Hydration sprays areas essential part of my kit in the summer. Not only are they a perfect way to cool down on a hot day on set (they are ideal for outside broadcast/location work!) but they can also freshen up or set make-up, rehydrate the skin, act as a toner at the end of the day and they can even be used to turn a powder eyeshadow into a liquid eyeliner!
As you can see Hydration Sprays have a multitude of uses but in this recent heat a quick spritz works wonders for even the most stoic of individuals.
Before I line them all up, it is worth mentioning that with all hydrating sprays, they really do come into their own if they are kept refrigerated wherever possible. Of course they are perfectly good at room temperature but it sure makes a difference if they are chilled!
Here are my Top Five Hydration Sprays…
Jane Iredale H2O Spray (£24.00) (V, GF)
This is an oldie but a goodie. H2O was the first hydrating spray I had in my kit – and its still there! Ylang Ylang Flower Extract helps to hydrate and plump skin cells, whilst Chamomile Flower Extract calms inflamed and irritated skin and provides antiseptic properties. It smells beautiful and I don’t see it not being part of my kit any time soon.
Ingredients: 100% Natural / 27.8% Organic – ECOCERT
If you have skin which is prone to blemishes and has a tendency towards oiliness then this could be the spray for you. A purifying tonic, rich in vitamins and minerals, BioAffinity Tonic contains Pai’s unique Living Waters, the nutrient-dense juices that circulate within the Rice plant. It has been formulated to have the exact pH and biochemical balance of healthy skin.
Ingredients: 100% natural – Soil Association
Evolve Daily Defence Moisture Mist (£20.00) (V)
The newest Hydration Mist in my collection, Daily Defence Moisture Mist is a calming and firming spray with the added bonus of the mega-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid (my favourite ingredient these days) which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles; it also contains Moraga Peptides which protect skin cells from pollutants. Daily Defence has a very pleasant but neutral scent, so its ideal for guys who are a little less inclined towards a floral spray.
Ingredients: 99.4% Natural / 20.5% Organic
Odylique Calming Rose Super Tonic (£15.00) (V)
The scent of this particular tonic will blow your mind; a beautiful, fragrant rose spritz formulated from a concentrated rose hydrolat (floral water from condensed steam). Rich in polyphenols (micro-nutrients with antioxidant activity) and plant nutrients, Rose Super Tonic stimulates cell regeneration and can help reduce redness and soothe sensitive skins.
Ingredients: 100% natural / 100% organic – Soil Association
Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Facial Mist (£13.00) (V)
The White Tea Facial Mist was an early discovery of mine; I distinctly remember receiving a bottle of the spray as a free gift with purchase at the flagship store in Neal’s Yard on one hot summers day when shopping with my mum – it was an immediate hit! The refreshing mist uses a blend of white tea (rich in antioxidants) and organic aloe vera to soothe and rehydrate.
Ingredients: 100% natural / 98% organic – Soil Association
Which is your favourite hydrating spray?
Images: (1) Via Popular Science (2) Jane Iredale; (3) Pai; (4) Evolve; (5) Odylique; (6) Neal’s Yard Remedies