I love facial mists, and if they have ingredients in them that are nice for your skin, that’s even better. They are both refreshing and so easy to use, which is how I have managed to acquire three different options I’ve been testing out over the past couple months. In this post I’m sharing my thoughts on all three soothing toners from Dermalogica, Fresh and Lush all with a convenient spray applicator.
First up is the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner* which I first tried a year ago as a part of the Dermalogica Normal/Oily Skin Kit reviewed here. At the time I had just finished up a very harsh toner, so it was a much-needed switch. The Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner has no artificial fragrances, but instead relies on a relaxing mix of arnica, balm mint and lavender, which also makes it a great choice if you don’t like the scent of rose. It has a pretty heavy spray, but is quite calming on the skin and is a lovely way to prep it for moisturizer in the morning. I just feel so refreshed after I use it so it will be really nice to reach for during the summer months.
The Fresh Rose Floral Toner* comes in a clear bottle with a separate spray nozzle. Although I always prefer the convenience of a spray, it can also be applied with a cotton pad. The Fresh Rose Floral Toner is alcohol-free and infused with rosewater, resulting in a toner that is far more soothing on the skin than the Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner I previously tried. It has a definite but not overwhelming rose scent and I love using it before applying my night creams and serums, but it is also very lovely as a refreshing spray. It is quite hydrating on the skin, and because it only requires 2 to 3 sprays per use, I have hardly made a dent in the 250 mL after several weeks. I am very curious about the Fresh Rose Hydrating Face Serum, which is recommended for use after the Fresh Rose Floral Toner.
If I’ve hooked you on the idea of using a rosewater toner, but you don’t want to commit such a large bottle or price tag, a second option is the Lush Eau Roma Water. This toner also contains lavender water, and I find that the spray is much heavier/wetter than the Fresh Rose Floral Toner. Scent-wise, it is a lovely mix of lavender and rose, which is fantastic for sensitive, mature, or dry skin. Honestly, I don’t really have either of those, but after Jodi said how much she liked it, I had to grab a bottle during our shopping trip (see the rest of my haul here). It is a really soothing facial mist that I also love to use at night before applying moisturizer.
Besides for face masks, the other part of skincare I get the most enjoyment out of has to be facial mists, so it’s no surprise I’ve started to accumulate a slight collection of them. If you are looking for a soothing toner that is easy to apply, all three of these options from Dermalogica, Fresh and Lush are ones I’d recommend. Do you have a favourite?