The Jasmine Garden
botanical facial mist
100ml / $70.00
one thousand silver-drenched kisses
mystical. gossamer. quench
The Jasmine Garden
botanical facial mist
100ml / $70.00
Delicately shower skin with a fluttering of calming and restorative droplets, each infused with antioxidant protection.
Romance your spirit with the gentle sensory experience of a lush botanical garden in the tropics, somewhere near a field of cocoa beans bathed in warm rain.
The Jasmine Garden serves as a nutrient delivery system and penetration enhancer in our ritual, as well as the water element, ensuring the assimilation of both fat and water-soluble vitamins; amplifying the effectiveness of every treat that comes before or after it.
This ethereally light formula adds just a touch of moisture while bringing refreshing cleansing action with the unique combination of colloidal silver and witch hazel. This duo is particularly effective for soothing oily, acne, and irritation-prone skin, as well as eliminating dullness and stagnation that leads to chronic dehydration.
Discover lightness and magic in skin dewy with botanical nectar.
Mist generously over freshly cleansed skin, before and after oils, to seal in hydration and enhance nutrient absorption. Repeat again after makeup to set and impart a gorgeous glow. If you are feeling indulgent (and you should be), don’t stop there – spritz head to toe all throughout the day to revive and elevate mood, skin, and hair.
"Addictive. Be warned ... Once you use this, you won't want to ever use any other spray...ever. It's completely addictive, it adds such luminous clarity to my skin ... it smells like heaven had a chocolate jasmine pancake ... and it calms and soothes the spirit. I adore this spray. I never really put much emphasis on a spray - I mean seriously, it's mainly water. Not with May's Jasmine Garden it's not. Witch Hazel and Silver soothe and calm the skin, and the scent (have I mentioned that before?!) calm the soul. Its phenomenal. I can't be without it, ever."
"Caught by surprise It's absolutely breathtaking! I never really valued tonic or floral waters and haven't ever spent much money on this step. Now, I must admit that it's not only good for the skin, but also good for the soul. This is by far THE BEST floral and hydrating water I have ever used in my routine. The smell, the feel on the skin..it's poetry in a bottle!"
"I've always been pretty skeptical when it comes to face mists. I have dry skin, so people recommend them to me all the time, but I never really understood the point to spending so much money on a product that didn't seem essential.
I'm not going to lie to you and say this particular mist will change your routine - but it will better it. First off, there's the scent, which is a stunning bouquet of florals that just puts you in the peace headspace. Right off the bat the aroma won me over, and if May decided to make a perfume of it I would be the first in line.
But let's talk about the actual results. I personally don't find this mist to be overly hydrating. Spraying a bit of it does certainly help my skin absorb any serum I apply after, but for dry skin like mine I would never use this as just a lightweight moisturizer alone. The real star quality for this formula comes in its treatment of blemishes. The ingredients of colloidal silver and witch hazel are fantastic at reducing redness and providing antibacterial properties to your complexion, and I have definitely noticed a reduction in blemishes since adding this."
"The Jasmine Garden is just perfection. The only toner (I've helplessly tried so many organic variations) that adds hydration without giving a shine to my skin. I was so delighted to find an effective toner without aloe, hyaluronic acid or salix acid! And the scent- oh my. So beautiful!!"
"I love this toner - smells LUSH, calms redness, soothes sensitive or blemish prone skin, and preps skin gorgeously for oils and moisture to go on top. I am totally on board with spritzes and spray toners, though I don't usually go for ones this luxurious (read: expensive). I actually do see a difference in the clarity of my skin and the absorption of my oils when I use this, though. Lovely as an addition for an already great skincare regime and recommend for fellow face spritz addicts!"
"The Jasmine Garden is out of this world amazing. The scent is unlike any other hydrosol or facial mist I've ever tried, and I've tried many!"
"Love/hate. I hate that I love this stuff. I mean, $70 for a face mist!? I bought it as a splurge but really this is a glorious product. The smell of course is amazing but that is not what makes this a great product for me. I believe the silver helps prevent breakouts. I haven't had one pimple since using this spray. I ran out and am back to dealing with the random pimples that plague me. So even though I wasn't planning on making this a staple, I guess I will be repurchasing."
"I have now been using the May Lindstrom line for many months, my skin has never looked better. I've tried so many different brands and none have given me the even, clear, glowing, skin I've been after till now. So I'm a huge May fan!
I wondered whether this spray toner was really necessary but as it's by May I thought I'd give it a go. Oh my, I'm so so pleased I did. It smells beautiful, really gorgeous, I'm desperate for her to make a perfume that smells just like it!!! What's really odd is I really dislike gourmand fragrances but this is unlike anything I've ever come across, yes you can smell cocoa but yet it does not smell sweet or cloying like chocolate; yes it's Jasmine but not too really heady and floral; it's definitely exotic, almost oriental but yet it's lovely and light. I wish I could describe it better, it's just perfectly balanced like a very very beautiful perfume. So I'd buy it just for the smell but at this price it needs to actually be of benefit to my skin, being by May of course it works wonderfully.
I have really sensitive skin, suffer badly from Eczema and my skin can become irritated very easily, leaving it hot, red and sore. This really works to cool and calm, it locks in extra moisture and leaves my skin looking and feeling dewy and fresh. I use it after cleansing or exfoliating and before the blue cocoon or youth dew. If I'm using both I always add a spritz between to lock in as much moisture as possible. If I get hot or feel the need to freshen up, a quick spray and my skin feels cool and clean. If my skin is being particularly sensitive or feeling irritated this is just wonderful, instantly calming. But I especially love it at night, once I'm completely ready for bed, even though I've already used it in my nighttime skin routine, I really lightly mist this all over, both me and my pillow and find I'm so much more relaxed and ready for sleep.
Being an avid Caroline Hirons fan I have many, many toners, I've tried most of Caroline's favorites hunting for the right second tone, my search is definitely over as my other toners have sat on my dressing table gathering dust ever since first trying this, even my Queen of Hungary Mist which I love. But I'm so totally hooked, I just can't not use this, best of all it really lasts, I've been using it for nearly three months, several times, every day and I've still got nearly half a bottle left!!!"
"I got this as part of a deal, I expected to love it and I do. As others have said it smells wonderful (think Mehtab Bagh at dusk), it's pricey (so are some of the ingredients) and it lasts a long time (it really does). I think beauty products are like food and you should vary your diet but I will buy this again at some point in the future - indeed, I'll buy the whole range next time, The Blue Cocoon sounds really promising…"
"The Jasmine Garden - pure euphoria :)."
"I am truly happy I purchased the Jasmine Garden, I use it before and after makeup. It's amazing, it's so refreshing and calming. My skin is at its greatest because of this product. I would find myself scratching my face because I HAD irritated skin but not anymore because of this baby. :)"
"…with the Jasmine Garden I realized the power of a good spray to lock in moisture - which I had never thought to do."
"Finally a toner without alcohol or glycerin (though I'm sure there must be others). It is soothing and hydrating, absolutely lovely. I keep mine in the fridge for extra freshness. I use it for my hair, too. Love the smell."
"I love spritzing my face with this "garden"! After cleanse, after makeup, in the middle of the day 'just because'... Love the smell and the way it feels on my face. Will purchase again!"
"Amazing, divine, heavenly. This is the best facial spray I have ever used: very hydrating and soothing for my dry and sensitive skin, and the scent. Oh the dreamy-jasmine-chocolate-scent. It is just divine. I will definitely repurchase."
"My Holy Grail. I will never use another Toner/Mist again. I use this in my skincare routine and it is calming. It's a good primer for heavy moisturizers. I love it and please don't ever EVER discontinue."
"A staple product. This was the first purchase I intentionally made when moving into a natural skin care regime. It also not only sold me on May Lindstrom's line but was the first spray I've ever used that softened my very dry skin before I'd even moisturized. This is my second time purchasing and I fully intend to not be without it and doubt any other could do as much for my skin's needs. The scent may seem odd at first, cocoa and jasmine, but is the most beautifully scented skin care product I own. A perfume with this scent would never leave my side. It's soothing, dreamy. It sprays very fine and makes it easy to not use up too much. I love this."
"This is my favorite facial mist/ toner around. I probably use it a little too much given the $$$, but the smell and the feeling when it hits my face is worth it. I also really think it's helped with my acne and the tone of my skin."
"Absolutely love this product. Its mist is very fine and the scent swoon-inducing. A beautiful and subtle floral. I spritz it on first thing in the morning before my face oils. Divine!"
"Wow, this is exactly what I needed. I never knew what a toner was or why I needed one. I just got it in the mail and spritzed it on my face at work. The smell is amazing, and the softness that it leaves to my skin is so perfect. I feel like I finally have the perfect skin care products."
"Really has the scent of Jasmine! Lovely scent, refreshing on the face! I spray it on before makeup, after makeup or whenever I need to refresh my face! I spray it on my pillow case at bedtime, and it's going to travel with me in a few weeks! Just love it so much!"
"This is my standout spray, the 'gonna get me through this master's degree deadline spray'!"
"I got this as a gift, would not have bought it because of the price. But it is lovely, I could bathe in it. Smells like true, sweet jasmine, not like perfume, which I love. And I have seen a difference when using with the Youth Dew. The two products work incredibly well together. My skin looks brighter and well balanced. Will buy when I've run out of this bottle."
"I use this as spray to calm my skin down whenever I have a burning sensation after my skincare routine. This is truly a holy grail and a must for all."
"LIFE IN A BOTTLE. This is the best facial spray I have used. I cannot praise it enough. It smells amazing, the packaging is amazing - IT IS AMAZING! Super Hydrating and leaves your makeup/skin refreshed and hydrated."
"Oooohhh, aaaahhh!! Amazing hydrating spritz with the perfect delivery system distributing a fine even mist of this incredible smelling bottle of awesomeness. Set my skin up nicely to receive the following serums/moisturizers. Seems pricey but soooo worth it!!!"
"This is the queen of facial sprays, I have tried them all. It's moisturizing, smells incredible and the spray nozzle saturates your face in moisture. Amazing."
The Jasmine Garden
DO I NEED A MIST IN MY RITUAL? DOES IT SERVE AN ACTUAL PURPOSE?
I'm a longtime skeptic of most mists/toners on the market as they are often simply fragranced and preserved water. The Jasmine Garden is different, and 100% has a function. The base of this unique formula is comprised of a powerfully effective combination of witch hazel and colloidal silver, providing cleansing and protective action throughout the day for care that goes beyond the morning and evening ritual. The Jasmine Garden is particularly wonderful to bring calm and relief to acne and irritation prone skin, as well as to work as a penetration enhancer for The Youth Dew and The Blue Cocoon. The Jasmine Garden adds just a touch of light moisture while infusing skin with antioxidant protection, restoring elasticity, and freeing delicate complexions of redness and inflammation.
WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND THE JASMINE GARDEN FOR USE AFTER OILS?
Water works to facilitate the absorption of plant oils as well as to enable the assimilation of water-soluble vitamins, so we always like to pair The Jasmine Garden closely with our hydration step.
We recommend that you massage both The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew into SOAKING WET skin (skipping your towel entirely and going directly from rinsing to oils), immediately after cleansing and while skin is still soft, warm and receptive. Then follow with a generous mist of The Jasmine Garden to even further enhance penetration, while continuing massage. This sandwiching effect - water/oil/water - makes a world of difference, especially if your skin barrier is disrupted and you have difficulty absorbing oils.
You can, of course, use The Jasmine Garden before oils as well - this is nice when for whatever reason you are unable to go straight from cleansing to oils, and so do not already have a wet face. It's also fine to mist The Jasmine Garden right on top of the water if you want even more slip for your massage. Play, and discover what works best for your individual needs.
CAN I REFRIGERATE THE JASMINE GARDEN?
Yes! While this formula is shelf stable at room temperature for 12 months after opening, I absolutely adore it chilled. A cool bottle of The Jasmine Garden is a must for stressed skin prone to redness and flushing and is the perfect finish to your ritual.
I HAVE ACNE-PRONE SKIN. WILL THIS BREAK ME OUT?
The Jasmine Garden is ideal for skin prone to inflammation of all kinds, including acne. I love to keep a bottle with me at all times! When I feel a new pimple coming to the surface, a quick mist stops me from picking or itching my face, and often completely stops the progression of the breakout in its tracks!
I'VE BEEN USING THE JASMINE GARDEN TO ACTIVATE THE PROBLEM SOLVER, IS THIS OKAY? HOW ELSE CAN I USE IT?
Absolutely! The Jasmine Garden is the perfect addition to your Problem Solver treatments, further increasing efficacy with the anti-inflammatory powers of colloidal silver and witch hazel. Try it with The Clean Dirt as well, and to make emulsions with The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew. I will even mist The Jasmine Garden lightly prior to masquing with The Honey Mud and sometimes during! It's a highly adaptable formula that really does bring out the best in every piece of my collection.
WHAT IS THE COLLOIDAL SILVER FOR IN THIS FORMULA? IS IT SAFE?
Silver has been demonstrated to accelerate healing of virtually every type of soft tissue damage and is one of the most studied, most effective, and most trusted ingredients on the market - natural or otherwise.
For many thousands of years, silver has been used as a healing agent by civilizations throughout the world. Its medical, preservative and restorative powers can be traced as far back as the ancient Greek and Roman Empires.
Used externally and in low concentration as we do in The Honey Mud and The Jasmine Garden, silver translates to serious protection against acne, inflammation, irritation, rashes and on and on - and also prevents us from having to turn to synthetic preservatives (many of which contain potentially carcinogenic parabens) that do not meld with my core philosophy on keeping these potions truly clean and healthy.
I love silver. It's both powerful and gentle and makes my formulas that much more effective and stable. If you would feel comfortable wearing silver jewelry against your highly absorbent skin, or eating off a silver-plated spoon (even today recommended and prescribed for infants with compromised immune systems), then we have confidence that you should feel very safe and well taken care of indulging in thoughtful facial care treats incorporating this unique ingredient.
Colloidal Silver, *Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, *Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian) Flower Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Oil, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract.
A Closer Look
My dear friends,
Over the years, you’ve all gotten to know me for my obsession with quality and service, and my dedication to our beautiful, life-filled, truly natural ingredients. It is an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with your care and I do not take this responsibility lightly.
Today, I’m writing to let you know we are temporarily ceasing sale of The Honey Mud.
Recently, we've found ourselves confronted very directly with the challenging side of what it means to be an uncompromisingly plant-based, natural brand. Working with the world’s freshest, direct-sourced, food-grade ingredients in their least processed and most potent state is our foundation and with this comes both the benefit of these live enzymes and rich nutrient activity, as well as the potential for this "activity" to result in rare instances of bloom or mild fermentation - the same as that can happen in any fresh, organic food. We have now observed this occurrence within certain batches of The Honey Mud in our lab, which brings us to this conversation.
We are investigating a theory that previously undetected, dormant microbes within clay can be brought to life when fed with the nourishment of our raw honey. We are implementing additional pre-screens on “inert” individual ingredients like clay to further expand our visibility into the invisible. Further, I am exploring subtle variations on this unique formula, dreaming of ways to make it not only more stable, but even more extraordinary and beautiful for the skin.
I realize that for many of you, The Honey Mud is a part of your treasured daily ritual, as it is for me. It breaks my heart to not be able to share this for some undefined period of time and I know some will be upset as there is no opportunity to stock up. As much as I want you to have this special treat in your world, I want more to be always worthy of your trust.
Stability, the "nature of nature", and what happens when something goes wrong is an important conversation that is often skipped over, but is vital to this community's understanding around natural formulation and the ongoing trials that come with it. My commitment to always embrace an open conversation with you has never been stronger and this moment will no doubt provide a catalyst for even greater innovation within our in-house production team and the work we do. The Honey Mud will be back and will be more glorious than ever before! :)
I'll be in touch as we progress and have news on an updated version of The Honey Mud's availability, but know that my responsibility and priority is to proceed with my research, reformulation, and testing with thoughtfulness and thoroughness, and not necessarily speed.
I welcome any questions. It is always important to me to be an open book, and no subject is dearer to my heart than that of our precious fresh ingredients and the dedicated loving care of YOU.
With love always,