22 August 2013

Product Review: Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist

Having a newborn baby, and a dog that just had surgery to remove cancer from her leg and hence need to rest as much as possible for the wound to heal, this winter I have so far been indoors a lot more than I otherwise would. Normally I don’t have dry or sensitive skin, but I have to admit that constantly having the heater running in the house is sending my skin into havoc. That’s when a hydrating products are required. Here are my thoughts on the *Neal’s Yard Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist;

What They Say:
"A light refreshing blend of fragrant and toning essential oils, anti-oxidant and collagen stimulating herbal extracts, combined with moisture boosting hyaluronic acid. Recommended for all skin types."

RRP: $20.95 (45ml) – Available from Neal’s Yard Remedies

What I Say:

Having never before tried any products from Neal’s Yard Remedies I decided to look into the brand, and discovered that it was established over thirty years ago. The company started as an all-natural apothecary, and was based in Neal’s Yard in a corner of Covent Garden in the heart of London. Neal’s Yard Remedies has the largest certified organic range of skin care products in the UK, and nearly every one of the products is handmade in the company’s eco-factory in Dorset, England, using home grown and sustainably sourced, certified organic ingredients. And now the products are available in Australia too!

Neal’s Yard Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist is 98% organic, and contains organic herbal extracts of gotu kola, mahonia and calendula with pure frankincense and neroli oils, which are to tone, refresh and rejuvenate. And of course it is made without using synthetic fragrances, colours, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicones, which I do like the sound of.

The instructions says to shake well before use, and then close eyes and lightly spritz over your skin, either before or after applying makeup.

The first time I used it, I kept pumping and pumping the spray and nothing came out, so I was starting to get a little disappointed, but suddenly it worked. Big smile!

It has a spicy scent, which is a little too strong for my liking, but as it is coming from the natural ingredients, it is still very nice and natural, and it does fade once the mist has absorbed into the skin.

The Hydrating Facial Mist comes in such lovely packaging with a two-toned purple box, and inside reveals a simple but lovely apothecary style blue glass bottle with a silver pump. It is definitely too nice to be put away in the bathroom cabinet.

Spraying the mist onto the face feels nice and refreshing, and it really does leave the skin feeling soft and refreshed. It works brilliantly as a toner after cleansing your face, but it is also fantastic as a hydrating spray to use during the day over your makeup when your skin needs a pick-me-up and your makeup needs to be revitalised. And when I have been out for a walk with my dogs in the cold and I come home and my face is blushed from the cool winds, it is fantastic to soothe skin, and I can only imagine that it will be just as perfect come summer and the skin is a little dehydrated and needs to cool down from being outside in the sun.

Although the bottle is small with just 45ml, at $20.95, I still find it reasonable priced considering it is such a high quality product made from almost nothing but natural organic ingredients. And besides, it is so concentrated that just 2-3 small sprays is more than sufficient, so the bottle will last you a while.

What I Like: 
  • The gorgeous packaging and the blue glass bottle with the pump

  • That it is made from 98% organic ingredients and doesn’t contain chemical nasties including synthetic fragrances, colours, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, or silicones.

  • It is very hydrating and feels soothing on the skin

  • Multi-functional and can be used both as a toner, a hydrating spritz during the day, and on top of makeup.

What I don’t like:
  • The Spicy scent is a little too strong for my personal liking

All in all, this is a lovely hydrating spray and I will certainly enjoy using it. As for repurchasing, I have already seen that there is also a White Tea version available, so I will definitely be checking that one out, thinking that the scent may be a little less spicy.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever heard of Neal’s Yard Remedies? Are you concerned with the use of chemicals in your skincare? Do you use a toner or maybe a facial spritzer? Which one is your favourite?


  1. I'm always on the lookout for toning water - in Japan, it is an essential skincare product. Thanks for sharing!! :)


    1. Thanks a lot. I must try to use a toner more frequently, lol!!! And I love Japan, so hope I can go back one day!


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