90’s kids, do you remember the khas grass that our parents used to attach to the walls of our air coolers in the summer months? That is what Vetiver grass is, and as unglamorous as it may sound, vetiver water carries a bunch of skincare benefits. A number of skincare brands in India have recently launched Vetiver Water face mists, and I recently got my hands on the Kamaakshi Botanicals Vetiver Water Face and Body Mist in a subscription box that reached my doorstep right before a heat wave engulfed my city. Here are my thoughts on this product after testing it out in 40+ degrees Celsius weather.
The Kamaakshi Botanicals Vetiver Water comes in a tinted plastic bottle with a black spray nozzle that produces an even and fine mist of the product. The aqua green label has a cooling touch to it which is a perfect first introduction to this face and body mist. The product inside is 100% pure steam distilled Vetiver water, made from 2 ingredients (water and Vetiver grass). It basically feels like cool water on the skin but has a very earthy, grassy scent, which you will either love or hate (I personally find this scent very calming and soothing).
I have primarily been using this product as a body mist because it instantly cools down the skin, which is much needed in this sweltering heat. However, the product works well as a face mist too and claims to balance the pH of the skin and tighten pores while acting as a natural astringent and soothing the skin. If you are someone with sensitive skin that reacts badly to the heat then this product is something that will definitely help you out.
The Kamaakshi Botanicals Vetiver Water is priced at INR 230 for a 50ml bottle, which is the standard price for steam distilled mists. I definitely feel that this product is worth the investment if you are noticing bumps on your face or body due to the heat. I personally find that its fragrance relaxes my mind too, so that is a bonus. You can get this product at a discounted price from Zotezo.com (link below). Do try it out once and I am sure you will stock up on this mist to save you from the rising mercury!