I used to follow a fashion/beauty blog by an Arizona Republic reporter. It was fun blog, and I loved reading it. I remember her once blogging about using Evian as a facial spray in the summer. She realized she looked like a spoiled princess as she would mist it all over her face, but she didn’t care. In Arizona – you need a facial spray.
Well, I had to try this Evian facial mist and I tell you – she was right. It was refreshing, and who cares how ridiculous I looked? Well… fast forward a few years. I have nothing against Evian, but now that I’m a bit more educated on skin care, if I’m going to mist something on my face – I want it to be more than just overpriced water.
And enter Jane Iredale’s Pommisst.
There are a few reasons for using a facial spray. The biggest one is that when it is super hot outside – it just plain feels nice on your face. Imagine those dorky fan sprays that you buy at theme parks. It’s like that…but less dorky…and more awesome.
A second reason is that it helps mineral makeup look better. I’ll be honest in that I’m not 100% sure if it helps my makeup last longer, but I do think it takes away that powdery look and makes my skin look more dewy. If it helps it last longer – all the better!
And then lastly, if the ingredients are good for you, then it’s like a fancy spray toner. Who doesn’t want a fancy spray toner?
As for Pommisst specifically, there are two big benefits (besides what I’ve mentioned above of course). The first is the smell. I LOVE the smell! Perhaps it’s a blend of the pomegranate and white tea? I’m not sure, but it smells lovely. This could be a perfume! In fact, I find myself inhaling deeply after I mist my face and then coughing. You think I would learn after the first time but I can’t help myself…
Also, the spray nozzle is well-made. Some mists are way too heavy (I don’t want to feel rained on), and some are too light. I think this spray is just right. It definitely sprays, but never so much I feel I have to wipe excess off. It’s a good balance.
Now for the ingredients!
Water, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium PCA, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Algae Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract.
When I first saw the ingredients, I was wowed. Talk about a spray full of antioxidants! Every ingredient in there, save the water, is some sort of antioxidant or good-for-skin ingredient. Everything. I believe I’ve explained the benefits of all of these ingredients at one point or another in other reviews, so I won’t repeat myself. But suffice it to say, this is a really well-formulated facial spray.
So if I’m going to be super fancy pants while I lightly mist my face and throw my hair back, I might as well enhance my skin while I’m at it! This has become a staple this summer. I use it in the morning when I wear mineral makeup, I use it on my face when I’m outside. Sometimes I spray it just to smell it. Overall, it’s pretty awesome.
Disclosure: A sample was provided to me by Jane Iredale to try. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.