Whether you’re dealing with dryness, redness or an oily T-zone, there’s a face mist out there that can help.

Of course, a quick spritz is always great to refresh your skin—like after a long day at work or a sweaty yoga session.

But as I explained in my face mist tutorial, you can also use mists to pack in more moisture in between other skincare products, calm sensitivity, absorb excess sebum, and more.

Here’s what to look for, plus the best face mists I’ve found to date!


What to Look for in a Face Mist

Face mists from Dr Roebuck’s, Tata Harper, Herbivore, Pai, Odacité, BIOeffect and Éminence.

Since face mist is a leave-on product that can be applied on bare skin as well as on top of skincare and makeup, it’s important that it doesn’t irritate, clog pores or increase photosensitivity.

I look for face mists that meet the following criteria:

  • Low in fragrance: It’s the number one cause of skin reactions. Keep in mind that essential oils can also be sensitizing (and citrus can increase photosensitivity).
  • Low in alcohol: It’s too drying, especially if you already have dry or sensitive skin.
  • Low in witch hazel: Not everyone reacts to it, but it can cause irritation if you are sensitive.
  • Low in silicones: Not only are they the worst ingredient for causing product pilling, but they can also trap other ingredients in your pores, leading to clogging and breakouts.
  • Has humectants: These are ingredients like glycerin, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid, which draw moisture into the skin. (Just make sure to lock them in with emollients or occlusives like oils, waxes and butters, whether in your moisturizer or the mist itself.)
  • Has stable oils: You don’t have to use a mist that contains oils, but if you do, make sure they are stable. Saturated and monounsaturated oils are best; polyunsaturated oils oxidize (go rancid) quickly and generate free radicals.
  • Has a preservative: All water-based products must have a preservative to prevent bacterial growth.

Dr Roebuck’s Bondi Hydrating Mist

Dr Roebuck’s Bondi Hydrating Mist

Dr Roebuck’s Bondi Hydrating Mist is a face mist and hydrating toner in one. It ticks off all my boxes with its blend of aloe vera, glycerin, niacinamide and extracts of cucumber and Kakadu plum (a rich source of vitamin C). If you’re looking for a good basic mist, this one suits everyone—even sensitive types!

Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence

Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence

Packed with hyaluronic acid, Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence can be used both as a face mist and as a hydrating essence underneath your moisturizer. The all-natural formulation features neroli, lavender and rose hydrosols, plus glycerin, propanediol and botanical antioxidants. The green glass packaging makes it a pleasure to use.

BIOeffect OSA Water Mist

BIOeffect OSA Water Mist

BIOeffect OSA Water Mist actually hydrates AND mattifies. It’s named for orthosilicic acid (OSA), a type of silica the skin can absorb that helps increase moisture content and gives a semi-matte finish. It also contains glycerin, hyaluronic acid and pure Icelandic glacier water, and the tube is perfect to pop in your purse for spritzing throughout the day.

Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Skin Tonic

Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Skin Tonic

Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Skin Tonic is a non-drying natural mist for combination and blemish-prone skin. Rather than alcohol, it uses mineral-rich rosemary, rice and geranium waters to balance oil production while offering light hydration. This one really drenches your skin, and feels super refreshing.

Caudalie Grape Water

Caudalie Grape Water

Grape water extracted from organic grapes is the key ingredient in Caudalie Grape Water, along with two percent grape juice. Since grapes are high in polysaccharides, minerals and potassium, they make this one of the most soothing and hydrating sprays, especially for sensitive skin. I’ve used and loved this product for YEARS.

Tower 28 SOS (Save.Our.Skin) Daily Rescue Facial Spray

Tower 28 SOS (Save.Our.Skin) Daily Rescue Facial Spray

Tower 28 SOS (Save.Our.Skin) Daily Rescue Facial Spray is the anecdote for stressed-out skin. Whether you’re oily, dry or sensitive, its hero ingredient, hypocholorous acid, boosts your skin’s immunity to stimulate healing. So you can use it whenever your skin feels irritated, dry, broken out or sun damaged.

Tatcha The Satin Skin Mist

Tatcha The Satin Skin Mist

When you shake and spray Tatcha The Satin Skin Mist, it emits a lightweight liquid powder to mattify oily and combination skin. Its oil-controlling ingredients include silk powder and kaolin and bentonite clays, while green tea, rice and algae extracts improve water retention. I’ve been spraying this over my makeup instead of loose powder, and it works really well!

Youth to the People Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist

Youth to the People Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist

Youth to the People Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist is like a spray-on serum for dry and sensitive skin. It nourishes with both humectants (like aloe and hyaluronic acid) and emollients (like propanediol and shea butter), so you don’t need to worry about moisture escaping. Plus, the mushroom extract and peptides help to calm down redness.

Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist

Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist

There are 18 active ingredients in Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist—and my favourite is the sodium ascorbyl phosphate, a stable form of vitamin C that’s great for brightening dull skin and clearing breakouts. Others include hyaluronic acid and sodium PCA to bind moisture, and hesperidin (a flavonoid) to fight pigmentation. It also has an excellent price point!

Skinfix Barrier+ Nutrient Water Misting Tonic

Skinfix Barrier+ Nutrient Water Misting Tonic

Skinfix Barrier+ Nutrient Water Misting Tonic is a 99 percent natural mist to quench thirsty skin of all types. Among its hydrating and conditioning ingredients are coconut, rose and cucumber waters, hyaluronic acid and panthenol (provitamin B5), which leave your skin plump and dewy.

Marie Veronique Pre + Probiotic Daily Mist

Marie Veronique Pre + Probiotic Daily Mist

Marie Veronique Pre + Probiotic Daily Mist is all about maintaining your skin’s microbiome. The brand’s proprietary microbiotic complex contains prebiotics plus 34 different probiotic strains to reduce irritation and inflammation. Coconut water, licorice extract, niacinamide and chamomile add to the calming and hydrating effects.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist gets its inspiration from the world’s first perfume, formulated for the Queen of Hungary in the 14th century. Hungarian thermal water—prized for its high mineral content—is the base for rose, orange blossom and sage waters, glycerin and apple pectin. Not only does it smell divine, but it also dispenses a super-fine mist that won’t mess up your makeup.

Odacité Mint + Green Tea Hydra-Purifying Treatment Mist

Odacité Mint + Green Tea Hydra-Purifying Treatment Mist

Odacité Mint + Green Tea Hydra-Purifying Treatment Mist is an all-natural mist that helps keep oily skin and breakouts in check. Peppermint and willow bark reduce and regulate sebum, while green tea extract neutralizes free radicals. They’re infused into aloe vera, instead of water, for lightweight hydration.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist gives your skin an instant hydration boost with two of the doctor’s favourite ingredients, hyaluronic acid and purslane (Portulaca oleracea). The super-fine mist is also packed with glycerin, panthenol, allantoin, aloe and prickly pear extract for maximum moisture.

OSEA Sea Minerals

OSEA Sea Minerals

Ideal for normal and combination skin, OSEA Sea Minerals has a formula you won’t find anywhere else. Dead Sea salt; red and brown algae; and copper, manganese and zinc ferments are among its all-natural ingredients. They not only moisturize, but also reduce inflammation and protect skin from the elements.

COSRX Low pH PHA Barrier Mist

COSRX Low pH PHA Barrier Mist

COSRX Low pH PHA Barrier Mist is a fragrance-free mist made with 98.1 percent coconut fruit extract and 0.5 percent gluconolactone (a polyhydroxy acid). Together, they keep skin at its optimal pH so it can stay hydrated and fight off bacteria.

Skin Inc Supplement Bar Pure Serum Mist

Skin Inc Supplement Bar Pure Serum Mist

Skin Inc Supplement Bar Pure Serum Mist is a face mist that doubles as a serum, thanks to its blend of hyaluronic acid, glycerin and water from the Izumo Yumura hot springs in Japan. The latter has a high mineral content that also helps reduce redness and irritation, especially if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Éminence Red Currant Mattifying Mist

Éminence Red Currant Mattifying Mist

Red currant, a natural astringent, is the star ingredient in Éminence Red Currant Mattifying Mist for normal to oily skin. Other botanicals in the mix are aloe juice, magnolia bark and elderflower to hydrate, soothe and clarify. It is both refreshing and oil-controlling, and the finish is semi-matte (not too dewy).

Pai Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Skin Tonic

Pai Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Skin Tonic

Pai Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Skin Tonic is especially good if you’re dealing with redness and dehydration—even eczema. Lotus root water, a source of vitamins and amino acids, helps soothe reactive skin. Glycerin moisturizes, and orange flower water helps tone and brighten.

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist was recently reformulated, with hyaluronic acid and rose hydrosol being added to the mix of aloe vera, glycerin, coconut fruit and hibiscus extract. (And no more witch hazel!) This is a super-juicy mist that leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh.

Biossance Squalane + Micronutrient Fine Mist

Biossance Squalane + Micronutrient Fine Mist

A high concentration of squalane oil (the brand’s hero ingredient) makes Biossance Squalane + Micronutrient Fine Mist one of the most moisturizing mists around. It also contains glycerin, panthenol, hyaluronic acid and algae, plus a mineral complex to combat stress and pollution.

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13 best face mists for acne prone skin that more people should know about

As with most skincare products, it is always better to pick one based on your skin type, of course — even when it comes to your face mists. Dry skin? Aim for hydrating formulas. Oily? Go for a mattifying one that doesn’t dry you out.

And as for acne-prone skin? Well, that’s a little tricky. You need one that rejuvenates skin, regulates sebum production and contains antibacterial properties to soothe inflamed areas.

Sounds good, but have no idea where to start? Well, that’s what we’re here for: here are 13 of the best face mists for acne-prone skin, from us to you!

1. La Roche-Posay Serozinc

An oil-blotting mist? Nope, you’re not reading that wrong! The La Roche-Posay Serozinc is specifically formulated for those with oily, acne-prone skin, with it providing soothing care for easily irritated complexions all whilst tightening pores and controlling sebum production.

Top pick when it comes to best face mists for acne-prone skin? No doubt about it.

The La Roche-Posay Serozinc is available at all Guardian and Watsons outlets and retails for SGD24.90.

2. Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

Ranked as one of the best facial mists that gives you a dewy look, this bad boy from Herbivore Botanicals is also our pick when it comes to acne-prone skin.

Infused with rose that helps reduce redness and inflammation as well as hibiscus flower that boosts cell turnover rate, there’s no doubt that the Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist is one multi-functioning powerhouse!

The Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD25 (60ml) and SGD50 (120ml).

3. COSRX Low pH PHA Barrier Mist

A part of their low pH skincare series that works particularly great on those with acne-prone skin, the COSRX Low pH PHA Barrier Mist is no exception when it comes to effectiveness either.

Containing coconut extract which has both anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial effects and allantoin, a powerful anti-irritant, you just know that this is a perfect pick as one of the best face mists for acne-prone skin.

The COSRX Low pH PHA Barrier Mist is available at selected Watsons outlets and retails for SGD31.90.

4. Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist

Red, inflamed skin that feels drier than the Sahara Desert? Quench it with one of the best face mists for acne-prone skin— the Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist.

The potent blend of lavender, geranium and rosemary essential oils protects skin from external aggressors while Cactus Flower keeps skin hydrated even in impossibly hot and humid climates.

The Kiehl’s Catctus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist is available at all Kiehl’s boutiques and retails for SGD26.

5. Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water

A hypoallergenic formula that is known to be ideal for those with sensitive, acne-prone skin, the Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water is gentle, hydrating, and soothing for skin in equal measure. Trust us, this baby is suitable for those with even those with the most troubled of complexions!

The Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water is available at all Guardian and Watsons outlets and retails for SGD29.90 for a twin pack.

6. Supergoop! Defense Research Setting Mist SPF 50

A three-in-one setting mist that hydrates, helps with oil control, and sets makeup? Yup, that’s what you’ll get with the Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist.

Known to be one of the best face mists for acne-prone skin in the market, it even comes formulated with antioxidant rich rosemary and mint, which makes it smell amazing all while providing your skin with UV protection. Score!

The Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD18 (travel-size) and SGD42 (full-size).

7. Innisfree Green Tea Mist

Thirsty acne-prone skin is one to benefit from the Innisfree Green Tea Mist, a luxurious and cooling spray that distributes mist evenly onto troubled skin, hydrating and soothing it instantly.

It doesn’t hurt that it smells great too, coming in a convenient travel-size package that means bringing it around super easy.

The Innisfree Green Tea Mist is available at all Innisfree boutiques and retails for SGD9.

8. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea

The ultimate combination of soothing Aloe, refreshing cucumber, and protective green tea makes this face mist by Mario Badescu a great addition to anyone with acne-prone skin.

Dry, tight patches are effortlessly hydrated, replenishing skin and giving it an instant pick me up.

The Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD17.

9. Missha Near Skin Simple Therapy Mist Toner

A fragrance-free formula that contains nine skin calming ingredients such as seaweed, dill and sugarcane extract, skin is clarified and soothed instantaneously.

It helps smoothen skin texture as well, with the impeccably designed spray nozzle ensuring that you get just the right amount on your skin with each spritz.

The Missha Near Skin Simple Therapy Mist Toner is available at all Missha boutiques and retails for SGD19.90.

10. Kora Organics Calming Lavender Mist

Certified organic lavender flower oil, noni fruit extract and aloe vera helps calm and soothe irritated skin, making it a top contender for one of the best face mists for acne-prone skin.

It is also formulated without parabens, sulfates or synthetic fragrances, which means it is safe to use even if you have highly reactive skin, too!

The Kora Organics Calming Lavender Mist is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD43.

11. Kopari Coconut Rose Toner

Redness is kept at bay with the Kopari Coconut Rose Toner. An alcohol-free solution that prevents blemishes and soothes irritation without drying your skin, it is a definite must-have for those with acne-prone complexions.

You can use it as a primer and setting spray as well, making it a distinct triple threat to any skincare routine!

The Kopari Coconut Rose Toner is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD42.

12. CNP Laboratory Mugener Ampule Mist

Hypoallergenic whilst being gentle, soothing and calming on skin, the CNP Laboratory Mugener Ampule Mist is a surefire shoo-in for one of the best facial mists for acne-prone skin.

Formulated with garden snail slime and other plant-based ingredients, the ultra-fine particles penetrate into skin effortlessly, moisturising and protecting it.

The CNP Laboratory Mugener Ampule Mist is available at all Guardian outlets and retails for SGD23.80.

13. Boscia Balancing Facial Toner

Impurities and excess sebum is banished with this winning formula from Boscia, leaving skin feeling soft, supple, and very much hydrated. With moisturising and purifying properties, there’s really no doubt as to why it is one of the best face mists for acne-prone skin.

Users have also remarked on how refreshing it feels on skin, working as an energising boost throughout the day.

The Boscia Balancing Facial Toner is available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD38.

The Best Face Mists For Every Skin Type (And Why You Need One)

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Much like essence, facial oils and micellar water, face mists are a quite underrated product in the world of skin care. While many of us assume a face mist is just overpriced scented water, it’s actually much more than that.

The versatile beauty essential fights dryness, brightens dull complexion and revitalizes tired skin. Plus, it works with every skin type.

“A facial mist can be refreshing and hydrating to the skin. It’s especially useful for those who have sensitive or extremely dry skin, travel frequently or live in dry climates,” says Dr. Kally Papantoniou, a New York-based cosmetic dermatologist and founder of Simply Dermatology. It’s also particularly beneficial during winter when the skin is in dire need of hydration, adds the Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

So, what kind of facial mist is best for you?

When looking for the perfect face mist, it’s best to pick the one that compliments your skin type. Specially formulated facial sprays are also available for different skin goals and concerns.

“Face mists that don’t just have water, but also ingredients that promote hydration and water retention work best,” says Dr. Papantoniou.

Here’s a brief guide to help you choose the right facial mist, according to your skin type and skin goals:

  • For Dry Skin: Look for mists that contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and squalane. These ingredients “boost hydration, plumping skin cells. They also help to hold in moisture and heal the damaged skin barrier,” explains Dr. Papantoniou. Biossance’s Squalane + Micronutrient Fine Mist and Herbivore’s Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water are highly recommended.
  • For Normal or Combination Skin: “Normal and combination skin can get away with using more varied ingredients, a balanced mist that contains hyaluronic acid, rose water, and essential oils, if desired, would work well,” notes Dr. Papantoniou. “I especially like mists that contain antioxidants which help skin combat the effects of free radicals and daily exposure to pollutants in city life,” adds the skin care expert. Try Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist or Grown Alchemist’s Hydra Mist.
  • For Oily or Acne-Prone Skin: “Face mists that are oil and silicone free should be used to prevent clog pores and oil build-up,” says Dr Papantoniou. Rose water and aloe-based mists can be very effective in reducing inflammation and soothing acne-prone skin. “Face mists rich in antioxidants such as green tea are also helpful in reducing inflammation associated with acne,” she adds. Try Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs And Rose Water or Emma Hardie’s Plump & Glow Hydrating Facial Mist.
  • For Sensitive Skin: If you’ve sensitive skin, pick a face mist with a basic, hydrating formula that’s gentle on your skin. Avène’s Thermal Spring Water is a great option for people with this skin type.
  • For Locking Makeup: For setting makeup, “definitely go for an alcohol-free mist, this is because alcohol dries out the skin surface,” says Athena Ellen, a San Francisco-based esthetician and founder of skin care brand, Monastery. “A mist with added hyaluronic acid is a good option as it’ll create a nice, smooth look,” she suggests. You might want to check out Wander Beauty’s Glow Getter Mist.
  • For Fighting Signs of Aging: For anti-aging benefits, “look for mists that have pearl extract as it helps reduce the appearance of age spots,” says Ellen. Facial sprays that contain ingredients like tea extract, Vitamins C and E, pomegranate extract, alpha and beta hydroxy acids and grapeseed extract are also great options. “Also, don’t over-spray on bare skin as this may accentuate fine lines,” Ellen points out. Try Mad Hippie’s Nutrient Hydrating Mist.

What’s the right way to use it?

Ideally, a facial spray should be used twice daily. However, you can spritz it more frequently if you’re traveling by air or if you feel like your skin needs a pick-me-up, says Dr. Papantoniou.

For effectiveness, using a facial mist properly is as important as picking the right one. “While using a facial mist the correct way can be very beneficial in adding extra moisture and added nutrients to your skin. Using it in the wrong way can actually draw moisture out of your skin,” notes Ellen.

Rule numero uno is don’t go overboard with the spritzing.

Secondly, “if you have dry skin, always apply an oil-based moisturizer or serum over the mist to lock in the moisture,” says Ellen. “But if you’re using it as the last step, to set makeup, then it’s not necessary,” adds the esthetician.

Even though a face mist can be applied over makeup, spritzing it over freshly cleaned face will give you the best results. “This is because the ingredients will be able to penetrate better into the skin,” explains Dr. Papantoniou.

In case you notice your skin is drying out, “first consider all the other products in your skin care regimen. Sometimes, a face mist isn’t the real culprit but a different product altogether,” she says.

And if you find that a face mist is drying out your skin, “it is best to switch to a simple facial spray that contains soothing, hydrating ingredients such as mineral water, hyaluronic acid and rose water,” suggests the dermatologist.

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Does adding a face mist to your skin care regimen make you feel like you are complicating it even more? Ask someone with ultra dry skin, and they will change your mind in minutes. Some of us have extremely flaky skin that starts to crack like hardened water-deprived soil by afternoon. Therefore, you need more than just water-based sprays. You need vitamin and mineral-filled mists that can repair dry and dehydrated skin and rejuvenate it from within. It’s a great way to infuse your skin with hydrating and fortifying elements. If you are wondering how to go about choosing a face mist for yourself, we have got you covered. Read on!

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The Top 10 Face Mists For All Skin Types

1. Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray

Revitalize your skin with Mario Badescu Facial Spray that leaves your face with dewy and flower-like radiance. It’s an extremely hydrating and rejuvenating mix of herbal and natural extracts of aloe vera, gardenia, rose, bladderwrack, and thyme – all of which soothe your skin and re-energize it. You can mix this mist in your foundation or CC cream, or spritz it on just before you apply makeup.

  • The long-lasting effect even when you apply other makeup products over it
  • Reduces redness caused by acne and T-zone oil secretion
  • Gives your face a natural glow.


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2. Zelens Z Balance Prebiotic & Probiotic Facial Mist

The Zelens Z Balance Facial Mist benefits you in more ways than one because it is loaded with all the things your skin needs to refresh itself throughout the day. It is supercharged with prebiotics that add radiance to your skin and make it look smooth. It also contains probiotics that improve your skin’s natural immunity, plant humectants that help retain moisture, and green shiso leaves that protect against environmental damage. This facial mist balances and strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier effectively.

  • Soap- and oil-free
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Expensive

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3. La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water

La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water is the perfect companion to take while traveling. It is pure thermal water that is rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant. It has a soothing and cooling effect on your skin. It also works as a toner, so you can spray it on right after you wash your face and then do your makeup.

  • Doubles as a toner
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Paraben-free
  • Oil-free
  • Very little quantity for the price

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4. Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist

Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist is a potent mix of hydrating minerals and antioxidants that work their magic to keep your skin supple every day. It is a blend of vitamin C, milk thistle (which contains amino acids), green tea, pine bark (which helps with discoloration), and pomegranate seed extract (which is rich in ellagic acid). Your skin deserves excellent care like this.

  • Just one squirt enough per usage
  • Replaces your regular lotions and creams
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • The nozzle is a little
  • cumbersome

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5. Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist

Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist is a best-seller. It is more than just a hydrating mist. It protects your skin from UV rays and also acts as a makeup setting spray. It is infused with antioxidants contains rosemary and peppermint essential oils. These oils also cool your skin down and prevent your pores from getting clogged. It is practically weightless and can be reapplied throughout the day over your makeup.

  • Contains SPF
  • Can be applied over makeup
  • Lightweight
  • Free of synthetics or parabens
  • Spray pump gets clogged

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6. Avene Thermal Spring Water

Avene Thermal Spring Water is a blend of the purest rainwater and mineral salts from the mountains of France. It is dermatologist-tested. It is a gentle facial mist that reduces irritation and hydrates your skin.

  • Reduces irritation and redness
  • Leaves your skin feeling supple and soft
  • Easily absorbed by the skin
  • Expensive

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7. Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water calms your skin down almost instantly. It is a natural solution that improves the overall health and quality of your skin. It is a unique combination of potent minerals like potassium, iron, and manganese because the thermal water is collected from 4000 meters under the Earth’s surface. So, apart from soothing your skin, it also protects your skin from aggressors, free radicals, and pollution.

  • Hypoallergenic
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Fragrance- and chemical-free
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Does not work as a makeup setting spray
  • Does not have SPF

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8. Ren Flash Defense Anti-Pollution Mist

Ren Flash Defense Anti-Pollution Mist protects your skin from the stress caused by your lifestyle and urban living that invariably exposes you to harmful dust, pollution, and smoke. It creates a protective biosaccharide barrier over your skin’s surface, which keeps your skin healthy and fatigue-free. Just spritz it over your makeup or moisturizer, and you’re good to go!

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Paraben- and sulfate-free
  • Protect your skin from pollutants and UV rays
  • Mild results
  • Unpleasant fragrance

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9. Caudalie Grape Water

Caudalie Grape Water is a 100% organic formula that it suits all skin types, including the most sensitive skin. It is a direct extract of Bordeaux grapes that not only hydrate your skin but also reduce its sensitivity.

  • Extremely hydrating
  • Combats dullness and uneven skin texture
  • 100% organic


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10. Allies Of Skin Molecular Savior Face Mist

This product by Allies Of Skin is an alcohol-free Molecular Saviour™ formula that is a one-of-its-kind product in the market right now. It tones your skin and acts as a skin conditioner to protect it from the effects of the environment. Aloe and rose water are locked together with an anti-evaporation molecule that compels this solution to cling to your skin instead of vanishing into thin air. Thus, it balances the pH level of your skin and clears pores.

  • Alcohol-free
  • Antibacterial
  • Expensive

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A face mist re-energizes your skin by minimizing the damage caused by dust and pollution and reducing redness. It a must-have product that you need to carry in your handbag. Do you use facial mists? What do you like about them? Do you have a routine that you follow? Any suggestions? Tell us all this and more by dropping a message in the comments section below.

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Looking for the best way to have dewy and radiant skin in seconds? The best hydrating face mist is a must-have!

A face spray for glowing skin might be the only thing missing in your daily beauty arsenal.

A face mist is cheap, handy, and easy to use, leaving you with no reason to not use it every day!

Whether you have dry, oily, combination, sensitive, or normal skin, you need a mist to unleash your best look!

Looking for the best face mist 2019? Keep on reading and we’ll help you make the right choice!

Why You Need a Face Mist

Not convinced that you need a face mist?

Here are some compelling reasons to buy one!

  • It Hydrates Your Skin: Hydration is the most important benefit of using a face mist. Especially during a hot day, it adds moisture to your skin. Fights dryness!
  • Controls Oil Production: If you have oily skin, a face mist can be your savior. It absorbs excess oil. It hydrates your skin while getting rid of the shine.
  • Improves Absorption Rate: When using moisturizers and other skincare products, a face mist also helps. It improves the ability of the skin to absorb key ingredients.
  • Soothes Sensitive Skin: When your skin starts showing signs of irritation, spray a hydrating mist. It helps to calm redness.
  • Makes Makeup Look More Natural: Forget about using a translucent powder to finish your makeup. A quick spray helps to make it look more natural.

Our Top Picks for the Best Hydrating Face Mist

Look pretty and fresh even without makeup! Use one of the face mists we have on our list below.

#1 Mario Badescu Facial Spray

It’s all about the ingredients! This is from a popular skincare brand and uses the power of nature to refresh and hydrate your skin.

One of the key ingredients of this best hydrating mist is aloe vera, which lightly soothes the skin.

It also has green tea, which is a powerful antioxidant. It protects the skin from free radicals. This is also effective for fighting skin aging.

Thyme, on the other hand, has clarifying benefits. It gets rids of the impurities in the superficial layer of the skin.

Meanwhile, with peppermint essential water, it provides a cooling boost. This is perfect to spray on the face on a hot day.

The mist also contains cucumber essential water. It replenishes the vitamins and minerals the skin needs to stay healthy.

All of the ingredients are gentle and non-irritating. You don’t have to worry even if you have sensitive skin.

This hydrating mist is also non-comedogenic. Meaning, this will not clog the pores. This makes it effective for people with acne-prone skin.

#2 Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water Facial Mist Spray

This is another top-rated option for the best thermal water spray. This is highly-recommended specifically for people who have sensitive skin.

Suffering from skin dryness? You will also love this hydrating mist spray! It has low-mineral content. This means that it won’t dry out the skin.

The spray also has trace elements. They are great for restoring the epidermal barrier of the skin. This protects against pollution.

The manufacturer also highlights how it has the ideal ratio of magnesium and calcium. This is why it is great for improving your skin’s texture.

All the claims made by the manufacturer have a solid basis. Clinical studies have proven that the Eau Thermale Spray delivers the highest level of effectiveness.

In one study, results show that it reduces skin sensitivity by as much as 30% after five minutes of spraying.

Best of all, Avene has almost 300 years of experience! This should be enough to be confident about its effectiveness.

#3 Face Mist by Olay

If you are a true-blue skincare fan, you will surely recognize Olay. This alone is enough reason to choose this for the best cooling face mist.

It has micro-fine mists. Once sprayed on the face, it provides an instant hydration boost! This effectively relieves dull and tired-looking skin!

The manufacturer claims that it can boost skin hydration by as much as 60%!

One of its key ingredients is Vitamin C. It makes your skin brighter and youthful.

This facial mist also has Vitamin B3. It improves the ability of the skin to retain moisture. It also protects from environmental factors, such as pollution.

Another secret to its effectiveness is the use of bergamot. The manufacturer sources this ingredient from Italy and France. It energizes the skin and gives off a fresh scent.

#4 Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Mist

Especially if you have sensitive skin, avoid hydrating mists that contain alcohol. Luckily, this mist from Thayers comes with an alcohol-free formula.

Instead of alcohol, one of its key ingredients is witch hazel extract. This is a proprietary extract that controls sebum production, fights acne, and tightens pores.

It also uses rose petal. Through distillation, the manufacturer extracts water from the flowers. This gives the skin a dewy and glowing complexion.

The spray also contains aloe vera extracts. It hydrates and heals the skin. This also improves the absorption rate of the beneficial ingredients in other skincare products you are using.

It is also worth noting that it brings back the pH level of the skin at a neutral level (5.5). This gets rid of impurities without stripping natural oils. This is unlike others that can leave the skin excessively dry.

Lastly, Thayers has been providing natural remedies since 1847. This is one company that withstood the test of time!

#5 Pearlessence Coconut Rose Hydrating Face Mist

Affordable but effective – these are two of the things that make this face mist excellent. It is exceptional, even if it isn’t from a popular brand.

Regardless of your skin type, you can use this mist without worries. Even for those with sensitive skin, it has a gentle formula. You don’t have to worry about breakouts, irritation, and dryness.

Simplicity is also one of its best features. It has few ingredients, but this does not mean that it is ineffective.

The mist contains coconut water, which is known for its skin hydration benefits. It is also high in antioxidants to fight inflammation and irritation.

Aloe vera, on the other hand, has healing benefits. This also makes the mist cool the face immediately after its application.

Lastly, it has water extracted from rose petals. This gives the mist a refreshing scent while also dealing with inflammation.

#6 MyChelle Dermaceuticals Fruit Enzyme Hydrating Mist

Formulated for people with normal skin, we love how lightweight and refreshing this spray is!

One thing that makes this unique is the use of fruit enzymes. It revitalizes the skin without relying on harsh ingredients.

Mangosteen is one of the fruits used in this hydrating mist. It is a potent source of Vitamin C. This will protect the skin against the ill effects of pollution.

The spray also uses pineapple extracts. It improves the texture of the skin. Pineapple works by speeding the exfoliation process.

Aside from hydrating the skin, it is also known for diminishing the appearance of fine lines.

This product is also GMO, gluten, and cruelty-free.

#7 Georgette Klinger Coconut Facial Mist Spray

If you are looking for a face spray for summer, this should be on your radar. This works regardless of your skin type.

The product draws its inspiration from traditional European remedies. It uses fruits and herbs as its natural base. There are no harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin.

Coconut water is one of its main ingredients. This provides instant hydration right after you spritz the product on your face.

It also has green tea and aloe vera. They are known for their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal benefits. These ingredients are also powerful antioxidants.

Aside from, having a healthy glow, it also improves your skin’s texture, elasticity, and complexion.

Not happy with the results of using this spray? Your money does not have to go to waste! The manufacturer provides an unconditional refund within 30 days of its use.

#8 Eminence Organic Skincare Stone Crop Hydrating Mist

Stone crop juice is one of the main ingredients that you will find in this hydrating mist. It hydrates and nourishes the skin. This is also effective in correcting uneven skin complexion.

Meanwhile, aloe vera is responsible for hydrating and soothing the skin.

It also contains bearberry. It is rich in antioxidants, making it effective in fighting damages that free radicals can cause. This also brightens your skin’s color.

One thing that makes this different from the other products on our list is the use of salicylic acid. It removes impurities and dirt, preventing your skin from looking dull.

It is also good to know that it does not contain sodium lauryl sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and petrochemicals.

#9 Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

While most of the products on our list are watery, this is milky. It has a unique creamy formula that instantly boosts hydration.

One of the ingredients we love is hyaluronic acid. It is like a magnet that attracts water and retains moisture. It makes the skin dewy without suffocating.

We also attribute the effectiveness of this spray to the use of black oat extract. It has skin-loving vitamins and minerals.

Lecithin, on the other hand, makes the skin smoother. If you have large pores and rough skin, this ingredient can be helpful.

#10 Herbivore Natural Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

The simplicity of this face mist is one of its best assets. It is quite expensive, but every dollar is sure to be worth it

The base of this spray is organic coconut water. It has youth-boosting benefits. Even better, it also contains extracts from Bulgarian rose and hibiscus.

It contains pure plant actives. There are no harsh chemicals in every bottle. You can be confident that it won’t have serious side effects, even for people with sensitive skin.

This spray is hand-crafted in small batches. This means that there is attention to every detail. Buying this mist also allows you to help a small business.

#11 Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Mist

If you are searching for the best Korean face mist 2019, do not miss this product.

This is a highly-concentrated essence. It is unlike most of our recommendations with a watery texture or consistency.

It has 80% fermented yeast, which is the one responsible for its skin benefits. The skin instantly absorbs this ingredient for instant hydration.

There are also botanical extracts that form a protective barrier on the skin. It protects from the UV rays and pollution.

You will love this mist if you are looking for a multi-acting mist spray. Aside from its anti-aging benefits, it also delivers whitening effects.

#12 Caudalie Grape Water Natural Mist Spray

A cult-favorite, this hydrating mist uses 100% fresh grape water extract. It has an organic formula that hydrates the skin. Aside from hydration, it also reduces the skin’s sensitivity.

Being more technical, this mist is rich in polysaccharides, potassium, and mineral salts. They improve the ability of the skin to lock moisture. You will look hydrated throughout the day.

This is also a great product for people who have rosacea. It is an ideal solution for redness. This also helps get rid of rashes.

The manufacturer recommends that you store the bottle in the fridge. This makes the water cooler and more refreshing as you apply it on your face.

#13 Evian Facial Spray

This spray is from the same company that manufactures the infamous Evian Mineral Water. The water in the spray is sourced directly from the French Alps. It is as pure as it can be.

It has balanced mineral content to boost your skin’s hydration. The neutral pH is also a good thing, which makes it good for all skin types. This won’t cause dryness.

If you want a face mist that blends and finishes makeup, this is also a great pick. The ultra-fine mist will make your makeup look smoother and natural.

Once you are already wearing your makeup, a quick spray will help revive and refresh the skin.

#14 Garnier SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist

Garnier is one name that most of you may instantly recognize. This is already enough reason for you to include this in your list of the best hydrating face mists.

Like many of our recommendations in this buying guide, it harnesses the power of natural rose water. It produces a lightweight mist that can instantly hydrate your skin.

The versatility of this product is another good reason to buy it. You can use it as a primer, moisturizer, and hydrator.

It also comes with a gentle formula that is safe even for people who have sensitive skin. There are no chemicals that can be harsh on your skin.

There are no silicones, parabens, dyes, and sulfates. It also has a vegan formula.

#15 Valo Vitamin C Glow Refresh Hydrating Mist

One of the highlights for this hydrating mist is the use of pure Arctic spring water from Finland. It is one of the purest in the world. It improves the health of your skin cells.

Another key ingredient in this spray is Arctic Cloudberry. It has a powerful and unique composition that lightens the skin. This is good for correcting your complexion, especially if you have dark spots.

It is a rich source of Vitamin C. This is effective in protecting your skin’s luminosity. In the same way, it also protects from environmental pollutants.

#16 Honest Beauty Elevated Hydration Mist

Your skin also gets thirsty. When this happens, a quick spray of this hydration mist from Honest Beauty offers the perfect solution.

One of the best ingredients in this spray is aloe vera. It has a high water content, which makes it effective in boosting the hydration of your skin.

It also contains hyaluronic acid. This attracts and retains moisture. This makes your face look hydrated throughout the day, even when it is hot.

As most of our recommendations, there are no parabens, dyes, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde donors, and phthalates.

#17 Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

While it may be quite expensive, do not hesitate. Every dollar is sure to be worth it. It has fine mists that can instantly make your skin dewy and refreshed.

The formula contains 20% botanical oils. These oils are from natural sources, such as Okinawa red algae.

Another main ingredient you will find in this hydrating mist is hyaluronic acid. This provides intense hydration that brings your skin back to life.

It also comes with Hadasei-3 Anti-Aging Complex. This is a combination of algae, rice, and green tea. These are anti-aging ingredients that will be effective in restoring a youthful glow.

You will also love how it solves dry skin without disturbing your makeup.

This product is non-irritating and non-synthesizing. It is tested and approved by dermatologists. This is also perfect if you are looking for a cruelty-free product.

#18 Banila Co Dear Hydration Facial Mist

Wrapping our list of the top options for the best face mist for dry skin is a product that features the Urban Water Guard System. The latter uses water, basil, and neem leaf extracts.

Holy basil boosts the immunity of the skin. It protects from free radicals that can cause skin damage. It also provides stress relief.

Neem leaf extract, on the other hand, is great for brightening your complexion. This also makes the spray effective against hyperpigmentation.

Aside from intense hydration, using this product is also beneficial for protecting the skin from pollutants. It forms a barrier to prevent acne and other skin problems.

In every spray, it produces super-fine mists that are easy for the skin to absorb.

How to Choose the Best Hydrating Face Mist

With too many options available, which one should you buy? Below are the most important factors to consider.

  • Ingredients: Look for natural and organic ingredients. Stay away from harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin. Essential oils and botanical herbs are good to have.
  • Skin Type: Find a hydrating face mist that is suitable for your skin type. For instance, if you have sensitive skin, choose those with gentle ingredients.
  • Scent: Some face mists have fragrances that will make you smell fresher. Choose fragrances that are not overpowering.

Making Your Own Face Mist

Looking for a hydrating face mist DIY? Below are some easy recipes you might want to try at home!

  • Green Tea: This is a good choice if your main goal is to fight acne. Mix it with Vitamin E oil for extra hydration.
  • Coconut and Aloe: These are two of the most popular ingredients for natural skincare. They are also tropical hydrators and cell regenerators. They are soothing and cooling.
  • Cucumber: Combined with water, this is a simple mist that can hydrate the skin. Add lemon oil for extra anti-bacterial benefit.
  • Lavender and Chamomile: It is an excellent mist if you want your makeup to be less clumpy. It also helps to smoothen your makeup.
  • Rose Water: Rose water improves your complexion. It also has powerful antioxidants to make your skin healthier.


Got questions about face mists? Here, we’ll try to answer some of them.

What is a Face Mist?

According to Loreal Paris, a face mist boosts your skin hydration. It refreshes your look within seconds after spraying. It has hydrating and soothing ingredients.

How Do You Use a Face Mist?

To use a hydrating mist, simply spray it on the skin in the morning and night. It is best to do this before applying a moisturizer. You can also spray it on your face any time you feel you need it.

What is the Difference Between a Face Mist and a Setting Spray?

Setting sprays help your makeup to last longer throughout the day. It has film polymers that will lock in makeup. On the other hand, a face mist makes your makeup look more natural instead of making it last longer.


Get fresher skin that will make you at the envy of everyone! This is possible with the use of the best hydrating face mist!

Look good and fresh even without makeup! A few spritzes of a facial mist can instantly transform your skin!

From thermal water to essential oils, mists have various components that will help your skin!

Is there anything else you would like to add to our recommendations? Any tips to share? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

The 5 Best Hydrating Face Mists

Whether you’re the type of person who embraces a 10-step skincare routine or abides by the “less is more” philosophy, a face mist deserves a place in your bathroom shelf and truthfully, your tote bag too. Why? Although they may seem like an indulgence, the best hydrating face mists are a quick and convenient way to maintain moisture throughout the day, which, as we all know, is the key to a healthy complexion. Plus, they just feel amazing — especially during a flight or after you’ve woken up in the morning. (Pro tip: store yours in the fridge for an even more refreshing effect.)

Face mists have become super popular in recent years because of their many uses and benefits. They are almost always water-based, but also contain additional skin-moisturizing and protective properties from ingredients like squalane and aloe. Hydrating face mists are great to use after cleansing, before bed, after a long day of travel, or anytime your skin could use a pick-me-up. They also double as makeup primers or setting sprays, depending on the formula, as they can extend the lasting power of your makeup and make your skin look luminous and dewy. Another great tip is to spritz your face with a mist before applying moisturizer, as it helps it soak into the skin better. Or, you can use one to dampen your beauty blender — the options are endless.

Below are five super hydrating face mists that are so good, it’ll be impossible not to make them part of your everyday routine.

1. Best Overall: A Soothing Spray With Aloe And Rosewater For An Instant Pick-Me-Up Throughout The Day

One of the most popular face mists on the market is Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater. The formula comprises a blend of rosewater, aloe, and herbal extracts that act as a refreshing pick-me-up for skin that’s dehydrated or feels tight. Rosewater is also known to naturally reduce redness and inflammation, so it’s great for complexions that are feeling irritated, or itchy. This spray safe for all skin types, has a mild scent, and absorbs quickly. It’s so hydrating, you can even spray it on dry parts of your hair!

2. Best For Optimum Hydration: A Thermal Water Spray For All Skin Types That’s Essential For Travel

If you have sensitive skin and are prone to things like redness, eczema, psoriasis, breakouts and inflammation, a simple face mist like Avène’s Thermal Spring Water is perfect for you. The cult-favorite French pharmacy spray is primarily made with thermal water from the brand’s namesake town, which contains a unique blend of hydrating and skin-calming minerals as well as natural antioxidants for protection against environmental damage and stressors (fun fact: people have been visiting Avène’s thermal springs for centuries to benefit from their naturally restorative and healing properties). An absolute must-have for travel, it comes in a convenient, TSA-friendly bottle and feels incredibly refreshing during long flights or strolling around in the heat. Keep one in your purse, fridge, beach bag, and by the side of your bed for instant hydration anywhere, anytime.

3. Best All-Natural Option: An Antioxidant-Rich Mist That Protects Against Photodamage And Does So Much More

Though the formula is plant-based, vegan, and all-natural, Mad Hippie’s Hydrating Nutrient Mist is incredibly powerful. It contains an assortment of unique ingredients (like resveratrol, milk thistle, green tea, white pine bark, and pomegranate seed extract, to name a few) that prevents and repairs photodamage, reduces redness and discoloration, protects from free radicals, and of course, hydrates skin. The infusion of vitamin C results in a luminous, plump complexion, so it’s perfect for spritzing on post-makeup application, but it can also be used on your entire body, specifically to help repair sun damage. Like everything else from the brand, this product is cruelty-free, which is always a huge bonus.

4. Best Option With SPF: A Setting Mist For Post-Makeup Application That Controls Oil Production And Has A Matte Finish

Supergoop’s Defense Refresh Setting Mist is one of the only hydrating face mists on the market that contains SPF and can be used as a daily sunscreen. The mist, which offers a high level of UV protection in the form of SPF 50, is also unique in that it helps control oil and shine. It contains antioxidant-rich ingredients like rosemary and mint which, over time, improve the texture of the skin. Since it has a nice, matte finish, it’s perfect to set your makeup with. This is an absolute beach bag essential.

5. Best French Pharmacy Option: A Refreshing Spray That’s Made From Grapes Grown In The Vineyards Of Bordeaux

Another popular face mist from a French cult-favorite brand, Caudalie’s Grape Water is a fully organic spray made with 100 percent grape water (direct from the vineyards of Bordeaux!). Grape water is enriched with moisturizing polysaccharides and mineral salts and has an intense ability to retain water; it’s also rich in antioxidants. In addition to being a super refreshing pick-me-up on hot days, it doubles as a non-drying toner that reduces sensitivity and provides your skin with a heavy dose of moisture. It’s also gentle and fragrance-free, so it can be used as a calming treatment for even the most sensitive complexions.

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Everything You Should Know About Having Dry Skin on Your Face

Before you start switching up your products, there are several things you can try to ease dryness. Most are simple to implement and can be used together to alleviate your symptoms.

Modify your shower

If you can, skip hot showers in favor of lukewarm ones. Hot water can dry your skin by removing naturally occurring oils.

You may also find it beneficial to reduce your time in the shower to five to 10 minutes. This avoids unnecessary exposure to water, which can leave your skin drier than it was before you hopped in the shower.

Avoid showering or bathing more than once a day, as this can worsen dry skin.

Wash your face gently

When selecting a face wash, you should avoid soaps and cleansers that contain harsh ingredients like alcohol, retinoids, or alpha hydroxy acids. These unnecessary ingredients may dry your skin and cause irritation or inflammation.

There are several mild and moisturizing soaps without fragrances that you can try.

You should look for one or more of the following ingredients that retain moisture:

  • polyethylene glycol
  • akyl-polyglycoside
  • silicone surfactants
  • lanolin
  • paraffin

Syndets, or synthetic cleaning agents, are another beneficial soap ingredient. They often contain chemicals such as sulphur trioxide, sulphuric acid, and ethylene oxide, which are gentle on sensitive skin.

You should also be gentle as you apply soaps or cleansers to your face. Use just your fingertips and gently rub your face instead of using a more abrasive sponge or washcloth. Don’t scrub the skin on your face, as this can cause irritation.

Avoid washing your face multiple times a day. If you’re dealing with dry skin, it may be best to only wash your face at night. This cleanses your face after a long day of collecting dirt and will prevent you from eliminating necessary oils from the skin.

Don’t exfoliate the skin on a daily basis. Instead, try just once a week. This can reduce irritation associated with harsh scrubbing.

Apply moisturizer

Find a moisturizer that works for your skin and use it regularly, especially after you shower. Applying it at this time can help your skin retain moisture.

Your facial moisturizer should be free of fragrance and alcohol, as they can cause unnecessary irritation. You may want to try a moisturizer that includes a sunscreen to protect yourself from exposure to sunlight. Look for products that help retain water in the skin.

To restore moisture, choose a heavier, oil-based moisturizer containing ingredients that help keep your skin hydrated. Petrolatum-based products are best for dry or cracked skin. They have more staying power than creams do and are more effective at preventing water from evaporating from your skin.

Lip balm can help relieve dry, chapped, or cracked lips. The lip balm should contain petrolatum, petroleum jelly, or mineral oil. Make sure it feels good when you apply it and that it doesn’t cause your lips to tingle. If it does, try another product.

Bundle up

Exposure to cold weather may worsen dry skin. Try bundling a scarf around your face to prevent dry skin. However, keep in mind that your skin may react to the materials in the scarf and the detergents you use to wash it.

Avoid rough, scratchy fabrics. Detergent should be hypoallergenic and free of dyes and fragrances. You may find detergent formulated for sensitive skin to be beneficial.

Try a humidifier

Low humidity may be a factor in drying your skin. Use a humidifier in rooms where you spend a lot of time. Adding moisture to the air may prevent your skin from drying. Make sure your humidifier is easy to clean, which can avoid bacteria buildup.

Check out: The best facial moisturizers on the market “

Do facials help dry skin? (Yes, you need one)

Do you have dry, rough, flaky or tight skin? Facials for dry skin are one of the most common options in the spa and for good reason. Celebrities achieve their best skin possible with the help of a trusted esthetician – and so can the rest of us. Keep reading to learn how to treat dry skin at-home and in the treatment room.

Facials for dry skin

While at-home skin care routines are important, spa facials for dry skin can deliver immediate, visible results. Facials help dry skin from start to finish by exercising the skin and stimulating its self-cleansing, self-healing and self-regenerating mechanisms. Dry skin tends to be more sluggish and need a gentle “push” to get it functioning properly.

An experienced Bioelements esthetician will ask you a multitude of in-depth questions – regardless if you’ve ever received a facial or not. From your answers, she’ll customize your ideal facial for dry skin.

Each step in the Bioelements Custom Blend facial can be tailored for dry skin:

1) Cleansing and exfoliation step

Your esthetician will remove your makeup and then begin the cleansing and exfoliation step. Both are combined under warm, enveloping steam to immediately begin dead skin removal and soften resistive skin and follicles to remove dirt, toxins and cellular debris.

She will choose a creamy, hydrating cleanser and gentle enzyme exfoliator to renew dry skin. This step also preps the skin to better absorb active ingredients and moisture later on in your facial.

2) Custom Blend Massage step

Your esthetician will then choose a creme massage product that will absorb into your dehydrated and dry skin. This product can be combined with Custom Blend aromatherapist oils, like Bulgarian Rose Otto, that will help stimulate circulation and soften the signs of aging that are common in dry skin.

This customized creme will be massaged into your skin with specialized techniques that provide an experiences not just for your skin, but for your senses, and help alleviate dry, flaky, rough skin.

3) Power Treatment step

This is the part of the facial where your esthetician can really zero in on your needs and biggest skin concerns that day. For dry skin, your esthetician can create a customized, clinical hydrating serum, or she can apply a ready-to-go intensive professional formula to soothe dry skin based on your individual needs. This step can target dehydration, aging skin, lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, flakiness, dull skin, rough skin texture and more.

4) Power Mask step

The Bioelements Power Mask is an ‘occlusive seal’, meaning it will drive the active ingredients from your Power Treatment deep into your skin. For dry and dehydrated skin, your esthetician will most likely choose Ultra-Rich CremeTherapy to deliver a swift surge of ultra-rich moisture that will transform dry, aging skin.

You can expect to emerge from the treatment with skin that is clean, fresh, soft, hydrated, smooth, glowing, healthier and younger-looking. You will leave the spa with a professional Customized At-Home Agenda so you can maintain and extend the post-facial results you see with Bioelements products also created and customized for a dry skin type.

Pro tip: For the same reason people with naturally oily skin dislike the summer,winter and cold weather are often dreaded by those with dry skin. Schedule a facial in between fall and winter to help ease your skin into the colder weather.

How to treat dry skin at home

Following the proper at-home routine is crucial to keeping your skin hydrated and comfortable, but there are also certain dry skin triggers to avoid, like hot baths and showers. See the top 5 mistakes that cause or worsen dry skin. To keep skin comfortable and to continue the results you see in the treatment room, follow the right daily agenda with products specifically designed for your dry skin.

Want to learn more about facials?

Check out our four part series that covers everything you need to know:

Part 1: Types of facials, what to tell your esthetician

Part 2: What to wear to a facial and how to prepare

Part 3: What happens during a facial

Part 4: What to do after a facial and how much to tip

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Keep your skin cool and hydrated with Herbivore’s Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water

We promise they’re not overpriced bottles of water.

Confession: When face mists first made it big on the beauty scene, I thought little of it. It even seemed a little ridiculous to be splashing all that cash on spritzes. But after trying bottle after bottle and seeing actual results, I’m now a convert. A facial mist actually does wonders (who knew?). It preps skin for makeup, sets the foundation for your skincare layering and keeps skin fresh and cool while jolting you awake during your midday slump. So go ahead and jump on that bandwagon with our 10 favourite mists.

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water
This mist won’t just look pretty on your nightstand; it actually works wonders on your skin. It’s made with pure plant actives (zero fillers is always a good thing), and contains power-packed ingredients like coconut water for instant hydration and a natural glow, rose to reduce redness and inflammation, as well as witch hazel to tighten skin.
$25, available from Sephora

This all-natural rosewater mist.

Heritage Products Rose Petals Rosewater
“I’ve been full on with my natural beauty journey, so I tried the Heritage Products Rose Petals Rosewater after reading how versatile it is. It works as a face mist, toner, refresher, setting spray, and even a hair mist. I went through a bout of bad skin days in December but I this helped with calming my skin down and clearing up the problems like uneven skin tone and oily or dry skin.”
– Delfina, Lifestyle writer
$9.67, available at iherb.com

This mist is infused with crystal energy.

Balipura Auric Spray
We’re calling it now: crystal sprays are the next big thing. Hear it straight from our editor Selina: “Balipura sprays are next level: they’re made with volcanic spring water and essential oils, and are infused with crystal energy. They’re even blessed by a Balinese Priest under the full moon. We picked up the Let Go spray, which is infused with clear quartz, amethyst and sodalite – and smells like cinnamon. Give in, take a deep breath and just enjoy it.”
Balipura, approx $34 SGD

All the facial mists we love. The mist you need to combat humidity.

Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist
If you find most skincare products too complex for you, the Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist is perfect. Delfina swears by this too in humid Singapore as a light spritz instantly soothes skin and leaves it moisturised. “I use it after toning on no-makeup days so I don’t feel like my skin is going to shrivel up in the heat.”
$8, available from Innisfree stores islandwide

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Bioderma Hydrabio Brume Soothing Refreshing Water
I keep this at my desk at all times – not only is it a great pick-me-up for when I’m exhausted and need a quick jolt, it also keeps my skin well hydrated when the temperature in our office drops to arctic temperatures. Active ingredients help to relieve my skin of any allergic reaction or itchiness, leaving it soothed and soft. My colleagues are always reaching out for this too so you know it’s a winner!
$29.90 for two, available at Watson’s

Inhale and exhale with this invigorating mist by Mmerci Encore

Mmerci Encore Invigorating Facial Mist
Amazing aromatherapy is my jam, and to be frank, I’m loving everything luscious local label Mmerci Encore is doing right now. Dehydration is what makes my skin look its age (quelle horreur), so I’ve found the occasional spritz of this de-stressing chamomile and rose-scented water does the trick in so many ways.
– Selina, Editor in Chief
$37, available online

Use this as the base to layer your skincare.

Jurlique Sweet Violet and Grapefruit Hydrating Mist
Nothing perks skin up like a good mist. This limited edition Sweet Violet and Grapefruit mist uplifts the senses (particularly on a dull work day) and leaves my skin hydrated and dewy. I use immediately after cleansing to moisten skin before patting on serum. It works a treat when spritzed on a beauty blender to lightly lift excess makeup.
$60, from Jurlique

Soothe your skin with the Balancing Rose mist.

Kora Organics Balancing Rose Mist
Supermodel Miranda Kerr’s organic brand really does live up to its mantra of enriching the skin and spirit. A single spritz of the Balancing Rose Mist instantly lifts my spirits thanks to the soothing blend of rose and hibiscus. Antioxidant-rich Noni Extracts, essential oils, herbal extracts makes this a power-packed spray to replenish and rejuvenate skin. Bonus: It contains rose quartz, a crystal believed to carry a soothing energy to encourage love and acceptance.
$43, available from Sephora

It may be milky, but it’s light as air.

Pixi Skintreats Hydrating Milky Mist
The word “milky” is often enough to turn me off a product, but this one’s surprisingly light as air. Use this before applying your serums or makeup as its combination of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid gives skin the right amount of moisture, while hyaluronic acid plumps skin.
$22, available from Sephora

Homegrown brand Sabun has a multi-tasking lavender toner.

Sabun Lavender Facial Toner
This facial toner by homegrown brand Sabun is a multitasker. It doesn’t just tone skin; it aids wound healing and disinfects acne pimples. It even works as a sleep spray. Delfina swears by it as, “lavender anything is always good for soothing purposes whether it’s irritated or sun-kissed skin you’re facing. Refreshing and gentle, this one’s also cruelty-free and local!”
$16, available online

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Ever since the facial mist became a popular beauty product, I’ve hoarded a ton so that I can keep one on my desk, one in my bag, and one at home so that I can spritz my skin at a moment’s notice. Mists are the easiest skin-care product to incorporate—all you have to do is spritz and enjoy the hydrating, refreshing benefits.

But…that’s only if you’re doing it right. Sure, you can spray your skin whenever, wherever you want with whatever your go-to hydrosol is—but certain facial mists can actually result in a dried-out effect on your skin. “It seems counterintuitive, because we use facial mists to help create a dewy glow on the skin and to hydrate,” says Purvisha Patel, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare. “After all, they’re augmented water-based products. But some ingredients could make your skin more dry.”

A couple of ingredients to avoid in your facial mist? Tea tree oil and citrus. “You should avoid tea tree in your face mist because, though it’s an oil, it can make your skin drier,” she says. “It’s used on oily skin to combat acne. And mists with citrus oils can actually make the skin rash when exposed to the sun, and can be more irritating than helpful.”

Also, that endless spritzing isn’t as innocent as it may seem. “Over-misting—like, once every hour—could disrupt the oil barrier on skin and make you more dry,” says Dr. Patel. “It would be like keeping your face wet for a prolonged period of time, which could result in the water evaporating from the surface of the skin and the skin being dry underneath.” This happens because your skin doesn’t have time to produce its own oil and repair its barrier. So yeah, you don’t want to overdo it (whoops).

If you’re not putting on something hydrating after the spritz to lock it all in, it could also lead to dryness. “If you mist without following with a serum or moisturizer, the actives of the mist evaporate off of the skin with the water,” says Dr. Patel. “Mists are meant to be used with a serum or moisturizer after misting to trap the water in the skin.”

This doesn’t all go to say that you should toss your facial mist completely—just spritz smartly. “Choose ones with hyaluronic acid and rose extracts, which are hydrating and anti-inflammatory,” recommends Dr. Patel, noting that these ingredients are refreshing and help with midday inflammation. But know that more face mist does not equal more hydration.

To actually keep a hydrated complexion, try one of these dry skin moisturizers. Or slather on an editor-approved moisturizing face masks to quench your skin.

Facial mist for dry skin

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