We’re not complaining, we love the summer, we love the sunshine, the heat, the long heady nights, the sipping Aperol Spritz’s alfresco style. But with it, brings flushed dehydrated skin, sweaty foreheads, and a dire need to stick your face in the freezer and whip off your bra! Add a facial spray into the mix and you’ll be laughing your way through the summer.
Think of it as your complexion refresher that will bring down the temperature instantly and leave a dewy heathy glow on your skin. Face mists are designed for frequent spritzing, but often they can be heavily fragranced and irritating especially to sensitive and sunburnt skin. So, with this in mind, we’ve rounded up the most soothing, simple, and gentle formulas that nourish stressed skin while keeping you cool. Here’s our favourites….
Glossier Soothing Facial Mist, £13
Trust Glossier to have a hard-working fuss-free mist in their skincare line. Packed with rosewater and aloe that calms, cools, and reduces heat rashes while cheating a wide-awake look. It smells heavenly and gives a light spray with just two pumps.
Fresh Rose Floral Toner, £16
Promising to give 24hour skin hydration, this hybrid product can be used as both a toner and a face mist. The pump applicator ensures easy application while leaving your skin noticeably moisturised and suitably glowy for deskside or poolside.
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence, £89
This clean, 100% organic beauty mist comes at a price, however if you’re looking for a multi-tasking skincare product that can be worn either under or on top of makeup, look no further. It’s oil-free formula, leaves no greasy residue but instead a veil of radiance. We must confess though, it’s not our favourite smell on this list.
Aurelia Brightening Botanical Facial Mist, £43.50
Imagine the enveloping luxurious smell of a spa bottled up in an innovative probiotic-powered formula. Voila! Packed with moisturising essential oils that doesn’t just treat your skin but your senses too. Trust us, you’ll find it hard to stop spritzing!
Byoma Balancing Face Mist, £11.99
The entire ethos of Byoma is based on the premise that a healthy skin barrier means great-looking skin. This soothing face mist is pH balanced and packed with ceramides, which act as the building blocks of a strong skin barrier. Just a few sprays will hydrate dry, dehydrated skin in no time. But be warned, spray a stretched arm length away from your face for a well-spread misting, too close and your skin will be drenched in the stuff!
de Mamiel Dewy Facial Mist, £60
Like everything de Mamiel creates, this blend of essential oils, herbal extracts and hyaluronic mix has been given much thought. Each spritz feeds your skin with a healthy dose of phytonutrients while hydrating and plumping dull lacklustre skin. While it feels and looks like a mist, it is undoubtedly more intensive and serum-like, which is exactly what it claims to be. A “serum in a mist”.
Eucerin Hyaluron Mist Spray, £10.50
If a puffy, irritated face and eyes are your nemeses for the summer, this mist packed with hyaluronic acid provides both immediate and long-lasting hydration for the face, resulting in a cooling sensation that refreshes and calms the skin on hot sticky days.
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, from £4
A long-term favourite amongst the beauty folk, this mist is ultra-fine (you don’t even need to shut your eyes when applying) making it a great choice for both children and adults alike. Throw into your handbag/beach bag/changing bag to keep you and your family cool, hydrated and suitably glowing throughout the summer.
Avène Thermal Water, £13
Made with pure thermal spring water, known to the French as “healing water”, this spray will quickly turn around dry, tight skin to a glowing hydrated complexion. Like all Avène products, this fine mist is sensitive skin friendly and beautifully soothing on stressed skin. A cult buy for good reason.
Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray, £25
If you want to cool down and refresh your makeup too, let us introduce you to your new BF. This fine mist provides a hydration boost leaving skin glowing with radiance without ruining your makeup. A sensible choice for sticky days in the office or on your commute.
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