I picked this up on an Avecko haul (along with the water cream) a few months ago but still haven’t quite decided how I feel about it, hence the lack of review. In many ways, this is one of the best mists I’ved used. Yet, there’s one big caveat that deters me from using it, but more on that later!
Plastic, transparent spray bottle. It’s not the most luxe package, but “natural” products make me a little paranoid so I appreciate that the bottle allows me to easily check for floaters, should they occur (don’t worry… none so far!).
Moving on to the things that are awesome about this mist: the spraying mechanism is great! I was so impressed I attempted to make a gif, which didn’t turn out quite as I would have liked, but hopefully you get an idea. The olive liquid is dispensed evenly and finely. I’ve used some “mist” products that are about as elegant as a toy water gun.
In addition, this mist absorbs into my skin like nobody’s business! I can get in a good 3-5 sprays when I use this before I start to feel like I’m overdoing it. To compare, with the spray version of the Missha FTE, I can only get in 1-2, and my face always feel sticky after that. No issues with stickiness with this mist. It’s worth mentioning, if you’re bothered by alcohol in skincare products, that the quick absorption could be due to the alcohol content (4th on the ingredient list).
The biggest issue with this mist for me is the smell. To be fair, I’m easily bothered by fragrance, natural or otherwise, and wasn’t fond of how the Whamisa water cream smelled either. You might be thinking, pfft who cares if this mist smells a bit earthy if it’s otherwise so great, and I admit it’s a silly, seemingly negligible issue, but despite having owned this cream for going on 4 months, I’ve barely made a dent in the bottle. With mists, which have questionable benefits to begin with, creating an enjoyable, momentary experience is a large part of the product’s purpose, and this mist just does not do that for me. It smells like the eucalyptus stuff spas spray in their steam rooms. It’s not foul, and some people might even like it, but it’s not one I enjoy want on my face.
The ingredients on the packaging are provided in English and Korean, but are so terribly difficult to read. Luckily, someone had plugged them into cosdna already.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract Olive, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract, Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Dioscorea Opposita (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment, Lactobacillus/Oat Ferment Extract Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Dandelion Leaf/Root Extract Ferment Filtrate, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract Oakmoss, Cetraria Islandica Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Natto Gum, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
No acne triggers or irritants identified either, which is fairly impressive. Also, while I found the Whamisa water cream to be a bit irritating, I am having no issues with this mist. I likely will not repurchase, on account of the smell, but am considering getting the Damask Rose Petal Rose Mist with the hope that it smells pleasantly of roses.
Final thoughts: Fast absorbing mist that is great in many ways but unfortunately the smell stops me from using this as much as I need to to justify the purchase. If you’re into herbal, earthy smells, this might be a great mist for you!
If you’re familiar with Avecko, you can pick up this and other Whamisa products for much cheaper than they can be found in the US. Otherwise, this mist is available through Glow Recipe.