Friday, November 18, 2011

Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Immaculate Mist: A Review ~ By Arj

 I don't know what I was expecting from a toner-like product that retailed for almost $1/ml, but I was expecting it to be much more than just a toner. Immaculate Mist is marketed as a 'hydrating mist for problem skin,' and claims to provide 'true, intense hydration and protection by reducing redness and inflammation, while helping to heal blemished skin'.

Sircuit uses 'heavy water' in this mist, and 'heavy water' is supposedly 10% heavier than normal water and doesn't evaporate as quickly.  Many of the ingredients are USDA-certified organic, and that's always a good thing, I guess. However, there are much better products in the market you could buy for half the price.

I found Immaculate Mist to be just an average toner that doesn't really do much for the skin. It doesn't hydrate well enough to be used instead of a moisturizer, and its ingredients aren't potent enough to heal blemished skin. It feels like a slightly more moisturizing (and much more expensive) version of Tea Tree Water from Lush.

Immaculate Mist smells herbal, like tea tree oil and witch hazel. The spray provides a fine, even mist, and it could be used to settle makeup (but there are much cheaper options -- like Fix+ from M.A.C -- that do a much better job).

Immaculate Mist is by no means a bad toner, but it's not worth the splurge. In other words, it's no SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. I don't look at my skin the next morning and go 'wow.' If you don't mind spending a little extra on a regular toner with decent ingredients, Immaculate Mist could be an option for you. Even if that's the case, I would suggest testing Dr. Haushka Clarifying Toner, Lush Tea Tree Water or Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner first.

Immaculate Mist retails in Australia for $55 for a 60 ml bottle.

Ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat. (Ethanol), Glycerin, Deuterium Oxide (Heavy Water), Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Totarol™, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Limonene (L), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Benzyl Alcohol. *USDA Certified Organic.

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