My love affair with face mists has been really strong and long, it started back in my teenage years when I loved using pure rose water spray and I have to say, I still enjoy floral waters. That was the only skincare product I used at the time and my skin was amazing, I wish it looked like this now. Whether it is to refresh our faces in the summer and to make them look more dewy or to give our skin the needed drop of extra hydration in the winter (be careful not to spray it while you’re outside in the cold), nothing beats the beauty mists.
Nowadays, there are face mists for any concern and with a lot of powerful active ingredients to give us that healthy glow, calm complexion and fresh feeling. Facial mists are a genius way to keep our skin hydrated all day long because they can be applied before or after make-up, on top of make-up throughout the day and you don’t even have to touch your face.
Here are some of my favourite and most-used beauty mists at the moment:
Anti-pollution Face Mist
Lately I’ve been very much into this anti-pollution Korean trend and that’s why I have the REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist* in my handbag all the time. You can read my full review here. This isn’t just a refreshing and cooling face mist, it also protects against environmental aggressors with Zinc and Manganese Amino Acids to track down free radicals and protect skin from oxidative stress. Perfect for spritzing throughout the day.
Make-up Fixing Spray with Skincare Benefits
L’Occitane Peony Perfecting Mist is a great multi-tasker, it refreshes the skin, helps to set make-up and keeps the moisture locked in for a really long time. The more I use it, the better my skin texture gets, thanks to the Peony Extract. It smells divine and it comes in a handbag-friendly bottle. I have to say, this is my most-loved one at the moment.
Face Mist Toner for Oily/Combination and Blemish-Prone Skin
It’s quite frustrating I can’t find La Roche-Posay Serozinc in Norway but I’m really happy I finally got to try it. It’s basically a Zinc Sulphate solution, the mist is really fine, probably one of the best I’ve ever come across and it kind of mattifies my combination skin but without drying it out. It also heals blemishes much quicker than usual and feels very soothing. An absolute must-have for me.
Do-It-All Face Mist
The following face mist is my favourite post-workout one, my favourite long car ride one, favourite spritz before applying my facial oil, the one to have while I’m flying or to use in addition to other skincare products and enhance their effect…just my favourite do-it-all beauty mist. I’m talking about Maya Water Facial Mist with Organic Acai which is made with Norwegian thermal spa water and contain antioxidants. I’ve already used up two of the brand’s face mists that they kindly sent to me to try and this is a third bottle that I purchased myself because I adore it.
Bedside Face Spray
This isn’t necessarily a face mist supposed to be used before bed but Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Facial Mist feels so relaxing that I keep this mini bottle on my bedside table. It contains antioxidants to refresh and hydrate the skin and the herbal scent is very calming. I’m now curious to try the rest of the brand’s toners.
These are my current favourite face mists, I’d be glad to hear your recommendations for anti-ageing or Vitamin C ones, for example. Please, do share them with me!