9 Of the Best Facial Mists for Every Skin Type
A quick spritz can make all the difference to your complexion
21 July 2019
All Credits: PA
Good for more than just cooling you down on a hot day, facial mists have come a long way, and now there’s a formula for every skin concern.
These active-packed atomised liquids offer an extra dose of hydration in a fine spray that sinks into the skin quickly, without leaving any residue – no wonder they’re such a crucial part of the fabled 12-step Korean skincare routine.
Close your eyes and hold the bottle about 20cm from your face as you spray a few pumps in a circular motion, allowing the tiny droplets to sink in, before applying your serum or face cream.
You may find you actually need less moisturiser, because your skin is already saturated with all that misty goodness.
So, which mist is best? Here are nine highly-rated buys for whatever your skin concern…
1. Seed to Skin The Dew Mist
Best for: Intense hydration
With three types of hyaluronic acid and a newly-discovered marine ingredient (the snappily named pseudoalteromonas exopolysaccharide), this hydro gel mist increases your skin’s ability to retain water, plumping fine lines from the inside out.
2. Only Good The Hydrator Mist & Facial Toner
Best for: Soothing redness
Caught the sun? This chamomile-infused spritz from New Zealand clean beauty brand Only Good will soothe and calm parched skin – especially if you keep it in the fridge.
3. Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF30
Best for: Extra sun protection
The fact is, there’s no such thing as a true ‘once a day’ sunblock. So, if you want to top-up on sun protection without ruining your make-up, a mist is the answer. This ultra-fine organic formula is available in SPF 30 and 50
4. James Read H2O Tan Mist Face
Best for: Topping up your tan
Whether real or fake, a tan fades faster on your face than on your body. Fight the fade with this clear gradual tanning mist, which also contains rose water and skin-soothing vitamins.
5. Briogeo Sea Goddess Shimmer Mist
Best for: Subtle shimmer
Happy with your tan but looking for a little extra sparkle? This multi-use spray from Briogeo is shot through with silver-blue particles, to give your complexion a subtle mermaid-like glow.
6. Institut Esthederm Cellular Water Mist
Best for: Anti-ageing effects
Packed with antioxidants, this powerful formula acts like a serum, helping to protect the skin from the stressors and free radicals that cause premature ageing.
7. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra 8 Daily Soothing Hydrating Concentrate
Best for: Sensitive skin
Combining La Roche-Posay’s famed thermal water with just eight other ingredients – including allantoin, which soothes irritation – this ultra-light, fragrance-free mist is ideal for those with sensitive skin.
8. Aman Skincare Grounding Desert Dew Face Mist
Best for: Reducing puffiness
Powered by damask rose petals and sandalwood (a natural anti-inflammatory), this luxury mist also contains homeopathic silver, known to calm skin and reduce puffiness.
9. Balance Me Hyaluronic Plumping Mist
Best for: The frequent flyer
Air travel can leave your skin feeling extremely dehydrated, but regular blasts with a mini mist can negate the effects of a long haul flight. Don’t take off without this hyaluronic acid and chamomile-infused spritz in your cabin bag.