Few things are as refreshing and reviving as a good face mist. If you want to give it a try and wonder which face mists are the best ones on the market, look no further. If you prefer not to go the DIY route but rather buy ready-made face mists, below, you’ll find the best ones for your skin needs.
Rich & Hydrating Face Mists
1. Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
This face mist is a cult favorite, and is likely the most popular face mist in the green beauty scene. This face mist contains a lot of botanical oils, so it is more moisturizing and occlusive than many other face mists. This means it can easily substitute for a moisturizer, especially in the summertime or for those with oily skin.
It also contains a selection of anti-inflammatory extracts, making it wonderful for sensitive and easily irritated skin. These ingredients are so luxurious and nourishing that it doesn’t seem right to suggest that anyone use it after makeup – instead, apply it beforehand, and let all that goodness properly sink in. This organic face mist is available through Beauty Heroes, and other eco beauty retailers.
2. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
This face mist stands out as the richest skin mist on this list. This gorgeous hydrating spray from Tatcha, contains a blend of hydrating ingredients like glycerin, as well as botanical oils and silicones that will work as occlusives.
This means that this face mist can substitute for a moisturizer, even for those who have slightly dry skin, as well as will function as a skin-soothing and anti-aging treatment thanks to antioxidant plant extracts. It can also be used after foundation, not only to eliminate that powdery finish, but also to provide a bit of a dewy shine. You can find this multi-functioning face mist at Sephora.
3. Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray
With both glycerin and some really lovely anti-inflammatory extracts, this is a treat for sensitive and dehydrated skin. It doesn’t contain occlusives, so it is certainly best used along with a moisturizer – but this also means that it works fantastically over makeup. Clinique also gets a big shout-out here for having what is possibly one of the best spray dispensers, with each application being even yet totally able to cover the whole face. This face spray can be purchased at Amazon.
Light & Refreshing Face Mists
4. MAC ‘Mineralize’ Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist
You might be acquainted with MAC’s Fix+ Spray, which is a setting spray that can also work as a face mist. However, the Charged Water mist is a step above it, with skin-recharging caffeine and many beneficial minerals. It works well at any time of the day, but is actually meant to be sprayed on as a final step before makeup, to get a longer-lasting, more dewy foundation look. This lovely face mist is available at MAC Cosmetics.
5. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
Rose is a deliciously scented skin care ingredient that is a natural addition to face mists. It works as an absorption enhancer, allowing your skin to better take in other beneficial skin care ingredients, including moisturizers. The other ingredients here are mostly soothing botanical extracts, that come together to make a simple and light face spray that can work for every skin type, both before moisturizer and after makeup. You can purchase this rosey face mist at Amazon.
6. Jane Iredale Pommisst
This ultra-light, all-natural face mist is loaded with some really incredible plant extracts, including anti-aging superstar pomegranate extract, and skin-soothing white tea extract. This lightly scented formula instantly refreshes the skin and uplifts the mood, and it also works quite well over makeup. If you are into green beauty, you’ll be happy to know that this face mist is Ecocert certified, and has organic ingredients. You can pick it up at Nordstrom.
7. Caudalie Grape Water
This face mist from Caudalie proves that simplicity and beauty are not very distant from each other. As much as I love the humectant- and extract-laden face mists on this list, sometimes a single ingredient can offer just as much. As the name says, the only ingredient here is water extracted from grapes. This makes for an ultra-light face mist that soothes the skin beautifully, and has a ton of purposes. This gentle water mist can be purchased from Sephora.
8. Avene Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray
While the mineral content varies from thermal spray to thermal spray, for the most part they all work similarly, so you can’t choose wrong. However, Avene water is definitely a great choice for hydrating and refreshing. It contains a variety of minerals that will soothe the skin. Find it at Ulta.
Light Yet Nourishing Face Mists
9. First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist
I decided this face mist deserves its own category, because it is oh-so-light, yet rich in wonderful active ingredients. The ingredients that really stand out here are anti-aging vitamin C, skin-brightening licorice root extract, skin-soothing green tea extract, but there are so many more amazing ones!
While there is a hint of glycerin here to hydrate, most of this face mist is water based, so it should be followed with moisturizer. Even those with oily or acne-prone skin can use it, and the witch hazel in it will help to control those oils. You can find it at Ulta.
Balancing & Toning Face Mists
10. Boscia Balancing Face Tonic
From Boscia, we have a toning face mist that is especially effective for those with oily and acne-prone skin. Extract of lavender and rosemary smell gorgeous as they help to purify the skin, and just a touch of glycerin lends a hydrating touch. Anyone dedicated to this face mist will attest to its ability to reduce redness and prevent breakouts, while still making the skin feel hydrated and refreshed. It’s available at Sephora.
11. Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist
This is by far the cutest face mist on this list. It’s nice that it is also a wonderful product. Formulated with tightening witch hazel, it soothes, hydrates, and controls oils, especially after makeup. Be warned, it does contain a little bit of alcohol. You can find it at Ulta.
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