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 fresh flower extracts, hyaluronic acid, natural antioxidants and hydrating glycerin, this soothes and repairs dehydrated, fragile skin, restoring the natural pH balance to encourage self-healing. Smells divine, 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.
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!
7. 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.
Herbivore Botanicals Hydrating Face Mist Rose Hibiscus was created with pure plant actives and no nasties at all. A refreshing base of coconut water is infused with youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals and moisture-enhancing rose to tone, hydrate, and soften all skin types. Bonus: this is vegan friendly, too!
This refreshing mist acts as a toner with its 21 high-performance ingredients to deliver moisture and create a plumper-looking appearance. The all natural formula also helps enhance the performance of moisturisers and serums that follow, while natural humectants help draw moisture from the environment for extra hydration.
This facial mist helps to support the skin’s natural defenses against oxidative stress caused by pollutants. It reduces the appearance of dullness and combats signs of fatigue on the skin. The effects of cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes and heavy metals are all reduced thanks to the natural oils and waters in this mist – just use it regularly and you’ll see a difference!
12. Farmacy Skin Dew
Need a collagen boost? This is the mist for you! Echinacea GreenEnvy™ is a unique form of echinacea that contains the highest known concentration of cichoric acid, which helps protect the skin by supporting natural collagen. Cichoric acid also promotes a more evenly toned complexion. Horsetail juice—a natural extract of the perennial horsetail herb that contains vitamin C, tannins, and mineral salts—helps freshen and tone the skin while providing both antioxidant and skin soothing benefits.
Main image: Miranda Kerr Instagram