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Mists or hydrosols, what are their differences?

Mists or hydrosols, what are their differences?

Both beneficial for the skin, mists and hydrosols are treatments that capture attention. If care mists are specifically formulated to hydrate the skin in warm weather, hydrosols, on the other hand, have a versatile use. The key points on the differences between mists and hydrosols.

Mists for a hydrated, refreshed, and fragranced skin.

Serving both as a skincare product and a fragrance, mists are sprayable waters, typically based on hyaluronic acid, used for skin hydration and refreshment. Rich in trace elements, they interact with the skin in various ways, depending on the type of mist chosen. In essence, skincare mists, whether thermal, botanical, or mineral, are treatments designed to hydrate, purify, and protect the skin against pollutants. Besides the pleasant sensation of freshness they provide, mists also offer a lighter and less concentrated alternative to toilet waters.

Hydrosols, a versatile natural treatment.

Unlike care mists, hydrosols, sometimes referred to as "floral water," are aromatic waters derived from the steam distillation of aromatic plants. This treatment is obtained simultaneously with essential oils, which, being light, float on the surface of the hydrosol at the end of the distillation process. Thus, hydrosols are plant-derived and their composition is similar to that of essential oils. However, this aromatic water differs in its low concentration of active ingredients. Nevertheless, the actions and benefits of hydrosols are not limited. Indeed, they are used in various fields in aromatherapy but are also used as skin care. Depending on the condition and type of your skin, there is a selection of hydrosols available.

Usage: What are the Differences?

Care mists are used in a beauty routine for various reasons. In addition to contributing to skin hydration thanks to the active components they contain, they strengthen the defenses of the epidermis. They can also serve as a fixative by softening the skin for better makeup absorption. However, one should not forget one of the main functions of mists, which is to refresh the skin without irritating it and deeply purify the epidermis in the process. To enjoy the benefits of care mists, a quick spritz from time to time is sufficient.

On the other hand, hydrosols, due to their moderate concentration of aromatic compounds, are equally gentle and beneficial for the skin. However, due to their versatility, these aromatic waters are not limited to skincare. Indeed, the virtues of hydrosols are also utilized in aromatherapies as well as in cooking. Thus, hydrosols can be ingested without issue as part of a detoxifying regimen, for digestive problems, or for insomnia. Moreover, the relaxing properties of this water make it a bath treatment, capable of dissipating both pain and fatigue. Otherwise, thanks to their slightly acidic pH, hydrosols serve as a natural treatment for both skin and hair, to be applied with a cotton pad.


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