Time passed and I filed away the idea of a nutrient rich facial mist. I figured that eventually the answer (or product) would eventually come to me. And, I'm here proclaim that the day has arrived!
the Korean Skin Care Ritual. This intense layering method has exposed me to a new type of product. Steve Jan made me a believer in facial treatment essence which led to the discovery of Missha's First Treatment Essence. This stuff makes sweet love to my skin every morning. I don't know how to explain it...it's like a water that moisturizes (not just hydrates--there's a difference). It feels like water, but then it sorta behaves like a moisturizer on my skin and it leaves behind this subtle little glow. It's fantastic.
The other day and had this bright idea. What if, I get a tiny spray bottle and lovingly pour a little Treatment Essence in it, to carry in my bag? That way, I can mist my face with the blend of amazing extracts and pro-youth yeast ferment whenever mood strikes. Let me take a moment of reiterate that Missha's Essence looks and feels like water but there's no water in the ingredient list. This means that every ingredient is purposeful, yet it feel like you're misting your face with an infused water.
The minute the idea struck me, I ran into the room to see if it was possible. After grabbing the bottle off the counter and taking a look, I'm relieved to find out that I can easily remove the plastic stopper and have full access to Missha's miracle water. Because they give so much product in one bottle, I can afford to distribute some into small spray bottle. Off I went into the land of internet shopping to find the perfect little spray bottle. My requirements were clear, I needed a glass spray bottle, small enough to fit into my tiniest makeup bag. I chose glass because the original product came in glass and I wanted to stay consistent. Plus a glass mister would make me feel all luxurious, and stuff, every time I used it.
these perfect little misters on Etsy for a couple of bucks. They're super cute and come in a set of three. I can use the others for perfumes and whatnot. If you travel frequently, you'll enjoy these. It took 2 seconds to fill the bottle and voila! I had my very own high quality, high end facial mist. I didn't realize how concentrated the Essence was until I used it as a mist. It delivers high levels of moisture in an instant. I think I may create a diluted version (by adding a little water) for those times when I want more hydration and less moisture (if that makes any sense). Whenever I mist with the pure essence, I take a moment to massage the product in. If I diluted to include more water, I could just mist and let it evaporate.
I'm still experimenting but I had to run in here and share the good news. If you still haven't tried Missha's First Essence yet, you are missing out. I went back and reread my initial post where I predicted that my face would improve over time with consistent use, and I was so right. My skin looks really smooth and more even toned. I could attribute those results to daily facial exfoliation, but I've read other accounts of others who've also experienced skin altering results from this product so it's not all in my head.