Today on #skincaresaturday, Melissa talks about hydrating facial mists you need in your life right now!
Previously, we’ve covered a variety of topics so far and I can’t believe it’s been a little over a month since I’ve been doing these posts and honestly, it’s such a nice creative release for me! Truly, it’s a nice break from my day to day, and I get to talk about something that I am truly obsessed with, which is OBVS skincare.
Facial mists seem to have gained popularity a few years ago and honestly, it’s pretty genius. I use my SK-II essence pretty regularly, but every now and then when I feel lazy, I’ll use a facial mist to spray some essence or toner on to my face. I’m not stingy with the amount of mists, I definitely spray until I legit feel the shit on my face, but not to the point where I’m drenched but like ‘lightly’ misted. A level above slightly misted.
PRO TIP: I also store a bottle of facial mist in the fridge so that I can get a spritz after a long day, or just first thing in the morning just to feel refreshed. Let’s be honest, it just makes me feel so glam and like I’m at a fancy spa. My friend bought one of the mists for her husband and I told her to leave it in the fridge, and he now has a routine where he mists his face before and after work, whenever he gets back from the beach or even the gym. I thought this was awesome and honestly, it truly is a great pick me up! With Summer right around the corner (or here) it’s getting hotter. Plus, with gyms being closed and working out outside or even in the house, it doesn’t hurt to give your face a nice little spritz of cold mist especially when it’s packed with good for you ingredients. Oh and sidenote, I’ve known people who use mists to dampen their makeup sponges, their makeup brushes, so these are a great multi use product!
Here are four facial mists that you need to try in your life right now:
Out of all the facial mists, this one is the most affordable and accessible (unless you are in Hawaii). I picked up this rose water facial toner mist on one of my trips back to the mainland and I was so impressed with the product. Especially at the price point that it’s being sold at. I also saw that they now sell a watermelon mist, so definitely check that out!
This rose water facial toner mist is formulated with real Damask rose water and Damask rose oil, witch hazel, and a bit of soapbark extract. I mean, for being a facial toner mist that you pick up at the grocery store, this stuff is pretty legit. All of those ingredients help to moisturize, balance, tone, and condition your skin. It smells super lovely, like a fresh rose but not overpowering. I spritz this facial toner mist when I don’t feel like using my go-to essence and my skin still feels moisturized and nourished. The packaging is super cute and honestly the mist that the spray pumps out is super fine and doesn’t feel like it’s drenching your face with each spritz. I’m seriously so impressed with Trader Joe’s and their skincare products, and for the price point, this is pretty awesome.
Mario Badescu is a pretty popular brand and has been around for some time. I know a lot of people enjoy their spot treatment, which honestly I’m not a huge fan of, but their sprays are a different story. The Mario Badescu Facial Sprays are at a higher price point but you can tell a slight difference in the formula when it sprays on to your face. When I spray the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea, the mist feels a little heavier. Not in an overpowering, this is weird type of way, but like you can tell there’s more to their mist than just being a simple toner.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea is just what my skin needs upon waking up or even coming back from the beach. The smell of this facial spray is so invigorating, which makes sense given the ingredients of aloe, cucumber and green tea. It’s like all the goodness you’d find in a luxurious spa day. The green tea extract provides antioxidant benefits, while the cucumber and mint essential waters helps replenish, revitalize and tone skin and just give you a cooling yet soothing boost of hydration. Store this facial spray in the fridge and spritz your face when you come back in to the house after a run, a workout, or a day at the beach and you’ll thank me. The one downside to this product is the spray isn’t as fine or balanced, I wish the mist were a little finer…
I purchased the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Green Tea and Cucumber as part of a set. The Mario Badescu Sprtiz Mist and Glow Facial Spray Collection Trio ($21) includes the Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea mist, as well as the Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender Facial Mist and the Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. Check out the trio, if you want a little variety in your life!
I’ve raved about the Innisfree Green Tea line and I’m slowly venturing in to their Cherry Blossom line as well. I already had a feeling that I’d really like this product because I tried out the sample of Cherry Blossom cream and loved the light texture and when I got the mist. Let me tell you, this Cherry Bloosom Dewy Mist is truely amazing. You know that glass skin that k-beauty is always referencing? Well a couple sprays of this Cherry Blossom Dewy Mist and it’s like BAM instant dewiness. I spray this stuff in place of toner and then moisturize my skin and its no different from when I use a true essence. This facial mist is pretty straight forward when it comes to ingredients.
The Innisfree Cherry Blossom Dewy Mist has a blend of cherry blossom leaf extract, niacinamide, and betaine that helps brighten, hydrate and refresh your skin. Don’t like that crazy scientific word scare you, niacinamide is one of two major forms of vitamin B3 and helps brighten the skin, amongst other things. Jeju Cherry Blossom Leaf extract helps support the look of skin radiance and betaine helps moisturize. Again, glass skin is just a few sprays away – well for a moment because you can’t just mist and expect that shit to last forever 😂
Alright, so we’re ending this post with a high-end product! I figured there’s so many facial mists out there at different price points that why not feature something on the higher end? Also, I’m suggesting more than just three products, so yes, you’re welcome.
You may be somewhat familiar with the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream, but the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Facial Mist is almost like it’s partner. The first or after step to the whole process, you can spray it on a foundation brush or sponge for a dewy glow, or use as a finishing mist to help rehydrate or re-energize your skin. Tatcha even suggests using it in hair to give it a beautiful sheen and as a detangler for kids (I mean, at $48 a bottle, I don’t know about that, but thank you for that suggestion).
When you go to the spray the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, you should definitely shake it, since there is some separation and spray at least six inches away from your face. The Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist has a silky fine mist that is formulated with more than 20 percent botanical oils and humectants that leave your skin dewy AF. It’s got an exclusive complex of Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid that delivers hydration to the skin that acts as the ultimate moisture magnet. The Tatcha Luminous Dewy Facial Skin Mist is also infused with hadasei-3 anti-aging complex which is a trinity of Japanese anti-aging superfoods, like green tea, rice and algae. Now when you spray this stuff, don’t go overboard. You only need about two to three spritzes and you can mist it before or after makeup, or if you just want to give your skin a boost of hydration and refresh your makeup. Did you know that every Tatcha purchase that is made, you support girls’ education around the world? Pretty dope right? They are partnered with Room to Read, so your purchase of the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist helps the future of young girls.
These were just a few recommendations on facial mists and I hope you enjoyed reading about them. I know there’s a TON of options out there and definitely find what works best for you but these are my favorites right now! Sometimes cheaper isn’t always better, so if you do opt for a cheaper option, please make sure to read the ingredients!
Which facial mist is your favorite? I would love to hear from you!