You don’t have to wait for summer’s high humidity and oppressive heat to enjoy a facial mist. Although nothing feels better than a hydrating facial mist for instant cooling, you can partake of a facial mist year around. Facial mists hydrate, plump up and nourish the skin; they’re fantastic!
One of the most pampering beauty treatments I’ve found is a facial mist. I always keep one on my desk and when I get stressed or need a pick me up, I spritz away. There’s something very calming and soothing about the act of using a facial mist…it’s instant zen. During the summer, I like to keep one in the refrigerator for a little skin-quenching bliss.
The best hydrating facial mists I’ve tried (in no particular order) include:
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence is a lightweight moisturizing mist that boosts the skin’s natural hydration with bioidentical Hyaluronic Acid and Jasmine. It plumps the skin, smells lovely and can be used over makeup or with other skincare treatments. There is no oil or alcohol in the formula. Refreshing!
Bobbi Brown Face Mist is one of my desktop favorites. It’s a multitasker that will hydrate skin, as well as set makeup and give skin an instant boost. The chamomile, cucumber and green tea extracts soothe skin, but also give a delicate fragrance.
Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist is one of my newer discoveries. It hydrates and plumps skin with hyaluronic acid, and is good for all skin types. It’s excellent when sprayed onto clean skin and before the rest of your skincare. Gives dehydrated skin a dewy, comfortable, soft focus finish.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir is the first facial mist I had ever used. Infused with Grape, Orange Blossom, Rose, Mint and Rosemary extracts, this skin treatment smoothes skin texture, tightens pores, and awakens the skin. It has an herbal aroma (note: I wouldn’t recommend this one if you have sensitive skin).
Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist is so refreshing! This new mist is formulated with the hydrating power of Cactus Flower and moisture-retaining capabilities of Tibetan Ginseng Root. It also has Lavendar, Geranium and Rosemary essential oils for a calming aroma. I like that this is available in a 2.5 oz. size, which means that it’s within TSA guidelines for travel.
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Essence Mist has the finest mist (and nicest scent) of all the face mists I’ve tried, so there is no dripping or pooling. With Camellia Alba PFA (a proprietary Chanel ingredient), and antioxidants Vitamin C and E, along with hyaluronic acid, Hydra Beauty Essence Mist hydrates, plumps skin and sets makeup. It’s a splurge but if you love CHANEL or CHANEL skincare, you’ll love this.
Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist is created with plant actives Coconut Water, Bulgarian rose to hydrate, tone and soften skin. Hibiscus Flower Extract helps moisturize and speed up cell turnover. The rose scent is intoxicating!
Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray is best for those that need an oil absorbing facial spray. With salicylic acid and willow bark, I will say up front that this spray could be drying for some; but as a facial mist for those with redness or that need extra oil absorption, it may be a good option.
M·A·C Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist is a lightweight, multitasking spray that can be used in a variety of ways. Spray it on before and after makeup for an extra boost of hydration. Refreshes skin and hydrates with a blend of vitamins, minerals, green tea, chamomile and cucumber.
Avène Thermal Spring Water is one of the simplest, but most elegant facial sprays I own. I originally bought this when I was using the Tria Age-Defying Laser (review) and I could not have lived without it. This facial mist calms, soothes, hydrates and refreshes skin. Rich in trace minerals, Avène Thermal Spring Water has unique anti-inflammatory and anti-itch qualities. All in all, it’s wonderful.
Do you use facial mists? Which are your favorites?