I’ve noticed a new little beauty trend at the moment: the return of the spritz.
First up, are perfumed body sprays. These days they are often deemed as old fashioned, but were popular back in the 70s-early 80s (Impulse, anyone?) when actual proper fragrances were seen as an extravagant purchase. Now that’s no longer the case, and with the huge amount of choice of perfumes on the market for all budgets, perfume spritzes have been somewhat shelved. But there’s a few new launches that will put them back into the spotlight.
Crabtree & Evelyn’s Tarocco Orange Refreshing Body Mist (£15, crabtree-evelyn.co.uk) is a gorgeous citrus spray. It uses antioxidant-rich Tarocco blood orange extract that conditions the skin, eucalyptus to cool and refresh and sage, known for its deodorising properties. It’s lovely to use in the summer months, to uplift and refresh and the scent actually lingers for a good while.
Spritz on a burst of Kiko’s Sunny Island Body Splash (£9.90, kikocosmetics.co.uk) and it is like a pick-me-up in a bottle. It has a delicate, fresh fragrance – overall very floral with sweet notes – from citrus fruits, freesia and peony.
Weleda’s Citrus Deodorant (£5.95, weleda.co.uk) is a refreshing alternative to a roll-on or aerosol deodorant. It not only has a light tangy scent (from its essential oils of lemon and orange) but it also comes in a handy 30ml travel size. Free from aluminium salts, so it is suitable for even sensitive skins and can even double up as a revitalizing foot spritz.
Ideal if you find most perfumes too heavy for summer weather is Dirty Works Scentsational Body Spray (£1.32, sainsburys.co.uk) with you. It has a light, zingy aroma to refresh and energise – spray on pulse points, behind the knees and wrists.
Just launched in Boots and Sainsbury’s is a brand new range of fine fragrance body sprays with deodorant action. Q Awe (£2.29, boots.com) is a refreshing scent of jasmine and rose and is just the thing for cooling down when the temperatures rise.
Soap & Glory’s Body Moisturising Mist (£6.50, soapandglory.com), meanwhile, is a post-shower moisturiser spray. You simply spritz on and it sinks into the skin, leaving it smooth and hydrated skin and has a gorgeous fragrance from its peach, strawberry, jasmine, and musk notes.
It’s not just the body that is getting the benefit of new spritzes, either. Take the Love Your Skin Frankincense, Myrrh, Rose and Aloe Vera Floral Hydrating Spritzer (£19.99, lys-london.com), it is a lovely light alternative to conventional moisturisers. Spray on the face and its combination of exotic ingredients work together to gently cool and soothe hot skin.
But my absolute favourite and a joy for the summer months is Kahina’s Moroccan rose-scented Toning Mist (£38, beautyworkswest.com). It uses alfafa seed extract to brighten skin, argan leaf and white tea extracts to protect against free radicals and aloe vera to calm and hydrate – giving a dewy complexion all day long. As well as infusing the skin with a bioactive complex, it replenishes moisture throughout the day, gently tones and minimises pores and calms irritation. As well as coming in a gorgeous jet-black bottle (so stylish), it is lightly scented with Moroccan desert rose.
Lastly, delicious for when feet and legs are tired, swollen, sore or hot is Crabtree & Evelyn’s La Source Reviving Leg & Foot Mist (£10, crabtree-evelyn.co.uk). It contains peppermint oil and cooling menthol to revive aching legs and feet.