You know, L’Occitane products can draw you to them with their amazing fragrances! When I check out products at the L’Occitane counter, I want to bring all of them home 😛 This time, I did get a lot of samples and I am determined to get both L’Occitane Pivione Eau De Toilette and Verbana Eau De Toilette, both are totally my kind of fragrances – fresh, floral, delicate, and beautiful! Coming to today’s review – it’s L’Occitane’s Immortelle Brightening Mist – a toner which you can also use as a refreshing mist. Read on for more details 🙂
The Immortelle Brightening Mist is an alcohol-free toner enriched with immortelle floral water and bellis perennis that refreshes, softens, illuminates and helps refine skin’s texture. It can also be sprayed onto the skin after make-up application to help make-up stay in place all day. Tolerance for this formula has been dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.
Rs. 1450 for 100 ml.
My Take on L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Mist:
I wanted to try at least something from the “Immortelle Brightening” range, and I found this! I love facial sprays because they can refresh you up instantly and this one smelled wonderfully of daisies. If you are someone who loves the fragrance of daisies, it would be hard for you to leave this facial mist at the L’Occitane counter. Talking about the packaging first, will later come to the fragrance – the mist comes in an opaque 100 ml bottle with a spritzer, nothing fancy about the packaging.
This is an alcohol-free toner, but but – it has glycerin in it 🙁 I have come to realize that glycerin does not work for me at all – it greases up my skin and dulls out my skin tone. This toner would be great for dry skin though. The toner inside the bottle is a colorless liquid which comes out as a fine mist. Since the toner is alcohol free, it doesn’t sting the skin a bit, but tastes bitter if it enters the mouth. Initially, there’s a mild tingling sensation when you spray it on, can’t even call it a tingling sensation, it’s just a subtle sensation that doesn’t bother much. The fresh whiff of daisies is a bliss though!
The toner immediately freshens and soothes the skin. But then, it shortly feels heavy and greasy on my skin, and I have to always wipe it with a damp cotton after a few minutes. Since this is a toner, wiping it away removes residual makeup and dirt from the face. It’s really hard for me to let it stay on my face for more than 10 minutes. Nowadays, I usually spritz it before hitting the bed on clean face and wake up with moisturized skin. Yes, it does moisturize because it has glycerin. I think skin care products should be sorted out into “contains glycerin” and “does not contain glycerin” categories. Only a few glycerin-containing products have worked for me so far 🙁
The other amazing ingredients are witch hazel, daisy flower extract and the immortelle flower. I just wish glycerin wasn’t there because it was otherwise perfect for me, but at the same time, I think dry skin would drink up all the moisture and hydration this toner provides to the skin.
This mist works well as a toner as I mentioned previously, it removes residual dirt and grime off the face. Also, I haven’t seen any major breakouts even with the glycerin content. There’s the usual acne problem, but nothing that this mist has aggravated. Those who like their skin to look matte would hate this product.
I want do shoot down three other major claims of this toner/facial mist before I round up the review – it does not work as a setting spray for makeup as they claim. Maybe it would work for dry skin, but I am sure not for combination or oily skin. Another major claim L’Occitane has made is about “brightening” the skin tone. Well, that doesn’t happen, I did not say brightening with regular use. It also does not refine the skin’s texture – it works as an average toner and facial mist, do not expect more from it.
I want to keep the best for the last – the fragrance – this brightening mist smells beautiful – of fresh daisies – a refreshing, soothing, vibrant fragrance that puts me in a good mood. That’s the best thing about this mist/toner – the fragrance. I am staying away from glycerin products for a while, they do not work for me well.
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