The fall and winter is hard on my skin. I always go through this yo-yo of needing to try new products to help my skin adjust to the new weather.
My skin tends to look very dull and dry (and sometimes, blemish-prone) during these months and so, I like to find products that will help bring my skin back to life.
Using acids in your skincare routine may seem scary – but I assure you, its not! Acids are actually pretty crucial in your skincare, especially as you get older. They do the “dirty work” of skincare – you know, they shrink pores, smooth fine lines, and exfoliate.
Which Acids are in FARMACY Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum?
The FARMACY Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum has 14% acid – 10% AHA, 1% BHA, and 3% Flower Acids. It also has Honey and Hyaluronic acid. Here’s the full breakdown of these components:
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA): Helps fight free radical damage, signs of aging, and helps to resurface the skin.
– Lactic acid: Sensitive skin, anti-aging, restoring suppleness
– Glycolic acid: Anti-aging, dull skin, hyperpigmentation, blemishes
– Citric acid Fighting free radical damage, signs of aging
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA): Targets oily, acne-prone skin, and refines pores
– Salicylic acid (from Willowbark): Targets oily and/or acne-prone skin
– Flower acids from Hibiscus Flowers: Helps exfoliate skin and reduce redness
– Honey and Hyaluronic acid: Best for dry/dehydrated skin. Helps plump the skin up to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
FARMACY Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum Ingredients
Water, Lactic Acid, Propanediol, Jojoba Esters, Glycolic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Honey Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Arachidyl Alcohol, Sclerotium Gum, Coco-Glucoside, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Gluconolactone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, T-Butyl Alcohol, Glucose, Calcium Gluconate, Citral.
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Serum is Formulated without:
In addition, the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Serum is cruelty-free, made with only non-GMO ingredients, and natural fragrances. It does not contain any synthetic fragrance and mineral oil.
How to Use:
First, you’ll want to cleanse your skin. You want to ensure your skin is quite clean and clear of any makeup, grittiness or residue as this treatment will be on your skin overnight.
Once you’ve cleansed your skin, you’ll apply 1-2 pumps of the FARMACY Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum. Do not apply any of this product near your eyes or on your lips. The skin on your eyes and lips is very thin and sensitive and this acid would be too potent for those areas.
Do you Leave the Honeymoon Glow on Overnight?
Once applied, allow it to sit on your skin and absorb in before applying a moisturizer. I do recommend you use a moisturizer after this product as acidic skincare products can dry out your skin. Lately, I’ve been using the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Cream, but I also would recommend the Bioderma Sensibio
Rich Cream, it’s great for sensitive skin types.
Recommendation: I advise you to start by using this product once weekly, if you have sensitive skin, and build up towards using it two to three times weekly.
Is Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Safe to use During Pregnancy/Nursing?
A number of readers have reached out with questions regarding whether or not Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Serum is safe to use during pregnancy and/or nursing.
Since I haven’t had children, and it’s not on our radar for anytime soon, I hadn’t even considered putting this kind of information into the article – so thank you to everyone who reached out. I appreciate feedback so that my content can be as helpful and informative as possible.
With that being said, I did do some research and it’s somewhat conflicting. Some sources say it’s not safe during pregnancy, but it is during nursing.
On Farmacy Beauty online, they answer in a more blanket statement saying that all their products are tested rigorously, but to consult a doctor if you’re concerned.
I decided to do a bit more digging and I actually found that someone had asked this question on the actual product on the Farmacy website, and here is how Farmacy responded:
It seems like it’s safe to use in small amounts, but I would recommend you consult your doctor before adding into your skincare routine if you are pregnant or nursing.
Also, don’t be alarmed by the slight tingling sensation you’ll get when you first apply this product.
I found that my skin tingled for about 5 minutes and that I did get some redness for about 20-30 minutes.
In the morning, all signs of redness were completely gone and my skin just looked glowy, healthy, and hydrated.
This product is noted as being suitable for ALL skin types.
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