How to use a hydrating face mist in your skincare routine

Sorbets, sheets, jellies and gels... with countless different formats to choose from, the skincare world can be a confusing one at times. And that's without the minor matter of what order to use everything in. That's why at By Sarah London, my sister Lauren and I are passionate about keeping our carefully-curated skincare collection streamlined and simple, yet seriously effective.

Blended with the finest plant-based ingredients – and free from fillers and fragrance – healthy happy skin is at the heart of our business.

When we launch a new product, you can be sure it will fit seamlessly into your existing By Sarah London skincare routine – and our brand new By Sarah London Desert Rose Moisture Retention Complex Hydration Mist, that's suitable for all skin types, is no exception.

Here, I explain exactly how our latest innovation can work for you and when to use the face mist...

By Sarah London Desert Rose Hydration Mist

When should you use a face mist?

When it comes to skincare, we champion a pared-back approach with multi-tasking formulas that can be layered up or mixed and matched to suit you, your complexion and your lifestyle. So, where does our new Desert Rose Hydration Face Mist come in? Another beautifully hard-working multi-use product, this lightweight spritz can be applied in a number of different ways.

In the morning, I love using it on a clean face straight after cleansing as a revitalising pick-me-up that perfectly preps my skin for makeup. I'll even pop it in the fridge for a few minutes on days when I'm feeling particularly tired, as an extra cooling treat. Follow up with one of our facial oils such as the By Sarah London Organic Facial Oil.

The hydration mist is dreamy to use at night, too. After a good cleanse with our Raspberry Seed Cleansing Oil, I shut my eyes and spritz it all over, enjoying the calming, comforting sensation at the end of a long day. Again, I'll follow this with one of our luxurious facial oils such as our Hemp-Infused Blemish Recovery Oil on days when I'm suffering from hormonal breakouts.

But that's not all. In a handy 50ml format, the light non-greasy mist is a wonder for on the go, too. Stash it in your handbag or car glove compartment now and you'll thank yourself later.

On hot days, you'll adore the refreshing pep-up while its glow-boosting powers really come into their own during that 3pm slump when your foundation's looking as lacklustre as you feel.

By Sarah London Desert Rose Hydration Mist

Can you spray a face mist on top of makeup?

Not all facial mists will work over makeup but I specifically formulated ours to ensure it does – and beautifully so!

The spray delivers a fine veil that won't cling to dry patches or sit obviously on top of the skin. While it's jam-packed with skin-kind ingredients that restore and repair, I've chosen those that are featherweight and non-greasy. Think juicy aloe leaf extract and natural fruit waters. It's also free from fillers, fragrance and essential oils so there's no need to worry about skin irritation, even if you're rosacea or eczema-prone.

By Sarah London Desert Rose Hydration Mist

What does a face mist do?

While many facial spritzes simply offer a refreshing sensation, our high-science formulation works on a much deeper level to boost skin, not just now but later, too.

Inspired by my conversations and consultations with our By Sarah London community, this is so much more than a mist. Prebiotic, plant-powered and with proven ingredients, it hydrates and repairs skin while actively working to replenish your skin’s microbiome and strengthen its barrier function.

What ingredients does the By Sarah London Desert Rose Hydration Face Mist contain?

As with all our By Sarah London collection, I've hand-selected the very best in plant-based skin-boosting ingredients for our hydrating face mist. The star? The miraculous Desert Rose – also known as the 'resurrection plant'.

In its native Mexico, this remarkable botanical can lie dry and dormant for several years before unfurling into a luscious green beauty within hours of re-exposure to moisture. And scientific studies have found the ingredient offers the same incredible powers for skin, too.

In tests, moisture levels in the skin increased by 71% after 24 hours. It also reduced water loss and reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In short, our skin LOVES it.

By Sarah London Desert Rose Hydration Mist

Not content with just one power plant in the formula, I chose to combine the Desert Rose with some other wonder-working botanicals, too. Our Desert Rose Hydration Mist contains aloe vera that's bursting with amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, enzymes and vitamins; and proven to be effective at retaining skin moisture and healing wounds.

It's also loaded with Natural Kiwi Water – abundant in Vitamin C to help with firming and fine lines and Muscat Grape Fruit Water to deeply nourish skin.

The result? A clearer, calmer, more radiant complexion. Now that's what I call a skin saviour.

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Written by: Sarah, Co-Founder, BY SARAH 

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