Facial mists are one of my favorite products, and luckily, there are plenty of great formulas on the market- here are some of my favorites:
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, $90.00 for 3.4 oz.
Ahhh… one of my guilty pleasures! This mist was actually inspired by the world’s first recorded perfume, Queen of Hungary Water, which was formulated in the 14th century for Queen Elisabeth of Hungary.
The formula contains the mineral-rich water from Hungary’s famed thermal spas. It also makes use of Omorovicza’s patented Hydro Mineral Transference, which ensures optimum absorption of the minerals. Skin will gradually become smoother, more supple, and younger looking as the minerals reach the deepest layers possible.
Like the AmorePacific mist, this is oil-free, and is very versatile. It can be used as a toner, setting spray, or even just to add a bit of light moisture. The best thing about this mist is that it’s packed with botanical extracts and minerals. When looking at the ingredient list on Sephora’s website, I couldn’t even find alcohol listed- major plus. Although this was inspired by a perfume, the scent is very mild, and dissipates very quickly.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, $48.00 for 1.35 oz.
This is yet another guilty pleasure. However, the difference here is that it’s not just a mist; it’s a spray on serum. It contains squalane, red algae, and HADASEI-3 bioactive complex. This complex is formulated with sonically extracted whole plant green tea, rice bran oil, and red algae to help fight free radicals and soften the skin.
Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist has a very light green tea fragrance. It’s so mild, though, that it shouldn’t be an issue unless you are very sensitive. While it does contain some alcohol, it is one of the very last ingredients on the list. This is also the finest mist, spray wise, that I have ever used. I don’t use this to set makeup, as it does leave a slight residue on my skin, but it absorbs after a few minutes. For me, this is ideal after chemical peels or other treatments. I love to use it after these procedures because it makes me feel as if my skin is soothed and protected.
AmorePacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System, $35.00 for 2.7 oz.
According to AmorePacific, this formula gives an instant boost of refreshment, moisture and radiance. This is a pure botanical moisturizing mist that contains minerals and amino acids as well as antioxidant red ginseng to help prevent environmental damage.
This mist does have the typical, trademark AmorePacific fragrance. It is quite strong; so many people who are sensitive will probably have an issue with this. While I love the scent, it is a bit too much for me when I’m having an allergy attack! My only other gripe is that alcohol is the second ingredient listed. Nevertheless, it’s a gentle, oil-free formula that absorbs quickly, so it’s great for setting makeup or just to cool off.
Josie Maran Nirvana Hydrating Mist, $38.00 for 3.2 oz.
This mist is by far the best value for the money. It is designed to provide the same benefits as a steam facial. Josie Maran recommends using this immediately post-cleanse. As your skin is like a dry sponge at this time, it will help your skin get the most out of your routine.
The alcohol-free formula contains argan oil extract (of course!), coconut water, and protein-rich minerals. It also utilizes konjac root to help plump and smooth the skin.
I love the ingredients, but I don’t love the scent- I can’t quite figure out what it is, but it’s reminiscent of some sort of cleaning product from my childhood. Nevertheless, it dissipates very quickly, and my skin does feel nice. At this price, and being full of antioxidants, it’s a great product.
Do you use a face mist? What’s your favorite? Scroll down to comment below!
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