The face mist my Facialist uses

My thoughts on one of my Facialist’s tried-and-tested beauty secrets.

Face Mist - Skincare

Don’t you love to getting a peek into your facialist’s actual makeup bag? Not the products that she’s selling on the shelves – no doubt great – but the hidden gems she might not be able to buy in bulk but are the secrets to her complexion or little miracle workers she relies on. It’s like seeing inside a celebrity makeup artist’s kit – full of lotions and potions and cult favourites.

I recently learned that a former facialist of mine has a favourite facial mist I had never even heard of. Molecular Mist from Sircuit Cosmeceuticals sounds like something from a science lab rather than a beauty cabinet, but, given the knowledge and expertise of my facialist, I was intrigued to try it out.

Molecular Mist is an evaporation resistant, intensely moisturising product that hydrates and refreshes skin, and helps protect it from further dehydration and dryness. It’s a mist that actually does something. Containing a combination of ingredients; abyssine helps to calm while phormistim, an ingredient from calcified algae, supposedly forms an invisible shield of protection to help fight against environmental stress.

I love a facial mist, and I want my mist to do it all – hydrate, protect, and be a delightful sensory experience. And so that is where this product stumbles for me – the fragrance. May Lindstrom’s Jasmine Garden is a dream, Mario Badescu Facial Spray is botanical and affordable, and Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist is total orange blossom bliss. Molecular Mist, by contrast, isn’t perfumed with such pleasing notes, but it isn’t bad either.

When it comes to hydrating, this spray definitely rates highly. This is a real dose of moisture for your skin, whether you’re applying it before makeup in the morning, or need a spritz come afternoon to refresh your face. It’s also fabulous when travelling and supposedly a favourite among airline flight crews.

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