I have a minor addiction to face mists, mostly the kind that is more of a skincare product and adds moisture (I'm a bit wary of makeup fixative sprays, but I have a few and use them occasionally). There's something to be said for starting the morning with a refreshing spray of a "good for your skin" product to wake you up, plump up the face and give the moisturizer something extra to grab.
The ingredients of this mist (from Laura Mercier's website):
Aqua (Water), Maris Aqua (Sea Water), Glycerin, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Artemia Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Carmellia Sinensis Lef Powder, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trehalose, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Sodium Carboxymethyl Dextran, 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid, Sebacic Acid, 1,10-Decanediol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycereth-25 PCA Isostearate, Methylparaben.Basically, this is a water-glycerin concoction, enriched with some plant extracts and seed oils. I know that some of you make your own sprays, which is a great idea for the crafty. I like this Laura Mercier's version because it's scentless and does exactly what it promises: hydrates and enhances the performance of my moisturizer. It's also refreshing, delicate, and non-sticky. I sometimes use it after applying my makeup to ensure a natural non-powdery finish. It is not a setting spray, so don't use it if what you need is to cement makeup into place; but it is a good and handy product for those of us who need all the hydrating we can get.
I've had my bottle for six months now and barely made a dent in it, despite frequent use. Thus, I'll say that unless you're good at making your own and feel happy with what you get, Laura Mercier's version is a reasonably good value, as the concentration requires a small amount.
Bottom Line: Love.
Laura Mercier Perfecting Water Moisture Mist ($38) is available at the counters and from lauramercier.com.