By Sophia Hussain
It’s the season to embrace the magic of mists! I absolutely adore facial mists as water is the perfect natural beauty boost for a sweltering summer, especially when they are infused with botanical concoctions designed to promote healthy glowing skin. This year-round beauty staple not only cools summer hot skin and nourishes dry skin ravaged by winter cold climate, but it works on long-haul flights too.
Facial mists are multi-functional as they can be used to hydrate the skin, soothe irritations, impart a youthful glow, and even set your makeup to perfection. On the hottest, most humid days, store your spray in the fridge and spritz liberally for an extra burst of cool. To use, hold the product away from the face, close your eyes, and spray the facial mist starting from the forehead to the neckline.
Whether you love the scent of coconut or roses, need something with astringent qualities or anti-ageing, there’ll be something for you from our list of 12 natural and organic hydrating mists–and they’re all perfect for boosting your skin’s beauty routine right now.
Reveal luminous skin with this popular French beauty elixir, which contains the perfect botanical blend to instantly hydrate, and even treat a rogue blemish within a few days. Containing the brand’s signature grape extracts, combined with citrus extracts, myrrh, and mint oils, the mist will leave a mild tingling sensation to instantly boost skin’s radiance. Oh, and yep – we know it says Parfum on the label, but we’ve been assured this contains a ‘secret blend’ of essential oils and no nasty chemicals, just so you know.
Beautiful fragrant roses are the secret to an ethereal glowing complexion, since rose water is a natural astringent that helps tighten pores to maintain youthful supple skin. Containing only purified water, distilled rose water, and rose oil, this Turkish delight is so natural, it’s also edible! A few drops added to a glass of water provides a natural detox formula.
Oil and water do mix! Achieve beauty bliss with infusions of exotic ingredients: argan oil to soften the skin, together with coconut water which adds hydration and electrolytes, for a nourished balanced boost. Almost good enough to eat!
A kiss of this mist will hydrate sensitive skin types. Containing hyaluronic acid, maca, oat kernel extract, infused with organic chamomile hydrolat and rice milk base soothes and repairs dehydrated, fragile skin, restoring the natural pH balance to encourage self-healing.
Perk up with a peppermint potion. Contains only organic peppermint leaves, this refreshing herbal blast revitalizes and wakes you up, since peppermint already has a natural cooling effect on the skin too.
Want super soft skin like a supermodel? Get misty with this juicy infusion of orange, mandarin, and bergamot, to reveal a fresh face especially suitable for oily and combination skin types. A favourite of Kora founder, Miranda Kerr, especially on the many long-haul flights the Aussie model takes around the world.
Derived from the organically farmed marigold flower, calendula oil is especially best for an after sun skin-healer due to its natural healing effects. Along with rose and aloe vera, this herbal water helps plump up the skin too.
Lavender is a natural wonder known for its healing properties of the mind, body, and soul. Relax with this potent skin saviour to balance your skin, and even mist to soothe tired feet after wearing your fabulous stilettos after a night on the town.
Refreshing and uplifting, this alcohol-free mist uses the scents of Himalayan cedarwood, Indian Lime and an Asian citrus fruit called Narangi to add a zing to the senses and revive your energies. Perfect for spraying all over the body before a yoga workout!
11. Avene Thermal Water Spray
Containing nothing but mineral rich water from France, this is possibly the most natural way of rehydrating your skin and reviving your energies. Perfect for hyper sensitive skins and excellent on a long haul flight–gently spritz on every hour or so to avoid a dehydrated complexion when you land.
Great for closing pores, removing traces of cleanser, skin tonic. Echinacea’s gently astringent qualities help to close the pores after cleansing and the Damask Rose provides a good skin tonic with an uplifting aroma.
Main image: Miranda Kerr Instagram