My latest beauty obsession is with facial mists and sprays. They are refreshing and have so many uses — hydrating your skin, setting or refreshing your makeup, reducing redness, and more. I’ve been making the rounds trying several different kinds and I bring a new one every time I have to take a long plane ride back east, which seems to be every other week! Here are some of my favorites that I’ve tried, and a few others that are on my list!
Herbivore Botanicals is a brand that I’ve had on my radar for awhile now, and I just recently spotted them in the window of Urban Outfitters in downtown Santa Monica. I love anything rose scented, so I can’t wait to try their Rose Hibiscus Facial Mist. I’ve also been eying their Sea Mist Hair & Body Spray.
A tried and true staple, Evian’s Brumisateur Facial Spray comes in 3 different sizes from TSA friendly to a huge 10oz bottle. I keep the largest size in my refrigerator and pack it with me when I go to the beach. Cools you off without having to go in the ocean! I’m a wimp and never want to go into the chilly water!
Another facial mist I am dying to try is by Vitamin Hydrating Mist by First Aid Beauty. This one is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which sounds like exactly what our skin needs on a long haul flight. I’ll definitely be picking this one up before my next trip.
Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is one of the first facial mists I tried (of course, its French!) and it has a bit of an astringent in it. Its also packed with tons of essential oils and has a soothing herbal scent to it.
I love Kiehl’s for their lip balm and Creamy Avocado Eye Cream, but I stumbled upon their In-Flight Refreshing Face Mist while at the Orlando Airport. I had 5+ hours ahead of me in the air and thought I’d give it a try. The essential oils in the mist also have natural anti-bacterial properties, which is perfect for that icky recycled air.
Before it became more widely available, I used to stock up on Avène products, including their Thermal Spring Water, every time I went to NYC. I’d spend 45 minutes at Duane Reade scoping out all of the European skincare products! I have a large bottle of Avene on my bathroom vanity and use it to set my makeup before I leave the house.
My newest facial spray is by Mario Badescu. I’ve loved their drying lotions and creams for acne, and picked up this while I was waiting in line at Ulta. This one has soothing aloe and rosewater in it and as a bonus its one of the most affordable sprays!
The third spray that’s on my list to try is by philosophy. The Renewed Hope in a Jar Hydrating Mist contains philosphy’s exclusive skin renewal technology and AHAs that helps your skin to glow from the inside out!
I’ve used La Roche-Posay’s sunscreen for years, and picked up their Thermal Spring Water when I was on my way home for the weekend and forgot my spray at home. Its very similar to Avène and Evian sprays — just plain pure water!
Have you ever tried a facial spray? Are there any must-have facial sprays that I missed on my list? Send me a tweet at @tinewatson or a snap me at @moderngirltine!