I have a penchant for facial mists – they can freshen up makeup in a flash, revive the senses and sometimes soothe irritated skin. So when I received the new Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist from the brand, I was eager to test it out.
Containing the signature Jurlique blend of rose essential oils, it has a sweet rose fragrance that isn’t obfuscated by other notes. The purity of the scent, which starts off strong but diffuses into a subtle whiff, makes it a pleasant one for me.
Suited for normal/combination skin, this facial spray promises to restore and hydrate parched skin. I’m not sure of its efficacy in this respect, given that I don’t use it on its own to replenish or guard my skin’s moisture but I can say that it preps my face well for other products (serum and moisturisers, as well as base makeup like primers and foundations), allowing them to go on a notch better, thanks to its glycerin content. It also makes a refreshing spritz after I’ve finished my makeup, imparting a touch of glowiness without mussing up the look.
It has alcohol as its second ingredient (I’m not sure why) but I don’t smell or feel it, thanks to the rose fragrance, as well as the essential oil and glycerin ingredients*.
My only concern with this product is the bottle: It has a nice heft that adds an expensive and luxurious touch but the smooth matte glass makes me feel insecure – being used to face mists in plastic bottles, I often fear that it would slip out of my hands and shatter! The matte texture draws stains too, so I have to be careful not to touch it with makeup on my fingers. That said, I do appreciate its material and finish, for they preserve the integrity of the liquid.
Is it better than other facial sprays? Well, it certainly seems more substantial than plain thermal water sprays which feel lighter on the skin and do not have its softening effect. I can’t prove that this mist lives up to its claims in their entirety but I truly enjoy its scent and soothing sensation. I reach for it very frequently these days and will probably replenish it when I’ve finished this bottle.
Although I’d purchased the older version two years ago for my mum-in-law who loves the scent, I never bought it for myself; I’m glad I finally had the opportunity to try it! In Singapore, this lovely mist retails at S$45 (50 ml).
Image source: Jurlique
* Ingredient list: Aqua (Water); Alcohol; Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract; Rosa gallica (Rose) Flower Extract; PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate; Fragrance (Parfum)*; Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate; Lactic Acid; Polysorbate-20; Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract; Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract; Geraniol; Linalool; Citronellol; Eugenol; Benzyl Benzoate. [The last 5 ingredients from Natural Essential Oil (Rose – Rosa centifolia & damascena)]