Facial Mists That Do More
Plus, the best ones for your skin.
Often thought of as a remedy for summer heat, facial mists can definitely help cool down your skin with a quick spritz. But it’s a good idea to use them throughout the year, too, thanks to their super hydrating ingredients such as essential oils, rose water, aloe vera, and more. They’re helpful in setting makeup, and for guys, a mist can even soothe your skin after a rigorous shave.
So effective is a facial mist that spas are even using them to deliver a more results-oriented treatment. Jeka Henderson, master esthetician at The Spa at the Grand Summit Lodge in Park City, Utah, often uses mists at the end of her facials. “A mist is great for an immediate boost of energy that gets you going on your day,” she says.
Below, seven of our favorite mists to take you through warmer weather and beyond.
Caudalie Grape Water, $22
A potent mix of polysaccharides, mineral salts, and potassium makes this a powerfully hydrating mist, but it’s equally effective when treating skin irritations such as redness and rashes. The formula is extracted from grape water, which can make skin less sensitive over time. *Also available at The Spa at Equinox.
Bellatorra Uplifting Mist, $165
This product contains a mixture of ingredients including retinyl palmitate, which stimulates collagen, and tightens and reduces wrinkles while simultaneously calming and soothing the skin.
Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Toning Mist, $11
Antioxidant-rich grapefruit is great at smoothing out your skin, thanks to its astringent and exfoliating properties.
La Mer The Mist, $70
The brand’s The Miracle Broth (a combination of marine products sourced specifically for La Mer) is the featured ingredient here, and it’s a potent antidote to even the most hideous patches of dryness. The Mist also helps smooth out tension lines and revive tired-looking eyes. It can also be used as a great post-shave calming spray.
Soveral Floral Rain, $60
This mist carries a pH of 4.5, which is exactly the pH level a healthy skin should have. It works best if you use it to prepare your skin for face oils or other moisturizers.
Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, $32
This all-natural, pale pink mist doesn’t just look pretty, it smells pretty, too, thanks to a combination of organic coconut water and hibiscus flower petals. Coconut is a well-known moisturizing agent. And the acids found in the hibiscus are anti-aging: the flower is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids that help speed up skin cell reproduction, which can reduce wrinkles.
Natura Bisse Diamond Mist, $92
In addition to skin-softening lavender oil, Natura Bisse’s Diamond Mist features Artemia Salina extract, a type of plankton that can help stimulate molecular metabolism, which, in turn, reenergizes and brightens the skin.