8 Face Mists to Beat the (Artificial) Heat
Whether due to central heating or an arid climate, lack of humidity in the air can contribute to lack of moisture in the skin. One of the best ways to beat the dehydrating effects of artificial heat during the cooler months and help to keep dry skin at bay? Start keeping a facial mist in tow! Facial mists offer a quick, refreshing burst of hydration on the go—and they are small enough to keep in your purse or on your desk at work. We’re sharing the eight face mists we keep on rotation all year round, below.
Lancôme Absolue L'Extrait Mist
Who says you have to wait until spring to stop and smell the roses? This splurge-worthy and hydrating face mist from Lancôme is formulated with luxurious rosewater and each spray releases the fresh and—oh-so-delicate—scent of rose. The face mist helps to visibly soften, hydrate, and restore skin’s radiance, making it a great addition to your skin care arsenal. Spritz on for a quick burst of hydration on the go. What's more, with continued use the spray helps to improve the look of the skin’s texture and tone.
Lancôme Absolue L'Extrait Mist, $40 MSRP
Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist
During the fall and winter we love to reach for ocean-inspired skin care to help us evoke those easy-breezy feelings of summertime. One such product? This Depsea Water Facial Mist from Shu Uemura. Formulated with refreshing deep-sea water—the kind that has never seen the light of day—Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist provides a fine mist of hydration to parched skin. Choose from a fragrance-free formula or select from one of five herbal fragrances: mint, chamomile, rose, lavender, or bergamot. The scented varieties utilize natural extracts, and no artificial colors, for their ultra-calming aromas.
Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist, $17 MSRP
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water
Want to reap the benefits of French skin care—without ever having to book a ticket overseas? Head to your local drugstore! Vichy—a French pharmacy darling—is available Stateside, allowing us all to enjoy that certain je nais se quoi that makes French skin care so special.
This thermal water spray––formulated with Vichy's exclusive mineralizing water from the French volcanoes—is infused with antioxidants and a unique blend of 15 rare minerals. It not only offers a refreshing burst of moisture, it also helps to protect skin against environmental damage––like, free radicals. This extremely soothing spray can help fortify and protect the skin from environmental aggressors, fight the signs of skin aging, and improve overall look of the skin.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, $14 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water
Another beloved French pharmacy skin care line available at drugstores here at home is La Roche-Posay. And at the core of the La Roche-Posay line is its Thermal Spring Water. This fine hydrating mist is formulated with a mix of mineral salts and trace elements that provide an instant burst of refreshment. The standout? The thermal water is uniquely rich in selenium, a powerful natural antioxidant.
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, $12 MSRP
Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist
If you’re looking for a cooling facial mist, this Kiehl’s formula is one to keep on your radar. This hydrating mist purifies the skin and improves texture for a healthy-looking complexion. It’s formulated with cactus flower, a desert flower that thrives in the driest of conditions, and a mountain plant called Tibetan Ginseng which descends from high altitude climates. Use this anytime for a quick refreshment, and enjoy soft, hydrated skin.
La Roche-Posay Serozinc Face Mist
Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean oily, shiny skin still doesn’t occur. This mattifying (and totally affordable!) face mist is the perfect solution. Keep skin smooth and matte all day long by spritzing this zinc-formulated mist.
La Roche-Posay Serozinc Face Mist, $14 MSRP
Garnier SkinActive Balancing Facial Mist with Green Tea
This balancing facial mist formulated with matcha green tea can help lightly hydrate the skin while leaving it feeling super refreshed. All you have to do is mist 12-15 inches away from your face, and let the formula do the rest of the work.
Garnier SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist with Rose Water
We’re obsessed with anything rose-infused, and this facial mist with rose water is no exception. There’s no need to rinse after spraying, as this mist leaves skin feeling soothed and refreshed. It’s even suitable for sensitive skin. Use this throughout the day to give your skin a boost.
Expert tip: Store your facial mists in the fridge for an extra-refreshing experience.