Why You Should Use a Facial Mist (And Five Options To Try First!)

Those who love beauty products know that there is certainly no shortage of products to try. While many products are formulated to target specific skincare concerns and issues, some products are suitable for use by anyone, regardless of your skin type. Naturally, many of these popular skincare products have attained a cult-status among beauty lovers.

One type of product in particular helps to soothe all skin types and is extremely easy to use. These are facial mists, excellent sources of hydration and instant radiation; they can be used both for an instant glow, and also, as part of a long-term skincare routine. Facial mists are not a new product, as they have around for a long time, but they have recently become much more popular, especially since new facial misting products pop up on the market all the time.

They are incredibly uncomplicated as you just hold them up to your face and spray. Then, wait until the product absorbs into your skin. Over time, you might notice a difference in the quality of your skin, as it may become more balanced, hydrated and healthy.

There are an unlimited number of options for ingredients found in facial sprays. Every new spray that comes on the market applies new ingredients or boasts new combinations of existing popular ingredients. Some of the most commonly found ingredients in facial sprays include thermal water, rosewater or other plant-based elements, citrus and clay. You can choose a spray based on its ingredients, its scent, or whether it has been made to specifically target certain skin concerns.

But what exactly do the facial mists do? Ultimately, they work to restore the skin’s pH balance, which is the level of acidity found in your skin; the higher the pH level, the least acidic the skin is (i.e. the more healthy!). Once the skin’s pH levels are balanced, it is suitably primed for serum application and moisturizer, as the products you use will be best absorbed if they follow a facial mist.


Here are some of the most popular facial mists:


Caudalie Eau de Beauté

$22 for 30mL


This French product was inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous elixir of youth. According to Caudalie’s official website, the mist is a plant-based complexion treatment that targets fine lines, tightens pores and gives the skin an instant boost of radiance. A staple of French pharmacies, Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir has been around for a long time and it is one of the most well known facial mists. It has a strong scent but the scent goes away very quickly. It can be used for immediate results and it is often recommended for travel.


Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief

$31 for 125mL


This facial spray is bursting with moisture and active aloe, but it does not contain a drop of alcohol or oil. Like all of Clinique’s skincare products, it is fragrance free, making it suitable for all skin types, especially dry and/or sensitive skin. It works to rapidly replenish the skin’s moisture level and restores hydration. This spray is one of the best economic options, as you can purchase a larger bottle than most competitive facial sprays for an excellent price.


Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

$58 for 40mL


This is the most expensive spray on the list. Tatcha is an American luxury skincare company inspired by the pure and minimalistic skincare rituals of Japanese geishas. The Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is advertised as a spray-on moisturizer, meaning that it is ideal for dry and/or combination skin! The spray does not contain high levels of alcohol or fragrance which, are usually found in conventional hydrating sprays. It has a mild scent and helps to balance your skin.


Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist

$44 for 100mL 


Jurlique is a company known for its facial mists, and all of Jurlique's ingredients are grown on a family-owned farm in Australia. While the company has several options to choose from, the Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist is a lightweight and refreshing spray that is famed for its calming, hydrating and clarifying effect on sensitive skin


Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

$9.61 for 118 mL

This spray is one of the most well-known. It is an excellent price and it is incredibly gentle on the skin. Mario Badescu, born in Romania, developed his skincare brand in New York City, where he brought the specialized methods of Eastern European skincare to his own brand. Although this spray has been around for years, it is still one of the most popular sprays and is used by makeup artists all over the world. 


All the best with your facial mist search, we promise that you'll love the product and make it a staple in your everyday skincare routine!


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