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.