Until recently, I had always associated face mists with supplying a top-up of extra hydration throughout the daytime, and didn’t regard it as an essential item mainly due to not having dry skin. I now realise that I misjudged face mists, purely because I naively suspected that all mists were more or less the same: just expensive mineral water in a spray can (Evian, I’m talking about you). It turns out that face mists aren’t all about eradicating dry patches or cooling down your face during the summertime; they can be used for multiple reasons and I hope to convey well my experience with the Ground Plan 24hr Secret Mist Plus.
Before I go onto more in depth detail about this product, here is a list of the mist’s ingredients:
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Xylitol, Betaine, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Monus Alba Bark Extract, Citric Acid.
The main way to use this mist, is as a toner after cleansing. It’s well known that using a hydrating toner before essence, serums, ampoules, moisturisers, etc, we can retain 70~80% of skin’s moisture in addition to absorbing further steps in our skin care routines to the best possible standard. You can either spray it directly onto our face, with of course closed eyes at a safe 20~30 centimetre distance, or onto a cotton pad. Whichever way you prefer, remember to use patting motions to enable skin to soak up the product without causing irriation and redness.
I was impressed to see (according to the information card that came with my package), that the mist can be used for soothing and healing major skin issues including: “dermatitis, heat rash, eczema and insect bites”. Typically non-medicated skincare products that are available commercially don’t have this ability; on the contrary we are often advised not to use mists and toners on skin troubled by said skin conditions. As eczema, insects bites etc, don’t just appear on our faces this mist can be used on your entire body (externally) and replenish hair that might be static or dehydrated.
As with most mists the Ground Plan mist has a cooling effect. However, if you put it in your refrigerator overnight the metal spray bottle will remain chilled for a good few hours in your bag; ready to be used during your lunch break, on the beach, in your car, or as a morning refresher. Before you ask, yes, it can be used over makeup without shifting your base makeup as long as you don’t use more than 2~3 pumps or spray it too closely.
Do I like this mist?: Yes, it’s certainly changed my mind about mists for the better. I think because this is a multipurpose product, I’ve been more inclined to use it on the daily. I appreciate that the spray is fine, therefore not a blast to your face that makes you wince. I’m still testing it out on some mosquito bites on my arms; so far they have become less itchy and reduced in temperature, yet as for the redness and swelling I think I need to use it more frequently. Most of the time I’ve just been using it as a toner as 1~2 pumps dispenses the correct amount. My friend says she has been appreciating the mist for deswelling her face in the mornings after laying down all night. Even if its an all year round product, I don’t think I will get enough use out of it until Summer is in full force.
If you wish to purchase this mist you can use the official Ground Plan website or Peach & Lily. 3 bottle sizes are available: 60ml, 120ml & 300ml. Ground Plan haven’t stopped a producing mists. They also sell a cleansing water, essence, a moisturiser for day and night use, a face oil containing 6 specialised ingredients, 2-in-1 peeling pads and a gel moisturiser: all of which I have been enjoying even more than the mist.
💬 What mist do you recommend?
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was gifted to me in return for an honest review.
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