients that provide barrier support and seal in moisture,” says Popova.
The Results: Supple, plump skin
Since I don’t have chronically dry skin, I didn’t find myself needing to apply much of this product. A dime-size amount was more than enough to cover my face and neck.
I didn’t see a massive transformation in my skin, but it got the job done and left my skin supple and soft.
This product is ideal for drier skin types. If you have dry patches or flakiness, I could see this moisturizer working well for you. For oilier skin types it might not be the best option. For me, subbing it into my routine a few times a week left my skin happy and breakout free. I didn’t see a massive transformation in my skin, but it got the job done and left my skin supple and soft.
The Value: Affordable luxury
This 1.7 fl. oz. tub costs just under $50. And because the cream is so thick and hydrating, a little goes a long way. The ingredient list is clean and jam-packed with hydrating humectants, so it feels luxurious. When compared to similar moisturizers on the market, $45 is an average price.
Similar Products: You've got options
Mario Badescu Honey Moisturizer ($25): The honey-infused cream is thinner than the Honey Halo but sinks into the skin to restore hydration just the same—and you can't beat the price. The only downside is the added perfume.
Wishful Honey Whip Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer ($43): This product comes courtesy of mega beauty influencer Huda Kattan’s skincare line. The main ingredients in this skin-smoothing, firming, and lifting moisturizer are manuka honey, peptides, and collagen.
If your skin is dry or flaky, or if you prefer your moisturizers rich and thick, the Farmacy Beauty Honey Halo Moisturizer might be what you’ve been looking for. The gentle formula melts into skin like butter and spreads into a soft layer that leaves the skin looking healthy and moisturized.
- Product Name Honey Halo Moisturizer
- Product Brand Farmacy Beauty
- UPC 18832 0292
- Price $45.00
- Weight 1.7 oz.
- Ingredients Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vegetable Oil/Olus Oil, C13-15 Alkane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-1, Diisostearyl Malate, Xylitylglucoside, Honey Extract, Betaine, Panthenol, Phytosterols, Ceramide Np, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Tocopherol, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Glucose, Bisabolol, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Triolein, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Arginine, Flavor (Aroma)*, Hydroxyacetophenone, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Dioleate, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.