Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rise and Shine Face Freshener by Colorescience

I got home from work today to find that my 2nd beauty test tube was waiting on my porch for me. After weeding out all the anti-aging stuff for my mom, I was still left with a pretty sizeable stash of goodies to test out. One of the things I was most interested in trying was this face mist. I love my Evian face spray, and was quite eager to try this one out, since the Evian is well, just water...it mostly just feels good. Anyways, I have this lovely adverse reaction when I put MAC Fix+ on, so just to be safe, I tested this spray elsewhere (back of hand and inner arm).

My first thoughts upon spraying this were, "it smells like old lady...but it's got a nice cooling sensation". This was unfortunately followed by light redness, light bumpiness on the inner arm, and itchiness. The smell, bumpiness, and redness subsided within a few minutes, and then I was left with the light scent of citrus blossoms, which isn't my favorite smell (though I do like actual citus fruit smells).

I did tentatively test this on my face after this, and was left with the old lady smell again, and itchiness, but no redness or bumps. Mostly..I hate the smell, and don't think anything great about the spray. It's pretty much just stinky for a few minutes and then that's it.

Ingredients: Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water, Citrus Aurantiola (Lime) Fruit Water, Glycerine, Punica Gerantium (Pomegranate) Extract

I have no idea what makes me sensitive to this...it all seems fairly harmless to me...my skin's kind of odd though