It's unusual that I can't make my mind up on a product, and even more unusual that that's still the case even when I actually finish the entire product. However, enter L'Or des Pharaons Face and Body Mist, 15ml of pure confusion that's got me firmly sitting on a very uncomfortable fence. You all know that I'm a sucker for skincare and I go through those times where I like to change out a lot of things and completely revamp what I'm using to take care of my skin; this came into one of those rotations a few months a go now and I've finally just pumped the last spray out of the bottle and I just can't put off talking about it any longer.
From the packaging of this product, I simply assumed that it wasn't for me. It does fall into that trap of cool brands that haven't got their labelling up to date, and so I found myself staring at a bottle that looked as though it had been designed and printed on paint and then stuck on the bottle. Although I know this isn't the biggest deal in the world, it is the thing that can make me decide to, or not to, buy a product and so it's just something that I personally would change if I owned the company, especially for such a premium product. But, I don't, so it's all good.
Remember that I told you that this is 15ml? Well, to put a price on this 15ml, you'll be paying around £40, which is a premium price for something that technically, isn't an integral part of any skincare routine. Still, I've scoured the packaging and the website to get a better idea of what it is that you're actually spending your hard earned dollar on. From what I can work out this is 'purified and revitalised water' containing 'pure gold, platinum and zinc'. Supposedly, the metal particles are so small they can travel in through the pores and infuse the skin - but I'm not entirely sure I'm convinced.
Is the spray bad? No, not at all. It adds a good layer of moisture between toning and serum, but so does a cheap facial mist from somewhere else not infused with gold. Has it entirely changed my skin? No, not at all - and that, in itself, is sort of the issue. It's not that this has done bad things to my skin, it's just that I think I could get the same sort of result if I refilled the bottle from the tap and tried using that. I think the main issue is that I'm not solidly convinced that this isn't actually just water - without the purification and revitalisation process - or at least I'm definitely convinced those processes have made little to no improvements on it's skincare benefits.
All in all, if you've got the dollar then feel free to spring for L'Or des Pharaons, but don't expect some sort of miracle, and try and consider whether it really is worth the money for you, because there are definitely other alternatives out there.
Sammy xo.Contains PR samples/items gifted to me by companies however all opinions are my own - please view my disclaimer for more information.