Okay, we get it, it’s hot out.
There’s nothing like spending time outside when it’s hotter than 30 degrees C. For those of us who don’t have a pool, the thought of dipping ourselves in water when it’s so hot that sweat is dripping down your back, is literally the most appealing thing (*cannonball!*). Because of that, I’ve started to carry around a bottle of facial mist for those days where the weather is just too hot and you need a little mid-day cool down.
Facial mists aren’t just for adding a little refresh in the day. A lot of them contain vitamins and minerals that help nourish your skin, and you can also use them as a makeup refresher or a setting spray.
I’ve gotten quite a collection growing here at home, so these are my top picks if you’re looking for a little pick me up..
Caudalie Grape Water
I’ve chatted about this product before, but this facial spray from French brand Caudalie (C$24) is a 100 per cent organic formula that is extracted directly from grapes in Bordeaux. This spray will help increase hydration and reduce sensitivity.
The formula contains polysaccharides for moisture, mineral salts, and potassium, so if you suffer from redness or sensitive skin, this will help ease any irritation you have. You can also use it as a toner after your cleanser or to set your makeup.
Lierac Hydragenist Morning Moisturizing Mist
Another French brand (the French really love their sprays apparently), this spray (C$45) helps to rehydrate and replump skin in the morning. Spray this on after your cleanser to smooth your skin, restore freshness, and wake you up.
This product is inspired by Asian mists and contains a memory visco-elastic polymer to instantly hydrate and replump. Also, let’s not forget the pleasant scent of rose, jasmine, and gardenia.
Avene Thermal Spring Water
This thermal water spray (C$21.95) is perfect for the heatwaves that the continent has been experiencing lately. Toss it in your purse or beach bag to hydrate and soothe the skin. Like Caudalie’s Grape Water spray, this one is also perfect for calming, soothing, and softening irritated and sensitive skin.
The formula contain a low mineral content, so it will not dry out your face. It also has an ideal calcium and magnesium ratio, which will help with texture. I love spraying this on a super hot day or after a workout. Also, the actual packaging on this product is awesome since it mists the product perfectly onto the face.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Another star Caudalie product, their Beauty Elixir (C$22 for the mini, C$59 for the full-size) is a cult-favourite mist that tightens pore, sets makeup, and provides radiance to the skin. Also, let’s not forget that it smells like a spa (*swoon*).
This spray is inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s elixir of youth, and contains grape extracts and clarifying ingredients to give your skin some major radiance. The formula also contains essential oils and plant extracts, so it’s perfect for both men and women (it’s great as an aftershave).
So what’s the difference between this one and their Grape Water? The Grape Water comes in an aerosol can, so it’s easier to carry around (this comes in a glass bottle). I also feel like this contains more minerals and is just a little more luxurious than their other spray (it also retails for way more money).
Garnier SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist for Rose Water
This affordable drugstore spray is made from 99 per cent naturally derived ingredients and is formulated with rose water extract. Like the other sprays I mentioned, it is also great for dry and sensitive skin thanks to its soothing formula that refreshes, hydrates, and leaves skin feeling smooth and nourished.
This can be used any time of the day. I love applying it after my moisturizer for an added touch of radiance. You can also use it as a setting spray as well.
You wouldn’t think that a moisturizing spray would so imperative in your skincare and makeup collection, but as you can see, these don’t just cool you down on a hot day. All of these sprays soothe irritated skin, provide radiance, and help with refreshing and setting makeup.
I will say that some of the bottles are better than others. In terms of the actual spraying of the product, both the Cadaulie sprays and the Avene spray is the best as they mist the formulas onto your skin. The Lierac and Garnier ones tend to shoot the product out, which isn’t as pleasant, so I would stick with having a makeup-free face for those ones.
What’s your favourite facial spray?
Please note, product sent by PR, all opinions are my own.
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