It’s summertime, it’s hot outside, and with the exception of lakes, pools, and/or iced coffee, few things are as refreshing as a spritz of facial mist to perk you up mid-day. Luckily, the beauty gods have picked up on our love of these handy mists, and zealous outpourings of new misting products have been launched—each one with its own signature cocktail of beauty benefits to boot.
So while you mist, you can mattify; while you spritz you can soothe, and while you freshen you can fix. We’ve rounded up our favourites (some new, some classic) to remedy your summer skin woes, and get you glowing.
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Juice is extracted directly from organic grapes from France’s Bordeaux region—and then it’s bottled. It’s really that simple, making it great for sensitive or allergic skin that can’t handle a lot of ingredients. Spritzed onto the complexion, the mist offers a hit of hydration, while its active plant ingredients help soothe and desensitize.
Extracts of calendula, echinacea, and chamomile help strengthen the skin’s barrier, as well as helping to shield it from stressors like pollution, and even cold winter wind. Lowered sensitivity equals less redness. As an added bonus, the mist has a delicious (borderline addictive) cucumber scent.
De-slick an oily completion with a spritz of Ole Henriksen’s Grease Relief Facial Water. The formula contains mattifying botanicals, exfoliating lactic acid, and golden seal extract too soothe, so your skin will feel fresh, clean, and comfortable.
In case you don’t happen to live in the Swiss Alps, your skin has probably seen (and felt) its fair share of car exhaust, cigarette smoke, and other pollutants. Unfortunately, the build-up that accumulates atop the skin can lead to wrinkles and other not-so-glamorous afflictions. This mist is like a breathable shield to keep the grime away.
It’s a familiar scenario: we get ready in the morning, we leave the house looking great, and by 2pm our makeup has melted, the dry patches have emerged, and our foreheads are looking slick. An exclusive PhytoTarget Complex takes care of all three woes, hydrating dry areas, mattifying oily ones, and setting makeup so that it won’t wind up settling into fine lines by lunchtime.
If you love primer to create a smooth canvas for makeup, try this spritz-on option. It’s oil- and silicone-free, and boasts a formula containing electrolytes for a hydrated, as well as primed, canvas. Use it on top of makeup as a setting spray, too.
This 100% natural brand has a major cult following—and for good reason, too! This hydrating essence smells divine, and contains bio-identical hyaluronic acid to plump, smooth, and soften the skin.
Technically, this facial mist is an all-water pick, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. Rain water gets naturally filtered as it trickles through thousand-year-old volcanic rocks, and picks up 15 skin-benefitting minerals along the way. The result is a refreshing mist that helps strengthen the skin, balances its pH levels, calms inflammation and boosts the skin’s regenerating processes.
This Rose Otto-infused tonic uses pure essential oils for their aromatherapeutic qualities. A spritz of this can lift the mood, while it’s busy bettering the skin, but the best part is that it can be sprayed onto linens, too, so you’ll have great skin, and sweeter dreams.