Our pick of the week: It’s a universally acknowledged truth that a girl who has dry skin must be in want of a facial mist. Alright, even if you missed the Pride and Prejudice reference, we’re sure you shouldn’t go without Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist. We love this botanical spray for its rehydrating powers. It has moisturizing aloe, glycerin, and marshmallow root, plus soothing rose extracts (and it smells like wildflowers to boot).
If you’re still a bit perplexed by the idea of a facial mist, we understand—these two-in-one toners and hydrators are a bit of a dark horse in the beauty industry, but we think they should play a role in everyone’s regimen. You can use Jurlique’s mist in three ways. First, spray it on right after washing your face to balance out your skin’s pH levels (it also helps seal in moisture and preps your skin for other products). Second, use it to set your makeup and prevent caking if you wear foundation or powder. Finally, keep it at your desk to refresh your skin and wake yourself up when you’re jonesing for a nap around 3pm. No matter how you’re using it, the trick is to hold the nozzle at arm’s length and spray far away—the fine mist should cover your face evenly.
How long it will last: You only need a single spritz to cover your entire face. Even if you mist three times a day (morning, afternoon, and evening), the 3.3 oz bottle should last you at least two months.
Buy this, not that: At $31 a bottle, Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist costs the same as a twelve pack of Vita Coco coconut water. As much as we love coconut water and its skin-hydrating properties, we’d have to chug a whole lot of it to get the same effects we enjoy from regularly using this facial mist: fresh, dewy skin that just might attract the attention of a modern-day Mr. Darcy.
For added moisture, we like to follow this mist with a generous helping of Jurlique’s Herbal Recovery Night Cream—the flowery scent is nothing short of divine.