Facial sprays — do they actually do anything or are they a total con made up by the beauty industry to make more bucks? Their purpose has been debated by many and no one can seem to give a solid answer. To put an end to the debate, I set out to try them all (well… a lot) to see if they actually made a difference. Read my reviews and opinions below!
Marc Jacobs Beauty Spray — If you’re looking for the perfect dewy glow, this mist is it. While I never used it to set my makeup, it felt totally luxurious on my bare skin and made me look like I was glowing from the inside out with immediate application. Not only that, but it smells like a tropical island getaway (which sounds seriously tempting in these temps!).
Glossier Rosewater Spray — I’m a serious Glossier fan so I was really excited to try their new product, the Soothing Face Mist. While I wasn’t expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised by the refreshing effects this spray had on me and how it made me look perfectly dewy (as in I-just-lifted-a-few-boxes-maybe-I’m-going-to-break-a-sweat dew). My issue with the spray really comes with its price and quantity. Glossier is usually really good about pricing, but I find that this spray is too expensive for the amount you actually receive.
LUSH Tea Tree Water — Not to be totally biased, but I’ve personally been using this spray forever and swear by it. It’s perfectly refreshing but tough on acne and perfect for anyone with oily skin. The tea tree oil gently works on problem areas while the grapefruit extract acts as a refreshing wake up.
YesTo Grapefruit Facial Spray — What makes this pick different than the others is that this is by far is the cheapest, but still gets the job done. I used it for a few days consistently, and it cleared up my small breakouts without being overly aggressive and drying. It’s perfect for people with acne-prone skin who’s on a budget.
Evian Mineral Water Facial Spray — I was really excited to finally try this because I always wondered if there was anything special to it, or if it was simply just water. From my test, it’s definitely just water. While it may not do anything drastic to your skin, I will admit it’s refreshing to use throughout the day, but I’d still prefer something that improved my skin as well.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir — This was my first time ever hearing of this elixir, but let me tell you, it’s worth every penny. It tones, refines your pores, uses only natural ingredients, and smells great. What more could a girl want?
First Aid Beauty Hydrating Mist — I’ve never had really dry skin, but when the temperature dropped, my skin got dry — and it got dry fast. But First Aid Beauty came to my rescue (pun intended) because this spray made my skin bounce right back. When they say hydrating, they mean it. My skin instantly felt at peace and was no longer dry, flaky, and irritated.
Written by Hannah Smith
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