Facial Sprays, Mists, and Waters

Friday, October 28, 2011 5comments No tags Permalink 0

Forgive me while we venture off the subject of food for a second, but something else has consumed my mind. Facial sprays, facial mists, facial waters. It is technically food…but for the skin. Ahaha.

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.

  • anonymous
    October 28, 2011

    I've never been a fan of facial mist/sprays/spritz. Mostly because I wear perfume… and with the addition of facial mist… it would be too much!!!After a shower… I moisturize with lotion… I cannot fathom using a scented mist after I shower.I guess I can only work with one scent at a time… any more then one… and my nostrils get confused!

  • anonymous
    October 28, 2011

    Aah rosewater lovely..I use Sisley Floral water spray..its gorgeous too.

  • Cassaendra
    October 29, 2011

    Hi Kathy, In the summer, it feels quite refreshing. I like to use an (don't laugh) organic lavender spray that I picked up some time ago during the winter months.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 30, 2011

    Hi Stephanie! I love perfume…but have yet to find that ONE scent that I love enough to make it a signature. For now, the mists have my heart heheh :)Hi Louise! Oo I've yet to try that – will put it on the list! ^_^Hi Cassaendra! Nice! Pierre loves the lavender so we use a lavender home spray for the living room and bedroom. It's so soothing :)

  • anonymous
    November 2, 2011

    Ooh, facial sprays! great advice! I usually bring a small vial of facial cleanser with me on the plane so I can wash my face right before landing, moisturize, and walk out into the terminal refreshed and hydrated. But I never thought to actually just use a spray on a regular basis for that dewy glow. I'm curious, you're able to get by TSA with those Evian sprays? The US seems to be more lenient when it comes to liquid carry-on limits but I always end up with problems in the Chinese airports. :(

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