Farmacy sneaked up on Sephora shoppers unexpectedly, and ever since I spotted them on the shelves of my favorite beauty retailer, I’ve been super curious about trying the entire range. So far I got to sample their fabulous coconut gel masks and Invincible serum, and today I want to tell you about New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains.
While exfoliating your skin is not exactly a new concept, scrubbing grains and powders are still a novelty. Farmacy created Gentle Exfoliating Grains as a potent, all-inclusive skin care treatment, that cleanses, exfoliates, and purifies in one step to instantly reveal fresh, clear skin. When mixed with water, this grainy powder transforms into a bubbly foam that glides over skin with ease, pushing out makeup residue, dirt, and oil from the surface.
The formula contains four key components:
- Natural Cranberry Seeds – to deeply clean and lift away surface debris.
- Rice Bran Powder – to brighten complexion by gently exfoliating the dead skin cellsand absorbing excess oil.
- White Willow Bark, Carrot, Green Tea, and Marshmallow – to soothe, protect and calm irritated skin.
- Echinacea GreenEnvy™ – to firm the skin and promote a more evenly toned complexion.
Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Powder, Citric Acid, Water (Aqua), Mannan, Phaseolus Angularis (Adzuki) Seed Powder, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Patented Echinacea Purpurea ‘Greenenvytm’ Root Extract, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract, P-Anisic Acid, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Spirulina Plantensis Powder, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.
After running the ingredient list through CosDNA, the analysis revealed a near-perfect formulation that contains a single low-risk irritant – Butylene Glycol, which is considered to be a minor acne trigger. It’s always nice to see a formula this clean, considering how much junk we subject our skin to on a daily basis.
If you follow a pH-conscious cleansing routine, then you need to know Farmacy Gentle Exfoliating Grains scored pH7.0 when mixed with water. For me personally that is too alkaline, so I will have to find a new home for this exfoliant, but that was literally the only con I’ve discovered so far. If you are not too concerned about pH in skincare, then you will most likely love this cleanser.
Have you tried a powder exfoliant before? What Farmacy products do you have on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments below!
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