I’ve always been a little nuts for sprays. There’s something rather nice about carrying a tiny bottle of elixir in your purse…this is magic, this shall hydrate me to youth. Whether it actually works or not, I love the idea of spraying a potion on your face. Hold the bottle six inches away…that’s the perfect distance. Press down, and out releases a cool dreamy mist. Some are scented and some are not. I could go either way. Little travel size bottles of Evian always come with me on the plane. It’s the most basic of facial hydration mists…and you have to love the packaging.
Some people poo pah the sprays: it’s water – why don’t you just wash your face?! You know who you are. And for you I whisk out the Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System from AmorePacific. The name is so long, but the faint sweet scent is addictive. Inside…no water but bamboo sap. Pure stabilized bamboo sap and not a touch of water. The mist feels slightly thicker (almost like a clear liquid spray lotion) than other water-based sprays. AmorePacific thoughtfully puts a reflective sticker on the cap of each bottle – that “mirror” has come in handy more than once.
And then of courses, there’s my collection of rose waters. I bottle the Mymoné and Nielsen-Massey rose water in empty Jurique bottles just because those don’t come with spritzer caps. Store in the fridge and I use these for not only my face but the entire body right after I shower. It is…how do you say? Ahh right, heaven.