If you were to browse the beauty team’s desks at Escentual HQ, there’s one type of product would keep popping up, no matter whose desk you were raiding: face mists.
We’re all a little obsessed here, but can you blame us? Long gone are the days of boring face mists that have little-to-no skincare benefits. Now facial mists can protect your skin from the sun, environmental aggressors, and even make your complexion look healthy and radiant with their skin-loving formulations!
Face mists are the hot skincare topic on everyone’s lips and we don’t want you (or your skin) to miss out. So make room in your bathroom cabinet, clear out your handbag and have a desk and dressing table re-jig, because there’s a few face mists you need to make some room for!
For your desk…
The next time you’re sitting at your desk after lunch and your mind begins to wander, don’t reach for a coffee to give yourself a little pick-me up – reach for the Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist. This refreshing facial mist takes pride of place on my own desk and it’s the first thing I grab if I start to feel a little sluggish. But its ability to instantly refresh isn’t the only reason this spritz is one of my new favourites. It also rehydrates, protects from environmental aggressors and, my personal favourite, mattifies (an oily girl’s dream come true).
But how does this mist (perfectly sized and shaped for a desk, might I add) do all the above? Well, that’s down to its innovative ingredient line-up. The formula is made up of marjoram extract, which replenishes lost moisture in the skin, plus a Shiseido anti-shine complex that works to mattify and reduce shine, and finally a phytotarget complex, which shields skin from environmental aggressors. I think we can all agree that this is more than just an ordinary facial mist!
For your dressing table…
Whether your dressing table is full to the brim with beauty bits or well organised and minimalist, there’s one product that deserves to showcased: the REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist. Designed to protect skin from harmful free radicals and environmental pollution, this fine mist is a must-have for every city dweller. It’s so easy to forget about protecting your skin from environmental aggressors, but it’s vital as pollution can have a huge effect on skin ageing. So, with this nifty spritzer displayed on your dressing table you’ll never forget again, and for those of us that are not morning folk, it’s the perfect wake-me-up too!
So, what gives this mist its protecting power? There’s a hefty ingredient line-up, so get ready… Firstly, biosaccharide gum acts like a second skin, shielding from pollutants like cigarette smoke and exhaust fumes. Next up, zinc and manganese amino acids attack free radicals and defend against oxidative stress, whilst quercetin boosts the health of skin cells by stimulating repair. And last but certainly not least, alfa-glucan detoxifies the skin, getting rid of dead cells for a brighter, healthier and more radiant looking complexion! Your morning routine is about to get a lot more productive, but don’t worry – you’ll get all this protection in a super-quick spritz.
For your handbag…
Keys? Check. Purse? Check. Facial mist with an added SPF30 and a UV shield? Um… You may think a facial mist isn’t a necessity in your handbag but trust me, it is. If you usually carry your life around with you in your bag then the Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin Anti-UV Mist SPF30 is the face mist for you. The ultimate multi-taster, the mist rehydrates with the patented complex aquagenium, and protects with a Cellular Bioprotection® patent and sunscreen patent.
A mist for everyone, no matter what your bag (or skin) type, the Hydrabio Eau de Soin Anti-UV Mist is perfect for adults and children, so can be popped in your gym, travel or family bag! Designed to top-up your protection throughout the day, the mist should be used in conjunction with your regular sunscreen, so think of it as an addition rather than the only sun care you need.
And don’t worry about white marks when topping up, the mist is completely invisible and can also be used to set makeup. So, whether you have family day trips planned this summer or are hoping to attend as many festivals as possible, make sure this mist is within arms reach.
For your bathroom cabinet…
You probably hear the phrase ‘you really need this’ time and time again, and I’m sorry but I have to say it… you really need the La Roche-Posay Seroznic Spray. Serozinc probably isn’t anything new to you, it has been raved about by journalists and bloggers for a number of months now. But, this handy new 50ml is something I have to shout about, because if you haven’t tried it yet it’s the perfect way to test it out. And for those of us that have tried and loved it, it’s a great size for your toiletry bag!
If you’re blissfully unaware of its powers, Serozinc is a toning mist that contains zinc sulphate, water and astringent sodium chloride. These three ingredients target blemishes, marks, pores, excess oiliness and help keep the complexion fresh and healthy. But, that’s not all – this mist has a couple other uses that make it a bathroom cabinet must-have, including soothing razor burn, preventing nappy rash and also its ability to cleanse superficial skin irritations.
Over To You!
Which of these skin-loving facial mists would best suit your lifestyle? Tweet me at @EscentualCeryn or comment below!