Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: FARMACY Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask Review

September 10, 2015

FARMACY Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask Review

Farm-grown, hand-picked botanicals define Farmacy beauty, which fuses age-old wisdom with cutting-edge technologies to create irritant-free bioactive formulations that support the skin’s own renewal and defense cycles. I really enjoyed doing this review because I was able to take photos in my own Organic Fruit & Vegetable Garden which is something I am also passionate about. The Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask is one of the first of its kind to be sold for at-home use and features the brand’s patented Echinacea GreenEnvy ingredient.
Powered By Echinacea GreenEnvy™. A unique patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy™ contains the highest known concentration of the phytochemical Cichoric Acid, a potent natural antioxidant which helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen. Echinacea GreenEnvy™ is transported only two hours to the lab, where it undergoes a cold pressing process, similar to cold pressed juices. Learn more by watching the brand's video here:

Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Masks ($24 for pack of 3) Supercharged, targeted skin solutions activated by potent, farm-fresh vegetable extracts. Coconut gel provides intensive hydration and restores the skin’s balance. Next the bio-cellulose sheet releases its complex of components to provide the skin’s surface layers with a penetrating surge of active ingredients.

The masks come in 6 specialized formulations
-Brightening (Activated by Antizyme-rich Purple Broccoli Extract)

-Deep Moisture (Activated by Vitamin C-rich Cucumber Extract)

-Soothing (Activated by Mineral-rich Kale Extract)

-Firming (Activated by Flavonoid-rich Celery Extract)
-Oil Control (Activated by Lycopene-rich Carrot Extract)
-Anti-Wrinkle (Activated by Vitamin A-rich Rhubarb Extract)
Using the Brightening Coconut Gel Mask was a true spa experience at home. I love sheet style masks like this because they provide a barrier to lock down and penetrate your skin with all of those good for your skin ingredients. The coconut gel provides intensive hydration and restores the skin’s balance, while the bio-cellulose sheet releases the complex of components to provide the skin’s surface layers with a penetrating surge of active ingredients.

The Firming Mask helps restore the appearance of radiance, moisture, and tone. Celery extract protects essential skin support fibers by helping combat the free radical activity that damages them. Celery’s high flavonoid content assists in controlling the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the loss of skin firmness.

Oil Control Mask
Carrot extract contains lycopene, which is believed to control the over-production of sebum, helping normalize the elements that contribute to oily, problematic skin. It is also a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals.

Deep Moisture Mask
This hydrating mask reinforces the skin’s natural barrier function, leaving it super-hydrated, plumper, and smoother. Cucumber extract delivers high levels of vitamin C, which assist in helping to maintain moisture levels.

How to Use (same for all masks):
Cleanse and tone the skin. Remove the protective film from one side of the mask. Place the mask on your face and smooth over surface. There are two sides of the mask to remove. Remove the blue layer first, apply to your skin and then peel off the clear film.
The Firming mask was best suited for my skin right now so I tried it out first. How can you not love this face mask when you look this ridiculously scary in it? ;)

Leave the mask on for 20-25 minutes for the best results. Remove and gently massage excess formula into the skin. There is an abundance of Gel in these masks so I like to take the excess and apply it to the body. You get a face & body treatment in one.

A t.v. show later and my skin felt softer, tightened, with an overall brighter and clearer appearance. It felt like life was put back in to my emotionally stressed skin. Puffiness had diminished some and my makeup went on much more smoothly. The scent is vibrantly fresh and invigorating unlike the usual chemical laden scents we are used to in skincare. Farmacy Masks are the green smoothie for your face. I absolutely love how healthy my skin feels after using these masks and they are so relaxing to put on and kick back in. I have already added more to my SEPHORA wish list, Spa Night staple for sure!

The box set Farmacy sent over was quite possibly the most thoughtful and sustainable beauty package I have ever received. It arrived capsuled in this beautiful wooden box with composted Green Cell Foam. Along with the masks were a sampling of the skincare line.

I immediately put on the Lavender Mint Lip Bloom and it is divine. A soothing herb-infused balm that replenishes moisture and forms a protective barrier for smoother, softer, and fuller lips. My lips were wrecked after some matte lipstick swatching and this fixed them right up. The formula is luxuriously thick with a light taste of authentic mint and hints of lavender.

There are six different Lip Bloom flavors in all including Citrus Lemongrass, Strawberry Basil, and Apple Rosemary. They all sound sooo good how do you even choose right?

New Day gentle exfoliating grains are innovative cleansing grains that transform in to a foaming exfoliating cream with water. The Sleep Tight firming night balm gentle oil-gel night treatment tones, firms, and restores elasticity while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I am looking forward to testing both of these out. With the crisp Fall night air taking hold exfoliation and extra moisture is a must.

 Can't forget to mention all of their products are free of artificial coloring, free of formaldehyde, derived from natural ingredients, free of parabens and not tested on animals. Farmacy is a new kid on the block that has already proven itself solid. A farm to face skin care line that I feel great about using inside and out.
Farmacy is available at now and In-stores 9/18. They also just launched 9/8 on  QVC

sample provided for review consideration