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MAKEUP

Sep. 2018

ANTIOXIDANT

MISTS:

As Setting Sprays

Any time I wear makeup (or even when I'm not actually) you can bet I’m layering on a spray! I seriously use these anywhere and EVERYWHERE — my skin, my hair, and all over my full body in place of perfume.

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These are SO nutrient dense and like a healthy little cocktail for your skin to drink up, not to mention they make your skin glow with or without makeup. I choose to use antioxidant-rich sprays instead of typical setting sprays because I want my skin to receive all the nutrients and benefits it can possibly get out of every encounter with a product.

 

Products that are marketed strictly as “makeup setting sprays” generally don’t have anywhere near these sprays’ nutrient value (or any at all). Why would I use a spray that just locks in makeup when I could be doing that PLUS infusing my skin with vitamins & ingredients to make it actually glow, not just fake a glow at the surface? 

THESE ARE MY TOP 3 SPRAYS I CAN'T GO A DAY WITHOUT:

Vitamin C: This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates collagen production and helps to reduce signs of aging by repairing the damage done by free radicals and the sun. It can even help to protect against future damage. The result: brighter and firmer skin, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and a more even skin tone.

 

Collagen Amino Acids: Collagen is responsible for keeping skin firm, supple and smooth and amino acids are the “building blocks” of this skin protein. The problem with collagen molecules is that they are too large to penetrate the skin and have no impact on signs of aging. This is where collagen amino acids come into play — a specific sequence of amino acids effectively penetrate the skin and actually trigger your body’s own biosynthesis of collagen. This method is far more effective than any cream promising benefits from topical collagen alone. 

 

This mist is an anti-aging spray in every sense of the word because it prevents more skin damage from occurring and treats existing skin damage. Its pollution shield protects skin against environmental aggressors that are responsible for aging your face and also targets the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles with each wear. My top 2 favorite benefits of this supercharged, potent mist have to be its powerful skin lightening properties mixed with its protection against sun damage. I spritz this on if I know I'm going to be out in the sun and also after applying makeup. It really makes me glow and I love that it’s protecting my skin in the process.

DR. DENNIS GROSS

C + Collagen Perfect Skin Mist

This will always be my long time love because it contains Vitamin C AND Collagen Amino Acids (if you don’t know, these are GOLD for your skin).

Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids (more so than other oils) which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. Aside from keeping your skin supple and hydrated, rosehip oil reduces wrinkles, age spots, scars and fine lines. I love being able to apply rosehip regularly through a spray, it makes it so easy!

 

The grapeseed oil in this mist also packs in serious antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging benefits. It has a reputation for diminishing fine lines, restoring elasticity, reducing the appearance of scars, preventing water loss, and protecting against free radical damage. The spray is also extremely hydrating from Aloe Leaf Juice which increases the skin’s natural moisture content.

 

I LOVE the way my skin looks after misting this on top of makeup. It almost provides a bit of a blurring effect since it’s so hydrating and plumps it up. It really minimizes the appearance of tiny fine lines that can become even more apparent once makeup is applied, so this is a must for me! The smell is also heaven, it feels like I’m in Hawaii so I end up spraying this all over myself before I head out of the house!

JUICE BEAUTY

Hydrating Mist

This spray has a blend of rosehip, ylang ylang, resveratrol-rich grapeseed oil and antioxidant-rich organic botanical juices.

There is honestly no other single ingredient out there that visibly plumps your skin right before your eyes, so what’s better than to finish off your makeup with it?

 

This mist gives your skin that extra plump look as it surges water deep into the skin. The retained moisture instantly airbrushes away fine lines and wrinkles. The more you use it longterm, the more you'll notice results like permanent reduction in wrinkle depth and skin quality — so there’s really no limit to how often you can spritz this on! 

 

As an added benefit, this mist also contains Niacinamide, which is derived from vitamin B3 and has the ability to fight acne, aging, water loss and discoloration. It’s been shown to increase ceramides & fatty acid levels within skin which retain moisture and prevent skin dehydration and sagging. Niacinamide also stimulates microcirculation in the dermis which triggers your body to produce more collagen to promote a more youthful appearance.

MYCHELLE DERMACEUTICALS

Ultra Hyaluronic Beauty Mist

If you’ve been following my other posts, you know how big I am on Hyaluronic Acid. I start my makeup with it (in a serum form) and end with it (in a spray)! 

SOME OF MY OTHER FAVORITE MISTS:

GRAYDON

Face Food Mineral Mist

This spray helps your skin to absorb vital nutrients much more effectively and efficiently. This is a great option if you use a sponge to apply your foundation too — spritz your beauty sponge with Face Food instead of using harsh tap water. It's so much better for your skin! 

YUNI

Glow Between Jelly Micro Mist

I love this glow enhancing mist! It's made with mica to add a touch of glow, licorice root to help diminish darks spots and hibiscus oil to help improve skin’s tone. It also has an Antipollution Complex with marine algae to protect your glowing complexion from environmental aggressors. This is great to apply under or over your makeup as either a priming step or to give a dewy glow at the end.

LAVETT & CHIN

Coconut Moisturizing Facial Mist

This mist is truly unique because it's formulated with honey, coconut, and rose water to deliver antioxidants, nutrients and moisture. Besides making your skin soft and supple, honey has a very high content of minerals, amino acids, vitamins, and natural antioxidants. Topically applied coconut has a moisturizing effect, prevents water loss, and acts as an antioxidant to prevent premature aging of your skin. Rose water helps skin retain moisture giving it that healthy, plump look. 

MAY LINDSTROM

The Jasmine Garden

Aside from LOVING the smell of jasmine, I love that this spray is made of some of the finest oils in the world. It's perfect for soothing oily, acne, and irritation-prone skin, as well as eliminating dullness and stagnation that leads to chronic dehydration. It's made with Colloidal Silver which accelerates healing of virtually every type of soft tissue damage and provides serious protection against acne, inflammation, and irritation. Bonus — it amplifies the effectiveness of ingredients put on with it so you can spritz this on before and after other products, to seal in hydration and enhance nutrient absorption. 

GROWN ALCHEMIST

Hydra-Mist: Desert Lime & Amino-Peptide

Made with powerful peptides, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, this mist moisturizes, soothes, softens, and plumps skin, leaving a gorgeous glow and visibly reducing the signs of aging. Hyaluronan, Desert Lime and Kelp Extracts provide anti-aging flavonoids while providing lasting hydration. Hibiscus and Olive Leaf extracts rich in antioxidants, moisturize and noticeably soften and smooth the skin. Amino Acids along with antioxidants from Bilberry Leaf Extract, provide visible improvement against environmental and oxidative damage while noticeably providing anti-aging benefits.

Nothing is easier to include in your beauty routine than mists so there is NO reason you shouldn’t be using them. I’ve even gotten the most low maintenance people hooked on using them daily! They take no effort and 2 seconds to use with major payoff! Each of these sprays are more skincare products than anything, I’ve just repurposed them as setting sprays, so you can absolutely use all of them bare-faced for the same power packed benefits!