My first winter in Chicago is off to a very rough start for my skin. It began with dehydration and has moved into full flaking and dryness on my cheeks, and excess oil trapped under my bangs. One vital addition to my updated winter routine is a facial mist. I’m spritzing in the office, before bed, after washing my face – pretty much anytime that I can, I’m saturating my face in extra lotions and potions.
I’ve had the Heritage Store Rose Petals Rosewater Spray for a year now and while I was in love at first, I’ve now learned this facial mist is not built for these Midwest winters. The ingredients are far too basic to have any effect on the skin aside from surface level hydration and an instant dew.
Ingredients: Vor-mag Water (water that has been vortexed and magnetized to raise the energy to a higher vibration that we believe to be more beneficial) and Rosa Damascena (Hydroessential Rose) Flower Oil
“Vor-mag” water & Rose Damascena Flower Oil = water & essential oil
Facial mists should have ingredients such as humectants, vitamins, and antioxidants to be effective in hydrating and plumping the skin. Simple formulations with only water and essential oils could cause the skin to dry out even further, which is entirely against the point of facials mists. Water itself can hydrate the very top layer but also can easily evaporate off those same skin cells. For my next facial mist, I will not be grabbing another bottle of this rosewater spray. Luckily, Heritage Store does carry a rosewater & glycerin spray which is on my list of products to try AND contains a humectant to lock in the moisture! If you’re looking to grab a facial mist for this winter, be sure to check the ingredients for those friendly humectants and hydrators.