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Mychelle Fruit Enzyme Mist with heavy water and a free radical zapper

May 12, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 3 Comments
I keep seeing mists everywhere and largely dismissed them as yet another product that we don't really need. Then the other day I was subjected to a long car journey with the air conditioning on and within an hour my face was prickly and dry; rosacea lurked with intent. If only I had a soothing spritz of something. It got me thinking that dry offices that have never known fresh air, hotel rooms and airplanes are terrible for the skin. But could a mist really help?

Mychelle's Fruit Enzyme Mist came to me this morning as a result of one of those Amazon if-you-bought-this-you-might-like-that recommendations. I am clearly fated to give it a try. I'll report back on whether it does the trick (I have a lot of traveling coming up over the next few weeks). In the meantime, it does have a couple of interesting ingredients.

The first is heavy water, which is used to cool down nuclear reactors. It contains a high proportion of deuterium. Because it doesn't evaporate, it helps the skin retain moisture. Heavy water is a good thing to use after a laser treatment or peel.

The other thing of interest is a spin trapper. This is something that is used in the study of free radicals and the most commonly used spin trap is Phenyl N-tert-butylnitrone (PNB). The Mychelle mist contains PNB. Apart from radical trapping, PNB protects against photodamage.

Being a Mychelle product, this mist contains no parabens or other unwanted preservatives. It has witch hazel, fruit enzymes, pineapple, date palm and turmeric.
  • April 6, 2009

    by Shirley

    I have tried mists by Aveda, Suki, La Mer, and Mychelle, and Mychelle outperforms all the others. I keep it in my car because the heat and A/C tend to dry my skin.

  • December 17, 2008

    by Judy

    This is one of my favorites! I wear mineral makeup (without talc) and I love the Mychelle Fruit Mist to set the makeup. It leaves my skin looking radiant, poreless and glowing. It also does an excellent job of tightening the skin. I have used it for several weeks and am now a die-hard fan! I love a product that gives my skin a great look as well as excellent (and visible) skin care results.

  • November 7, 2008

    by Petra

    <p>I have used MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Mist and love it. I keep a bottle of it on my desk and especially love using it in the winter time to counteract the dry indoor heat. It really makes my skin feel soft and moist and the tropical pineapple smell is wonderful too.</p>

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