Review | The Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm

Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm Review
Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm Review

Who would’ve thunk it? That I would be falling deeply and madly in love with cleansing balms. I’m not someone who likes to spend a ton of money on cleansing because cleansers are only on your skin for a few minutes at best. For me, cleansers should have pretty good ingredients, get my makeup off, and leave my skin clean, but never stripped.

I have combination (leaning toward more normal–hooray) skin so cream cleansers aren’t really my jam. I find a lot of them to just be too much. They’re just too nourishing (I believe that’s called smothering). And a lot of them leave a  film on my skin that I don’t like. That’s why I never thought I’d get along with a cleansing balm. Boy have those feelings changed. Call me a convert because cleansing balms are my new best friend, and this one is the one that started the obsession.

Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm Review

Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm Review

Review | The Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm

like a piece of warm butter on toast_

If my face were a piece of toast, this would be the warm melty butter. You only need about 1 and a half pea sized amounts (plus a half a pea depending on how much makeup you’re wearing) of this to get all of that makeup off. The second it touches your face, it starts to melt, and spreads so easily and lusciously, but doesn’t feel greasy or thick. I like to massage it into the skin for a few minutes and really work it in before I splash my face Neutrogena-commercial style. Did I mention that it smells heavenly? I love anything that has a citrusy scent because it’s so refreshing and calming. This one certainly perks up my nose buds.

_got milk?

The second you apply water, it turns into a milky consistency. Sounds weird, but I actually really like that. Sure, it can be super messy, but it helps get the product off of your face so there’s no residue left behind. Afterwards, your skin is left clean, soft, nourished, and definitely not stripped. I use white towels to pat my face dry, and even on my full-face-of-makeup days, this doesn’t leave any nasty makeup residue on my towels. I have finally achieved a new level of class– crisp white towels that stay white. If that doesn’t scream “I have my shit together” I don’t know what does. If you told me years ago that I’d start using white towels to dry my face, and that they wouldn’t get dirty with leftover makeup, I would have laughed and shown you my mascara and foundation stained towels. But, I’ve finally done it, and luckily this guy gets all the makeup off in one go.

Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm Review

Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm Review

I realize I used a lot of food analogies when describing this cleansing balm. Maybe because I’m starving right now, but I think it fits because it is called Farmacy after all. Like a farm.. for your face. I am what they call cheesy. I know, another food reference. Damn.

Have you tried any cleansing balms? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I’m so glad you love this too! This post cracked me up. I like to splash Neutrogena style too. My bathroom looks like the monsoon scene in Jumanji.

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jelly Bean

  • Ooo, this sounds really nice! I’ve been enjoying cleansing balms too. I just find them the easiest to take all of my makeup off. I’m almost finished my big tub of the Clinique balm, haha. I think I might just pick this up soon!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Oooooh, I really want this! Just need to finish a few other cleansers up before I buy it! xx


  • It took me forever to try a cleansing balm and now I am hooked! This is next in my list to buy and hopefully my skin will love it.

  • I keep hearing good things about Farmacy products, especially this cleansing balm intrigues me as I’m a balm-holic! There’s never too many of them in my stash, but I need to use up some old ones first. Love the photography in this post!

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

  • Bernadette

    I haven’t actually tried any cleansing balms before but I hear many many great things about them. I do lean move towards cleansing oils but I definitely need to check this out, maybe i’ll get obsessed with them as well.

  • This review has me drooling and desperate to try this product! I completely get where you’re coming from with the “smothering”. I have dry/ normal skin and I still get those films on my face after using cream cleansers! This one sounds like absolute bliss.

    Imogen //