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5 Face Mists for Every Skin-Care Need

by Emily Rekstis

There’s a reason face mists are occupying more and more beauty shelves. Ultimately, they’re an incredibly appealing way to receive all kinds of skin-care benefits your complexion craves. Not to mention, they feel refreshing AF. Personally, I have loads of face mists stored in all different areas where I spend a lot of my life: two are in my fridge, three are on my desk, two are on my vanity, one is in my purse, one is next to my bed and so on. Am I face-mist obsessed? Probably, but with good reason. It’s the quickest and easiest way to indulge in a mini-spa treatment mid-workday, post-workout or before drifting off to sleep.

So I rounded up my five favorites, each with a different skincare benefit, so even if you don’t
collect too many like me, you can find one that works best for you.

For a Brightening Boost

  • Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence Energizing With Vitamin C and Bergamot

    This drugstore favorite is an instant pick-me-up. Formulated with vitamin C to brighten skin, it also delivers a burst of hydration. This is for anyone who likes a slight bit of fragrance with a lovely fine mist that smells like not-too-sweet citrus fruits. Spritz on before a meeting and you won’t only look energized, you’ll feel it.

To Help Manage Breakouts

  • Lumion Skin Oxygen Mist + HOCL

    This pick is a major breath of fresh air. While the oxygen helps to deliver a boost of radiance and
    hydration, the hypochlorous acid cleanses and soothes skin, making it my go-to during
    breakouts. It can even clean out pores through makeup—seriously! The product distributes in
    short spurts, but the mist is so cloud-like it’s as enjoyable as any.

To Moisturize Sensitive Skin

  • La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Face Mist

    Unlike the short burst Lumion disburses, this spring water comes out in one, long, consistent
    mist. It feels just like you’re walking through a cool-down fountain in an amusement park. As delightful as this feels, it’s moisturizing benefits and antioxidant abilities are just as satisfying, especially if you have sensitive skin. Plus, this face mist has no oil, fragrance or parabens, so you'll be confident that you're not misting your face with toxins.

For an All-Natural Hydrator

  • Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

    For a natural, vegan, cruelty-free option, this hydrating rose water feels just as beautiful as it
    looks. The mist is a little harsher than the others, but to be honest, that only makes it feel
    more effective. With a base of organic coconut water, this face mist is infused with humectant Hibiscus Flower Extract and rose water and will refresh and hydrate that dead winter skin. All you have to do is lightly pat it in and skin will emit a healthy glow. But the best part? It smells like a bouquet of roses.

To Calm and Tone Irritated Skin

  • Plant Apothecary Re:Fresh Organic Toning Face Mist

    This organic formula soothes even the reddest of skin thanks to the aloe and cucumber. It can
    calm down everything from sunburns to over-exfoliation to post-workout inflammation. It also
    tones using witch hazel, making it a great skin balancer. Although the bottle may seem inexpensive –
    especially since it is at such a low price point — the drops of mist are micro-sized is
    large enough for the perfect delivery of the product.

To Refresh and Reduce Inflammation

  • Linné Botancials Refresh Mineral Mist

    That mid-afternoon hump is a killer. Your energy becomes low and the last thing you want to do is answer another email from Susan who is just "circling back" for the third time. But even though your life source is gone around 3 p.m. doesn't mean your skin needs to suffer. Cue in the Linné Botanicals Refresh Mineral Mist. The organic solution will minimize pores, promote elasticity, and give your skin that "I'm awake" look. Bonus: your face isn't the only place that can reap these rewards. Sprits on your neck and body to refresh your skin and reduce inflammation.


Feature image via Emma Craft

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