I adore when celebrities give us a glimpse of products they’re loving. Some of them are very generous with sharing some of their #notsponsored favorites. Karrueche Tran is a favorite on this blog because (1.) she’s really into her skin and beauty routine and (2.) she shares what snapshots of the products she loves.
The other day, she shared a simple image of a product with no caption. As usual, I took a screen shot. After taking the screenshot, I did something I’ve never done before. I immediately went online and purchased without even researching any reviews.
Luckily for me, I found a sample size to try. The product is not cheap so I wanted to test it out for minimal investment. Also, the sample is perfect for travel. A few days later, the mask arrived. At this point, I still hadn’t researched reviews so I had no idea what to expect.
Farmacy’s Honey Potion behaves much differently than your typical honey mask. I’ve masked with pure honey before and loved it! This face mask is nothing masking with honey alone. When you visually inspect the mask, it has the look, texture, and thickness of golden honey. The best way to describe the consistency is like a gooey (luxurious) balm.
But once the product touches the skin, magic starts to happen. During application, the mask quickly transforms into a rich cream. Moments later, you start to feel a warming sensation on your skin as the mask begins to activate. You heard me right, this is a warming mask that stimulates the skin upon application.
Some of the hero ingredients include honey (of course), royal jelly, and echinacea which is rich in antioxidants. They also source the honey from bees who pollinate echinacea plants. Studies have found that echinacea is effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 1 month of use. Basically, this mask is not only hydrating but has potent anti-aging benefits as well.
So far I’ve used the mask twice. I’ll share my thoughts by first starting with the drawbacks. Honey potion is marketed as a hydrating mask. I’ll be honest with you, it’s not all that hydrating. Honestly, using plain honey (or better yet, manuka honey) on my face produced superior hydration. I’d describe this more as a nourishing mask.
Even though it’s didn’t deliver with regards to its promise to hydrate the skin, I still love this mask and here’s why. With most masks, you apply then wait patiently and passively to finally rinse it off. With Honey Potion, you are expected to actively participate in the masking experience by massaging the skin while you wait. THIS IS THE PERFECT MASSAGE MASK. Your fingers easily glide over the skin without feeling sticky. The more you massage, you more you engage the warming sensation. The warming sensation is so valuable because that means that blood flow is being directed to the face.
This precious blood flow to the face is worth its weight in gold. I believe that younger skin receives more circulation to the face than mature skin. It’s part of the reason why younger skin has a certain glow while mature skin appears flat and lackluster. With Honey Potion, you manually promote facial blood flow via massage while enjoying a little extra help from the product itself.
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For that reason, I absolutely adore this mask and plan on investing in the full size. I also believe this is one of those products that provide cumulative benefits with consistent use. I say this because that has my experience from only using Honey Potion two times. Once I get the full size, I plan on using it regularly while executing a full facial massage routine.