I wouldn’t say face mist/toner is an integral part of skincare. But they surely helps in refreshing the skin. Rather than the added benefits of face mists mentioned below, I enjoy using it first thing in the morning to wake up my sleepy self.
I have reviewed the Kama Ayurveda Vetiver face mist which I like for its earthy natural fragrance and the Zofla rose water which the most affordable quality rose water I have come across . Here are some more great options for you, from Juicy Chemistry and Blend It Raw Apothecary.
We are all familiar with the Dabur Gulabari Rose Water. The description of this product in Amazon is :
- 100% pure & natural rose water skin toner
- No added preservatives
- Cleanses, refreshes & cools the skin
Ironically the Ingredients include : Propylene Glycol, Propyl and Methyl Parabens, Fragrance, Rose oil and Aqua.In short it is not 100% pure and natural rose water but a mix of everything you shouldn’t be applying on your body. So make sure you read the ingredient list (which should ideally be just 1 ingredient) before purchasing these waters.
WHAT IS A HYDROSOL?
Hydrosols are made by steam distillation of fresh flowers, leaves, fruits etc. This process gives two products: the essential oil, which contains the oil-soluble constituents of the plant, and any condensate water, which contains the water-soluble constituents as well as microscopic droplets of the essential oil. This condensate water is what we call, the plant hydrosol.
Hydrosols are much less concentrated than essential oils. Their scents are much softer and subtler when compared to those of their essential oil counterparts. Due to their high water content, they’re also very gentle and can be applied directly to the skin without any sort of dilution.
Here are the benefits of using a pure and natural hydrosol :
- Soothes, refreshes, hydrates, refines and rejuvenates the skin
- Great for all skin types
- Helps clear pores and tones the skin
- Helps maintain the skin’s natural pH balance
- Has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Here are the ways to use a face mist:
- If you are in a humid region, instead of using heavy moisturizers, you can carry a small bottle of face mist in the bag and spray it often throughout the day. This will help in keeping the skin moisturized, cool and will keep you refreshed throughout.
- These can be used in face and hair masks for added benefits and can even be used to soothe minor burns, cuts and flaky skin.
- In case you like using face oils/oily serums and wants the oil to get absorbed easily on skin, spritz face mist before application.
- You can also cleanse your face with a cotton swab spritzed with the toner.
Juicy Chemistry Organic Lavender and Rose Water
JC offers a wide range of face mists for specific skin type and conditions. I have tried the lavender and rose one. It comes in an amber bottle
Lavender face mists are great for dry and sensitive skin. It works well as an after sun mist. The Lavender water can be applied to the scalp to soothe flakiness.
I personally am not a big fan of lavender fragrance in general as I find it a bit heady. But it is fine and mild in face mists and I feel this one provides the best moisture boost out of all the mists.
I use the rose variant more often, as I like the pure mild rose fragrance. Rose water suits all skin types and helps in controlling excess oil produced by skin. It is a humectant and helps in Rose water is supposed to help with hyper pigmentation also over time.
***Juicy Chemistry Sale is going on and you can get both of this for 360 Rs each instead of the original 450 Rs price.***
Blend it Raw Apothecary Orange Blossom Water
This is no longer available in the website of the brand. But they do have many other unique hydrosols like Basil, Eucalyptus, Rosemary to name a few. Unlike JC face mists, this hydrosol is packed in a transparent bottle. But the latest products are all sold in amber bottles by the brand.
Orange blossom water barely have any fragrance and it smells not at all like orange peel if that is what you expect. It is a skin clarifier and contributes to clear skin as per the brand.
The sprayer of this face mist is better than the JC bottles.
Let me tell you how. (Not sure if the new packaging also has similar sprayer for Blend it Raw Apothecary)
Keep the bottle at a small distance away from the face, almost at the centre.
Now spritz once.
The orange water covers the entire face in just one spritz. The water particles are very fine and hence it just wets the face without excess water dripping down.
You need multiple spritz, in the case of JC bottles as the coverage is lesser and also more product comes out of the nozzle.
NOTE : I store all my face mists in the refrigerator. The added coolness is beneficial for skin and also it keeps these natural waters to stay fresh longer.
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