May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden Botanical Mist

May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden

When it comes to indulging in some pampering, I immediately think of May Lindstrom Skin. I have yet to try a May Lindstrom product that does not smell like a freshly baked treat. It is clear that she loves to delight people with products that care for the skin while being pleasant to the senses. In line with that, the Jasmine Garden Botanical Mist* is a facial mist with an intoxicating scent that is meant to keep the skin hydrated and give it a gorgeous glow.

The thing that stands out about this face mist is definitely the delicious scent. The main elements of the scent are jasmine, cocoa, and vanilla; in my book flowers and chocolate will always be a winning combo. Generally speaking, the scent of a skin care product is not a deal-breaker to me, I do not value it nearly as much as the performance of the product itself (except for Immortelle, which is evil made into a scent and I cannot bring myself to use). However, I cannot deny that if a products has skin care benefits and it also smells wonderfully like the Jasmine Garden, it is a great bonus.

As for the skin benefits, I have enjoyed this mist during the end of Summer/beginning of Fall because it provides some moisture without leaving my oily skin looking greasy, despite the presence of oils in the blend (rose, ylang-ylang, vanilla, and cocoa). I have also noticed that while I was constantly using it, I hardly had any blemishes. I suppose that Silver, which has anti-inflammatory properties and Witch Hazel (high in tannins, which are anti-inflammatory as well) may have played a part in that. However, after the temperatures dropped (and especially after I got that nasty rash) my skin has become very dry, flakey, and reactive and I have not found the Jasmine Garden to be of much help with keeping my skin hydrated and calm. Possibly because it does not contain those ingredients that seem to infallibly help to heal my skin, such as calendula and chamomile.

This is the complete list of ingredients:

pure water (aqua),* hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), argentum metallicum (silver), jasmine (jasmine) grandiflorum absolute, caprylic/capric triglyceride, jasminum 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 Jasmine Garden is nonetheless a luxurious treat. I like to put it in the fridge and spritz my face after I complete my makeup. The cold spritz of the mist gives my skin a fresh, slightly dewy appearance. The scent is the perfect, uplifting last step before heading out of the door. If May made this scent a perfume, I would be lined up to pre-order it.

The Jasmine Garden Botanical Mist is available at The Detox Market. If you need a luxury treat for yourself or you want to gift someone with something special, this potion will not disappoint.

*gifted sample

  • Sounds just gorgeous and it’s on my wishlist!<3 And I agree with you on the scent, it's not a deal breaker but if it smells nice it's a big plus :) xx

  • Looking really nice but I do find it expensive..(considering it has “water” as first ingredient). x

  • Such lovely fragrances and it sounds just as effective as it is delicious! Definitely a lust-worthy treat that has found it’s way near the top of my wishlist.

  • So Pure Skincare

    Lilly, I love your honesty about products and that you do not ‘wax lyrical’ about freebies. :-)

  • I tried this at ANFGB and fell in love! Such a great idea to spritz it onto your face after you do your makeup, love it!

  • Ha, you and the immortelle! Doesn’t smell great, but works so well for me :-)

    This is my HG toner. I am in love with the scent, of course, but the performance of it on my acne-prone skin is just fantastic. I’ve bought it 3x and need to restock. This is one I like to use morning and night, but during the day when I need a boost of moisture, especially indoors in a dry, recycled-air office building, I like to reach for something more moisturizing like Josh Rosebrook or Odacite. Glad you got to try it!

  • Robin

    Totally agree with you on this Lilly! LOVED the scent but felt it didn’t give too much in the way of performance. For me it’s pretty expensive to purchase just for the lovely scent alone since most of the ingredients are water and essential oils.

  • Evie

    It smells nice, but was not anything special for me. I do love the bottle though. It’s just too expensive for a repurchase for me.

  • Oh gorgeous! Vanilla and jasmine are so luxurious together. I haven’t tried any May Lindstrom products yet. I think I should ask Santa for some this year ;) Lovely post Lilly.

  • Bambi Organics

    Ciaooo tesora,
    Pensa te che oggi ho scritto qualche parolina su questo tonico.
    Per mè è molto buono per rinfrescare, calmare e lenire ma a livello miglioramienti che si affinare la grana o renderla meno secca nn sto vedendo risultati eccezionali.
    Una cosa che potrebbe cambiare è invece di semplicemente acqua, meglio un acqua floreale…tipo la rosa, il gelsomino o frangipani *_*

    Un po mi ha lasciata perplessa è quel caprylic…mi aspettavo di meglio da lei visto le grande formulazioni che propone!

    Ahhhh elicriso haha ma sai che lo amo alla follia? Alla fine chiudiamo un occhio …è un gran bel “puzzone” hahaha.

    Baci ❤

  • Laura

    I agree with you: nice scent (but skincare is not perfume), but not much performance – in fact I found the mix of water, adstringent and drying hamamelis and essential oils rather sensitising and irritating for my skin. I find that that is the case with most May products. Also, this is way too overpriced for the ingredients.

  • I’ve yet to try May Lindstom’s range, but I’ve got them on my Christmas wishlist! ♡

  • The Delicate Place

    I’m very curious about this one. I have been using Yuli panacea elixir for the last 3-4months. I’m very happy with it but their small batch production and not knowing if it will be in stock when I run out is a concern. I have combo skin that is sensitive and acne prone if I stress out/eat too much sugar/alcohol. I’m wondering if this would be a good back up or if the coconut oil in it would cause a breakout? I have had breakouts directly related to the use of coconut oils in the past so I try to steer clear of them.