I am not particularly good in the heat and the merest glimpse of an orange triangle (let alone a red one) on the weather forecast and those around me are bracing themselves for a rough ride. As soon as temperatures rise above 25OC (yes I am that intolerant of heat) I am reaching for products and items to relieve my heat induced misery…
Formulated for normal to dry skins, Jane Iredale D2O Hydration Spray (£24.00) is designed to hydrate and plump skin cells. Not being a skincare specialist (or a scientist), I can’t claim to know whether this is possible or not, however the fine refreshing spritz is perfect for misting over hot, irritated skins and for calming the temperaments of their equally irritated owners.
One of three Hydration Sprays in the Jane Iredale stable (Pommisst, Lemongrass Love and Balance are the others), I always keep a bottle in my mineral make-up kit. If you are a mineral make-up user then this spray is perfect for setting loose mineral foundations and for improving longevity of wear. Additionally, if like me you prefer matte mineral bases over shimmery one but fancy something a little more youthful than the usual finish, spritz a little of this over your base and it will leave your skin looking dewy and radiant – It can also be used to dampen down powder eyeshadows to create an eyeliner!
Make-up benefiting qualities aside, D2O as a beautiful scent. If you aren’t one for essential oils then step away now – the basis of this spray is Ylang Ylang and Chamomile. It has a lovely floral scent however it is a very heavy floral (if that makes sense?), there is no getting away from it. I love essential oils (I have been dabbling since I was about 14) but very much have a preference for woody oils over most (not all) florals, however I love the headiness of this.
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Hydrating mists are an essential part of my pro kit, particularly at this time of year. They are ideal refreshing a hot and bothered presenter or actor (especially when combined with a cool, damp towel of the back of the neck) and for freshening up a makeup which has lost its lustre.
Whilst I currently don’t have this particular spray in my kit, it is a product I would re-buy without a shadow of a doubt.
Do you have a preferred hydration spray?
(*Denotes organic ingredient, ** made using organic ingredients)
Aqua/Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Laminaria Digitata (Algae) Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Alcohol**
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