Skip to main content

(Spray) Toner Woes

So the last toner comparison post was in 2015. Since then I've let you know about a few others that I've been liking. Now I want to introduce you too some spray toners that I've got in rotation.

All, or at least most, of the other toners I've previously mentioned have been chemical exfoliants. As I mentioned in this post, Caroline Hirons also recommended incorporating hydrating toners in your skincare regimen. Here are the first three hydrating spray toners that we're gonna discuss:

Spray Toners Comparison -
L - R: Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, May Lindstrom Skin The Jasmine Garden and Aveda Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist

The bottles look wet because I keep them in the fridge. I mostly use these toners to neutralize the Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970. They're great for a 'refresher' any time of the day. These could also be used in place of M.A.C Fix+ to decrease the powdery look after makeup application. Of course, they could also be used prior to makeup application to boost hydration.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

I told you recently that a sample made me buy this. This is also a very hyped product on social media...I think the whole Omorovicza line is. The directions state: "Spray unto face from a distance whenever you skin needs refreshing." The packaging indicates that the product is good for nine months.

From the Beautylish site: "Purifying and hydrating, this toner was inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water, the world’s first recorded perfume, formulated for Queen Elisabeth of Hungary in the 14th century. A quick spritz of this neroli and rose-scented face mist refreshes the skin and lifts the spirits. Perfect for a midday pick-me-up or as a post-cleanse toner.

Works well with sensitive, dry, oily, combination/normal skin types.

Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannitol, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Water, Phospholipids, Yeast Extract, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol."

The usual size is 100ml for $90USD but I got this 50ml / 1.7 fl. oz. limited edition bottle for $50USD from Beautylish. Of the three toners here this one features the finest mist. It's really luxurious. The scent is noticeable but not too strong; I can detect the floral and fruity notes. The scent dissipates once the product has absorbed. Please fold in your lips because it's not something you want to taste. No tacky residue is left on the skin. All that said, I wouldn't repurchase. Especially considering the price and ingredients of the next product.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist -

May Lindstrom Skin The Jasmine Garden

I've seen both Stephanie Nicole and Caroline Hirons feature this one on their social media. This line is hyped up in the #greenbeauty circles. The luxe packaging boasts: "The Result - Discover lightness and magic in skin dewy with botanical nectar." A tab at the bottom of the exterior box packaging lists the lot number and the month and year that the product was "made fresh." The packaging elsewhere states that the product is good for one year.

From the Beautylish site:

"About The Jasmine Garden - Invigorate your senses and hydrate your skin with this aromatic facial mist. The luxurious blend of botanical extracts instantly quenches dryness while the heavenly scent transports you to a lush tropical garden far away.

Why It's Special - Instantly soothes even the most delicate skin types with jasmine, rose, and ylang-ylang extracts. Infuses skin with potent antioxidant protection from raw cacao. Restores elasticity and stimulates microcirculation for a fresh, revived complexion.

How to Use - Mist generously over clean skin before and after moisturizing to seal in hydration and nutrition. Apply after makeup to set your look and impart a dewy glow.

May's Tip - If you're feeling indulgent (and you should be), The Jasmine Garden is beautiful spritzed head to toe all throughout the day to revive and elevate mood, skin, and hair.

May Lindstrom's The Jasmine Garden enhances the effectiveness of all her skin care treatments, increasing the absorption of oils and balms, while also cleansing, calming and refreshing the skin all throughout the day.

At night, May loves misting the Jasmine Garden on her pillow to her sleep.

Other Details - For all skin types. Size: 3.38 oz / 100ml

Ingredients: Pure Water (Aqua), *Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Jasmine (Jasmine) Grandiflorum Absolute, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang-ylang) Oil, *Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Co2 Total Essential Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (carrier for Jasmine Extract) ), Argentum Metallicum (Silver).

* Certified Organic.

The scent is distinctly jasmine which I didn't like at first but now it's grown on me. It does linger for a bit though so if you are extra sensitive to floral scents, beware. While the mist isn't as soft as the previous toner, it doesn't shoot the product out at you either. As I said before, the packaging looks luxe. The colours used...everthing. As you can see from the ingredients list, this is a cleaner toner than the Queen of Hungary Mist. And you get the same 100 ml for $20USD less. Yup, this retails for $70USD on the Beautylish website. I'm not 100% committed to repurchasing this but I am considering it.

May Lindstrom Skin The Jasmine Garden -

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist

I bought this in Antigua before I even really understood that hydrating toners were a thing. This for sure I was using as a Fix+ substitute. The bottle states: "Spray on face and throat in morning after cleansing. Avoid eyes." The little opened jar on the bottle signifies that the product is good for two years.

From the Aveda site: "Feel the sheer refreshment of balancing and hydrating your skin with our botanical mist, alive with the vital energy of plants. Come face to face with the benefits of nature as this cooling, refreshing mist helps hydrate and balance your skin while minimizing surface oil build-up. For normal to oily skin. A soft, floral aroma from rose extract.

Usage: In the a.m. and p.m., spray on face, neck and décolléte after cleansing. • Use the 500 ml bottle to refill your 150 ml botanical kinetics™ toning mist spraying bottle.

Ingredients: Aqueous (Water\Aqua\Eau) Extracts\Extraits Aqueux: Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Quercus Alba (White Oak) Bark Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Alcohol Denat., Rosa Damascena (Rose) Extract, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid <ILN31205>.

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

The ingredients listed on their website is identical to what's on my bottle. I can't remember what I paid for this but the site states $21USD for this 150ml / 5 fl. oz. bottle. So of the three toners mentioned, this is the best value. The ingredients aren't as clean as The Jasmine Garden and the spray dispenser is the most forceful (for lack of a better term). Of the three products, this is one that I would recommend for use as a 'makeup finisher' but I do use this regularly to neutralize the P50. Any floral scent is also the least noticeable in this product. This isn't something I would go through the trouble to purchase online but if I saw it in a spa again I might pick it up.

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist -

Do you use any hydrating toners? Do you keep your Fix+ in the fridge? Let us know in the comments.

Popular posts from this blog

M.A.C Shiny Pretty Things Haul

In the most tardy local M.A.C Holiday release ever, Shiny Pretty Things was made available when the new store finally opened in The Colonnade Mall on December 3rd.

From YouTube chatter, it seemed like the eyeshadow singles and the Extra Dimension Skinfinish 'Snowflushed' were the hot ticket items. 'Snowflushed' is supposedly a big pan of 'Stylishly Merry'. To me, those thing were definitely mesmerizing to look at but the lip glasses were the unexpected stunners.

At this point, M.A.C items in limited edition packaging are collector's pieces. Right? Right. I was more looking at what would make great gifts.

T - B: 'Scarcely Seen', 'Rosebuddy' and 'Caketop'
Of course I had to get a bullet lipstick...

Matte Metallic 'Straight Fire'
The matte bright fuchsia 'Both Cheeks' looked gorgeous too but we all know I barely wear pink lipstick.

Just like the Nutcracker Sweet Collection they also released sets of minis. They claim these…

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

Usually I do these cleanser reviews when I've used the product for a while. Typically a little before half the product is gone. Well...

...this is almost done. I was using this in the shower and yuh know, time just got away.
From the Beautylish site:
"About Brightening Cleanser
A customer favorite that washes away impurities to leave skin soft, refreshed, and luminous. The combination of its proprietary blend of fruit oils, lycopene (from tomatoes) and hydrolyzed wheat protein (from wheat) - make it ideal for cleansing, hydrating, tightening, firming, and complexion control. Gently wash away makeup and impurities with this antioxidant-rich formula. Strawberry Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Tomato extracts help strengthen, firm and protect, leaving the skin hydrated, silky and luminous. Doubles as an exfoliating mask if left for 5 minutes before rinsing.

Who It’s For
Ideal for of all skin types especially those with uneven texture and dullness.

How to use
Apply a small amo…