About Farmacy Beauty
Farmacy Beauty is a “farm-to-face” skin care brand that takes a sustainable, cruelty free and clean approach towards their beauty products. Sourcing ingredients from small organic farms based in New York, Pennsylvania and Northern Brazil, Farmacy Beauty creates non-toxic skin care formulas that can be used by both men and women.
The skincare brand has won awards for several of their products, including the Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2017 for the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm, and again in 2019 for the Farmacy Freshen Up All Natural Deodorant.
In response to high demand for clean skincare, and within a year of its founding, Farmacy was introduced to Sephora’s collection and now has over 470K followers on Instagram. As a company that is known for giving back to the community, they were featured on Forbes earlier this year for their donations to FEED AMERICA in March and to Color of Change in May.
This Farmacy Beauty review will examine the brand, its skincare best sellers, and what customers think, to give you decide if their products are actually worth the buy.
Overview of Farmacy Beauty
Farmacy Beauty was founded in 2014 by PR guru Mark Veeder. Although Veeder didn’t have a formal background in skincare, his passion for it mixed with a love of gardening ultimately led him to team up with farming expert Robert Beyfuss. Veeder’s idea for his clean skincare company came when he happened upon a new genus of the Echinacea plant that, when examined, was found to be packed with tons of antioxidants.
Farmacy Beauty’s headquarters are in New York City, but the company sources its ingredients from small organic farms on the outskirts of New York, in Pennsylvania, and Northern Brazil. To put Farmacy Beauty’s values in their own words:
“We believe it’s our duty to make sustainable choices. We believe in cruelty-free products. With every step, we are rooting for our people and our planet.”
Farmacy Beauty goes by Clean Commandments, creating eco-friendly products free of parabens, formaldehyde, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, and animal testing.
Veeder’s company certainly has admirable values, but this Farmacy Beauty review will take a more in depth look to see if their products can really go the distance.
- Eco-friendly products free of cruelty, parabens, phthalates, and other harmful substances
- Lightweight, non-greasy formulas
- Compatible with all skin types
- Competitive pricing (more expensive compared to drugstore products, but average for premium skincare)
- Supports small organic farmers
- Gives back to the community
- Contains honey, meaning it’s not vegan
- Certain products have been said not deliver on all of their claims
- Some products contain ingredients that may irritate sensitive skin
- Products packaged in jars, increasing the chance of receiving compromised ingredients/vitamins
- Currently does not ship internationally
This Farmacy Beauty review will give you an overview of Farmacy Beauty’s best selling products from their cleansers and exfoliators to their creams and balms. If you’re looking for a company you can feel good about (inside and out), keep reading this Farmacy skincare review to find out more.
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Night Serum
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Night Serum is a 3-in-1 hydrating honey night serum that, when applied 2-3 times weekly, provides a youthful, refreshed glow to all skin types. AHA resurfaces skin by promoting cell renewal as well as reducing hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. BHA from the salicylic acid naturally found in willow bark reduces the size of pores, and hibiscus extract gently exfoliates to clarify skin.
What’s great about this product is its proven results. In a 6 week consumer panel test of women aged 25-60 over 90% reported hydrated, soft, supple skin and experiencing skin that felt renewed, retextured and smooth.
Browsing through the many (966 to be exact) reviews on the website, it appears to this Farmacy Beauty Review that almost everyone who uses this product loves it and recommends it. The Honeymoon Glow Night Serum costs $58 for a 30 ml/1 fl. oz bottle. The only downside is that it increases skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so sunburn is more likely while using this product.
Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm
Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm is an award winning, best selling makeup remover and face cleanser. Powerful yet gentle ingredients like sunflower and ginger root oils remove even the heaviest of makeup easily without stripping or drying out skin.
This Farmacy Beauty review freely admits that the delicious smell of a product can often get us hooked (sometimes so much that we can’t stop opening the bottle!). This Farmacy cleansing balm smells like “a vacation”. Combining scents like zesty lemon, bright orange and sunny bergamot, these Farmacy daily exfoliating greens will leave skin hydrated, smooth and exhilarated.
The Green Clean Cleansing Balm is available in 100 ml/3.4 fl. oz for $34 and 50 ml/1.7 fl. oz for $22.
Farmacy Daily Greens Gel Moisturizer
The Daily Greens Gel Moisturizer feeds skin with its daily dose of greens including kale, cucumber and eucalyptus. Plant eaters can rejoice because this moisturizer is completely vegan, and like all Farmacy products, is cruelty free. It’s also free of oil and silicone, which means it has a lightweight, airy feel to it.
This Farmacy hydrating gel contains a blend of phytonutrients from feel-good plants like moringa, papaya and willow herb that helps to reduce shine and clean pores. Though it’s compatible with all skin types, this product is particularly useful for combination and oily skin. The Daily Greens Gel Moisturizer comes in a 50 ml/1.7 fl. oz container for $38.
Farmacy Cheer Up Eye Cream
Farmacy Cheer Up Eye Cream is another one of the brand’s delicious-smelling products with a luxurious feel. A blend of Vitamin C, natural peptides, and caffeine visibly firms and reduces the appearance of fine lines around your eyes. The cream derives its heavenly smell from acerola cherry. Yum.
This Farmacy eye cream is great if—like so many of us on this planet—you had a couple late nights in a row. Say goodbye to annoying (but I’m sure good-hearted) coworkers asking, “you look tired, what’s wrong?” This cream also reduces the appearance of dark circles. For extra radiance, use the Cheer Up Eye Cream in the morning and at night. This eye rejuvenator costs $45, available in 15 ml/0.5 fl. oz.
Farmacy Honey Savior Repair Salve
This Farmacy Beauty review loves a good all-in-one product! Dry Hands? Cracked Lips? Flyaway hair? Tough elbows? Sunburnt cheeks? Farmacy Honey Savior Repair Salve tackles them all and comes in the perfect sized tube to throw in your purse, or keep in your pocket.
Honey is truly a miracle product and we’d just like to take a second here to thank the bees for their hard work! With so many of its amazing properties like antimicrobial, and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, honey does wonders for your skin. This Farmacy Honey Savior Repair Salve combines 132 nutrients (!!!), revitalizes skin, and nourishes just about everything it touches.
The Honey Savior Repair Salve is available in two compact sizes, 46 g/1.6 oz for $34 or 15 g/.53 oz for $12. The only concern here is that you may want to use it for so many applications, that the salve will run out before you know it.
Farmacy Deep Sweep Toner
Often, toner gets left in the dust, but is so important especially if you have oily skin. 2% BHA gently exfoliates and removes excess oil while moringa purifies skin. For all the green-product lovers out there, the Deep Sweep Toner toner uses chlorella which is rich in antioxidants to nourish and smooth skin.
Oh and speaking of loving green, Farmacy encourages the use of upcycling and this jar makes a perfect mini vase for other green things and flowers. This alcohol-free toner is available in a 120 ml/4 fl. oz size for $28.
Farmacy Skin Care Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
We’ll start with the ugly in this Farmacy Beauty review: The BBB (Better Business Bureau) gives Farmacy Beauty a D- rating due to 4 formal complaints, one of which was serious and wasn’t dealt with. Complaints on the BBB were regarding either a resolved shipping/customer service problem or a product issue, which involved a customer experiencing severe skin irritation (this was unresolved).
This Farmacy Beauty review also found a review website, beautypedia, which expresses concerns with the formulations of certain Farmacy products that may lead to irritation on sensitive skin. The website also questions the effectiveness of products that are packaged in jars, due to certain vitamins damaged by the introduction of air and light once the jar is opened. However, this same website lists tons of praise for each Farmacy Beauty product, reporting that most of the claims made by the company are met by matching results.
Almost every Farmacy skincare review found on their website explodes with positivity and excitement. The brand’s best selling products have hundreds of 5-star ratings. Reviews that feature customer’s pictures show fresh looking, beautiful skin that makes this Farmacy Beauty review say, “WOW”.
Is Farmacy Beauty Worth It?
This Farmacy Beauty review discovered a lot of positives on the brand. From its eco-conscious and cruelty-free mission, to its carefully sourced and formulated products, to its desire to give back. While the skincare line is more expensive compared to drugstore brands, the pricing is fairly average for premium beauty products.
Taking into consideration the abundance of positive reviews and pictures on the website, numerous awards and glowing feedback from other websites and media outlets, you’ll likely have a good experience with Farmacy products. The caveat concerns the skin irritants found in some of their products.
Despite Farmacy Beauty’s claim that their product is for all skin types, it appears that it may not be suitable for ultra sensitive skin. And while some may experience the promised effect, not all who use the product experience the same results, something this Farmacy Beauty Review must take into account.
So, is Farmacy a good brand? This Farmacy Beauty review thinks so, and it’s definitely worth the try, but, If you do have sensitive skin, avoid products that contain fragrances (like lemon, orange and eucalyptus).
Farmacy Beauty Promotions & Discounts
There are 3 ways you can access Farmacy Beauty promotions and discounts:
- Currently, Farmacy Beauty is offering a 20% discount for all US healthcare workers and first responders.
- You can enjoy 10% off every order when subscribing for Auto-Delivery every 1, 2, or 3 months. It’s easy to sign up for Auto-Ship—this option is available on every product page and confirmed at checkout.
- They also periodically offer sitewide discounts, flash sales, free shipping offers, special giveaways and more. If you’d like to stay up to date on promotions and discounts, including a Farmacy promo code, you can opt to receive email updates by signing up for the Farmacy Beauty Newsletter.
Where to Buy Farmacy Beauty
Farmacy Beauty is an online retailer and you can order directly from their website, FarmacyBeauty.com. You can also order from any of the following retailers:
- Cult Beauty
- Look Fantastic
- Urban Outfitters
Is Farmacy vegan?
Farmacy Beauty has a line of products that incorporates purified honey into their formulation. It should be noted that they approach their bee farming with the utmost care, ensuring to take only the excess honey, leaving the bees what they would need to eat to normally survive. Farmacy Beauty also has several products that do not incorporate honey and are completely vegan.
Is Farmacy all natural?
While this Farmacy Beauty review can’t say for certain if the brand is “all natural”, we know that they formulate with only “safe, skin-nourishing ingredients… banning those that may harm your skin (1,300+ banned ingredients and counting!)” and “choose only non-GMO ingredients”.
Are Farmacy products cruelty free?
Farmacy Beauty is proud to proclaim that they never test on animals at any stage of the “farm-to-face” process. Neither do they ask third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf. They also require that all raw ingredient suppliers conform to the EU animal testing ban.
Is Farmacy safe for pregnancy?
All Farmacy Beauty products are put to the test and are generally regarded as safe for use during pregnancy. But, as always, it’s best to consult your doctor before trying anything new.
How long does Farmacy take to ship?
Farmacy Beauty ships within the US and Puerto Rico, with no international options available at the moment. Standard shipping is free on orders that are $40 or more, before taxes and after any discounts or promotions have been applied. If your order is under $40, there is a $5 delivery fee for standard shipping. Farmacy deliveries usually take between 2-6 business days, while orders placed during busier times may take longer to process.
If you would like expedited shipping within the US, Farmacy Beauty offers a 2-day shipping option for $15. However, they cannot ship expedited orders to military addresses or P.O boxes. Note that the 2-day expedited shipping guarantee starts when the order leaves their warehouse, not from when you make the order.
Once you place an order, Farmacy will send a shipping confirmation via email that includes a tracking number. You can use the included link to check the most up to date status of your delivery.
What is Farmacy Beauty’s Return Policy?
Farmacy returns are as clean and straightforward as their products. If ordered through their website, they guarantee 100% satisfaction on all orders. If not completely happy with your Farmacy Beauty order, you can return new or gently used items for a refund or exchange within 30 days of receiving the order. For all returns and to cancel a product auto-ship, send an email to [email protected].
For Domestic US orders, return shipping is free. Once you email customer care regarding your return, a representative will email you a prepaid return label. Once Farmacy receives your items, allow 7–10 business days for your refund to process. To receive a refund for kits, gift sets, and duos, you must return all of the items that were originally included. At the moment, Farmacy Beauty is not able to offer exchanges.
If you purchased a Farmacy Beauty product from another retailer, refer to their return policy.
How to Contact Farmacy Beauty
If you have any specific questions, comments or feedback for Farmacy Beauty, you can contact them through:
- Contact form on the website (FarmacyBeauty.com)
- Email: [email protected]
- Snail mail: Farmacy Beauty 552 7th Avenue, Suite 501 New York, NY 10018