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Skin Type: Combination, oily around the T-zone
The Body Shop launched some cute face mists recently in their skincare range. These facial mists come in a lot of variants, some of which are the standard TBS ranges. I picked up this mint mattifying face mist because I have combination skin, which is at its worst in summers. And in summers, combination skin demands hydration and freshness without clogging of any facial pores. So, when TBS came up with this ‘mattifying’ face mist, I just ran to the store to get it. Read onto know how this product fared out for me.
Stay in control with Mint Mattifying Face Mist. This mist leaves skin looking mattified and shine-free and helps reduce the appearance of excess oil. Infused with a winning combination of mint from Nicaragua, seaweed extract from Ireland and kaolin clay from the UK. Leaves skin feeling hydrated and instantly refreshed. 100% vegan. Enriched with Community Trade organic aloe vera from Mexico. Skin looks shine-free and feels cooled. Suitable for all skin types. For shiny, combination skin. Dermatologically tested. Non-comedogenic. Makeup friendly.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Propanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Kaolin, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Limonene, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Barosma Betulina Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Mentha Viridis Leaf Extract/Spearmint Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate.
$10 for 60 ml.
My Experience with The Body Shop Mint Mattifying Face Mist:
The product comes in a palm-fitting, mint green spray bottle. It is a transparent bottle, so you can easily see how much product is left. There are small caricatures of mint leaves on the bottle, and I find that very cute. The nozzle has a plastic cap to prevent it from leaking.
If you look at the bottom of the spray bottle closely, you would be able to see some talc-kind of particles settled at the bottom. This is where the face mist gets its mattifying quality from. You must shake the bottle before each use to make sure you get the ‘mattifying’ effect. Overall, the packaging is very travel friendly and efficient. I just have a small problem with the spray itself, which I will describe later in the review below.
Okay, coming to the spray itself – it’s very annoying. The spray is designed to concentrate small areas of your face with the product rather than diffusing it uniformly on the face. So, I have to spray 2-3 times to make sure my face is covered completely. The spray dispenses the product in more amount each time than you need (meaning you will see areas on your face where you have a lot of product and you will wish for a more diffused application). I also have Forest Essentials Pure Rosewater Facial Tonic and one of the primary reasons I love that product is its spray, and it’s just perfect! It creates a perfect diffused distribution of the mist on your face. So, that’s what I had hoped for when I bought this facial mist from The Body Shop.
The mist takes a couple of minutes to set and it has a mild refreshing smell which lingers on. It reminds me of mint. It’s very pleasant and not overpowering. My skin feels cool, refreshed and mattified after application. The skin tingles a bit wherever there are open pores, but the tingling sensation goes away after a few minutes. It’s something that I had expected because it has mint in it. I believe the cooling effect comes from aloe vera and mint together. The facial mist is marketed as ‘makeup friendly’ and it simply means you don’t need to carry a compact around in summers if you have this mist. You can just blot off the excess sweat and oil from the face and follow up this mist for a quick makeup fix.
The mattifying effect lasts for a couple of hours on hot days, and on colder days, it can last longer. But this is not a problem for me as I carry the spray around due to its travel size. I absolutely love everything this product does on hot, summery days. It refreshes you and your skin by keeping it hydrated and mattified. What more can oily and combination skin ask for?
To top it all, the powder in the product is not talc but a mix of tapioca and kaolin clay. I love this clever use of ingredients. This mist will suit all skin types except that I will recommend sensitive skin types to do a patch test first and then pick the product.
Overall, I am happy with the refreshment and hydration this facial mist provides while keeping my skin matte. It’s one of the must-haves for summer. I hope they improve the packaging so that when the product gets dispensed, it’s more diffused.
Pros of The Body Shop Mint Mattifying Face Mist:
- Cute, travel-friendly packaging.
- Leaves skin cool, refreshed and mattified.
- Mild refreshing scent.
- Will suit all skin types.
- Contains tapioca starch and kaolin instead of talc as a powder ingredient.
- Mattifying effect lasts for 2-3 hours.
- Keeps make-up in place, no need to carry compact around.
Cons of The Body Shop Mint Mattifying Face Mist:
- Spray doesn’t diffuse the mist evenly across the face.
- Tingling sensation on application, can be problematic for sensitive skin types.
Would I Repurchase The Body Shop Mint Mattifying Face Mist?
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