Alaffia harmonizing Facial mist
How the product is described online: "Our facial mist, with balancing turmeric, harmonizing yarrow, and regenerative algae, tones and restores the skin's protective layers." - Alaffia site
How the product is described online: "Here is a soothing multipurpose freshener providing results similar to the aerosol cans of French Spray Water – and much more moderately priced. Natural extract of rose extract makes this Facial Spray very refreshing and stimulating." - Reviva Labs site
Melissa's review: At first, I wasn't particularly impressed with this product. But after some time I found myself reaching for it consistently when I'd stop testing another product. I used it almost entirely up before I remembered I needed to send some off to my sister!
The mister is so nice on this one. I'd be tempted to transfer other products into this bottle just for the mister.
It completely soaks into my skin and leaves no residue. Afterward, my skin feels super fresh, clean and clear.
I think in the end I appreciated the balance of clarifying and moisturizing. Because I have acne-prone skin with oily patches, I often crave toners that feel astringent in a way, like they're sucking the life out of my pimples. Then my moisturizing step renourishes everything. But this toner felt clarifying without leaving my skin feeling tight and overly dry. I could use this without a next step if I needed to.
I won't rush out and buy it again because I do think there could be something better still, something more targeted at pores or acne potentially, but I'd recommend it to anyone searching for a gentle toner for combination skin. And if I stumbled across another well-priced bottle I'd buy it :)
Behind the Product
Empowerment projects: they give 10% of profits back to the communities in which they work through various projects to educate children, distribute health care and contribute to reforestation.
They use sustainably sourced ingredients directly from the communities they are supporting.
Healthy ingredients, none of the questionable stuff.
Some of their ingredients are Fair Trade and they are certified Fair for Life.
You can find this brand at Sprouts, Whole Foods, Marshalls and online.