An oil-free daily moisturizer that hydrates, reduces shine, and clears pores
For me to buy this, I would love greater transparency about the farmers and their production processes.
This product is vegan, cruelty-free, oil-free, non-GMO and silicone-free. The ingredient moringa is sourced from a local family farm in Coachella Valley, CA. I could not find out where exactly the other raw ingredients are sourced from and I want this to be more clear. Their ingredients adhere to the EU standards as they don’t use any banned ingredient on the EU’s list. They also mention that they do not use byproducts of crude oil because this can trigger allergies or clog the skin. Their packaging is made from FSC-certified paper and the inks they use come from naturally renewable raw materials. I’m not sure if this means the inks are vegetable-based. All of their jars are recyclable after the label is taken off as they look like they are made out of glass. In an interview in June 2020, they said that they’re increasing their use of recyclable packaging and PCR (post-consumer resin), and have reduced their carton packaging by over 50% in the last year. They also expressed that they are using more upcycled ingredients in their formulas to reduce waste.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Propanediol, Glycerin, Isoamyl Laurate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Moringa Oleifera Leaf Water, Inulin, Betaine, Niacinamide, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Fructose, Sodium Polyglutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Carbomer, Cellulose Gum, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Hydroxide, Eucalyptol, Xanthan Gum, Piperonyl Glucoside, Cellulose, Glucose, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Silica Silylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Maltodextrin, Gluconolactone, Eugenol, Citral, Triethyl Citrate, Beta-Caryophyllene, Geraniol, Limonene
In an interview, Farmacy stated that their products are first tested by friends, family, skincare and makeup experts, and loyal customers with a variety of skin types and tones, both male and female. Then, their formulas are also sent to a third-party lab for irritation testing.
Farmacy partners with organic farms that use sustainable methods in New York, Pennsylvania, and one in Northeast Brazil to get their ingredients. I wish they would be more transparent about what kind of methods these farms use.
They only ship in the US and Puerto Rico but their products are offered internationally on other websites such as Sephora Canada. Since their partners are more local, this saves on transportation emissions when shipping to people in the US, but not international shipments. They don’t have a sustainability tab on their website and sustainability is only briefly mentioned on their Our Story tab. Because they do not go in depth with their supply chain and manufacturing process, I have to take points off for that. Regarding the end of the product’s life, on their FAQ page they encourage customers to reuse, upcycle and/or recycle the containers and packaging. This is hard to review as I am not given much information.
Their company is made up of 23 people who are 65% POC, 13% Black, and 91% female identifying. Their leadership team is 57% POC and 14% Black. In April, they donated a million meals to families through Feeding America. They created a fundraising page in June to match every donation.
Farmacy’s philosophy seems to be centered around clean skincare that is cultivated from farm ingredients and improved with science. Since they are a smaller company, their partnerships with local farms are pretty cool as this helps the farm-to-table or in this case, farm-to-face movement. They also want to create their own certified organic and non-GMO farm in New York. I would like to have more transparency about their labor practices especially as one of their farms is in Brazil.
This product is pretty pricy for the amount that you get, but maybe it is due to these special ingredients from the local farms. They do have an Afterpay program as well as an auto-delivery program for 1, 2, or 3 months that gets you 10% off and free shipping.