Words Edel Cassidy
Have you wondered why beauty junkies everywhere, of all ages and skin types, have recently become obsessed with facial mists? It may be because they are one of the most versatile, multi-tasking beauty products ever. They can be used as a toner, to set make-up giving it a dewy look, as a midday pick-me-up, and to calm irritated skin and even to blend foundation. They are especially suitable for long flights, post-workout, or to give a boost of radiance to a dull and lifeless complexion. They are also popular with men as a soothing post-shaving mist. Read on to find out more about some of my favourites.
Renowned for her belief that fighting inflammation is the most important function of her skincare range, Dr Sturm only uses pure and clean ingredients of the highest quality that have undergone extensive clinical studies. Her products are made up of ingredients that hydrate and strengthen the skin and tackle problems such as rosacea, acne, dehydration and sensitivity. Thanks to its optimal formulation of low- and high-weighted hyaluronic acid molecules, this face mist delivers a light but invigorating burst of hydration.
Like all things Tata Harper, this moisture-boosting mist contains 100% natural, non-toxic ingredients, many of which are grown on her farm in Vermont. Sustainability is considered in every aspect of her products, from recycled papers and soy-based inks, to tubes made from bio-based sugarcane plastic. The combination of rose, lavender, and neroli hydrosols leave the skin beautifully refreshed and intensely moisturised, while an antioxidant-rich floral blend helps fight free radicals and minimise the appearance of lines. It has the most amazing scent, leaves the skin glowing and enhances the performance of serums that follow.
This toning mist contains a combination of four organic Irish seaweeds well known for their anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve redness and irritation. Seaweed is also a natural humectant that retains moisture and, when combined with hyaluronic acid, gives the skin a really serious moisture boost. A soothing scent, with notes from the numerous botanical ingredients that also contain powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, the spray distributes a fine, even mist and leaves the skin moist and without a residue.
Lightweight and absorbing almost instantly, leaving the skin softly plumped, refined and hydrated with a fresh and youthful bright, dewy glow, it has a
wonderfully fresh scent that is both stimulating and soothing. Fortified with anti-oxidant rich rooibos tea, kefir ferment and coconut water, to help soothe and brighten the complexion, it feels great on the skin and can be used morning or night, or during the day for an on-the-go splash of hydration.
This fruity-floral beauty water wakes up the skin in the morning and works well over make-up for a flawless finish, and can be used any time of the day to revitalise your look. My Clarins, targeted at Millenials and Gen Z, is not just amazing skincare that really works but is also an ethical and transparent brand that is eco-conscious and committed to the issues that matter to young buyers, such as sustainability and social responsibility.
This refreshing spritz takes its inspiration from the original formula of the ‘elixir of youth’ created in the 17th century for Queen Isabelle of Hungary, who was noted for her great beauty and extravagant tastes. This is a cult favourite among leading makeup artists and models, as it tightens pores and sets makeup. An instant pick-me-up at any time of the day that will immediately tone, soothe and brighten the skin, just shake, close your eyes, take a deep breath and spray!