Caudalíe + Farmacy Essence Mists

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Product Review

Essence mists have become very popular in the past year. Maybe it’s because more are being produced, or maybe it’s for the convenience factor. Regardless, I’ve fallen in love with the concept. It’s my favorite part of my skincare routine.

Essence mists can often be used for multiple purposes. They can be used as an essence, after your toner and before any serums or moisturizers. You can also use them as a refresher throughout the day when your skin feels dry or dull. It’s always wise to shake them up before misting too, since ingredients in the product may separate when sitting. I love to carry one with me to the gym to help me freshen up afterwards. Who doesn’t love a good revival mist in the middle of the day?

Check out my experience with these two essence mists from luxury brands!

Farmacy, Skin Dew

Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray

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$44

This was the first essence mist I’ve ever tried. It’s also the most memorable one I’ve tried. Honestly, I ran out of this a few weeks ago and can’t stop thinking about it! Farmacy is a great brand. Their whole process focuses on sustainability, they are cruelty-free, they use local natural ingredients, and they leave out all those awful fillers that can be harmful. Farmacy also discovered their patented ingredient, Echinacea GreenEnvy, which has a huge percentage of antioxidants.

I used this mist during my essence step as a supplement to the essence I was already using. It’s winter time, so I like to double or even triple up on my essence layers this time of year. I also occasionally used it if I needed to freshen up midday, or set my makeup. The first thing I noticed was how tingly and cooling this felt on my skin. It wasn’t irritating, just very calming.

The Echinacea GreenEnvy shines in this product. Some other ingredients to note are kiwi extract, peppermint oil, orange peel oil, basil extract, bergamot oil, lime extract, rosemary leaf oil, turmeric root extract, ginger root oil, and aloe extract. Yeah, woah. This mist smells like eden’s herb garden; it’s so heavenly!

I used Skin Dew for about a month. As a skincare product, I believe it truly helped my complexion. I didn’t get any severe breakouts or anything out of the ordinary. It actually helped heal and prevent breakouts. The product made my skin very dewy and moisturized as well. As a setting spray, it worked pretty well. I typically get oily which makes my makeup run, and I didn’t have that issue with this mist.

My only complaint would be the mist quality. It comes out of the pump as more of a spittle than a mist when you get towards the end, so be prepared. The bottle is 3.3 fl. oz. I think the price point was a little on the pricier side, but it is an amazing product with quality ingredients. This might be something to treat yourself with every once in a while.  Overall, I loved this product and can’t wait to purchase it again. I bought it at Sephora (for the points), but you can also find it on the Farmacy website.

Caudalíe, Beauty Elixir


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$18 – $49

Caudalíe is a luxury brand from Paris, with quality as bougie as it sounds. Their products reap the benefits found in grapes from the Bordeaux, France region. The brand prioritizes natural ingredients and giving back to the environment. This Beauty Elixir can also be used in the essence step, as a pick me up, or to set makeup. I tested it out in all 3 ways.

While this mist does have herbal vibes to it, it has a lovely fruity scent. The grapes really do come through, and not in an artificial way! It’s somewhere between fresh grapes and red wine. The ingredients list is short and powerful which is always key. The list includes grape fruit extract (duh), bitter orange flower water, rosemary leaf oil, and peppermint oil. The product comes in two sizes. I purchased the travel size since I wanted to try out both mists, and I’m not bougie enough to buy two full size mists at once just yet. Aside from the great smell, the Beauty Elixir is refreshing and light. I also preferred the mist quality on this product compared to the Farmacy Skin Dew. The mist is very fine and spraying my face with it made me feel so luxurious.

Because I got the smaller size, the mist only lasted me about a week. As an overview, the Beauty Elixir made my skin feel moisturized, dewy, and calm. It didn’t do anything super beneficial for my skin, but it didn’t cause any issues either which is a plus. As a setting spray, I feel that it provided similar results to the Farmacy Skin Dew. The price point is a little high for this product, and I’m sure that’s mostly due to the ingredients. Again, this is a luxury essence mist so that’s expected. The travel size comes in a 1 fl. oz. bottle and the full size is 3.4 fl. oz. This product is definitely more of a splurge, but I would absolutely purchase this mist again!

I hope you enjoyed this product review. Are there any other products out there you want me to try? Let me know and I’ll gladly make that happen.

Don’t forget to tag @skinquench on Instagram or Facebook, so I can see what face mists you’re obsessed with.

Until next time, drink up!

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