Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sample Saturday: Annie's Way Calendula Softening Jelly Spray Review

Annie's Way Calendula Softening Jelly Spray

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

I've been eyeing this Annie's Way Calendula Softening Jelly Spray for ages and finally made the purchase a couple of months ago. I got a deluxe sample first in fear of not liking the whole product. I think deluxe samples and just samples in general are great ways to try out products before committing yourself to the whole thing. Just in case you don't like the product, a sample is much cheaper and you don't feel like you are wasting anything.

I've used Annie's Way products before and what prompted me to want to try out the Calendula Softening Jelly Spray was their Calendula Softening Jelly Mask. I'm on my third tub of this jelly mask guys and my skin really likes it. My original plan was to try the other kinds of jelly masks Annie's Way has to offer but I just keep coming back to this one. The softening, moisturizing, and soothing effects are awesome and I think that's why I keep going back to it. The calendula ingredient is one of the many reasons why I like this jelly mask. So when I found out that they also have a Calendula Softening Jelly Spray, I knew I had to try it.


Annie's Way Calendula Softening Jelly Spray outer box packaging.

Annie's Way Calendula Softening Jelly Spray
deluxe sample 12ml,

Product Description: A spray that works to revitalize the skin, leaving it with a visibly healthy, oil-balanced, and moisturized look. The unique jelly form brings nutrients deep into the skin and helps to soothe the skin in the process. This is great for dry and sensitive skin.

To Use: There are 2 ways to use this product. As a mist: spray about 15 cm away from the face. Lightly pat on the face to let the jelly essence absorb. As a toner: spray the product onto your palm and pat it evenly onto your face. Let the essence absorb completely before moving on to the next product.

Ingredients: Water, carbomer, butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, PEG-60 hydrogenated caster oil, glycerin, d-panthenol B5, calendula flower extract, chamomile flower extract, olive bud extract, oat bata-glucan, fragrance, propylene glycol, licorice root extract, sodium benzoate, citric acid, methylisothiazolinone, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate.

Please Do Not use if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.

The jelly spray comes with a sticker seal that has the Annie's Way symbol.

Packaging: The deluxe sample's packaging looks a lot like the full size. Both comes with a spray top and clear containers so you can see the product inside. The deluxe sample I got came with a sticker seal that has the Annie's Way symbol, which is a butterfly. The outer plastic box has information about the product as well as its manufacturing and expiration dates.

Scent: The spray smells very similar to the jelly mask of the same ingredient. It smells floral with a noticeable calendula scent. It's not super strong but it is more than mild.

Color: The jelly essence is colorless.

Texture: Inside the bottle the jelly essence is jelly formed but once applied it feels watery and absorbs into the skin easily. When the jelly essence is sprayed out, it feel like a jelly-watery essence. Although, it does come out in like jelly droplets, so it needs to be patted in for the essence to be absorbed.

The jelly spray top uses a spring mechanism.

My Thoughts: I'll be honest, this jelly spray is not exactly what I thought it would be like. Having tried Innisfree's Canola Honey Jelly Mist, I thought the sprayed out texture of this jelly spray would be similar and be more mist like. However, I was wrong. It's not your typical mist like spray, it's actually far from it. It's more like jelly droplets that get sprayed out and it must be patted in for it to become a watery essence. The spray top is also an interesting part of this product. When I first tried it, I thought my spray top was broken because lumps of jelly was coming out instead of jelly droplets. However, I soon learned that you have to press fast and hard on the spray top for its jelly droplets to come out. Otherwise, you'll just get a lump of jelly essence.

Personally for me, I don't like to use this as a face spray. I use it more as a toner where I spray it onto my palms first before patting it onto my face. The spray part just doesn't feel that great when it's used on the face and I don't know about you but getting hit by jelly droplets doesn't feel that soothing. I think I was also really disappointed because I thought it would be a nice mist but it turned out to be something else instead.

Aside from the spray top issues, this jelly essence has a few nice skincare effects. For one, it is really moisturizing and feels nice on my sensitive skin. It softens the skin and once the essence become watery, it feels rather soothing.
Jelly spray packaging
Pros:
-moisturizes
-soothing
-softens

Cons:
-spray top can be difficult to use
-fragrance is added, might not be suitable for everyone

My Rating: ❤ ❤   

Final Thoughts: This Annie's Way Calendula Softening Jelly Spray definitely isn't what I thought it would be like. Sometimes, that can be a good thing but in this case, it made me less interested in the product. I was hoping to find a nice mist but came face to face with a mist wannabe. The spray top isn't that great and can be difficult to use. Even so, the spray isn't fine or anything and you actually get jelly droplets which you have to pat in for it to turn into its watery essence form. I think if I knew how the spray top would be like, I probably wouldn't have purchased it in the first place. However, I will say that this jelly spray has many of the skincare properties the Calendula Softenign Jelly Mask has. So, it's a decent product.

Would I repurchase this in the future? Probably not. The spray top alone is off putting and for that I won't repurchase. Do I think this is worth a try. Well, it depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a unique textured toner that can double as a wannabe spray (where you have to pat in), then maybe this is worth a try for you. However, if you are looking for a fine mist, you might be disappointed by this product. 

Where to purchase:
-Yesstyle.com (full size)

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Until next time~

~Michelle


Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me. All opinions are honest and my own. This post contains some affiliate links, for more information check out the full disclaimer

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