I don’t know if you’re like me, but chances are that if you’re a skincare fanatic, you are. I change up routine depending on the general season as opposed to the day. My skin typically stays the same, unless I’m travelling to a different climate or the weather goes nuts. With that in mind, the hotter the months, the less I want to use creams, balms or oils to remove my makeup due to the fact that I’m wearing less makeup in general. However, this time around, I decided to try a balm. And by now, you know that balm is the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm.*
Farmacy is a brand I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time. I love the idea of their products. They’re like K-beauty meets green beauty and we all know I’m a fan of both. According to the brand, this “…nourishing cleansing balm that gently melts away makeup and impurities caused by pollution, leaving the skin hydrated and silky smooth.” Additionally, the Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm features sunflower oil, ginger root oil, moringa and papaya extracts and whole list of other natural ingredients that are leave the skin glowing and promotes complexion toning. Farmacy also claims this product is good for all skin types.
So what’s the deal with the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm? Is this a great makeup remover? Let’s take a look at the ingredients and then talk about my experience.
Below are the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA):
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Peg-10 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Flower Extract, Amino Esters-1, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Amber Powder, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Coccinia Indica (Ivy Gourd) Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis (Corallina) Extract, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Echinacea Purpurea (Purple Cornflower) Root Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma (Horseradish) Seed Extract, Disodium Phosphate, Citric Acid
Just by comparing the ingredients to the claims, the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm does contain the mentioned oils and extracts. On top of the ones mentioned, this also contains a vast array of ingredients that are rich in antioxidants that improve the look of the skin. While I appreciate that, typically at this step in your regiment, stuff like this doesn’t matter too much.
Going into the look and feel of the product, as you can see below, it is a bright green balm that turns to oil the minute your hands warm it up. It feels silky smooth upon application and is very gentle around the eyes. I was able to remove my mascara and not get any left over residue. Speaking of residue, this left none anywhere! I was able to rinse this off with with no problem and didn’t need a cloth to assist! There isn’t any added fragrance, however there are definitely fragrant ingredients. I would recommend a patch test, but the scent is incredibly light and almost non-existent. Performance wise, the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is probably one of the better makeup removers I’ve tried. It can remove eye makeup with ease, but do know that I didn’t test this with waterproof mascara. I typically dislike wearing waterproof anything, so you may want to look further into that.
Now to the fun part. Let’s talk about the cost. The Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm retails for $34 for 3.2oz. This equates to about $10.63/oz. Compared to other cleansing balms I’ve tried and feel are similar, the Banila Co Clean It Zero is $21/3.38 oz ($6.21/oz) and the Bontanic Farm Grain Ferment Cleansing Sherbet is $30/3.38oz ($8.86). While the cost for the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm is greater, I definitely think its highly worth it. I would say the Botanic Farm cleansing balm is closest, but even then, I would reach for the Farmacy cleansing balm first.
Overall, I highly recommend the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm. It removes makeup, leaving you clean and prepped for your second cleanse. Farmacy is also a cruelty-free, eco brand and gets some bonus points for that. Typically, that doesn’t lean me more towards a brand, but I do appreciate brands that are cruelty-free.
What are your thoughts on the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm?* Would you purchase this product or do you need to do more research? Also, let me know how you remove makeup! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 💕