Editor's Picks: Maid of the Mist
With rising temps we’ve been looking for ways to achieve the perfect midday cool down — aside from pouring ourselves an iced rosé. Enter our fave facial mists. They serve up many refreshing uses outside of just bringing the heat down on a sunny day. Perfect for a quick pick-me-up after a long flight or a must-have desk companion when the 2 p.m. snooze urge hits at work, a quick spritz on the face can work just as well as a Starbucks. And some double as a toner, primer or setting spray. Here are our top picks:
Backed by over 150 clinical studies, this facial mist is formulated with silicates to soothe and soften the skin. Also, with high levels of key substances from Aqua Dolomiae microflora, it's also great for calming sensitivities like dry, itchy skin.
Avène Thermal Spring Water, from $10, at Beauty Boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart
Set & Forget
Formulated with an anti-shine complex making it perfect for use before or after you put on your makeup, this dewy, gel-like textured mist from Shiseido contains marjoram extract to hydrate and nourish and an exclusive PhytoTarget complex to help combat external stressors.
Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist, $32, at Beauty Boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart
With a scent fit for a queen - for real, it was inspired by the world's first recorded perfume, bottled in the 14th century for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary - this facial water will lift your spirits thanks to notes of refreshing neroli and sweet rose-petals.
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, from $40, at Sephora
If you're a fan of citrus and looking for something with hydrating properties, you're going to love this botanical blend of sweet orange and mandarin oils with white tea and pomegranate extracts.
Ole Henriksen Fountain of Truth ™ Facial Water, $28, at Sephora
A cocktail of rosehip, ylang ylang, resveratrol-rich grapeseed oil, and a handful of other antioxidant rich organic botanicals, this nourishing mist from Juice is formulated to refresh, tone, and leave the skin feeling moisturized.