I’ll admit it; I’ve never really been one for face mists. I’ve always thought they were one of those unnecessary beauty products that did a whole lot of nothing, which brands peddled to fools under the guise of them being some sort of magical, rejuvenating elixir.
Recently, however, London has been experiencing a mild heatwave, with unusually hot weather sweeping the entire nation. The muggy weather and ever-present polluted air has been wreaking havoc with my poor skin; it’s been drying out quicker than ever before and more than that, it’s been looking tired and dull, too. I gave in to the hype and reached for a vibrant face mist that had for too long been sitting neglected on my bathroom counter and just like that, I became a believer.
The Body Shop‘s Mandarin Energizing Face Mist was the product in question. Infused with mandarin, camu camu berry extract, maca root extract and caffeine, this pint-sized bottle gave my skin the kick-start it needed. A quick spritz all over my face before applying makeup is now part of my daily routine – the zingy, 100% vegan formula leaves me feeling fresh, hydrated and ready to take on the day. I even carry it around with me for emergency refreshes when I can feel my face losing its brightness and I’ve found it doesn’t mess with my makeup at all when it’s sprayed over the top – oh, and it smells amazing too. It’s safe to say I take back all the bad things I’ve ever said about face mists – this one truly is saving my skin.
You can pick up this summer essential for just $10 USD for a 100ml bottle at The Body Shop’s web store and its physical stores worldwide. Skincare junkies should check out these $5 USD sheet masks, too.