I know I have my favorite facial sprays, but I wanted to reach out to the beauty community to see which were faves from beauty junkies like you. My hopes are that you’ll find one from this comprehensive list that’s the perfect fit, and if you already love one of these — maybe you’ll find a new fave.
But if you’ve never used a facial mist, you may be curious what they’re for and why they’re so popular. I reached out to Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Jeannette Graf to ask what some of the benefits of using facial mists are — here’s what she told me…
Facial mists generally are made up of soothing ingredients such as essential oils like lavender and rose or soothing thermal spring waters, which soothe skin and diminish redness, such as Avène’s. The ideal times to use them are when your skin is dry (airplane, dry office air), red and parched. — Dr. Jeannette Graf
Of all of the people I asked — this was the resounding fave! Just listen to these raves…
“It’s hydrating and light without being irritating. Feels like a soft spring rain on my skin.” — Jayne M.
“It’s the OG! I have been using it since middle school. It’s light, really does refresh my skin and it doesn’t feel like I got soaked by a water gun, either. If I’m traveling, going to be in extreme dry or cold climates, I bring my travel size along. Not to mention it feels nice on a hot day, too!” — Kirbie Johnson, POPSUGAR Beauty Reporter
“The fine mist perfectly disperses a soothing blend of ingredients when my skin needs a pick-me-up. It also smells like a lovely bed of roses, without being too overpowering.” — Alexis Farah, Founder of Random Acts of Lipstick
“It calms my face down. It combats my itchiness in the winter and soothes my face from the heat in the summer.” — Paula Wade, Older Girl Beauty
“It’s super gentle and hydrating. Leaves my skin fresh and dew-y!! Smells amazing too.” — Emily M.
*This is one of my top faves, and you’ll see me recommend this as much as I possibly can! — Amber
“It’s a perfectly fine mist that gives just the right amount of hydration, flow, and makeup setting power. It can be used as both a skin care and makeup item. It works wonderfully to tone your skin and tighten your pores, but at the same time it can set makeup beautifully. Best of all, you can use it throughout the day for a boost of hydration without that greasy look that other mists can give!” — Naowshaba F.
*This was one of the very first beauty mists I ever owned, and I love it for all the same reasons as Naowshaba, above! — Amber