The UK is having a heatwave. Or summer as it’s known elsewhere in the world. Here’s the thing about hot weather in the UK. We are ill equipped. We don’t have air conditioning in our homes, in restaurants, on public transport. So things get a bit sticky.
Heading to London for the weekend, my hot weather survival plan was to have an Evian Brumisateur, £3.99, on hand at all times. If you think spending four quid on a facial mist is bonkers, let me compound it for you thus – this was for the travel size. 50ml of water in a can.
Water. That’s all it is. The blurb on the back says it ‘helps fix your makeup’ which sounds rather unlikely. Maybe it’s magic French water. Whatever. I spent the weekend spraying it onto my face liberally and it is lush.
I bought it for the cooling properties, but have noticed an interesting side effect. Come Monday morning my skin was looking great. Bright and well rested, which I assure you was not the case. Plump, like my weekend had been wholesome, not spent chugging gin in Stoke Newington.
It would seem that mists are officially A Thing. Brands are launching new versions faster than you can say spritz. Hydrating your skin via a facial spray is a legitimate skincare routine step. There are tons of them, at price points that make the Evian spray look small fry.
These sprays take misting to another level. They have extra ingredients. Luxe skincare ones – antioxidants, vitamins, rose water, oils. Like the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydration Mist, £21, or the Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray, £22.50. Or, if you want to be super bougie La Mer Le Mist, £60.
Exciting. I saw results with my budget water in a can. Which was entry level, a gateway spray. Imagine the hydrating properties of the pimped versions.
I can already feel my money misting away.
Til next time,