Are Those Fancy Water Sprays Actually Worth It?January 02, 2017
Lots of beauty brands have them and lots of beauty aficionados swear by them, but are fancy water sprays really worth it? Often touted as containing water from exotic locales—that can be packed with minerals and other beauty benefits—these waters certainly boast a price tag that’s much higher than simply pouring a glass of tap. But, a water spray is so much more than just water. So, is it worth it? Simply put? Yes! Below we share some of the benefits of reaching for a facial mist and list out a few of our favorite water sprays from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands for your spritzing pleasure!
Why You Need a Facial Mist
As stated above, water sprays contain way more than your average glass of H2O. The sprays—which are most often found in mist form—are typically formulated with thermal waters or waters from the depth of the ocean and can contain skin-benefitting minerals and other ingredients. They can be cooling, hydrating, and some formulas can even be calming to stressed-out skin.
One of the best times to start using a face mist—if you don’t already—is right now! During the colder winter months we rely on artificial methods of heating indoors and in transportation. Artificial heating is notorious for sucking the moisture out of the air, and can make skin feel and appear drier than normal. While applying moisturizer midday is a great option for those of us who don’t wear a full face of makeup to the office, for those that do, reaching for a facial mist is a great way to get a boost of hydration on the go without destroying your glam.
Our Favorite Water Sprays from L’Oréal
Now that we’ve (hopefully) convinced you that water sprays are very much so worth it, allow us to introduce you to some of our favorite ones!
Our priciest option comes care of Lancôme—with an MRSP of $140. Inside this sleek, elegant black bottle is a superfine hydrating mist that is formulated with rosewater. Use as the final step in your makeup routine, your nighttime skin care routine, and really anytime you want to feel like you’re walking through a gorgeous rose garden!
Notice how we wrote mists…as in multiple? That’s because trying to select our favorite fragrance out of Shu Uemura’s water sprays isn’t really possible. Formulated with refreshing deep sea water (the kind that’s never seen the sunlight) these fine mists help to hydrate dry-feeling skin on the go. There’s a fragrance-free option or you can opt for one of the five scented sprays: mint, chamomile, rose, lavender, and bergamot.
With its fresh new packaging paying homage to the French volcanoes where its mineral-rich water is sourced, Vichy’s facial mist is definitely a go-to. The water is infused with 15 rare minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese which it gathers as it flows through thousand-year-old volcanic rock. This particular facial mist can not only help soothe the skin but it also helps to strengthen it against external aggressors.
This pH neutral spray—rich in mineral salts like calcium and zinc as well as an antioxidant selenium—is a great option for those with sensitive skin including adults, children, and even babies.
Expert tip:Store your facial mists in the fridge for an extra-refreshing experience when you spray!