Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Staying Cool and Refreshed In The Heat

Living in London in the Summer can be both amazing and an absolute nightmare. We all relish seeing that yellow ball of fire in the sky, spending lazy days in the park eating ice cream and watching life pass by - absolute bliss. Then comes the fact that London is a bit of a sun trap and the heat can be absolutely stifling, whether you are at work, at home or on public transport.

Given the temperatures in London now and for the last couple of days, the heat is manageable but there are always some items I have to hand to help cope - Mists!  Be they facial mists or mists in general, they are an absolute god send and are just amazing when you need a cooldown.

These are the ones I have around the house, carry in my handbag or use at work currently:
Staying Cool and Refreshed In The Heat

Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water Spray has a unique formula soothes hypersensitive, allergic and irritated skin by leaving a barrier on the skin to deliver long-lasting comfort and reduce itching. The versatile spray can be used by the whole family and is ideal for cooling sunburn, nappy rash and razor burns caused by shaving.  This mist costs £7 for 150ml

Caudalie Grape Water* is made from 100% organic grapes. Extracted from grapes during the harvest, this mist soothes, refreshes and moisturises the skin at any time of the day. Preservative-free. Fragrance-free. No need to blot after spraying.  The mist is so light, it doesn't leave your skin drenched, but instead it instantly cools and refreshes on contact.  This mist costs £6 for 75ml.

Benefit ultra radiance facial re-hydrating mist* not only looks stunning in the bottle, but it instantly refreshes, revives, soothes and moisurises. Using the exclusive tri-radiance complex to deliver immediate & long-term hydration. Contains magnesium PCA and white & blue lotus extracts, known for their relaxing properties and to help skin combat stress. This mist costs £20.50 for 133.1ml.

Vichy Mineral-Rich Thermal Spa Water* is a unique water well-known for its fortifying and soothing properties. Filtered through volcanic layers, Vichy Thermal Spa Water is naturally enriched with 15 minerals and 13 trace elements. Vichy Thermal Spa Water is recognised by the French Academy of Medicine and has been shown to hydrate and soothe the feel of the skin in order to fortify the skin's natural protective function. This mist costs £7 for 150ml.

Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray, a lightweight mist enriched with essential mineral salts. The spray contains pure Evian mineral water from the Alps, which is free from chemical treatments, has a neutral pH, and is hypoallergenic. Each spray releases several million micro-droplets for hydrated and instantly refreshed skin, and can be used at any time of day by the entire family.  This mist costs £2.99 for 50ml.

I never go anywhere without having a mist spray with me, whether it is at home, in my handbag or on my desk at work, they are invaluable to have and incredibly hydrating, soothing, cooling and refreshing.  A tip - keep the mist in the fridge so it is extra cooling.

Do you use a facial mist? 



*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

41 comments:

  1. I need to get a mist to carry around with me, thank you so much for this post as I am a novice when it comes to mists x

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  2. Ive never used a facial mist before as normally there is no call for it in Scotland! Will check these out tho for my next holiday :)

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  3. I need these today! It's far too hot. I have my La Roche-Posay spray in my bag but these are some great choices - thanks for sharing x

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  4. I was going to say living in Glasgow we don't get much sun but we are current;y having a heat wave so these would come in handy!

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  5. Mists are amazing, sometimes it's easy to make your own too but currently I'm carrying round a hydrating mist toner. x

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  6. I could do with some of these today - really hot here.

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  7. It must be so hot in London right now. It is currently 28 degrees down here in Cornwall but we always have a breeze from the sea so it isn't that bad. Those products are indeed must-have in this heat :)

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  8. I LOVE a facial mist in the hot weather - especially if you keep it in the fridge so it's extra cool.

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  9. I used mists a lot when I was pregnant. Might have to get one this year.

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  10. Never heard of this product, hate it when it gets too hot and this seems a great idea x

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  12. I don't use a mist, but the past couple of days are making me with I was!!

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  13. Oh my gosh I needed ALL of these today, it's been so hot! A facial spray would have been perfect!!

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  14. I used one relentlessly during pregnancy, but haven't for ages!

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  15. I need to get a mist - you're right, London in the summer is SO ridiculous at times!

    Milly | Mini Adventures

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  16. Today I was working outside in the 30 degrees heat and a facial mist would have been an absolute godsend!

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  17. I'm new to mists but these sound really nice. Maybe I should think about trying one.

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  18. I love having a facial cooling mist in my bag, makes such a difference at this time of year x

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  19. I have two different facial mists, one for me and one for my boys. An essential in this heat.

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  20. I keep the Evian one in my handbag! It is wonderful and a necessity in this heat x

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  21. It was insanely hot last night and being 6 months pregnant makes it so much worse. I have some water mist next to my bed and it does help a bit.

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  22. I used to think misting sprays were a bit pointless... until I was sent an amazing one from Sond skincare. Now I'm a complete convert! They're so refreshing and my skin always seems to drink up all that extra moisture. x

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  23. London is so muggy, I would definitely use one of these all of the time

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  24. I definitely need to pick up some face mist or some sort!

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  25. I would need all these now, especially the Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray! :)

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  26. I need me a mist especially with the amount of heat we've been getting over the last couple of days! A bigger bottle but would suffice but I'd take ANYTHING that keeps me smelling refreshed!

    www.shewillneverlose.com

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  27. I don't usually use facial mists; but I really want to try the Evian spray :)

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  28. These look like great products. I love the idea of the face mist, I could do with some now, its so hot!!

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  29. I always used to take a facial mist with me when I went on my beach holidays, I can't believe I haven't thought to use one these past few days. Thanks for the reminder will check them out x

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  30. It's so hot today that I could do without any clothes but water. I should really get myself a facial mist. Thank you for the reminder.

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  31. I have one for the summer and wouldnt be without it

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  32. I am obsessed with the Avene one - used it so much this week!

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  33. I use it most of the time, not only in summer and Avene Eau Thermale is one of my fave.

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  34. I do love a good mist! I own the Avene and Vichy one which are both one of my favourites xx

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  35. Pre motherhood I used Liz Earle mist, now I'm downgraded to a sprayer with tap water haha x

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  36. I love a spritz of the Liz Earle toner, it smells so delicious and is so refreshing. London is just too hot at the moment.

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  37. I barely go makeup free so am scared of mists making me "melt" lol. Jealous of those who do use them though because they look so refreshing

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  38. I don't use mists, but after spending a few days in London this month it is certainly something that I am going to invest in

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  39. Face mists are amazing on summer, specially when I'm in south where the weather is hot. I'm trying out a face mist from Origins at the moment x

    Laura
    Öku Möku

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  40. Great review, there are a lot of great products here. I've tried a few of them! The Vichy I have not, but would like to as I love one of their skincare serums

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  41. I like The Body Shop Vitamin C face Spritz, feels so nice and cool I definitely wouldn't have coped this summer without it.

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