Cistus and Moonlight Face Mist

Pore-minimizing and hydrating toner for all skin types

The Story

In our regular fashion, we can't just offer you a plain hydrosol for misting. We wanted something special, multifaceted, unique. Cistus ladanifer has been on Ava's radar for many years as it is considered by aromatherapists to be the very best essential oil for skin firmness, yet until recently distillers did not produce cistus (which is a variety of rock rose that grows prolifically in the wild in Spain and Portugal) essential oil, absolute, or hydrosol that smelled appealing. But all of a sudden, we tracked down an artisan distiller of wild cistus in Portugal whose samples were special. The hydrosol is floral, sweet, rich and full, honey-like, and somewhat resinous in a good way; clearly made with love and care.

The sourcing of this hydrosol is unique in that we do not buy it from a supplier web site: we buy it directly from the human being who, along with his local helpers, distills the plants. We know for sure, because he told us, that they use sickles to cut the stems and leaves of the prolific wild plants (they tried to use a trimmer machine at one time and the cistus plants hated it; they became sad and dry within minutes of harvesting). The distillation takes place in a reconstructed watermill, and they use water from the clean stream in front of it to make the hydrosol. 

After we receive a new shipment of this "Portuguese beauty water," we wait for the next full moon to infuse it under the moon overnight. The moonlight amplifies the healing properties that correspond to the yin, or feminine element. Beauty, female intuition and insight, patience, and gentleness are enhanced.  

Benefits

Cistus hydrosol is recommended for reducing signs of aging, from wrinkles to lack of skin firmness, and is pore minimizing, naturally antibacterial (also anti-viral and anti-fungal), anti-acne, and nurturing, yet nondrying and extremely mild. We’ve included only minimal additions to the hydrosol in this mist to allow you to savor the scent and the cistus properties. A touch of cold-press organic whole-leaf aloe juice has been added for its skin reparative and cooling properties.

Cistus is also well-known among medical aromatherapists for its ability to staunch bleeding. We love to have this mist on hand (and a travel size in the handbag) in case one of our children has a nose bleed. It works almost instantly (saturate a napkin or a piece of paper towel and press to the nose). 

 

My ultimate hydrating mist . . . I love this to bits. Many mists in the green beauty market are too hydrating for me, sometimes leaving a thin film or an oily look behind. But not this! This absorbs so quickly . . . leaving behind a velvety matte feel. This mist is more than a mist to me. I feel calm and composed and ready to face the day when I use this in the mornings. Likewise, in the PM, I feel grounded when I apply this after cleansing. The gem and flower essences used in this mist must definitely be working on me, which is why I feel calm, composed, and grounded.

– Shradda Shirodkar of Skinsleuth.com

 

Energetic Impact 

This mist is enriched with several medicinally prepared gem and flower essences, effectively turning it into an aura mist (aura mists are sprayed a few times a day above one's head for emotional and spiritual benefits).

Rainbow moonstone gem essence: regulates hormones and mood swings, recommended especially for women and for mothers; strongly enhances a woman's yin qualities, especially receptivity and patience. Softens harsher moods. On a physical level, moonstone essence is used for premenstrual and menstrual tension. 

Mangano calcite gem essence: a unique heart-comforting essence for healing a painful past and emotional wounds. Makes one feel safe and loved in the present, no matter what the past was. 

Clear quartz gem essence: clears old, toxic, stale, unhealthy energies. Lifts fatigue and lethargy. Clears the head. Quartz amplifies natural medicines and makes them potent for longer periods of time.

Alaskan monkshood flower essence: an invaluable essence for people who are shy, reclusive, fearful, anxious, or feeling emotionally weak, small, or vulnerable. Monkshood helps one maintain clear energetic boundaries and eases fears, including irrational fears. Promotes acceptance of one's introverted side. 

Pacific Northwest pink phlox flower essence: enhances one's innate gentleness and sweetness, helps one achieve quiet, lightness, and softening, and promotes blissful sleep. 

If you have strong resonance with the above essences, seek them out in addition as flower and gem essences for internal use.

Limited Edition: Cistus Mist + Quartz

We have just sourced a few beautiful specimens of quality clear Lemurian quartz that we are making available for purchase alongside a bottle of the Cistus and Moonlight Mist. Pick the one that is calling to you the loudest, we photographed each one for you. The shape of each of these crystals is natural, with mini wands pointing outward from the matrix. These are untreated, natural gems for healing that we purified in Celtic salt.

Clear quartz is often used in spaces of rest and sleep; it promotes mental relaxation and peace of mind. It is a healing crystal that benefits everyone as it promotes healing by realigning our chakras. When placed near herbal medicines, healing teas, and natural skin care products, it is said to charge them, rendering them their most potent and active. The Lemurian is one variety of clear quartz with fine horizontal grooves on wand sections, and according to legend, this type of quartz was left behind by the Lemurian civilization to pass on their knowledge and wisdom to us. 

Skin Types

For all skin types. Noncomedogenic. Nonphotosensitizing.

Ingredients

Cistus ladanifer (rock rose) hydrosol* or † (Portugal), cold-press whole-leaf Aloe barabensis juice*, Cistus ladanifer (rock rose) essential oil†, potassium sorbate (natural food-grade preservative), wild Aconitum delphinifolium (monkshood) flower essence, wild Phlox longifolia (pink phlox) flower essence, rainbow moonstone gem essence, mangano calcite gem essence, clear quartz gem essence.

*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.

Aloe certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for purity and content.

Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch. Gluten free.

Directions

Mist over freshly cleansed skin morning and night, then follow with your moisturizer of choice. Alternately, the mist may be applied on a cotton round for wiping the face to lightly cleanse and refresh. If you would like to attune to the vibrational healing elements from the flower and gem essences, spray above your head 3 to 4 times a day and meditate for a moment, if time allows. Shake periodically to remix. Store away from direct light exposure.

Freshness guaranteed for 6 months. Full size 3.4 fl. oz. (100 ml); travel/sample size 0.5 fl oz (15 ml).

Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time. But most products have a sample size option for purchase, so we encourage you to buy a sample first to ensure that the product suits your skin's needs and that you enjoy the texture, fragrance, and healing properties. 



Related Items


Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
100%
(15)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
V
V.R.
Very nice product!!

I will order it again for sure!

S
S.C.
Hocus Pocus

It was not love at first smell like the nap in the meadow. I was using Josh Rosebrook hydrate spray and loved it, but since every product from Ava has done nothing but heal my skin I gave it a shot. Now it has grown on me and I can say I'm a little addicted and dare I say makes me happy and centered when I use it.

a
a.
amazing mist must have !

I am always nervous to try new things because my skin is so fussy. I am blown away by this spray ! It’s calmed my skin and I love giving myself a spritz in my skincare ritual it is relaxing ! Thank you for making such quality products. I will continue to buy ! Love your company and everything you stand for.

d
d.
Cistus and Moonlight Face Mist

I first ordered a sample of this because I wasn't sure what to expect. I've never really put much stock into mists because I just thought it was an extra step. This mist has changed my mind though. I really, really love the smell. And it makes my skin super soft. Something I wasn't expecting. I've now since ordered a full size, and look forward to using it everyday.

S
S.C.
Amazing product

Love how moisturizing this product is. Really helps the Ruby serum (another standout product) sink into my skin.