Ah… you sure can’t beat a generous spritz of face mist over your complexion after basking in the sun on a hot day. One of Australia’s leading facialist’s, Jocelyn Petroni, agrees with us 100 per cent. “A refreshing, cooling, hydrating facial mist is the perfect summer’s day beauty trick,” she says. “Not only does it hydrate the skin and add that dewy glow, it also feels amazing and cooling on the skin after a day in the sun.” Amen to that.
To cool yourself down even more effectively, try storing your mist in the fridge for a serious pick-me-up. “Putting your facial mist in the fridge can also reduce puffiness and calm inflammation in the skin when applied because of the cooling factor. I recommend keeping [one] in the fridge this summer for the perfect after-sun application and [to calm] sensitive skin.”
What’s also really attractive about adding a face mist to your skin care routine is the fact that it’s so easy to use – you can mist it all over your skin straight after using your cleanser; it can be used in lieu of a toner; and some double as a makeup setting spray to lock in your foundation and eyeshadow (just avoid your eye area as your mascara could run if it’s not a waterproof formula).
Here are the best new face mists to hit shelves.
Murad Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist
Prebiotic skin care has been one of our favourite discoveries, which is why Murad Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist is such a favourite on our team. This mist can quickly and effectively hydrate parched skin, plus it’s one of the most gentle formulas we’ve come across, so it’s great to use on sensitive skin types.
Ella Baché Daily Hydration Mist
Got oily or congested skin? This skin mist is enriched with hyaluronic acid and witch hazel to keep moisture levels up, soothe skin, and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
Babor Face Spray Glowing Summer
Besides being really refreshing on skin, this face mist from Babor is also a gradual tanner that’s enriched with DHA to gently darken your skin over a few days.
Ultraceuticals Balancing Mist Spray
Boosted with calming aloe vera and antioxidant-rich green tea, this facial mist is a must-have in our skin care routines. Yep, it’s great for most skin types, from dry skin right through to oily skin.
SALT By Hendrix Glisten
Discover ingredients like green tea extract, aloe vera, ginseng extract and calendula flower extract in this facial mist which works to refresh the senses and keep skin healthy.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra Fine Mist
This is definitely the yummiest face mist we’ve come across, hands down. Thanks to ingredients such as watermelon and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, and hibiscus to gently slough away dead skin cells, this spritz is the perfect desk essential to quench the thirst of dry skin throughout the day.
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost® Hydrating Facial Gel Mist
You can’t go past Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost range to hydrate your skin. We love how this facial spray contains hyaluronic acid, which is known to hold water within the skin’s layers, resulting in plump and juicy-looking skin.
BYBI Beauty Mega Mist
With ingredients such as rosewater, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and camellia leaf extract, you can’t go wrong with this hydrating mist to intensely boost moisture levels in your skin. Psst, you can find this 100 per cent natural, eco-friendly UK beauty brand at Sephora.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Looking for something that has more of a brightening effect? Enter the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, which is loaded with hyaluronic acid and a special blend called Hadasei-3™ Anti-Aging Complex (which contains green tea, rice and algae) to make you glow like there’s no tomorrow.
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What’s your favourite face mist to use, and why? Let us know in the comments below.
Words by Iantha Yu for Beauty Crew
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
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