The hot summer trend of face mists is here to stay as our parched skin goes straight into central heating and cold air. So drink up this extra layer of moisture, added between your cleanser and serum! Alternatively, you can spritz it over your make-up to refresh foundation and watch it melt into your skin so there’s no obvious powdery layer.
“Keeping skin moisturised is crucial for maintaining healthy skin, especially as we get older,” says Dr Tom Mammone from Clinique Global Research & Development. “The moisture retention element of the skin’s barrier function gradually diminishes, therefore it loses its ability to retain water. Using a mist is great for those moments, especially on the go, when skin starts feeling dry, since it replenishes moisture levels and restores balance.”
Keep one of these skin pick-me-ups on your desk or in your bag no matter the weather. Here are our pick of the best ones yet…
Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief, R435 for 125ml, with its activated antioxidant and aloe vera water blend makes for all-day plumpness in a bottle.
Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water, R74,95 for 50ml, soothes any sign of skin irritation in a jiffy and is a travel-friendly must have! The tiny bottle is easy to tote around and fits into your hand bag with ease.
Dark Mark Fading
African Extracts Advantage Misting Toner, R 119,99 for 150ml, has anti-inflammatory chamomile extract that helps dark spots to fade.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Hydrating Mist, R380 for 100ml, is full to the brim with a skin loving, superfruit blend of healing acai, moisture-rich goji, mangosteen and free-radical reducing pomegranate.
Compiled by Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.