Here’s how the MAC cosmetics website describes Fix+: “An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!” It costs $21.00 for 3.4 fluid ounces [Side note: I used to work for MAC and I’m pretty sure the price has increased substantially since I stopped working there. I was shocked at this price.] Truthfully, I love this product. It was probably the last remaining non-natural element of my skin routine until recently when I finally came up with a recipe.
This is the ingredient list for MAC’s Fix+: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, cucumber fruit extract, chamomilla, camellia leaf extract, tocophryl acetate, caffeine, panthenol, hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance.
Not too bad, actually. I’m not completely offended and repulsed. So that’s good. But my all-natural alternative is pretty awesome for only a fraction of the price and smells great. And there’s no butylene glycol
This recipe is enough to fill an old Fix+ bottle, so it makes about 3 fluid ounces. I love the way that bottle spritzes. I can’t find a bottle that compares. You can use any bottle that spritzes. You don’t want it to spray though because you want an even mist all over your face. Be sure to spritz from at least half an arm’s length.
Ingredients [these were all things I already had because I make products already. But if you don’t or you’re just starting, these ingredients come in handy for lots of other products I make.]
- distilled water
- 1 green tea bag
- vegetable glycerin
- cucumber hydrosol [optional, some people don’t like the smell]
- chamomile hydrosol
- vitamin E oil
- Brew the green tea with 1/4 cup of hot distilled water and one tea bag. Let it steep for at least 10 minutes and allow it to cool. You only need about a tablespoon for this recipe but I use this concentrated green tea for other things and it can be stored in the refrigerator for your next Fix+ batch too.
- In your bottle, add about 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerine, 1-2 tablespoon of cooled green tea, 1 teaspoon of cucumber hydrosol if you’re including it, 1 tablespoon of chamomile hydrosol, 10 drops of vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoons of rosewater. Then fill almost to the top with distilled water. Shake it up to mix. Apply after moisturizer and/or after makeup.