I regret buying this, it was costly but didn't meet up to it's claims. I was experiencing winter dry skin so I wanted something extra to boost it up. This doesn't help at all, the bright side is, it didn't make my skin worse.
I purchased this toner based on the recommendation of Paula Begoun as it was listed in her best skin care products. I love that it contains antioxidants, soothing agents, skin identical ingredients, is fragrance free, and doesn't contain alcohol. Additionally I love the spray bottle that spritzes a fine mist and that means no more cotton pads needed to apply a toner. I apply this after each time I wash my face, usually 3 to 4 sprays to cover my face and neck. I find it dries within seconds and never leaves my skin feeling greasy or sticky. Doesn't interfere with application of any additional products that I apply on the face/neck from moisturizers, AHA, BHA, serums, SPF, primers or make-up. I've been using this toner for sometime and have experienced no negative side effects, including irritation or clogged pores. Love this toner and will definitely repurchase.
I like to use a moisture spray, late afternoon, to freshen my makeup, rehydrated a little. I have tried a number of similar products (MAC, Clinique, Origins, Prescriptives), but this is my favorite. It has a fine mist, feels refreshing and super moisturizing. I sometimes use this on my neck and décolleté in place of a moisturizer.
I really wanted to love this, I have dry skin & figured this might be a nice moisturizer to use on those days when my skin needs an extra boost- but unfortunately this was horrible for me. I'm not sure what ingredient did it but this burned my skin soooo bad. It was beet red & almost felt like I had a sunburn. It felt like it moisturized my skin though so I hate that I had some kind of reaction to it but when it comes to those who have sensitive skin, it may be a good idea to see you can test it in a store before hand. continued >>
I use this as a toner and it is my fave hands down. In summer I quite often use this in place of moisturiser, it's all I need as my skin is quite oily in the hot weather. No fragrance and no alcohol so I never get any nasty side effects. Btw its extra refreshing in summer to keep this in the fridge :)
It's pretty generous. And the idea is great. But I just didn't like it. It does not dry. It just goes really sticky which bothered me even when I used it at night. And for some reason it stung my face. Shame because it did moisturise quite well.
To be fair, I bought this @ the Bare Minerals store (it is part of their line) and have used it only in conjunction with their makeup; not with any other & that's how I'm basing my review.
By itself, it doesn't absorb very quickly at all and it makes my skin feel sticky; as if I just got out of a sauna. When it finally dries, the skin is still a bit sticky. It says to use under or over makeup; If I use it under the makeup, it gives the makeup a clumpy, splotchy, cakey appearance & doesn't go on evenly. If I use it over the makeup, my makeup immediately begins to "run". Being that it's part of the Bare Mineral product line, you'd think it'd be 'compatible' with the makeup!
Plus, it's awfully expensive for nothing more than 'sticky water'. continued >>
really wanted to love this - tried it a few months ago - suspected it broke me out. went back to it one month ago and after twice daily use as a toner I am chucking this.
already rosacea prone my skin has been flared and whitehead breakouts galore , it has to be this stuff, as yesterday I went back to clinique extra mild toner and already things are improving. perhaps the sugar of licorice extract or the gluten in the millet extract has been the culprit?
I love this spray! It reminds a little bit of those Evian sprays in a can I used to get a while back, the difference is I notice how dewey and healthy my skin is. Other people have also noticed the difference in my skin since I started using this product.
I've got quite dry skin and have found it useful to put in my car during summer to prevent a breakout and add moisture to my skin. A couple of my friends have also borrowed this and liked it, its quite refreshing. I would definitely buy it again, the only hesitation I have is the cost but its worth it.
I have been using this light hydrating spray this summer and I have to say I have started to fall in love with it.
First times I didn't like it that much, for most past it was the smell. This is fragrance free and I use almost always fragrance free products, but this one smells like fragrance free soap... But now I don't mind it. That is the only negative thing I have to say about this.
I use it after cleansing and exfoliation ( clinique CL-mild) as an antioxidant booster (insted of an serum), let it dry for some seconds and the put my mattifier with spf on. No problems, with my face getting more oily/shiny. Both my stepmom and dad have tried it and liked it, gave them both a fresh feeling too the face. Also used it as an hydrating booster (insted of an moisturizer) on my sister when I did her bridal makeup, and no problems there eighter.
Works well to spritz on your face (and body) when needed and also over makeup.