ArtNaturals' Soleil Mineral Water Cooling Spray
Last year, a friend told me about a hydrating mist that she loved, but it seemed too good to be true. When I looked it up to consider its ingredients I was impressed. It has a nice, simple list and is made in the USA. ArtNaturals uses a special packaging method, which pressurizes the can without using harmful chemicals of aerosol technologies. When you depress the nozzle on top of the bottle, the air pressure inside is released, allowing the contents to finely spray through the nozzle. The result? A product waaaaay better for the environment, which also can be used at any angle.
The spray itself surprised me as well. I expected it to have a slight, natural fragrance, but it has none. Likely that is because it has very, very tiny percentages of the ingredients which follow spring water:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract,
Cummis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, and
Carya Ovato (sic) Bark Extract (Shagbark Hickory).
While this mist isn’t winning any prizes for technologically savy molecular compound ingredients, I’m cool with that. Even the lovely Serozinc by La Roche-Posay is basically just water with a minuscule amount of zinc in it. Many companies sell simple mineral waters as skincare remedies. Soleil will still do a nice job of delivering some moisture and balancing your skin’s pH especially post-acid toning.
Another thing this has in common with Serozinc is its lovely, fine mist. And actually at that it excels and makes every other hydrating spray I own look pitiful. I don't know if the artnaturals’ team were deliberate in their nozzle choice, or if they lucked out first try, but it is the finest and most even mist I've ever used. Additionally, the can is enormous. ENORMOUS, Face Freaks! And for the price, I just am stunned at how great it is every time I use it. I paid less than $9 for it on Amazon (which obviously fluctuates, but still). And it is 10.56 ounces or 312 ml’s. That made it $1.04/ounce or $0.03/ ml at its Amazon price on Feb 19, 2018.
Let's compare that to some other hydrating toners:
Origins’s Ginzing Mist $22.50 for 5 fl oz/150 ml’s: $0.15/ml
Deciem’s Hylamide Hydra Density Mist $18 for 4 fl oz/120ml’s: $0.15/ml
$50 for 8 fl oz/240ml: $0.21/ml
Jordan Samuel’s Hydrate the Mist $29 for 4 fl oz/120 ml’s: $0.24/ml
Josh Rosebrook’s Hydrating Accelerator $35 for 4 fl oz/120ml’s: $0.29/ml
Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary $90 for 3.4 fl oz/100ml’s: $0.90/ml
In my cabinet, only these two even come close in price:
Radha Moroccan Rosewater $12.95 for 4 fl oz/120 ml’s: $0.10/ml
La Roche-Posay’s Serozinc $15 for 5 fl oz/150 ml’s: $0.10/ml
It's a serious winner in my book.
I’d love to hear if you have any other favorite hydrating mists. Especially if their price point can match Soleil’s!
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