In this week’s LUX LIST Beauty, I’m trialling some of the best Face Mists on the market, so you don’t have to
I feel there are two kinds of people in the world: those obsessed with a face mist and those who don’t see the point of using them all over your face. As you might guess, I’m from the first group, and yes, I literally swear by face mists, and honestly, I can’t spend a day without spritzing my face with these bad boys. If you are not a fan like me, allow me to introduce you to the face spritzing world, and who knows, maybe you’ll become part of my team by the end of the day!
What are the best skin benefits of using a face mist?
There are a few benefits you might want to know about, starting with the apparent sense of freshness straight away; imagine you slept over and don’t have time to put yourself together before an early morning Zoom call, spray a face mist all over your face. Your complexion will instantly look more awaken and plumper, ready to turn the camera on. Another thing I like about facial mists is that they can be a perfect ally when your skin is feeling a bit stressed out, spray a face mist all over your face and say hi to a well-deserved me-moment with TLC properties.
On the dry-skin team? Then, a face mist will boost the hydration your complexion needs. With a few spritzes, your skin will feel cool out and moistured as a chilly summery night.
When should you use a face mist?
Honestly, anytime is a perfect moment to spray them all over, but some of the most recommended uses can be as follows.
First thing, in the morning, to awaken your skin, as mentioned before. After doing your makeup, if you’re looking to add an extra dose of juiciness (I know you’re probably not wearing full-face makeup these days, but keep this in mind for the coming months). As a midday pick-me-up in between meetings to look as flawless as ever on the camera. And, before doing your skincare at night to help any product you are using penetrate better into the skin.
How to choose the best face mist?
Ahead, some tried and tested face mists that are worth spending the $$, so you don’t have to worry about getting your head scrambled over so many options on the market. But, first, a couple of things to consider here:
Ingredient wise you would like to consider anything hydrating and soothing for all skin types, such as rosewater, vitamin c, green tea, hyaluronic acid, or cucumber extract.
The spritz strength is also fundamental to consider and, for me, one of the reasons I would love a mist or leave it at the back of my beauty cupboard. On this end, you want a product that sprays evenly all over your face, not one that leaves visible droplets on certain parts of your complexion while leaving other areas without moisture.
These are the seven best face mist I have tried and tested for you.
Caudalíe – Beauty Elixir
The A-listers fave for more than one reason; this face mist provides instant radiance while tightening the appearance of pores—inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous elixir of youth. The Beauty Elixir key ingredients grapefruit and rosemary will leave a long-lasting and smooth finish.
Elizabeth Arden – Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Face Mist
This Elizabeth Arden face mist is a true superfood blend. Thanks to green tea benefits, rich in antioxidants and vitamins to awaken tired skin, thanks to green tea benefits, it leaves you feeling more refreshed and soothed all day long.
Jurlique – Rosewater Balancing Five Rose Mist
The OG rose water comes now in a limited edition to uplift the senses and hydrate the skin. With a new scent and formula that features five Jurlique farm-grown roses: Rosa gallica, Rosa centifolia, Rosa damascena, Rosa canina and Rosa rugosa.
Nude by Nature – Hydrating Toner Mist
Nude by Nature has taken the skincare scenario by storm with its recently launched skincare line. This refreshing face mist hydrates and helps balance the skin’s natural pH level. Featuring an even spritz strength, it soothes, softens and revitalises your skin for a natural glow.
Ella Baché – Radiance C Antiox Defensive Mist
If roses aren’t your thing, this vitamin C, tomato, pomegranate, and white tea extract blend support your complexion against free radicals throughout the day along with powerhouse Hyaluronic acid and humectants to hydrate and plump the skin.
Santa Maria Novella – Rose Water
Consider closing your eyes and imagine you are on a dreamy Italian beach for a moment. The Santa Maria Novella range is made in one of the oldest Italian pharmacies globally. The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella and its Rose Water was the first elixir created from distilled rose petals.
Mukti – Rose Blossom Hydrating Mist
Australian brand Mukti Organics always delivers excellent results, and you can’t expect less from its hydrating mist. A beautiful formula made with Bulgarian rose petals, native Australian extracts of Kakadu Plum, Kangaroo Flower and Snow flower is the perfect combo for hydrated skin while protecting it against environmental and day-to-day stressors.