After my rather disappointing experience with La Roche-Posay Serozinc, I began to think I'd never jump on the facial mist bandwagon. But, as any seasoned beauty addict would know, never say never. I've incorporated a new mist into the routine for the past few months, and it's good.
Clark's Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist is a product I haven't heard anyone talk about before, which seemed odd to me considering how many facial mist fans there are roaming the blogosphere. Unlike other mists I've tried that more or less resembled overpriced, glorified water in a spray bottle, Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist actually has ingredients meant to serve a purpose (and no, alcohol is not one of them):
:: Swiss Apple Stem Cells are meant to combat signs of aging
:: Enteromorpha Compressa Extract and Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum aid in the production of collagen and reduce inflammation
:: Porio Cocos Polysaccharide plumps the skin
:: Saccharide Isomerate is responsible for increasing skin's water-holding capacity
:: Algae Extract Pullulan has a firming effect
:: Hypericum Perforatum Extract boasts soothing and anti-bacterial properties
I'll admit, those ingredient names can sound a bit foreign, but what really matters is, does the mist actually do anything beyond simply wetting your skin? In short, yes. After my nighttime cleansing and toning routine, I spray a few spritzes of Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist directly to my face (definitely keeping my eyes tightly closed!) or apply it using a cotton pad. I prefer the former, as I find I can feel more of the product's effects that way. There is a moderately strong and refreshing tingle that can be felt for about a minute after application, and once dry, my skin feels soothed, firm and tightened (but never dry or stripped). Especially during these colder months, the mist has been a welcome member of my skincare routine, as it does just that little bit more to help with my skin's ability to retain moisture, something I've never experienced with other facial mists.
It can't be all butterflies and rainbows though, right? The one and only downfall of Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist is the spray bottle the product is housed in. Each pump delivers a fairly concentrated spray, instead of an even mist of product, meaning multiple sprays are needed to cover a surface area (for this reason, some may opt for the cotton pad route). You can't win 'em all, I guess. Nevertheless, Clark's Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist has restored my faith in facial mists. They can actually do something.
Clark's Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist is available from their website for $28 (30 mL) or $45 (100 mL).