If you have seen my work desk or if you have ever checked my car or hand bag, you’d probably notice multiple bottles. I like to spritz face mists throughout the day and so I have plenty of them. One of the most common question that I get asked is whether one can use facial mists as toners. My answer would be no. A face mist and toner are two different products. While there are certain facial mists which could substitute toners. not all toners can be applied like facial mists. In simple words, Facial mists or Face mists are an easy way to instantly hydrate the skin.
Face mists are probably one of those very versatile skincare product. Richly packed with soothing as well as hydrating ingredients, they are definitely allrounder.
How and when you apply face mists is totally up to you.
For me, it’s more than acting as an instant fresh-me-up. I got multiple uses with them. I use it in between the skincare steps, over and under my makeup, and even to dilute masks, instant skin refresher mist and what not. Sometimes. spray some onto a cotton pad and use as a cooling eye pad. I love to experiment with different brands and in this post I am featuring three of my favorite face mists from Indulgeo Essentials.
Arabian Blooming Jasmine Witch Hazel Facial Mist/Toner
What brand says – Witch hazel is a plant native to North America and parts of Asia that has been used for centuries for its skin soothing properties.Its powerful antioxidant and astringent benefits are known to help speed healing, prevent signs of aging, stop cellular damage that can lead to skin cancer and eradicate bacteria that lives within the pores of the skin. It removes excess oil and impurities, and then nourishes the skin with healthy moisturizing properties that prevent the skin from drying out. ARABIAN NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE when blended with witch hazel works wonders for dry skin. It’s very soothing and hydrating ,helps to reduce broken thread veins , anti-ageing, toned scar free skin, makes skin softer as well.
It can be used in multiple ways-
1) Spray it on your face and wipe with with cotton to remove the impurities.
2) After cleansing your face spray it to tone your skin and tighten pores and maintain the ph balance.
3) Spray it after makeup to set it right or during a long day to freshen your skin and remove the oiliness. It can be used as often as required during the day
Key ingredients : 100% steam distilled Arabian Blooming Jasmine (Jasmine sambac) flower water and witch hazel (Hamamelis) extract
I love the refreshing fragrance of this one. Though brand says it can be used in multiple ways and can be used as toner etc. I didn’t like it for that purpose. I like it as a refreshing mist to instantly awake my skin and like the cooling effect it gives.
Rose Geranium Witch Hazel Facial Mist/Toner
ROSE GERANIUM when blended with witch hazel works wonders on irritated skin, maintaining ph balance, fighting acne causing bacteria and treating eczema as well. I love this face mist. Its my favorite from the brand.
I also have the CAMOMILE variant. CAMOMILE ROMAN when blended with Witch hazel works wonders for sensitive skin. It’s Very soothing, helps calm rashes, rosacea, acne, great skin cleanser, anti Inflammatory as well. This has a good refreshing fragrance too.
I like to spritz it several times during the day. I like it as a refreshing mist. All face mists are 300 Rs each and they are available for purchase on their website. Keep checking for offers as most of time they promotions going on.
Now, let’s break the different questions that people might have.
Face mists are entirely different from thermal waters, toners, essence as well as setting spray. Like I said earlier, some brands have multi tasking products.
- Are Thermal waters same as Face Mists – No. they ain’t. Thermal water is a kind of face mist which is purely water; I would say with a higher mineral content than regular water. It usually helps with skin dryness as well as redness or any othr skin irritation). Face mists contain not just water but additional humectant and emollient ingredients.
- Face mist and toner: A Toner is meant to be used post cleansing/washing your face, to remove all traces of cleanser and prep your skin for moisturizer. Mists, on the other hand, can be applied during any time – day/night. However, there are few hydrating face toner mists available in the market as well. But., mostly Toners might contain other ingredients to treat skin. Like acid toners etc. Acid toners cant be used as a face mist.
- Face mist and essence: These days, everyone follows the K-Beauty regime. Essence is a kind of liquid-y serum, usually with a watery consistency that you need to pat on your skin using your fingertips. It contains more concentrated ingredients as opposed to a mist, and is meant to go underneath moisturizers to add an extra layer of hydration to your skin. Face Mists are more lighter, usually with a higher water content, and can be used at any point in your skincare or makeup routine.
- Face mist vs setting spray: Setting spray is makeup rather than skincare, and contains film-formers (like synthetic polymers) that lock makeup in place. Mist is made with more skin-friendly ingredients that can help makeup look more natural, rather than giving it more staying power.
Now, the question is – Do you need a face mist ?
Facial mists provide a great way to give your skin that extra boost of hydration as and when it’s required—and thereby improving your makeup game. All you got to do is – Choose your favorite face mist wisely; Depending on your skin type, skin concern as well as usage. This will ensure, the mist you chose for yourself is packed with all the skin conditioning ingredients that add up to your skincare routine.