Ever since I made mists a mandatory part of my skincare routine, I did not look back. I use them after cleansing my skin daily or just love spritzing them on my face during the day for additional skin hydration. Different mists (or toners, call them as you like) may have different purposes as there can be moisturizing, purifying, mattifying or other kinds of these products, so it depends on your skin type and needs which one you want to choose. Usually, I prefer moisturizing ones for a simple reason that my skin tends to get dehydrated so it would not handle, let’s say, a mattifying toner well. Anyway, here are mists that I’ve been trying lately:
Marine Herbalism Luminous Treatment Essence* 120ml / $36 – £27
The Luminous Treatment Essence is actually a fancy-pants name for a toner, but I have to agree that using “an essence” for my skin sounds nice! The product comes in a frosted glass spray bottle, which I like to keep in the fridge for additional cooling effect. This is especially useful in the mornings because not only a cold mist stimulates and refreshes the skin, but also wakes me up faster. The predominant scent in the mist is peppermint.
The spray feels a tiny bit sticky at first, but not too much, and the feeling is gone after skin absorbs it. It’s called “dewy skin booster” for a reason – my skin becomes noticeably dewy even after the essence is fully absorbed. It also feels soft and very hydrated, so I’d say it’s definitely for someone with normal/dry skin type. I finished almost a third of the bottle and will continue to use it with great pleasure.
Evolve Daily Defence Moisture Mist 100ml / $26 – £20
Since it’s almost the middle of Autumn, most of us prefer more moisturizing products in our skincare routines. This Mist is exactly that, moisturizing. It contains hyaluronic acid, moringa peptides, and prickly pear to calm and hydrate the skin effectively. The scent is a gentle mix of orange flower and rosewater, which smells very herbal. The Mist feels light and gets absorbed by the skin immediately without leaving any stickiness, just refreshed and calm skin. My favorite one at the moment!
Osea Malibu Sea Minerals Mist 30ml / $16 – £12
This travel-size mist came in one of the Petit Vour subscription boxes. I read many good reviews about it, so I was really excited to try. The mist actually is green in color, which looks gorgeous in a frost glass spray bottle. It has dead sea salt, neem extract, and mineral peptides as main ingredients, which are great for balancing, toning, and refreshing the skin. In general, the mist is suitable for any skin type, even sensitive skin, but it can feel a bit too intense for dryer skin types. So I think someone with combination/oily skin types will like it the most. Especially, those who like their toners fast-drying with a matte finish. This is also the only natural toner that I know of that also works as a makeup setting spray.
What’s your current favorite facial mist?