Summer Beauty Must Have: Facial Mists

If you’re currently dealing with the kind of sweltering summer heat that makes you want to fling yourself into the sea, please allow me to introduce you to my favorite summer skincare treat: the facial mist. Lovely, refreshing, and with just a hint of unnecessary self indulgence, I use these little beauties to keep me cool all summer long and here’s why you should, too.

Staying cool this summer with Boscia, Avene and Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Avene Thermal Spring Water is a fine thermal water spray for sensitive or irritated skin. It helps soothe a sunburn, calm redness after a workout, or simply refresh your skin whenever it’s hot or uncomfortable. I keep it in my beach bag so I can use it to cool and hydrate my face after a day of sunning and swimming.

I use Boscia Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel on an almost daily basis, for three reasons. First, it has a light, pretty wild rose scent that makes me feel like a garden nymph whenever I spritz it on. Second, it has a toning and cooling effect that makes me feel refreshed and instantly more put together every time I use it. And third, the witch hazel makes it extremely effective at soothing brown tail moth rashes. If you don’t have brown tail moths where you live, consider yourself lucky. If you do, do yourself a favor and buy yourself a bottle of this mist!

We’re heading into another few days and nights of hot, humid weather here in my neck of the woods. If you need me, I’ll be chilling over here with my facial mists.

Brand Crush: Boscia

A long-time player in the beauty product game, I’m not easily swept off my feet. If I’m going to declare my devotion to a brand, I’ve got to know it has my back. Below, three solid reasons why I’ve fallen for Boscia, and why you will too.
1. Boscia is trustworthy. I have sampled many Boscia products, and none of them have done me wrong. They do what they say they will, and always leave me looking – and feeling – better.

2. Boscia is gentle. My skin can be very sensitive, but I can always rely on Boscia products to smooth my skin without harming it. The Clear Complexion Willow Bark Spot Treatment erases blemishes without irritation. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I find myself reaching for my Balancing Facial Tonic, a gentle toning mist that is delightfully refreshing on a hot, oily day. And after a recent product-testing snafu left my face parched and blistered, it was Boscia’s Recharging Night Moisture that soothed my skin and restored balance, all without the slightest itch or burn.

3. Boscia is a problem solver. Have a face full of clogged pores? Pull them out with the Luminizing Black Mask, which is basically a less painful and more effective version of the pore strip, for your entire face. Eyes puffy from too much sodium or too little sleep? Swipe on some Super-Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm, which will have you feeling alert and much less swollen in no time. (FYI, this balm has the greatest cooling effect – keep one with you for instant relief on a sweltering summer day.) And if, like me, your chin starts shining like the north star each day by noon, do yourself a favor and keep a pack of Blotting Linens in your purse. Problem solved.

What’s your favorite Boscia product?

Problem Skin SOS: Boscia Willow Bark Spot Treatment

Lately my skin has been rather blemishy, and, to my horror, my trusted Osmia Organics Spot Treatment has up and vanished! So the other day, while freaking out about some fresh spots that had popped up on my chin, I reached for a tube of Boscia Clear Complexion Willow Bark Spot Treatment. It’s not quite as fast-acting as the Osmia Organics oil, but after a few bedtime applications I found that most blemishes had faded away. And at $15 for a convenient travel-size pen, I don’t think I can afford not to keep one on hand!

Beauty Quickie: Cool It

Who: Boscia
What: Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm
When: In the morning, at night, various other times throughout the day
Where: In my bed, bathroom, living room, car…
Why: This little cutie (it comes in an adorable little blue tube) has become my best friend and greatest beauty obsession; one day I threw an all-out tantrum and sent out a search party when I momentarily misplaced my little buddy. The name says it all: the smooth balm delivers an icy cool sensation as it glides around the eye area, almost instantly de-puffing while also brightening dark circles and invigorating your senses. With regular use it is making a noticeable difference in my dark circles, but I really love its fast-acting formula. You can see a dramatic decrease in puffiness and darkness almost immediately. And it feels so good – the refreshing cooling sensation is a little addictive. The best part? You can take it with you and smooth some on throughout the day whenever you feel you (or your eyes) need a pick-me-up; it won’t mess up your makeup and it’ll wake you up, all while brightening your eyes.