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A facial mist isn’t exactly a new innovation. As a kid, I remember the novelty of taking my mom’s bottle of Evian spray and feeling the cool mist against my face thinking what a luxury it was to be momentarily refreshed from the heat, delighted at the sensation of the water against my skin. Since then, I have experienced many iterations of facial sprays — from anti-aging to mattifying to makeup-setting. But nothing quite like Esthederm’s Cellular Water Mist.

Full disclosure, I recently attended my first Esthederm press event and all the other editors were raving about this mist. From “I seriously hoard this stuff,” and “This totally calmed my redness down,” to “GIMMEE more please!,” I hadn’t seen a room filled with so many people excited about the same product. Still, I wasn’t really buying it. After all, it was just… water.

Then, I got home, sprayed it on my face and realized how wrong I had been. The mist was extremely fine and it gave me a dewy glow, like I had just been to the sauna or gym, but without the effort. More impressive was that the effect seemed to last longer than just a few moments after the initial application.

Apparently, the water in question, isn’t just regular ol’ water. It’s biomimetic water, supposedly designed to mimic the interstitial kind that’s found in the skin. I won’t try to pretend I completely understand the science behind this (though, their formulation is patented, so it must be pretty significant), but I am into results. And this beautiful little mist delivered.

The water also contains hyaluronic acid and essential minerals, and while ‘hyaluronic acid’ might just sound like another buzzy beauty term, it does help with the skin with collagen synthesis as well as its ability to hold moisture. In other words, it’s great for plumping up those fine lines. Not only did I use the spray before skincare, I misted it over my makeup as well, to avoid that caked-on look that can sometimes happen with setting powder. No dehydrated, dull-looking skin here. Talk about a multi-tasker.

WHO IT’S FOR:

People who want a new way to set their makeup or for those looking to add an extra moisturizing step into their skincare routines.

HOW MUCH?

$29

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Esthederm.ca