Facial mists and toners are slowly creeping their way into some of our beauty routines. What’s great is that they are so versatile – they work as a hydrating last-step in our cleansing routines, and also make for great mid-day refreshers over-top of our makeup. With their cooling effects, skin-loving ingredients, and bursts of hydration, they make for fun ‘treats’ for our skin. I’ve personally grown a sort of addiction to these little spritzes, after having sampled a few from my Glossyboxes and Birchboxes, and then purchasing a few on my own. Out of all the ones I’ve tried, here are three of my personal favorites:
Great for: Balancing your skin after cleansing. Refreshing and re-hydrating your skin throughout the day (even over makeup).
What it Does: Refreshes and removes the last traces of make-up and surface grime. Organic damask rosewater naturally cleanses without drying, leaving your skin smooth, supple and toned. This spritz also moisturizes the skin and improves skin tone over time. It’s designed for use with all skin types, but I find it works especially great for oily and combination skin.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat (Organic Certified Ingredient), Glycerin (Organic Certified Ingredient), Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (Organic Certified Ingredient), Citronellol
How to Use: Apply to cotton pad and sweep over cleansed face and neck before applying your moisturizer. It can also be spritzed directly on the face and then wiped off using a cotton pad. Spritz 1-3 times over your face to revitalize and refresh throughout the day.
Great for: Cooling and refreshing skin throughout the day, without disturbing makeup. Especially great for long plane rides and during/after exercising. (It even comes in a convenient travel size that’s perfect for carrying around with you to places like the gym, school, and work!)
What it Does: Avene Thermal Spring Water is a biologically pure, naturally occurring hydrating mist. Trace minerals and silica condition and reduce irritation as they leave a soothing barrier of lightweight moisture over the skin. It’s ideal for daily use by all skin types, and is especially great for those with sensitive, sensitized or stressed skin. It comes in a super fine mist that doesn’t upset makeup, and leaves skin moist and dewy.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Nitrogen
How to Use: Spray on to the skin, wait for a few seconds and then pat dry.
Great for: Re-hydrating your skin when it’s dry or over-heated. Great for the beach, while out hiking, or anytime our skin has been exposed to too much sun and needs some extra care.
What it Does: This spritz contains calming lavender and refreshing peppermint extracts, which help to rehydrate and revitalize skin. Perfect for normal, dry and sensitive skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Betaglucan, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Rose (Rosa Gallica) Extract, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) Extract, Peppermint Extract, Allantoin, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate
How to Use: Simply spritz onto face after cleansing or even over make up to refresh and set make up.
Do you have a favorite facial spray, mist, or spritz?