“ Brand: Anatomicals / Type: Facial Spray „
As a Glossybox subscriber I receive samples of beauty products every month with this Spray Misty For Me Facial Spritz by Anatomicals being one of those samples. I received this in my July Glossybox, smack bang in the middle of all that glorious weather we were having so this got lots of use straight away!
----- Anatomicals -----
Anatomicals are a brand I had heard of but had no experience with prior to receiving this spritz. I'd often giggled quietly to their witty, usually humorous product names (I admit this one isn't the best example of that) but never actually tried any of the products leaving me quite excited to give this a go.
Anatomicals sell a variety of bathing and beauty products. They produce shower gels in many different scents from fresh and floral, rich and creamy to light and fruity. Body scrubs and lotions, shampoo and conditioner, hair masks, hand wash and creams, foot creams, face masks, washes and scrubs, moisturisers, spot sticks, lip balms, eye gels and creams, breath spray even nail fails, eye masks and tote bags, this brand seem to do it all! They're an affordable brand, in my opinion, with most products costing a couple of quid, this particular product is one of very few costing more than £5.
----- Price & Availability -----
The facial spritz, along with many other products from this brand, can be purchased from Asda, Tesco and Morrisons as well as Selfridges and Superdrug. Countless amounts of websites sell this brand too, asos.com being the main one. A 100ml bottle of this sprtiz costs £6. For me, a little pricey considering how much I used and how quickly I got through the bottle in the stuffy heat of July.
----- The Bottle -----
The appearance of the bottle sticks closely with the rest of the Anatomicals range. A clear background, in this case lilac, with the Anatomicals logo and product name written in clear, large font of the front. There's product information on the back too. At the top of the soft plastic, long cylinder shaped bottle is a yellow plastic spray dispenser along with matching cap. The lid stays on the bottle well, I carried this around everywhere with me when I first got it so there was plenty of opportunity for the lid to come off in my bag but never did.
Overall I find this bottle, along with the rest of the Anatomicals packaging, to be a little cheap looking. I'm not a great fan of its appearance but it is practical and what is inside counts much more in my opinion.
----- The Spritz -----
The product contains peppermint, rose, lavender, aloe and witch hazel which aims to 'leave your skin refreshed and radiant.'
For me the product's main use is cooling you down on a hot day. When it all gets a little too muggy for me, be it outside, at work or at home. You can feel the sweat dripping off of your forehead and you just feel uncomfortably hot. Ever feel like you just want to stick your head in a bucket of cold water? Well this is the more socially acceptable (and practical) way of doing just that.
Close your eyes, give your face a couple of sprays and bob's your uncle, cool face! You can either let this sink into the skin on its own or dab off with cotton wool. Personally I'd never dream of removing this from my face!
A couple of sprays instantly cools you down. It's like finding a spot in your desperately overheated, overcrowded, stuffy work place where you're forced to spend all day in trousers that cling to your thighs and shirts with collars that leave heat rashes on your neck where the air conditioning actually works!
(Not that I know much about that feeling...)
That sigh of relief, that breath of fresh air, that 'I finally feel comfortable again' feeling. (The heat is my worst enemy at work). Basically, this stuff is a grumpy, hot and bothered, stressed related tantrum preventer in a bottle.
Not only does it cool the skin and instantly refresh you but it smells beautiful too. The calming rose and lavender scents with that slight minty fresh hint really relaxes the mind as well as the skin.
The spray comes out in a really fine mist which means even with five or six squirts it doesn't leave my face looking wet. It just reduces the hot, redness of my cheeks. It doesn't make any make-up run (not that I could stop it sweating off in 0.5 seconds in THAT heat anyway) and is just perfect, absolute bliss when you're hot and stuffy.
It doesn't really feel like it 'dries' as such. More that it just sinks into the skin. I'm not left with any residue left on my face nor does it start to feel sticky or uncomfortably cloggy. It just sinks in and actually leaves my skin feeling quite soft once it has done so.
I would give one word of warning though although it won't apply to everyone. If, like me, you're prone to the occasional spot (to but it nicely) and, like me, you have an awful habit of picking said occasional spot, probably best you wait a while before spraying this on your face. It will sting the area and then that's just another thing to be all grumpy and in a mood about.
----- Recommended? -----
Yes, yes, yes and yes some more. Now we've come to the rubbish weather again you may have forgotten slightly just how that claustrophic, no air, muggy and uncomfortable hot feeling affects you. I urge you to cast your mind back and then you'll release why you need a little Spray Misty For Me in your life for such occasions.