I see a lot of people who love Evian Facial Spray and then a lot of people who ask "What's the big deal?" So I'm here to talk about that today. Essentially the Evian Facial Spray is the same level of excellence of Evian pure spring water that we all know and love, "sealed at the source in Evian-les-bains, France", in a "leak proof canister" that is now available as a facial mist. While this has just become popular in the last couple years thanks to major retailers picking it up like Sephora and Ulta, thus being more accessible, it was actually first introduced in France in 1962 to use on burn victims. It was then introduced as a facial spray in France and then a facial spray in the US in 1978.
I know what you're thinking...it's just water...I have water at home. Ok, here's what makes it different: Evian Facial Spray is an all natural skincare from the French Alps, it's obviously going to be great for any skin type or age, and " To ensure that every canister of evian® Facial Spray contains the same extreme purity and neutral 7.2 pH that has earned decades of international respect, evian® water is tested 300 times each day."
**skip this next paragraph (aka chemistry lesson) if you want to get to the product information**
So I hear you asking me "What does all that mean?". Well I'll tell you: "pH is a measure of how acidic/alkaline water is. The range goes from 0 - 14, with 7 being neutral. pHs of less than 7 indicate acidity, whereas a pH of greater than 7 indicates a base ". So a pH level that is less than 7 means the water is more acidic and a pH level higher than 7 is an alkaline or basic. Typical rain water has a pH of around 5.6 which means they're more acidic thanks to Carbon Monoxide in our atmosphere, which can effect our environment in a very negative way as well as us. Very low pH levels in water can corrode and even DISSOLVE metals. High pH levels are bitter and cause "deposits" in your pipes it also makes the chlorine in your public water not as effective thus needing more chlorine to be added. Why do they add chlorine of all things to public drinking water? Well, "chlorine is a highly efficient disinfectant, and is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoans, that commonly grow in water supply reservoirs, on the walls of water mains and in storage tanks". So see? you're water at home, unless you have a purifier of some sort isn't so basic and pure. There's a little science/chemistry/hydrology lesson for you. So "7" is the official neutral and when I was in highschool it was 7.35 so Evian is 7.2 making it a neutral pH level still.
Evian Facial Spray has a balanced and unique mineral content, and a safe natural Nitrogen to "propel" the mist so that it doesn't harm the environment ( "80% of the air we breath is Nitrogen by the way). When you get right down to it, it's the most natural form of hydration in a facial spray on the market. I actually have several of these and they're in my kit as well. I've been using them for about 2 years I guess, maybe a little less than. I personally only like two facial mists which is this one, and rose water, because I find that "hydrating" sprays really make me very oily. My makeup doesn't last if I use a "hydrating" facial mist under it or over it to refresh myself. Even with rose water spray I can only use it when I have no makeup on, and I only use that when my skin is irritated. This is the only spray I can use to "prep" my skin for makeup, or "refresh" my skin when my makeup is on without disturbing the longevity of my makeup.
That's not all I use it for though. If you've been reading my blog or following me for a while you know that I love loose pigments and I always apply them with a damp brush for a more intense pay off or foiled type look with less fall out. To get a damp brush and not a "wet" brush, because trust me you'll regret it if it's super wet, you have to use a facial spray or mist. Now yes, I know there are other sprays that you can use but let me ask you this: How much do those sprays cost you? Even the more inexpensive sprays are still probably more costly than the Evian Facial Spray costs when you think about how much product you get for the price, which I'll get to. Also, you need a very even and pretty "fine" mist. Not a spray that soaks you or an uneven spray that is huge drops here and there basically being wasteful.
Also other facial sprays aren't as good of packaging as the Evian Facial Spray. It is in a leak-proof canister, where all other sprays on the market right now are mainly in plastic with a twist off spray nozzle. (You can recycle this canister as well.) I feel like the canister keeps the facial spray pure and uncontaminated because it is leak proof you can't screw off the lid and pour it out like a general face spray, and the canister keeps it cooler as well so that when it is sprayed, say at the beach or on a hot day, it's always very refreshing and cools you down. I take this with me to the pool or to cookouts in the summer and it's awesome and I know it won't leak out in my bag. Also, throw this in your gym bag that way you'll look and feel better at the gym. Of course your can mist it over makeup through the day to boost your color again, lessen the appearance of dry patches, or just give you that really healthy glow that hydrating mists seem to do so well. I also used it over the course of Halloween, for body painting with water activated paints.
Another really good thing to use this for is, before doing a sheet mask. I actually just read about this not long ago and I thought it was a very cool. So what you do is spray this on your clean face, wait for it to absorb the minerals, pat dry, and apply your sheet mask. The reason this is cool, I think, is because when you spray this it can help remove perspiration, chlorine, and other things on your skin. So even when you think you skin is clean, give it a spray just to make sure. This truly just feels like a spa facial, only not as expensive. A lot of times I add this to a sleeping facial. So again clean face, mist, pat dry, apply your nightly regimen, apply sleeping facial (which is a cream usually) and then when I feel like it's mostly absorbed I'll mist myself again before I lay down. Mainly because some sleeping facials or mask are firming, brightening, pore minimizing, etc and this can add the hydration benefit. Also I like to do this because sometimes a moisturizer, or mask can feel stiff or tacky even to the point that it will ball up on the skin if you rub your face and I can't stand that. So I will mist myself again afterwards to take away that stiff feeling.
I'm gonna leave the link for Evian below:
Follow Evian Spray on Instagram @Evianspray and also follow myself if you'd like @lovemascara and show how you use your Evian Spray as an #anytimespa (use the hashtag)
Also they were kind enough to do a giveaway for my lovely readers. 20 people will win (1) 10 oz professional size and (1) 5 oz travel size. Which is about a $30 value. So thank you Evian for that!
I'll leave the giveaway form below:
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As you may know, I only have ONE subscription box. However, AdoreBox approached me to try their's and I couldn't resist. They have a "monthly beauty and lifestyle box", "2x monthly beauty and lifestyle box", and a "quarterly premium beauty and lifestyle box" which is what I got.
So here's how this breaks down:
In my box I got
They also sent me some coupons as well which I thought was very cool, and I will put them to good use.
You get an insert of what everything costs along with a note that if you don't like something you got in your box you can trade it on www.eDivv.com.
There was nothing in this box at all that I was disappointed with, I was actually super impressed with everything. I really liked how there wasn't only makeup and skincare, there was a gift card for jewelry, and breath mist, nail polish and press on nails (which I love), and more.
I liked everything in it and I've been using a lot of the products already. The only thing I had tried before was the Kiss imPress Press-On Manicure. I actually have another box of these on stand buy because I love press on nails, trust me they've improved people! So I knew I would like those already.
I've been using the Cetaphil wipes like CRAZY. I was so glad they were in the box. I also used the 5 Minute Beauty Peel from Dermasilk, because I've been doing so much Halloween makeup with body paints that my skin needed some help and I really enjoyed that as well. It wasn't crazy intense (let's get real you see the word "peel" and it gets intimidating) and my skin was super smooth afterwards. I've been using the Lashsculpt ever since I got the box because I have very thin and fine lashes and I'd always wanted to try a serum but, other than some DIY serums I made, I never had. So, I've been using that for about 2 weeks. If it goes really well, I'll do a full review on it. Like I said though my face has been having a harsh month, thanks to constant scrubbing to get off makeup, and my lashes have been taking a beating as well. However, I do notice that they don't seem to be as affected as they usually are during the Halloween madness, so maybe this is strengthening them. We shall see.
I carry the fresh breath mist with me in my purse, as well as the Korres Lip Cooler in Raspberry because I'm obsessed with the Lip Cooler. It has a metal ball at the end of the wand which is what cools your lips and it's just the coolest (no pun intended) thing I've seen in a really long time. That's difficult to say most of the time because after a while everything is kinda redundant in the beauty world. Things are still exciting because you know they'll be great but not often do you see stuff that's very exciting because it's brand new to you, and something you've never seen before.
Like I said I'm just super impressed by this box. I can't wait for the next one in January, because remember mine is a Quarterly box.
I saved the best information for last though because you can use code "HALFOFF" and get 50% off your purchase, pretty sweet right? If you are looking into a subscription box, then I strongly urge you to look at adorebox. They are far better than any subscription box I've seen as of yet.
**This was sent to me, but these are my honest opinions. I was not paid to talk about it**
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to start blogging and do these things I love because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me!