Are you always pressed for time? Do you squeeze in quickie gym workouts on your lunch hour? If you’re one of those gals who could use a few extra minutes in your day, then *toot* *toot*, climb aboard the spray moisturizer train. Much quicker to apply and faster absorbing than traditional body lotions and creams, spray aerosol or pump moisturizers definitely save time.
They shave minutes off my morning routine, freeing up time for important things like feeding the neighbor’s tabby cat (he’s such a user!) or having a second cup of java.
Here are two spray-on moisturizers I like. The first will set you back a pretty penny; the second will save you a few bucks.
Splurge: ModelCo’s Skin Drink Airbrush Moisturizer
At $30, ModelCo’s Skin Drink Airbrush Moisturizer costs an arm and a leg, but this green tea-scented aerosol works like a dream. It requires virtually no effort to moisturize your entire body with this bad boy (lazy people, raise ya’ hands up!). You don’t even have to massage it in. I like to wait about 30 seconds after spraying it on to let it dry before putting on clothes. This is the fastest moisturizer I’ve ever used, hands down, and gives me more time to pursue my various attempts at world domination.
The 230-ml can is about the same size as a large can of hairspray, but it still fits comfortably in one hand. The nozzle creates a large radius of mist, which covers lots of skin surface area, and the spray even works when you hold the can upside down (to get hard-to-reach places like your back, thighs and bum… that might be TMI).
When I first used it I was tempted to over-spray because it’s just so fun and easy to do, but a little spray goes a long way.
Vitamins and natural extracts like ginkgo, papaya, green tea and bamboo make ModelCo Skin Drink Airbrush very skin friendly. As a moisturizer, I found it about as effective as Lubriderm Sensitive Skin Lotion, but not quite as moisturizing as Aveeno. Its biggest drawback is price. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Steal: CVS Soft Skin Spray
Not one to be outdone, CVS carries a great spray-on moisturizer of their own. Soft Skin Spray is a drugstore option patterned after Avon’s Skin So Soft, a famous liquid moisturizer spray (which, incidentally, works well as a bug repellent, even though it wasn’t intended to).
Unlike ModelCo’s Skin Drink, CVS Soft Skin Spray is a liquid spray, not an aerosol. CVS carries a small 2-oz travel bottle for $3. That’s a pretty good deal, perfect for a gym bag or shower caddy.
Because of its liquid spray pump, expect to spend a little bit more time and effort using Soft Skin Spray than you would with Skin Drink. I also have to physically rub the product into my skin for it to absorb, and that takes a minute or two.
Soft Skin Spray leaves a slightly greasy film (the main ingredient is mineral oil). It leaves my skin a little shiny, but in the summer, like when I’m wearing a skirt or tank top, I like having the shine. While it doesn’t work as quickly as Skin Drink does, the price is right on point. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
I managed to stay out of further technical trubs throughout the afternoon and evening, hooray! I’m staying in tonight to recover from the “experience” with WordPress earlier. What are you doing tonight? If you’re heading to the movies, I really liked The Dark Knight, and I’m not hawking it just because C. Bale is in it (ya right). The movie makes some intriguing social commentary on the choices people make in their lives. Speaking of choices, right now I choose to eat a cup of dulce de leche ice cream, after which I will pass out.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,