I'm not one to want to waste my money on a product that I don't need or something that I think is useless. So, y'all should just know that I think facial mists are a necessity! :) At least for me.
I use facial mists for three things, mostly:
- A step between cleaning my face and applying moisturizer. Applying moisturizer after spritzing my face with a facial mist helps keep my face stay hydrated for longer (at least that's what I tell myself). Also, it just feels good and refreshing. It's probably my favorite step in my skincare routine.
- Setting make-up. I use a translucent powder to set my foundation and concealer. Sometimes it can look a little "too matte," so after I apply all my make-up, I use a spray with a fine mist and lightly spray my face. I actually have skin that tends to get oily, so "matte" should be a look that I strive for. The facial mist actually helps me out, in my opinion, because first my face loses hydration and gets dry, and THEN the oil comes. The facial mist helps delay that, I think. :)
- A refreshing pick-me-up in the middle of the day. If I start to feel gross in the middle of the day because of the humidity (or whatever), I use a facial spray to freshen up. I lightly spray it on my face and use a tissue to blot off the excess. And voila! I feel like new again!
|One Love Organics Pretty Pore Complexion Toning Mist & Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz|
The facial sprays that I'm currently using are the One Love Organics Pretty Pores and Botanics Rosewater Spritz.
One Love Organics Pretty Pores Complexion Toning Mist (link)
This facial spray is part of OLO's summer 2014 collection, so I'm not sure how long it will be available for. I splurged and bought it for $28 (2 fl oz). I love it! It's made from "100% pure fruit water extracted from the heart of organic pink grapefruits," as stated on their product site. Not quite sure what that means exactly, but this facial mist is really refreshing and smells great. Even though it's made from grapefruits, it's not super acidic or anything. In fact, it's incredibly gentle. If anyone can give me any insights on how they made this, please comment below! :)
Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz (link)
This is actually my third bottle of this product. It's only about $8-9 for a 5 oz bottle at the drugstore. I think that's super inexpensive and a good value for your money! I use this everyday. It's refreshing and I'm glad that I took the chance on buying it when I saw it in Target. Since it's so inexpensive, I don't even care about how much I use a day. I estimate that one bottle lasts 2 months for me (and I use it a lot). $8 every 2 months? Worth it! The OLO Toning Mist above is great, but I notice that I only use it sparingly and when I want to feel "luxurious." It's probably just subconscious considering how much I paid for it (and also since it's limited edition). But I love them both. :)
The following are facial sprays that I have used in the past (pictures/links via Sephora)
|1. Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($18/49), 2. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($35), 3. Boscia Balancing Facial Toner ($24), 4. Evian Facial Spray ($12/17)|
I would buy all four of those products again. My favorite is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, but it's super expensive. Maybe I'll have it one day again! T__T The Evian one is just a simple mineral water facial spray. They also have a travel-sized spray. Even though it's an aerosol, I'm pretty sure that you can bring them in your carry-on using TSA's 3-1-1 rule. They are super refreshing! The air up there, while flying, tends to be really dry, so having a facial spray would help a lot to keep your skin hydrated. I have a travel-sized spray that I will be taking with me to work. :)
BONUS: My cat!
|Wedge inspecting the goodies|
Do you also use facial mists? Which one is your favorite? :)
*all products were purchased by me and all opinions are my own. links are for convenience.