FARMACY CLEAR BLOOM
The "British Invasion" of the 1960's is similar to my newfound obsession with Farmacy products. It's been a fast, intense, and lush obsession that bloomed overnight. This is one of the first products I picked up from them, and you all have to know about it.
This is the cleansing oil to end all cleansing oils... Seriously.
It's incredibly fluid and thin, think Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil or Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil. Normally, cleansing oils get thinner and milkier when you add water to emulsify them. With this one, it gets creamier and a bit more... resistant? If that makes sense? Sort of like how MAC Face & Body Foundation starts to get more resistant to smoothing over the skin as the film formers activate. Not that this cleansing oil has film formers, but the textural experience is similar.
One pump is plenty of products to start breaking down makeup, but I find myself using two pumps for that extra slip on the skin.
There's no scent to this nor residue left behind, yet it removes every speck of makeup. It effectively removed all my Halloween makeup in one step, and I wasn't wearing no tinted moisturizer with a swipe of mascara - if you saw it on Instagram.
Claims (Taken from Farmacy.com):
DELIVERED FRESH A unique oil formulation that, when mixed with water, “blooms” into a silky milk cleanser, gently and effectively removing makeup.
REAP THE BENEFITS With the addition of water, the oil becomes a cleansing milk that provides fast and effective face and eye make-up removal. Clear Bloom cleans without drying and leaves the skin soft and supple.
SOW THE SEED
Use daily to remove makeup and surface impurities. Pour a small amount into palm and blend with a few drops of water. Mix until a silky milk forms. Massage onto skin with upward and outward motions. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
I don't personally agree with their usage instructions. I prefer to use it the way I use all my other cleansing oils - dry hands, dry face. I've tried it without emulsifying it and it still rinses clean. However, I wouldn't dream of using this without a cloth - and I'm sure many of you wouldn't either.
The value of this product is incredible. You get a whopping 6.1 fluid ounces for only $30. It's not cheap, but it certainly is a much less expensive cleansing oil option than most - and with good ingredients.
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Tridecyl Stearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Sorbitansesquioleate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Squalane, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Patented Echinacea Purpurea 'Greenenvy' Root Extract, Tocopherol.
My only complaint? The product comes with a retainer to put on the neck of the pump so the product doesn't accidentally get bumped and shoots product out everywhere, but I would have preferred a lid or a locking mechanism. The retainer is kind of a pain to put back on and take off every time you want to use the product. A minor criticism, but one based on practicality nonetheless. If my face never saw another makeup-removing cleansing oil but this one, I can't say I'd be entirely mad.
Farmacy Clear Bloom Glideaway Cleansing Oil $30 for 6.1 fl oz Available from Farmacy