Are face mists essential to your skin care routine? Not necessarily. But for anyone who is looking for an added boost of benefits, they are certainly worth the money. Packed with powerful ingredients, today’s formulas are much more than bottled-up fancy water. They deliver a dose of hydration, plump up skin, brighten dull complexions, minimize the look of pores, calm irritation, and can even protect against age-inducing free radicals. Really, the list goes on. And the best part is that you can spritz ‘em whenever you need a refresh – without touching your face or messing up your makeup.
Here, we rounded up some of the best new formulas to help you find your mist match. Spray away.
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Image walking through a cloud: This “fog mist” combines nourishing oils with water-based active ingredients, including hydrating hyaluronic acid, vitamin-rich watermelon extract, exfoliating AHAs, and apple cider vinegar as an alternative to alcohol to balance oil. Spritz it on clean skin or over makeup for a dewy glow.
This nearly-all-natural facial spray is powered by aloe water, an anti-inflammatory agent and supercharged hydrator that soothes and smooths skin. It cools on contact and offers instant relief, whether you’re using it to treat a sunburn or simply when you feel a little flushed.
Ideal for sensitive skin, this micro mist is infused with calming rose flower water and colloidal gold, which is known for its ability to reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier and heal microdamage. If you are easily irritated or suffer from a skin condition like rosacea, spritz it on throughout the day to keep skin calm.
Thanks to a growing number of studies confirming the benefits of skin bacteria – from fewer blemishes to better resilience – a slew of pro- and prebiotic products are hitting the scene. This mist uses the latter, plus yeast peptides, to balance skin's microbiome for an overall healthier-looking appearance.
Consider this a super smoothie for your skin. Chock-full of coconut water, plus vitamins and antioxidants, this refreshing mist revitalizes skin with each spritz. Kefir ferment tones without stripping essential moisture while Rooibos tea extract brightens.
This complexion-rescue mist is packed with soothing aloe, seaweed, and rose extract, plus clarifying thyme extract dial to down on shine. It’s touted as a pick-me-up for the face, but as a bonus can also be used on hair to tame frizz and add luster.
Recently reformulated, this fan favorite disperses extra small droplets (33 percent smaller than the average spray, according to the brand) to refresh your face without messing up your look. Inside each droplet is soothing aloe and rosewater, plus glycerin to help skin attract and retain moisture. Oh, and it smells pretty amazing, too!
When it comes to hydration, this mist packs a punch. Ideal for dry or dehydrated types, it contains hyaluronic acid and sodium PCA, plus pentavitin (aka hydration’s hot new ingredient). The naturally-derived plant extract binds deep within the outer layers of skin to keep it soft and plump long after spritzing.
Made with a powerful blend of cannabinoids, peptides, and plant extracts, this mist helps regulate the cell cycle while reducing stress-induced skin inflammation from free radicals, blue light, and other environmental factors. Bonus: Not only does it calm the skin, but it also provides special aromatherapy properties to calm the mind. My tip: Keep it on your desk.