Celebs, Makeup Artists, and Byrdie Editors Agree: This Face Mist Is So Worth It
Face mists are a beautiful thing—a way for anyone to conveniently engage in a skincare routine without actually committing to a several-step regimen. (No other product allows you to douse your skin with some hydration in the middle of the day without messing up your makeup.) That being said, let's be clear that not all hydrosols are created equal. Not only is it helpful to choose a product with ingredients that suit your skin type, but additives like alcohol and other chemicals can also ultimately dry out and mess with your complexion—the exact opposite of what you're trying to accomplish.
Still, when you consider the fact that face mists are ultimately water mixed with botanical essences, it might be easy to balk at a steep price tag—we certainly won't argue with that—that is, except in the case of May Lindstrom's The Jasmine Garden ($70), which industry pros and beauty editors agree is a major outlier in the slightly oversaturated face mist market.
May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden ($70)
In this case, you're ponying up for painstaking quality—which of course translates to unrivaled effectiveness. Like all of Lindstrom's impressive products, this face mist is crafted with certified-organic, wild-harvested ingredients, and not an additive in sight. That's not to mention that its primary ingredient is a complexion workhorse: Jasmine is incredibly hydrating and helps boost skin elasticity, and Lindstrom sources the best of the best.
For proof, consider some very famous faces: Makeup artist Katey Denno uses The Jasmine Garden on clients like Amanda Seyfried, Felicity Jones, Mindy Kaling, and the impossibly ageless Connie Britton—and apparently, she can't get the product in fast enough. "This face mist is one of the only products that clients have always been enamored with across the board," she tells Well + Good. "I can't tell you how many times I've contacted Lindstrom saying, 'This celeb is obsessed, would you mind sending her one as a gift?'"
And then there are us mere mortals here at Byrdie HQ who can't say enough good things about it. Wander by our desks at any given point in the day, and there's a pretty solid chance that you'll get a passing whiff of that intoxicating jasmine scent. (That, or this ridiculously addictive hair perfume.)