There's nothing quite like the feeling of the ocean's mist hitting your face as you lounge on the beach — or is there? Though they may not come complete with a seaside view, facial mists do a remarkable job of refreshing both our visages and our attitudes whenever we're in need of a little pick-me-up. (In fact, the R29 beauty team has a communal mist on rotation at all times — you'd be surprised at all that can be accomplished after a department-wide spritz or two.)
But, besides being super-refreshing in the sticky summer heat, mists are also a genius way to keep your skin hydrated all day long — yes, even over your makeup. Spritz a lightweight lotion on top of your made-up face and it will add much-needed moisture without making your mascara melt off your eyes. Pure magic.
So, in celebration of the revitalizing, uplifting powers of facial mists, we've rounded up our favorites just in time for summer. Because, on those sweltering days that surely await us, you're going to wish you had one of the instant refreshers we gathered ahead on hand.
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Mmerci Encore is a new, natural line that's taking Singapore by storm. One spritz of its small-batch, hand-crafted, invigorating blend of chamomile and rose essential oils and it's easy to see why — this stuff is otherworldly.
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Talk about an appropriate name. Lush's aloe-, seaweed-, and rose-infused toner is exactly what your face needs for an instant refresh.
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Kari Gran created her eponymous beauty line after realizing many conventional products had ingredients that were hormone disruptors and caused issues with her endocrine system. As such, her all-natural line is a true return to the basics — one she describes as the little black dress of beauty. This hydrating tonic, available in soothing lavender or rose, is a true testament to her dedication, featuring just three pure ingredients.
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Omorovicza's luxuriously scented spray is fit for royalty and feels like a dream on the skin. We love it so much, we teamed up with the brand to offer readers 20% off. Now through Saturday, May 10, enter code R29 at checkout on the Omorovicza site and receive 20% off the Queen of Hungary Mist, Elemental Emulsion, Balancing Moisturizer , Cleansing Foam, Copper Peel (both sizes), Deep Cleansing Mask, and Glam Glow. It's like it's your birthday or something.
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We're digging the perfume-like packaging of Elemental Herbology's spritzer, which is formulated with pure rose damask petals.
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At $7 a pop, Mario Badescu's facial spray has already found a place in our home, work, and definitely our beach bag.
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