Rewind to a couple of years ago and face mists were once considered a fad; a product that was only ever good for a quick pick-me-up on a hot summer’s day. Fast forward to the here and now and they’re undoubtedly the most sought-after skin care product on the market.
Face mists have definitely proved themselves as the underdog. What was once brushed off as ‘just a fancy water spray’ has now become our ultimate skin saviour. Seriously, we challenge you to find a beauty desk without one.
Whether you want to achieve a dewy glow, mattified finish or protection from city-pollution, face mists are packed with the exact same ingredients and benefits as your moisturiser, the only difference being that they are suspended in liquid form.
If there’s one thing that a face mist can do really well though, it’s hydrate. They can transform your skin from dull and dry to seriously dreamy in just a few spritzes. Sounds, good, right? Well, it gets better.
Keep scrolling to shop the best hydrating face mists.
Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist
Let’s kick things off with this pretty pink bottle, and yes, it’s as beautiful on the inside as out. Formulated with natural ingredients, this rose-infused mist supplies an instant hit of hydration to dull and dehydrated complexions.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Introducing, the OG of all face mists. The Caudalie Beauty Elixir continues to top the list and for good reason. Combining the benefits of a toner and serum, this facial spray minimises pores, plumps skin and provides an unmatched glow so that you are fresh-faced and ready for the day ahead.
PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist
If your skin is really suffering with dryness, then you’re going to want to snap up this mist from PIXI. The deeply-hydrating fluid laces skin with an invisible layer of soothing ingredients in order to combat dry patches. An added dose of hyaluronic acid leaves skin feeling healthier, hydrated and full of youth.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs & Rosewater
This cult-favourite face mist is a must-have for your makeup and skin care collection. A blend of herbal and botanical extracts work around the clock to revitalise skin with a dewy radiance. Whether you use this mist in the morning, as a midday pick-me-up or in the evening, you are guaranteed a glow like no other.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist
Cue another pretty pink formula, except this time it smells like watermelon. Designed to enhance your natural dewy glow, this juicy mist combines 84% watermelon with hyaluronic acid and hibiscus AHAs to refresh skin. Head over to our Tik Tok page to see it in action.
Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist
Injecting moisture back into thirsty skin is made easy with this multi-purpose mist. Rolling the benefits of a toner and an essence into one, you can use it under makeup, over makeup and anywhere in between.
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence
We've come to a conclusion: if Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it, then we need it. This hydrating essence is ideal for those with oily and congested skin types as it boasts a super lightweight formula that’s non-greasy. Providing a nutritive moisture boost, it’s a must-have for your desk drawer, handbag, bedside, carry-on luggage, the list continues.
Holika Holika Good Cera Super Ceramide Mist
Hydrating, check. Energising, check. Soothing, check. Powered by ceramides – a component that strengthens the skin’s barrier and reduces moisture loss – this replenishing mist is all you need to get dry and sensitive complexions back on track.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist
We’ve made our way to the more boujee end of the scale but we promise it’s worth it. If anyone is going to give you glass-like skin, it’s Dr. Barbara Sturm. This ultra-fine mist utilises all kinds of detoxifying ingredients, including the likes of broccoli, to soothe, refresh and moisturise skin.
Avène Thermal Water
If your skin struggles with hypersensitivity, itching and dryness, then check out Avène for the perfect remedy. The Thermal Water spray has a gentle and sensitive formula that provides long-lasting comfort and hydration.
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water Skin Nutrition Face Mist
Working as a cooling primer, hydrating face mist and makeup setting spray, this glow water will soon become your skin care bestie. The formula itself is brimming with multivitamins and fruit extracts that protect, boost and nourish skin.
Garnier Organic Argan Mist
Coming in at a pocket-friendly price, you can get more than spritz-happy with Garnier’s Organic Argan Mist. With just a few sprays, a lightweight hydrating veil settles on skin, leaving your face feeling fresh and awakened.
If your shopping basket isn't overflowing with a bunch of hydrating face mists by now, then we're not sure what you're waiting for. These gems are your secret weapon when it comes to achieving soft, smooth and seriously radiant skin. If you want to boost your skin's hydration levels even more, then discover Everything You Need to Know About Hyaluronic Acid.
Written by Carly Cochrane
My special talents include scoping out the best beauty dupes, nailing a winged liner and carrying an unhealthy amount of lip glosses in my handbag at one time.