A cool fix with added beauty benefits that’s what I call a facial mist, spray or essence – same thing.
I started spritzing Evian water (the equivalent of Perrier but for your face) in the spray bottle on my skin in my late teens and have been using a facial spray ever since. It was not fashionable then but it just felt natural to do so – wish I was the one who started the trend. Now I make my own with a combination of pure spring, exotic rose & orange blossom water and essential oils of frankincense, lavender, geranium, eucalyptus and a key natural secret ingredient (there always must be one and we can’t give away all our secrets). Then I found this out:
It’s the One Product Allure Editors Always Have on Their Desks
A collection of face mists might seem gratuitous, but if you take a look at any Allure (the beauty magazine – I’m using this as an example since they know everything there is to know about beauty) editor’s desk you’re bound to see a mist—or five. So why are they so obsessed?
Not only will a midday spritz wake you up faster than a 3 p.m. coffee break but, depending on the formula, it can also instantly calm irritated skin and brighten a dull, dry complexion. It leaves your skin really soft and feeling fresh and hydrated.
Some good ones to try:
It may feel like you’re just spraying expensive water on your face, but this one tops multiple editors’ lists—and for good reason. “The mineral-rich water is immediately soothing to the skin,” says dermatologist Jason Emer.
Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water
Another…water? Yep. But this 100 percent natural mineral water is so soothing, it’s associate beauty editor Lexi Novak’s pick for her finicky skin. Emer calls it the gold standard for redness-prone, sensitive skin.
AmorePacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System
Shelling out $60 for a face mist sounds cuckoo. And OK, maybe it is. But there’s no getting around the fact that, on a scale of one to dewy, this mist (with minerals and glycerin) makes skin Miranda Kerr–level glow-y.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Some editors spritz this on a dozen times a day. It’s packed with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, squalane, and royal jelly extract—that make dry skin feel crazy soft (again and again and again).
Skin so Divine Hydrating Facial Mist
This divine smelling essence in an apothecary style bottle has exotic Frankincense oil to promote healthy cell regeneration, Lavender & Geranium to calm irritated skin, rose water to hydrate even the most sensitive skin and Eucalyptus oil to keep your skin soft and blemish free.
For all: use right after cleansing but before moisturizing.
Do you use one? What do you recommend?