Thursday, 17 January 2013

3 of The Best: Beauty Waters

Beauty waters or 'facial mists' have exploded in popularity over the past few years. They are one of those products that doesn't 'do' a very specific task, yet something about them (or the good ones, at least!) makes a lovely addition to your skincare routine, and one which I am very reluctant to give up.

They aren't cheap, they aren't essential, but they are lovely. Here are three of my favourite's:

1. Caudalie's 'Eau de Beaute' Beauty Elixir

I think it all started with Caudalie's Beauty Elixir. This little bottle of goodness has become something of a cult beauty product over the last two years. Caudalie hail it as 'a treatment that smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance.' It contains grape, rosemary and peppermint oil, that help fight acne and have anti-ageing properties. The scent is really lovely; herbal and slightly minty, it is very calming and has a slight cooling effect on the skin. £28.80 for 100ml (£29p per ml)


2. Balance Me's Skin Bright Hydrating Face Mist

My second favourite is Balance Me's brand new Skin Bright Hydrating Face Mist. This has more of a focus on hydration and radiance rather than anti-ageing and acne prevention, with hylauronic acid, pineapple water and rose flower water. The scent is much more fruity and fresh than the Caudalie, with the rose and pineapple really coming through. What makes this beauty water stand out from others is the spray. Caudalie's Beauty Elixir has a nice, fine mist but this spray is better than any other I've tried. It produces a super fine, light mist. Oh, and it's 99% natural too. Always a bonus! £20 for 60ml (33p per ml)


3. Ren's Tonic Moisture Mist

This was an impulse airport-buy before I got on a flight to LA last year. I had forgotten my beloved Caudalie Elixir, and spotted this in duty free. I love Ren skincare, they are yet to disappoint me with any product that I've tried to date so I had high hopes for this formula. I think this is a better choice for those with sensitive skin, as it isn't so highly perfumed. I find it to be the most moisturising out of the bunch, also containing hylauronic acid. It is also formulated with Fig extracts to help cool and refresh the skin, and Ginseng to help boost energy and decongest your skin. The only problem with this product is the spray. Unlike the beautifully fine mist that Balance Me emits, this spray is a lot less gentle than the others. You have to spray it from a little further away to avoid squirting yourself in the eye! £18 for 50ml (36p per ml)



Top Tips for using your beauty water:
- Keep it in the fridge to keep it cool and extra refreshing!
- Take it on flights with you to fight the effects of drying air-conditioning and keep your skin looking fresh
- Use it as a moisturising toner in the morning and evening
- Spray over makeup in place of powder if you have dry skin
- Spray throughout the day to refresh your face and makeup

Overall, I think Caudalie remains my favourite (and actually the cheapest per ml when you buy the bigger size!) and a product which I have purchased (and will continue to repurchase) over and over again

Do you use a facial mist? What's your favourite?

56 comments:

  1. I really like Caudalie's beauty elixir, I used it when I've put foundation on (that's not very often), because it makes it looks more natural and less "cakey", haha.

    Like this post! :)
    xx

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  2. i have a "face mist comparison" too!
    if you are interested...come over...
    http://thoughtsofamakeupaholic.blogspot.gr/2012/10/comparisonfacial-waters.html
    i now bought beauty elixir and i think it's really working more than any other!

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  3. I've wanted to try both the Caudalie and Balance Me beauty waters for quite a while now but just haven't got round to it! I think I might go for the Balance Me one though after reading this, the scent sounds lovely. xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

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  4. I love the scent of the Caudalie Beauty Elxir but I've personally never seen any skincare benefits from using it. I'd love the try the Balance Me facial mist and compare the two, the scent sounds heavenly too.

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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  5. I really love the beauty elixir but think i may go for the REN next time, it sounds amazing. thanks for the recommendations :)

    emma xo

    emmafoxmakeup.com/blog

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  6. Whilst I loved the scent and feeling on my skin of the Caudalie Beauty elixir, I didnt feel like I saw much of a difference in my skin even after finishing the whole large size bottle! Might give the Balance Me Beauty one a go if its aimed more for hydration. Great post Fleur!

    Melanie xxxx

    www.basicallybeautyfull.blogspot.com

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  7. I wonder is there a huge difference between these and toners? I thought this was a great review, but these products are unfortunately something I wouldn't have the money to spend on if they didn't make a significant difference to my skincare routine. They look nice though and I'd say they would be handy enough for someone like me who has dry skin and wanted to freshen up their face.


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  8. I smelt the Caudalie Beauty Elixir the other day because I've been so intrigued after hearing people say it was the weirdest smell ever! It wasn't that bad but it is quite strange! I do like the idea of these beauty waters to be used as a makeup refresher but the price puts me off :(

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I really want to try the Caudalie Beauty elexir, sounds like a lovely product! :)) And I also love the idea behind the beauty waters! <3

    XO,
    Andrea
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  10. I haven't tried any of these to be honest but I would definintely try the Caudalie Beauty Elixir as I've heard some really greatt things about it :)
    Maybe I'll pick up one for my maternity bag when I go in to have my son in May?!

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  11. I've always been reluctant to try the Caudalie Beauty Elixir but now that it's been so long and people still love it then maybe it's time to give it a try x

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  12. I've heard a lot of good reports about Caudalie. I may invest in it - looks really good :)

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  13. Could you do a high street dupes review please? With my student budget I can't justify £20 + on a beauty product like this
    :)

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  14. thanks for sharing..it's a lovely post! I heard a lot about the first one and I'm now happy to know two more beauty waters and will try them out.

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  15. Havent tried any of them but i give the Caudalie one a try soon! x

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  16. I use caudalie every day and love it! Definitely think I need to try the ren one :) xx

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  17. I'd love to get into beauty waters but am scared that they'll mess with balance of my skin and give me more acne than I have!!

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  18. I've only ever tried one beauty mist before, and it was an impulse buy from a drugstore! Haha, needless to say it wasn't the most incredible product I've ever tried. I would definitely love to try any one of the three you mentioned though! They sound divine :)

    http://alixloves.blogspot.com.au
    xx

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  19. I am using the Caudalie Beauty Elixir right now, and I like it. I don't use it every day, just mainly on the days that my skin looks a little more red or I have more break outs. It's very refreshing. I would love to try the REN mist! REN has recently become my newest skincare love, and I am willing to try any of their products. They have yet to disappoint me!

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  20. I've never tried beauty mists before, but I do suffer with dry skin in the winter, so maybe these would be the perfect pick me ups for my skin during the day?
    The Balance Me spray sounds lovely.

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  21. I'd love to try these but not sure I can warrant spending cash on beauty water. :(

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  22. I really want to try the Caudalie! I keep picking it up in Boots and then putting it back down again due to the price! Eeek!

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    x

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  23. i want to try the caudalie! I have only used Evian and Shu Uemura and they both did so well!

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  24. I really love the smell of the Caudalie Beauty elexir, but I didn't really feel like it did much for my skin personally! I'll have to give one of the others a try at some point and see if they differ at all. :) Lovely post! xxx

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  25. I always heard a lot of these sprays were like 90% water and a bit of a gimic. I suppose it depends which one you're getting :)

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  26. Why haven't I tried a beauty mist yet?! Haha, they seem so nice for the skin :) I love the sound of the balance Me. one! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Definitely gonna have to get that REN one! X

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  28. Love the Caudalie Beauty Elixir but im interested to try the Ren one as its not so highly perfumed :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  29. I've used the Body Shop's Vitamin E Facial Mist before but I don't absolutely love it.. I've been wanting to try the Caudalie one for a while but I have quite oily skin and apparently it can look quite oily so I'm not sure..

    La Vie Quotidienne

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  30. They look brilliant!

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  31. I really want to give these a try!!
    Aimee
    xoxo

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  32. I heard that you can easily recreate cauderlie water. So I might give it a go! <3 xo

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  33. I really like the Caudalie beauty elixir. Many people hate the smell while I find it very refreshing and soothing. It has actually improved my skin a little, even after two weeks.

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  34. I so want to try the Caudalie's beauty elixir but I don't know anywhere around me that sells it.. Might have to get it online! Great post :)

    xx, Siri
    www.SirisLife.blogspot.com

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  35. I'd feel a bit silly using a facial mist and a little bit frightened! :')

    Danniella x x x

    www.beautyinjapan.tumblr.com

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  36. Lovely post as usual Fleur and your tips are very useful!!<3
    Lots of love and cuddles from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  37. the caudalie beauty elixir is my favourite, i was really dubious about trying it as i didnt really think it would work but i saw amazing results!! it really helped sooth my skin and i saw an improvement in my acne :D
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  38. I am going to try the Caudalie. I have never tried beauty water before. This sounds like something that would be great for me since I travel on airplanes every week. Thanks for the review! :)

    Annie
    adagioanna.blogspot.com

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  39. not often I hear about these beauty waters. good to know about though Im always looking for interesting things that refresh the skin before and after makeup. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  40. I have been wanting to try the caudalie one for a while and from reading this post i have just purchased one, :) sounds amazing really.

    pipp xx

    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. I definitely want to try the Caudalie one

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  42. I really wanted to try the Caudalie Eau de beauté but really the sent put me of..
    I really didn't like the way it smelled and it made me not want to even put it on my face. I wish it had a different smell.

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    xx

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  43. I've always heard about 'beauty waters' but always thought they were a bit of a con... after reading this blog post, I've learnt more about them and although you're right in that they're more of a luxury, they definitely seem like a luxury that I want!

    Thanks for the blog post Fleur!

    thebeautyfantasy.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. I've never used one of these but maybe if we have a hot summer I'll be purchasing one

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  46. i use avene eau thermale thermal spring water :) it helps to set my make up as well. making it less cakey x

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  47. Caudalie Beauty Elixer is on my list, I'm definitely getting it this month - it sounds so good! x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. I've never tried a beauty water. Maybe I should now that I know what it (doesn't (??) do!!)

    Love, A!
    glimpsesofa.blogspot.com

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  49. love Caudalie toner and face and body moisturiser!
    Must check out their beauty water! Xx
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  50. Have always wanted to try and Caudalie Beauty Elixir and I think you have just convinced me too!

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    xxxxx

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  51. this is a really good review I have been wanting to really that out for ages
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  52. Still loving my bioderma though :-/ just put my first post up in a blog ......please go and read its belleofthemakeuphall.blogspot.com........I'd love some feedback! I'm a late starter haha!

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  53. I love the AmorePacific facial spray. It has a gorgeous floral scent and is actually quite moisturizing! I've been really wanting to buy the Caudalie one, because I adore their products, but it's so expensive. :(
    x
    Caroline
    carofineblog.blogspot.com

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  54. I use the sephora instant refreshing toner. I spray it during the day when I feel my skin gets a bit dull and needs some refreshing.

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  55. I've always been a little sceptical of beauty waters, I just don't feel that spraying something onto my face does as much good as something that you apply!
    I may try the Caudalie one, I like your idea of putting it in the fridge. Will wait till summer though!

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  56. They all sound great :) xxx

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