The best face mists to refresh, cool and re-hydrate skin throughout the day
I am quite literally obsessed with face mists. If you are about to argue with me and protest that they are pointless addition to the skincare world, I am here to change your mind. Because the best face mists are so much more than an extra step in your daily routine.
Picture this: it’s a boiling hot day, you’ve met up with friends for a picnic in the park, you’ve got a bottle of chilled Whispering Angel and the whole M&S snacking food aisle with you. The weather is balmy as hell and you’re working on your tan. 45 minutes later and you’re feeling the heat – you’ve started to get a bit sweaty, the alcohol has gone to your head and you’re feeling a little lightheaded. Why is there no breeze?! Your best foundation is slowly coming off every time you wipe your forehead. You’ve noticed that your nose is really red – is it possible to sunburn that quickly?! Well you did forget sun protection.
Sounds like a complete nightmare, am I right? Well guess what? If you had packed one of the best face mists in your picnic hamper, this could have been avoided. You see, whilst most people see a face mist as a poor man’s toner or a pointless product created by the marketing departments of big beauty brands, I see it as the saviour to my summer, my desk essential and my handy travel companion.
For if you get your hands on the best facial mist, it can achieve the following things:
- Instantly cool you down, whether you’re a little tipsy in the park or on the Central Line at rush hour
- Pep you up when it’s 4pm, you can’t concentrate on your emails and just wish you were on your sofa watching a box-set on Netflix
- Set your make-up so that the half an hour you spent perfectly your beauty look this morning, wasn’t a complete waste of time
- Get a really smart face mist and it can protect you from the sun’s harmful rays or the dreaded effects of pollution
Need I go on?
If you still need convincing, check out our gallery below of the best face mists. You’re bound to find one that you like, that I promise you.
A facial mist that soothes, calms and hydrates the skin, as well as smelling great. What more would you want? It can even act as a light setting spray to keep your make-up looking fresh.
I warned you about super smart face mists, did I not? Not only will moisturise if you're skin is a little parched, it will also protect it from the sun with it's SP30. AND it can go on top of make-up.
If you are a fan of their cult classic, Eight Hour Cream, you'll love the face mist too. It's perfect for setting make-up, because the mist is seriously seriously fine. You can barely feel it.
This is a cult classic loved by celebs, make-up artists and beauty editors worldwide. Why? Because it's like a green juice for the skin. It's packed full of vitamins. It was actually inspired by the 'elixir of youth' used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary centuries ago. Cool, non?!
If you don't trust me that face mists are brilliant, perhaps you'll trust the statistics... Three of these Avene Thermal Water Sprays are sold every minute in France. All of those people can't be wrong?
You've most likely seen this brand all over Instagram. There has been so much hype about it and FINALLY it is available in the UK. This is one of my favourite products in the line, because when my face feels tight - either because it's dehydrated or I've caught the sun - this instantly soothes. Plus it smells glorious, so I totally wouldn't judge you if you used it as a body spray.
I had to put this on. Who wouldn't want to apply this to their face? This is particularly good if you have dull skin. Perhaps you had a big night out? Perhaps you were up with the baby all night? Whatever the reason, let La Mer help.
Dr Sturm is all about reducing inflammation in the skin. She says that inflammation is the route of all skin evils. The way to combat this is to ensure your skin barrier is working it's best. And how do you do that? By keeping it super, duper hydrated with a good moisturiser and regular sprays of this.
What better to hydrate than the same thing you basically drink?! Am I right?! Keep this on your desk – nothing perks you up more than a splash of water on the face.