The best setting spray for your makeup

August 20, 2019

The best setting spray for your makeup

If you’re into skincare and makeup, chances are you’ve heard about using setting sprays to keep your makeup intact for an extended period of time. But what exactly is setting spray made of that makes it effective in keeping your foundation from sloughing off and your eyebrows on fleek? How can you identify the best setting spray out there for you? Let’s find out.

What does setting spray do?

As the name suggests, makeup setting sprays help keep your makeup in its perfect state for long periods of time. It prevents your makeup from creasing, melting, and bleeding by creating a film on top of it and making sure it sticks to your skin better.

What is in setting spray?

Most commercially sold makeup setting sprays contain alcohol and chemical adhesives that help makeup stick to your skin and keep it smudge-free for longer. 

The thing about these ingredients is that they’re often harmful to your skin and can clog pores causing breakouts. Those people who have sensitive skin are better off skipping on these products altogether. Some chemicals in those commercially sold makeup setting sprays may cause skin irritation.

Luckily for you, there are a lot of better alternatives out there that can give you the same benefits minus the risk of exposing yourself to toxic chemicals that cause breakouts and skin irritation.

Our Setting Spray, for example, is made with natural ingredients that help extend the seamlessness of makeup while also nourishing and keeping it moisturized.

Viva Glow Setting Spray Ingredients:

Hyaluronic Acid - keeps your skin moisturized and boosts collagen production.

Organic Rooibos Leaf Extract -  soothes your skin and reduces irritation

Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract -  controls the production of oil on your skin

Organic White Tea Leaf Extract -  an antioxidant-rich ingredient that fights the effects of free radicals

Other ingredients that can be found in setting sprays

Rosewater - this ingredient helps reduce redness and irritation on your face. Rosewater setting sprays are perfect for sensitive skin as it does not dry or irritate at all.

Is it safe to use?

As we mentioned earlier, some setting sprays are laced with chemical substances that may not be ideal for everyday wear. While they are indeed credible for doing what they’re supposed to do (which is holding makeup in place), those with more sensitive or acne-prone skin may not benefit well with these products.

On the other hand, all-natural alternatives like our Viva Glow Setting Spray is not only safe for daily use, it also provides the skin benefits given by toners. It also helps keep your skin moisturized to prevent dryness and irritation that can be caused by wearing makeup regularly.

Our advice? Stick to natural setting sprays. You can also find other natural substitutes where the ingredients are similar to what is in setting sprays.

When to put setting spray

Setting sprays should be part of your regular makeup routine, especially if you’re wearing heavy makeup. When you use Viva Glow Setting Spray, after you’ve put on all your makeup, just spritz two to four times across your face at arm’s length. Make sure to take a deep breath and close your eyes as you spray to avoid inhaling or getting them in your eyes.

Since what is in our setting spray is all-natural, you can use it as often as needed even if you don’t have makeup on. You can use it as a toner. This will keep your skin looking dewy and hydrated throughout the day.

Pro tip: Apply your mascara after the setting spray is dried so it won’t melt.

What’s the best setting spray to use?

The best setting spray is the one that will not only hold your makeup but also has the benefit of caring for your skin.

Our Setting Spray is designed to do just that. In keeping with our promise of glowing skin without the harmful effects to the environment, we formulated the perfect setting spray that’s free from harmful chemicals without reducing its effectiveness.

Knowing what is in setting spray can help you distinguish the good from the bad. Weigh the benefits versus the risks and you’ll find the best product for you. Give our Setting Spray a try and you won’t regret it.




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