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With literally millions of face products, lotions and potions on the market at the moment you may be asking yourself why you would need to add another skin care item to your collection in the shape of a face mist? Well, we can quite confidently tell you that (apart from making you look like you know exactly what you are doing when it comes to skincare) your skin will thank you for the latest addition as facial mists have a few hidden talents!

Skin hydration

Probably the most obvious use of a facial spray is to use it to keep your skin hydrated. When properly used, you can provide an extra protective layer which could last all day. Use at the beginning of the day by lightly spraying on top of your moisturiser and blot in to preserve the moisture and lock it all day. It can also be used under your favourite moisturiser to dampen your skin before application, such as the MV Skincare Rose Hydrating Mist which softens and calms the skin. If you expose your skin to prolonged periods of time in air conditioned or heated environments, prepare for your skin to become dehydrated- no matter the season! Provide the feeling of rejuvenation throughout the day with a light mist and blotting throughout to refresh and pick you up. banner_23Sep16_2

Set your make-up

There are two ways in which a facial mist can benefit the application and staying power of makeup. As mentioned above, spraying and blotting your face over the top of a moisturiser will lock in moisture, providing the perfect base for makeup application. Once you have finished with your makeup, lightly spray over the top of your makeup to achieve a dew-like complexion and keep you feeling and looking fresh. If you have been a little heavy handed on the powder application, a face spray will prevent your makeup from settling into any fine lines and wrinkles too. Beauty addicts and makeup artists alike swear by the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, spray your face in between your foundation and powder stages to perfectly set your makeup.

Calming effects

If you have particularly sensitive skin or are prone to redness, then a facial spray containing ingredients such as calendula or aloe vera can help reduce the appearance of inflamed skin with its calming properties. Support your skin by choosing a balancing or restorative facial mist such as Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist which contains calendula, chamomile, aloe vera and echinacea which work together to reduce redness and help build a barrier from stress, cold and wind pollution. banner_23Sep16_1

Ingredients to look out for

With facial sprays now containing an abundance of different skin healing ingredients, many of them now have the ability to help improve the appearance of your skin and improve its health, making it more than just a product to keep your skin hydrated in the winter or cool you down in the summer. Witch Hazel - minimises water loss from your skin and works wonderfully to reduce the size of pores and redness. Rose Flower water - soothes and calms the skin Aloe Leaf - cools and nourishes Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) - helps protect against environmental damage Hyaluronic Acid - can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, so perfect for its hydrating properties. All our toners & mists are botanical-based, contain nourishing and soothing plant ingredients while being free from nasties.

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