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Do facial mists actually do anything for your skin?

Face mists are made to give your skin a little pick-me-up. On the back of almost every face mist, it usually reads ‘spritz on as much as you want throughout the day’ or ‘use it anytime your skin needs a refresh’. The fine water settles on your skin as you spray; freshening your skin within seconds.

That’s basically the point of face mists and they are proven to be very useful when the day is hot and humid. But would you consider the benefits or advantages of a facial mist?

While face mists are meant to temporarily rehydrate the skin, some that are humectant will actually dry out the skin. As water comes into contact with the skin, it provides instant hydration but the natural drying process through evaporation causes your skin will lose moisture along with it.

It’s also best to avoid face mists that contain alcohol because of its dehydrating nature.

However, if you have dry skin problems, facial mists are not something you should rely upon. The additional veils of mist are meant to rehydrate your skin for a very short period of time — it is not to replace your moisturisers. Additionally, overusing them could potentially cause scaling and roughens the skin over time.

That doesn’t mean you should stay away completely from the instant benefits of a good face mist. It is still a great addition to your makeup regime and the best one-spray-away skin freshener, especially on an extremely sunny day. We’ve selected six trusted facial mists that are safe to use (of course) and infused with the most nourishing and hydrating ingredients. They are rich in minerals and antioxidants too and you don’t have to worry about them drying up the skin. So, spritz away.

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Omorovicza's Queen of Hungary Mist

This is the world’s first recorded perfume, specially formulated for Queen Elisabeth of Hungary in the 14th century. It is neroli and rose-scented toner that purifies and tones the skin while giving long-lasting hydration. The formula also firms up the skin that leaves it more supple and younger-looking.

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, RM299


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Laneige's Water Bank Hydro Mist

Just like how vegetables are good for body health, this mist contains essentials natural minerals derived from super veggies. The Hydro Mist uses kale, watercress, and beet to help retain moisture and recover damaged skin while promoting a more moisturised and healthy skin.

Laneige Water Bank Hydro Mist, RM60

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Caudalie's Grape Water

The brand is highly notable for their key ingredient — grapes — so it’s no surprise to see their facial mist boasting a high content of 100% organic grape water. This mist soothes, refreshes, and increases skin’s hydration levels by 127%. Suitable for all skin types and even sensitive skin.

Caudalie Grape Water, RM75

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Herbivore's Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

Using coconut water as the base, the product is infused with a combination of hibiscus flower petals and Bulgarian rose to give extra hydrating and anti-ageing benefits. It tones, hydrates, and softens the skin. The hibiscus is naturally rich in malic and citric acids that help to exfoliate and speed up cell turnover rate. Rose, which is high in antioxidants, helps reduce redness and inflammation.

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, RM144

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Saturday Skin's Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist

This Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist is both a toner and essence. It refreshes and hydrates the face, with concentrated kiwi and grape extracts in its formula. Instantly revitalises the skin, the anti-oxidant properties also help in protecting the skin from free radicals.

Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist, RM133

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First Aid Beauty's Hello FAB Vital Greens Face Mist

Revitalising green superfoods such as kale, spinach, and Jericho are used in this face mist. With everything combined, they are rich in minerals and antioxidants; essential in refreshing, cooling, and soothing the skin. The formula also sets makeup to make it long-lasting.

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Vital Greens Face Mist, RM82

Jolin Lee


Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.

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