Remember that super-personal post about facial soap that I shared a few weeks ago?
Today’s review of May Lindstrom Skin’s The Jasmine Garden Botanical Mist is going to be somewhat in line with that one.
If you don’t care for the details, here’s the short and sweet of it: this is (and has already been, several times) a repurchase.
But who doesn’t love a good story?
In fall/winter 2013, May gifted me with a sample of The Jasmine Garden as she was still perfecting the formula (it just officially launched in August!).
I fell in love with the scent (obviously, Ms. Jasmine-Lover right here) and the light touches of vanilla and cocoa that tickled my senses.
The skin-healing effects of witch hazel and silver didn’t hurt, either (more on that later, though).
Sold. (For the record, I restocked The Honey Mud.)
Of course, I ran through that bottle like a crazy woman, misting my face morning, noon and night.
More. More. More. I needed more!
Enter February 2014.
I’m going through some crazy life changes (including moving apartments in the dead of a snowy Kansas winter), and May announces her Limited Edition “I Am Love” set which includes — you guessed it — The Jasmine Garden.
One of only 35 people who were able to buy this luxe, limited edition set.
And I bought it mainly because I needed to have another bottle of The Jasmine Garden.
So, to back up again, back when I was first sampling my freebie from May, lots of stuff changed in my life.
I won’t get into details, but believe me, it sucked and my skin always goes into panic mode when things aren’t fine and dandy with my health or my heart.
But my skin never did the complete explosion that it usually does during times of high stress, and I credit the amazing combination of my beloved black clay soap coupled with this soothing yet powerful mist for keeping my skin serene when everything else in life was falling apart.
Here’s what’s inside The Jasmine Garden:
pure water (aqua), *hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), argentum metallicum (silver), jasmine grandiforium absolue, caprylic/capric triglyceride, jasminium officinale (jasmine) extract, *rosa damascena (rose) oil, *cananga odorata (ylang ylang oil), *vanilla planifolia (vanilla) CO2 total essential oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) oil *Certified Organic
The skincare star ingredients in this mist are witch hazel, silver and caprylic/capric triglyceride, all known for their anti-inflammatory and skin-healing effects.
As I always note in products that contain silver, it’s just one of those things that you have to make the call on for yourself.
No strong feelings about it here, but something I do take note of when I look at a product’s overall formulation; with The Jasmine Garden, silver is higher up on the list (ingredient No. 3), which could be part of why my skin reacted well — silver is known for its antibacterial properties.
But, I also know that my skin just loves witch hazel.
Applied neat, witch hazel is way too drying for me.
But in a gorgeous blend, especially with soothing ingredients like caprylic/capric triglyceride (these are caprylic and capric fatty acids from coconut oil) and a host of soothing plant extracts and oils, witch hazel becomes a delectable treat for my skin.
I reach for The Jasmine Garden the week before and during my nicest time of the month to help prevent breakouts and calm my anxiety.
(It’s pretty much a daily use item for me, anyway, though I do have to rotate in and out toners that I’m testing for the blog.)
I will say, though, that these Miron glass misting jars (seems to be the same ones Yuli, Laurel and a few other brands use) aren’t exactly my favorite.
The mist that comes out is acceptable — not too targeted — but it’s not as fine and wide of a spray as the misting bottles that Acure and even sample sizes of Fig + Yarrow uses.
But that’s more of an issue to take up with the glass developer.
For active blemishes, I don’t have much to say about The Jasmine Garden — I rarely had major breakouts while using this mist! Consistency will definitely be key when experiencing rough skin weeks.
All in all, this has obviously been a repurchase for me several times, and I won’t be without The Jasmine Garden as long as May continues to make it.
I’ll go ahead and move it into staple status right now.
Now, off to mist my face.