Spritz away the bad vibes.
Whilst we’re staying home and working from home and vibing from home, we’re certain that you know that it’s hot outside.
Bangkok summer is at its peak, with temperature levels and humidity levels at a heavy sweat-inducing high. You’re sticky every time you go out for groceries, and you feel icky every time you come back from your daily walk.
Sure, you could wash your face (and risk mascara tears) every time you felt exhausted. But there’s got to be another way.
Here, we’ve rounded up our favourite hydrating face mists of the minute. They work great on makeup (or under it), and are a great way to refresh yourself throughout the day. Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, say goodbye to sweaty days, dull complexion, or — dare we say it — even maskne.
[Hero Image Credit: Kora Organics; Featured Image Credit: Peach & Lily]
For those who want to feel as blissful as model Miranda Kerr, try Kora Organics. Their Balancing Rose Mist is designed to hydrate and protect, asa well as replenish moisture levels to even skin tone. We love the light scent and the girly packaging especially.
Star ingredients: Rose flower water, geranium oil, and hibiscus
Best for: All skin types
Price: THB 1190/100ml
Vibe: Just skipped through a flower field in Southern France
For when your skin needs a little extra plumping, Pixi’s Hydrating Milky Mist comes to the rescue. It is extremely light, and is an ideal step in your morning routine before serums and moisturiser.
Star ingredients: Oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid
Best for: The morning after a long night before
Price: THB 590/80ml
Vibe: Milky mist on my face, iced Americano in my hands
Acting as a pollution shield (so essential in this city), Dr. Dennis Gross makes a mist that is designed not only to set makeup, but to protect the face from the environmental aggressors it may encounter. It’s packed with antioxidants and a micellar delivery system that helps drive essential ingredients deep into the skin, too.
Star ingredients: Collagen, niacinamide, Vitamin C
Best for: After a long day outdoors
Price: THB 1300/88ml
Vibe: Urbanite on-the-go
For Korean skincare fans, glass skin is undeniably the number one look you’ll want to achieve. This non-toxic Peach & Lily Mist may be a good first step. Scented with natural cucumber and peach, it has a pH of 5.8 to support the skin barrier, whilst lightly soothing, hydrating, and giving the skin a great glow.
Star ingredients: Peach extract, Reishi mushroom, lotus extract, ceramics, liquorice, Vitamin E, aloe vera
Best for: Calming the skin
Price: THB 1550
Vibe: Straight outta my favourite K-drama
Normally a beloved travel companion, this Allies of Skin mist still works pretty well when we’re staying home. Charged with an anti-evaporation molecule, it works its magic by really clinging to skin cells. It’s packed with antibacterials and restorative nutrients, and is an ideal refresher because of this.
Star ingredients: Açai berry, silk amino acids, and cucumber seed oil
Best for: Fighting jet lag, or just plain old sleepy days (also popular with acne-prone users)
Price: THB 2060
Vibe: I just had the best nap of my life
A favourite among Hollywood celebrities, Caudalie’s face mist is an “eau de beauté,” which already earns it snazzy sophistication points. It is designed to tighten pores in order to reduce dullness, and leaves the skin looking plump and radiant.
Star ingredients: Grape, orange flower, rose mint, and rosemary
Best for: Tightening the skin pre-makeup
Price: THB 690/30ml
Vibe: Ready for my close-up
It’s hard not to love anything by Fresh, and this “glow water” is no different. We like the idea of Vitamin Nectar for the face, and its fast-drying formula makes it great to use quickly and often throughout the day.
Star ingredient: Vitamin fruit complex
Best for: A quick fix
Price: THB 1020/100ml
Vibe: I had eight Zoom meetings today but you can’t tell
For when you want something a little more elegant, Tatcha should be your go-to. Formulated with botanical oils and humectants, this Dewy Skin Mist is designed to give you an instantly more luminous complexion. Great as an anti-ageing mist, use it over or under your makeup to maintain moisture levels and prevent a cake-y look. Ideal for touch-ups.
Star ingredients: Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid
Best for: When it’s been a long day, week, month, and year
Price: THB 780/13ml
Vibe: Japanese superfood wisdom for the win