I was strolling around the Chanel counter at Neiman Marcus, pawing at the pretty lippies. The SA sanitized one for me to try, and as I looked into the mirror under the unforgiving luxury store lighting, I could see that I was suffering a Retin A-induced peeling attack. Note to self: do NOT test drive potentially drying foundations in public. "Oh God, I'm peeling again", I said, and apologetically explained to the SA that this was caused by my Retin A, and was not some horrific skin disease. She cooed soothingly, and directed me to close my eyes as she misted me with something smelling vaguely of perfume. I opened my eyes, and my flakes had disappeared. This was pretty monumental. I now have a foundation routine that greatly reduces the peelies, but before I figured that out, I would generally have to find a way to remove the foundation from that area and start over from scratch. This provides instant hydration without disrupting the makeup underneath. "I'll take it!" I said, somehow not hearing that it was NINETY DOLLARS. For a tiny 1.7 oz spray can. You know what? I bought it anyway. The SA told me that this was "a powerful antioxidant serum", that "shouldn't be used too frequently". Eh, it's a nice smelling, very moisturizing mist that is perfect for refreshing dry skin without disturbing foundation, or for finishing mineral powder. It really is far more hydrating than an Evian mist, or the Caudalie grape water spray. I probably won't repurchase again, purely because of the price. I'm also torn on the packaging. On the one hand, the aluminum can is nice because it keeps light out of the product, and makes it lightweight enough to be carried in a purse. On the other, I feel that perhaps for $90, it could be in an opaque glass bottle, rather than a spray can. Anyway, I do get a perverse thrill out of pulling this can out and misting myself like an orchid, or maybe like that ancient, dried out space creature from Dr. Who.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerine, Butylene Glycol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, PEG-12, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tromethamine, Ascorbyl Glucoside
I adore whole hydra beauty range, have a cream, serum but this did not impress me much. Still can not get used to spray this on my face, just don`t see a purpose for this mist.
Smell is nice, but serum and cream is a dream combination, you can do just well without this.
Maybe I will change my mind later because I have just recently started using this, but for now no wow effect like I had with cream and serum.
Cost is astronomical for the amount of product. The packaging is classy CC. The product is TDF .... I am a skinflint by nature but when I tried this on, it just blew me away.
the scent is lovely and mist is divine like stepping into a cloud. I am going to buy another one for travel as one pouf of this puts me in a good mood.. makes my mature skin glow and look soft and supple.
amazing product and I am glad to see the prior review was from a different age group.
I've been using the Hydra Beauty range ever since it's inception and have been happy ever since. The Gel Cream is my current favourite cream and the serum is amazing. I was so excited to try out the new additions to the range and went to my counter the day it got in to try it out. I have never really used a mist, nor needed one and I was often confused by the whole thing. Is it a toner? A serum? Or just another product we mindlessly buy. I guess it's a mixture of the three.
The mist is very refreshing - when I tried it in store my skin felt so supple and hydrated, and I noticed my skin had much more radiance, even after the mist had sunk into my skin! It was great. You can use it before or after make up application (which doesn't bother me as I don't wear any) or throughout the day as necessary. I was skeptical at first but was surprised at how hydrating it was. However, I would not use this as a replacement for my serum for the pure fact that I don't think it is as concentrated as a serum you rub on your face, a mist can only go so deep into your skin. That being said, as a compliment I think it does wonders.