Travelers have a range of skin concerns as far and wide as the places they go. One thing can’t be denied though: moisture, even if you’re skin is oily, makes you look younger and more beautiful. Sometimes, you don’t want to put an actual cream on your face: maybe you have a nasty sunburn, a bad breakout, a cut or rash. With some creams, since you may not know or understand how the ingredients work, you don’t want to chance them on irritated skin. What to do?
Fortunately, there’s Lavett & Chin Coconut Moisturizing Facial Mist to the rescue! I was happy to be hosted to experience it. It’s hard to believe that a chic brand sold at J. Crew locations has a natural-based mist that only has 7 ingredients, but there you have it!
This is a spray that’s perfect on its own in warm climes as a full moisturizer. Makeup application will be completely smooth. I’d say it’s definitely worth going to the dollar store to transfer some of the liquid to a 3-1-1 carry-on travel bag. The mist has a fresh vegetal coconut scent. Here’s some info about the ingredients:
water/aqua/eau, Rosa damascena (rose) flower water, Cocos nucifera (coconut) extract, Populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, glycerin, propanediol, Mel (honey) extract
*Ingredients in bold are Certified Organic
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract is a concentrate of the water that is renowned for its high mineral content. As an excellent humectant, topically applied coconut has moisturizing effect and prevents water loss. It is very good at hydrating skin and works on all kinds of skins and protect the skin in all seasons. Coconut also acts as an antioxidant to prevent premature aging of your skin. Our Coconut extract is from the Philippines and/or Malaysia.
The Aspen Bark is endemic to North America. The bark is rich with salicylates which are isolated from the bark and used for cosmetic and personal care products. Because it has strong antimicrobial properties, it is considered a natural preservative. Another feature is its ability to soften skin and is used as a natural alternative to salicylic acid. The natural salicins gently exfoliates the skin so the skin is fresh, smooth and more receptive to moisture.
Organic Bulgarian rosewater is hand-harvested in the early morning, and then floated freely in the water-filled still. The essence of the rose is captured through water-steam distillation. For centuries, Rosewater has been used for skin care by famously beautiful women.
The rosewater soothes and calms the skin with cell-repairing, renewing nutrients. It encourages the skin’s new cell production. Surface cells renew at a faster rate. The new cells hold more moisture and collagen production is stimulated. A child’s skin is plum and seems translucent. As people age, their skin becomes flat, dull and more opaque. This is partly due to a lack of moisture retention. It is the water and natural oil in the skin that gives it the appearance of depth and radiance.
Mel (Honey) Extract has an abundance of natural sugars that absorb and increases the water-absorbing capacity of the skin to attract much needed moisture for drying skin, dramatically increases softness and suppleness. Besides being a strong humectant, honey has a very high content of minerals, amino acids and vitamins, including natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Alpha Hydroxy Acids gently exfoliate the skin, promoting natural keratinization and desquamation of the skin. This is the process of the skin’s self-renewal. New cells rise to the surface and older cells slough off the surface. Honey contains natural antioxidants, which guard against free radical damage and encourage healthy cell turnover in the skin. Smoothes and restructures, and is long lasting in its moisturizing benefits.
Glycerin is hydrophilic. It is another form of sugar. It attracts and holds water, making it available for the skin as it protects the skin from dehydration.