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We Are Obsessed With Face Mists, This Is Why You Should Be Too


Have you thought about incorporating a face mist into your skincare routine but wondering whether it's worth your money? Does spraying a mist on your complexion actually DO anything other than make it wet?

When it comes to any skincare routine, no matter whether you have pigmentation, acne, dry skin, or rosacea; hydration is the key and the main goal is to keep the skin as hydrated as possible. Spending hours underneath the sun's rays, somewhere with the air conditioning blasting out, or in a house with the central heating turned on full is bound to dry out your skin so keeping a face mist within arm's reach at all times is essential.

You'll find one on our office desks, on our bedside tables, in our beds, in the bathroom, in the car, in our handbags, and backups in the cupboard (just in case)!

What Do Face Mists Actually Do?

Did you know that 75% of the population is severely dehydrated? Face mists help to instantly hydrate skin by evenly distributing a fine mist of moisture directly onto the complexion. By damping the face, you allow products to penetrate the skin more easily. Mists are suitable for absolutely everyone, even sensitive skin types!

Not only are they essential for optimal skin health but a spritz of face mist throughout the day packed full of soothing key ingredients like chamomile, vitamin c, rose extract, and green tea can be a great stress reliever and a moment of calmness.

Why Not Just Spray Your Face With Plain Water?

You might be wondering... why not just top up an empty spray bottle with basic thermal spring water and be done with it? Just like if you were to wash your face with tap water all day, this will leave your skin feeling pretty tight and dehydrated. Face mists aren't just glorified bottles of plain old water, every single one contains skin-loving skincare ingredients that benefit the skin in one way or another. Picking the correct face mist for you is very important!


When Is The Best Time To Use Face Mists?

The idea behind face mists is to give your skin an instant boost of hydration. Although you can spritz away as often as you like, there are some key moments when face mists will be additionally beneficial. It turns out that they’re not only about adding extra moisture but using face mists at certain times can actually give you additional alternative benefits that you may not have thought about. Here are some of our favourite moments to spritz:


  • Immediately once you wake up

    Sometimes it can feel hard to get out of bed in the morning after a great (or not so great) night's sleep, right? A quick spritz can awaken both yourself and your skin ready for a busy day ahead.

  • Immediately before applying hydrating products

    Dampening the skin with a face mist prior to applying hydrating products such as Hyaluronic Acid and moisturiser can help it to absorb better as damp skin acts like a sponge as opposed to dry skin.

  • Immediately before and after applying makeup (no it won't ruin it!)

    Misting before and after makeup helps to hydrate the complexion meaning that your makeup will sit on the skin much better. As well as this, misting afterward helps to blend your foundation better for a seamless finish and to avoid any unnatural tide marks.

  • To refresh the skin throughout the day

    Your skin can get tight and dull throughout the day for a number of reasons be it environmental factors such as pollution, wind, sun, or other factors like central heating or air conditioning. A light spritz of face mist can bring dehydrated skin back to life!

  • Pre and post workout

    Not only can a spritz mid-workout help to cool you down and reduce redness but a sweaty workout can also leave the skin feeling and looking dehydrated. Keep a face mist in your gym bag to avoid any mishaps!

  • Travelling on an airplane

    Planes are notorious for dehydrating the skin due to low humidity, dry air, and continuously recycled air; especially on long-haul flights. Don't worry about what others around you think, mist as much as you need to because your skin really does need it and they'll only wish that they had remembered to pack one too!


Which Face Mist Should I Choose?

Finding the right mist for you all depends on your own skin type and what benefits you would like to see. Do you need extra hydration for your dry skin? Do you want additional protection from blue light and UV rays? Maybe something to mist when you want a spa experience with delicious smells at home? Look no further. We have personally rounded up the best of the best mists.

Best Mist For Calming 

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist

Hydrating botanical mist strengthens skin’s barrier and reduces visible redness.

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist, formulated with a high concentration of botanical extracts and moisturising agents, hydrates and soothes skin.

Best Mist For An At Home Spa Experience

Eminence Organic Stone Crop Hydrating Mist

Eminence Organic Stone Crop Hydrating Mist

If you use skincare as a way to incorporate some self-care into your routine and play on your senses then I would suggest that you take a look at Eminence Organic immediately. Each product is carefully crafted to include only the very best ingredients and provide real, noticeable results all whilst being a pleasure to use. Stone Crop Hydrating Mist contains healing properties to aid in reducing irritation, inflammation, and pigmentation. This best selling mist will leave your skin looking and feeling fresh.

Best Mist For Setting Makeup

COOLA Makeup Setting Spray Sunscreen SPF 30


Want the best of both worlds. a setting spray and sunscreen, molded all into one formula? Here you have it. COOLA have created a spray which not only contains broad spectrum protection SPF 30 to protect against UV rays but also prolongs makeup wear by controlling shine and locking makeup right into place. The subtle green tea leaf extract makes you want to mist over and over again.

Best Mist For Hydration

iS CLINICAL Copper Firming Mist


The perfect boost for an anti-ageing routine. Botanical brand iS CLINICAL have harnessed a selection of key ingredients such as Copper PCA to improve the skin’s firmness, elasticity and stimulate collagen production. Not only that, Resveratrol is a very effective and results driven anti-oxidant to transform dull, dehydrated skin into a glowing and radiant complexion.



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Andrea Patel Dermatology Nurse Practitioner & Director Author
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