In the quest for fresh, dewy skin, one product delivers instantaneous results like no other: face mists.
Facial mists nourish thirsty skin all day long. But their benefits go way beyond a basic moisturizer. These toning, priming and beautifying skin saviors soothe irritated skin, cool overheated complexions, protect against pollution and sun and set makeup in place so it won't melt off in the heat. In short, it's the single-most important skin-care accessory this summer. Here, we present the best facial mists that'll keep you looking (and feeling) cool, calm and collected in every situation.
If You Want to Reapply Sunscreen Without Messing Up Your Makeup
Let's be honest: Reapplying sunscreen stinks, especially if you're wearing makeup. After all, it's not like you want to slather goopy sunscreen over your BB cream. And that's where Coola Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray, $36, comes in. This lightweight, soothing mist contains cucumber, aloe and hyaluronic acid to add moisture, freshen your makeup and reapply your SPF without mucking up your makeup. Just be sure to keep your eyes firmly closed when you apply, lest you get sunscreen in your eyes.
If Summer Heat Is Making Your Skin Feel Unbalanced
Summer can be just as drying to your skin as cold winter months -- especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. And, the heat can make skin sweaty and oily -- resulting in some seriously unbalanced skin. IS Clinical Copper Firming Mist, $38, uses copper and botanical extracts to help balance, firm and hydrate skin -- all without making it oily or greasy. Bonus: Copper also helps with collagen synthesis, so each spritz also boasts an anti-aging boost.
If Your Skin Is So Parched, You Can Feel the Wrinkles Forming
If only it were socially acceptable to walk around in public with a moisturizing mud mask on. Instead, lock in every ounce of moisture the sun is trying to steal by keeping Sulwhasoo Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Lifting Mist, $45, in your purse. This superfine mist is infused with Korean herbal seaweed, a skincare superfood that's full of vitamins A, C, E, all the B's, plus moisturizing polysaccharides. Each spritz packs a punch of anti-aging properties and moisture sans any stickiness.
If You're Sunburnt or Sensing an Eczema Outbreak
Help nurse an inflamed face back to health with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, $12.99. Whether your skin is aggravated by city pollution, too much sun, an overzealous exfoliating session or the plain old stress of life, this natural spray straight from France will soothe stressed skin immediately. The mineral-rich water is packed with selenium, a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from damaging free radicals and works as an anti-inflammatory.