We tend to think of facial mists as instant pick-me-ups for a dull complexion—they’re like the grown-up version of running through a sprinkler. But beyond the pep factor, these spritzes can tackle a number of skincare concerns, too. From hydrating parched skin to erasing redness, consult this guide to figure out which one is best suited to you:
Best for: Sensitive skin
The Magic Behind The Mist: Known for its mild astringent properties and romantic aroma, rose water is the main ingredient in this magically refreshing spritz. (Hey, they don’t call it the queen of flowers for nothing.) Perfect for finicky complexions, it’s combined with soothing aloe and chamomile to instantly calm irritation and redness.
Spritz: Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Best for: Hydrating on-the-go
The Magic Behind The Mist: This grapeseed extract-infused mist boasts an impressive list of devotees, including Liv Tyler, Carla Bruni, and Karlie Kloss. And with good reason: It refreshes skin and tightens pores while waking you up. Best of all, it comes in a dainty, TSA-approved bottle making it the perfect for packing in your carry-on.
Best for: Seriously dehydrated complexion
The Magic Behind The Mist: A good spritz should have tons of hardworking antioxidants like green tea, grapeseed extract, and vitamins A, E, and C. This little number has all that and hyaluronic acid, a natural ingredient that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it a great pick to keep dry and dehydrated skin at bay.
Best for: Combination skin
The Magic Behind The Mist: If you go back and forth between battling oiliness and dryness, this balancing spritz is for you. Naturally calming rose extracts tackles redness and quells sebum production, while glycerin, aloe vera, and marshmallow root help skin retain moisture.
Best for: Problem skin
The Magic Behind The Mist: If your complexion were a television character, it would be My So Called Life’s Jordan Catalano—as in, a total bad boy with a mind of its own. Lucky for you, this alcohol-free toner soothes and hydrates even the most troubled complexion with a team of calming botanicals. It’s made with chamomile, cucumber, and aloe vera to relieve irritation and eliminate redness. Glycerin adds a layer of weightless hydration.
Best for: Oily skin
The Magic Behind The Mist: The days of toting around blotting papers and pressed-powder compacts are O-V-E-R. To control shine all day long, simply spray on this mattifying toner. The innovative formula relies on a patented herb complex that’s packed with sebum-fighting lavender, rosemary, and sage extracts, to control excess oil and minimize the appearance of pores.