8 Best Facial Mists for Healthy, Hydrated Skin
Whether you want to refresh your skin midday, need a calming product for sensitivity, want to add an additional hydrating step to your skincare regimen, or crave a feel-good boost of serotonin, facial mists are the way to go.
These hydrating skincare products are more than just water in a spray bottle—they’re packed with dermatologist-approved hydrators, antioxidants, and minerals that calm inflammation, strengthen the skin barrier, and address other skin concerns such as aging, dullness, and dehydration. They’re also great to set your makeup with or throw in your bag when on the go. Essentially, you can always find a use (or many uses) for a facial mist.
Below, we’ve highlighted 9 of the best facial mists for treating a wide variety of skin concerns, but overall, these mists will support healthy, hydrated skin.
The Avène Thermal Spring Water is among the most popular hydrating facial mists—and for good reason! Ideal for sensitive skin types, this simple mist is composed of Avène’s iconic thermal spring water and nitrogen. The spring water’s unique composition is brimming with skin-benefiting minerals that calm, soothe, and soften skin. The spring water's neutral pH also reduces sensitivity and promotes balanced skin.
This might be perfect for sensitive skin, but all skin types can benefit from the ultra-fine and refreshing mist. It’s the ideal mist to take to the beach, pool or throw in your bag whenever you need a boost of hydration.
2. Colorescience Hydrating Mist
If you want a hydrating facial mist that does it all: soothes stressed skin, prevents dehydration, locks in makeup, and refreshes your appearance throughout the day—look no further. This multi-tasking facial mist from Colorescience does it all with its calming, hydrating formula. Key ingredients include D20 heavy water, a large water molecule that increases skin hydration. Ylang ylang and chamomile botanicals help soothe irritation associated with dryness and give the mist a light, spa-like aroma.
3. Replenix Soothing Antioxidant Mist
Scientifically formulated to calm and rejuvenate stressed skin, this ultra-soothing facial mist by Replenix features medical-grade antioxidants to brighten and refresh dull, tired complexions. A blend of green and white tea defends skin with its antioxidant army while calming redness and sensitivity. Chamomile, another medical-grade skincare ingredient, helps even the skin tone by soothing irritation. Other ingredients include alcohol-free witch hazel (which helps refine pores), moisturizing panthenol, and anti-inflammatory comfrey extract.
Spritz this whenever your skin feels irritated or is in need of antioxidant defense.
Simplify your routine with this hydrating facial mist and toner. The Hydrating Toner by Murad is ideal for balancing the skin’s pH after cleansing and getting your skin prepped and prime for the rest of your routine. Its alcohol-free formula also helps to lift impurities from the skin, soothe irritation, and replenish lost moisture.
It’s packed with hydration – thanks to ingredients like chamomile, cucumber extract, vitamin E, and glycerin – so it’s perfect for dry skin. Have normal, combination, or sensitive skin? Don’t worry; this toner is great for you too.
5. Osmosis Skincare Nutrient Activating Mist
Super parched skin can add back needed moisture with the Nutrient Activating Mist by Osmosis Skincare. This hydrating facial mist keeps it simple with three ingredients: water, fulvic acid, and humic acid. Both fulvic and humic acids are anti-inflammatory compounds with powerful antioxidant properties. Together, they calm redness and irritation, brighten the complexion, and support hydrated skin.
To get the most out of this facial mist, apply it after your serums to increase product penetration.
6. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist
On the hunt for a multi-tasking facial mist? The Phyto Corrective Essence Mist by SkinCeuticals doubles as a hydrating facial mist and essence, preparing your skin for whatever the day has in store. The ultra-lightweight mist feels weightless on the skin, so it’s great for all skin types (yes, even oily). A 6.2% blend of dermatologist-loved hyaluronic acid and glycerin draws in water and helps the skin hold onto that hydration so the skin stays plump and dewy all day. Skin will instantly look less red thanks to a botanical blend of cucumber, thyme, olive leaf, and rosemary.
Bonus: The frictionless application means you can reapply the mist throughout the day, even on top of makeup.
7. PCA Skin Daily Defense Mist
Our skin goes through a lot each day, from drying air conditioners to pollution to free radical exposure. That’s why PCA Skin developed their Daily Defense Mist. This antioxidant-rich facial mist strengthens your skin’s natural defenses against environmental aggressors such as free radicals and UV damage. It also helps reduce skin damage caused by blue light exposure.
Notable ingredients include dandelion extract, which reduces inflammation and improves skin radiance with its antioxidant properties. Marrubium vulgare extract – another potent antioxidant – strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier and neutralizes damaging free radicals and pollutants. There’s also aloe vera leaf juice, a superstar ingredient for softening and moisturizing.
Similar to Avène’s Thermal Spring Water, the Vichy Volcanic Water Face Mist uses the power of proprietary water-soluble minerals to comfort and hydrate the skin. The combination of 15 essential minerals is clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier and protect the skin from harmful environmental factors like pollution. Because the only ingredient is mineral-rich volcanic water, this is great for calming skin post-treatment or as a mid-day skin refresh.