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Twinkle Apothecary

Filter Balm

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This decadently soft moisturizer is whipped up with tapioca flour and subtly-shimmery mica to give your face a flawless photo-filter finish.

It's a day cream and a primer - meaning you can wear it under makeup, or just go without.

shea butter, mango butter, tapioca starch, organic sunflower oil, organic evening primrose oil, red raspberry seed oil, candelilla wax, non-gmo tocopherol oil (vitamin e), mica*, ylang ylang essential oil, geranium essential oil  *mica contains: Mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxide (CI 77491)

The basics: Massage a dime sized amount onto clean skin. Suggested: layer over your oil. 

If you need a more targeted approach: Dot very small amounts across forehead, nose, cheekbones, chin, jawline, and neck, and gently massage upwardly into skin. You can spot-apply Filter Balm wherever you want a subtle dewy highlight. 

The magic moment: Filter Balm goes on thick and may feel a bit oily at first, but give it about 1-2 minutes to soak into your skin - you'll be left with a subtly-matte glowy finish. 

Start small: If it feels oily on your skin and doesn't seem to soak in, you might have used a little too much. Don't worry - just follow with setting powder to balance things out! 

Then what: Follow with your favorite makeup or wear it alone. Suggested: apply setting powder over your filter balm for an even more flawless finish.

Does this deposit any color onto my skin? 

No. This is a translucent moisturizer. It leaves you with a subtle light-reflecting glow, but it isn't a makeup product. It's more like a skincare/makeup hybrid. 

Can I wear this as a night cream? 

Of course. There's no reason why you can't wear Filter Balm to bed at night. It's full of non-pore clogging ingredients that will heal and repair your skin while you sleep.  

Why did you discontinue the barely bronze shade, that was my favorite?! 

Making cuts isn't fun, but it is necessary to keep things simple (and more cost effective!) as a one person brand. There isn't that much of a difference between translucent and barely bronze. If you prefer the barely bronze shade, you can mix a tiny amount of bronze shimmer powder into your balm. Just dip a finger in the powder and mix it up in your hand. 

I have another question... 

Scroll down and click on the button that says "Ask a Question." You'll receive a response here ASAP. 

We're doing away with branded labels. Your jar will come with a one of a kind sticker so you can identify it on your shelf. 

Artisan Made

Is it science, is it art, or is it magic? A little bit from columns a, b, and c. All crafted in-house by one very picky witch.

Go Forth

AND CONQUER. Give 0 effs about beauty? US TOO. Let us simplify your routine so you can get back to your smart girl sh*t.

Plants Are It

No, really. That's it. Everything here is 100% botanical based with no artificial fragrances or irritating preservatives.

We're not really into labels.

Learn about our eco-approach to packaging and how we're making indie beauty fun again.


Burning Mysteries: solved here

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
kortney a.
Melts on the skin

This is extremely moisturizing, melts right into the skin. Also it smells amazing.

What a lovely way to describe the texture, thank you!

Catie C.
Perfect skin protection against the Oklahoma wind!

I love using Facewhip in the winter - it’s the only product I’ve found which actually protects my skin from the wind! Also, it totally healed my seborrheic dermatitis! I used to have breakouts of the dermatitis on my face and using Facewhip and all of Twinkle’s skincare products have healed the breakouts and caused the dermatitis to completely go away!

Wow, that's wonderful! I'm thrilled to know that the products I make have helped your skin heal. Thank you so much for sharing!

Jenny H.
Healthy Skin

I really like Facewhip. The scent is just wonderful. It is an enjoyable part of my morning. It is a great moisturizer and just adds a touch of glow. It is perfect for me because it is the only “foundation” that doesn’t cause breakouts for me. The first time I tried it, I didn’t quite like it because I had never used a balm for makeup before. When I tried it again, I was more patient and just let it soak in. After a couple of days I was in love. My skin now looks amazing and I get compliments on that all the time. Very nice product.

Facewhip is kind of an unusual texture, isn't it?! I'm so glad you gave it another chance and are loving how it works for your skin - thank you for the amazing review!

Elizabeth S.
Versatile and luxurious

Facewhip is definitely a new way to approach face care and make-up and I will never go back. Follow the steps and you will have soft, luxurious skin! I have embraced a more natural look and it perfect for that. But also, I have mixed it with shimmer powder (also from Twinkle!) to add color for days when I want more sparkle (get it? Twinkle, sparkle, haha 🙌). You can add as little or as much shimmer powder as you want for a color specific to you (or even combos). Then use that in a variety of ways-cheeks, lips, etc. A little Facewhip goes a long way. It’s luxurious and versatile!

I LOVE hearing that you're having fun mixing facewhip with your shimmer powders to achieve new levels of glow! Thank you for the lovely review!

Unbelievable moisturizer

The face whip is actually difficult to describe; it is an unbelievable moisturizer, feels like a cloud, smells light and lovely, and there’s just nothing else like it. The tiniest bit, maybe half the size of a pea, covers my entire face. I use it as the last step of my skin care routine at night, and every morning I wake up and my skin still feels incredibly moisturized. I am obsessed with all of Twinkle Apothecary’s products, but this might be my favorite.

This is so nice to hear! Thank you!