Is the midday heat causing you to wilt? Trying to fight off the drowsiness of post-lunch food coma? Skin looking tired, dull and greasy after the day’s hubbub?
In such instances, a few spritzes of a beautifully scented facial mist can do wonders to lift your spirits and chase away lethargy. Plus, they deliver beauty benefits that range from hydration and oil-control to brightening and calming. Think of them as a bottled form of express self-care, or an energy drink for the skin.
Here, we round up some great-smelling facial sprays that provide a feel-good, look-good boost any time of day.
Aromatic Facial Sprays
Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol, $33
Nobody does premium spa-like scents quite like Aesop. A refreshing blend of rose petal, bergamot peel and chamomile bud, this is great for a moisture boost on-the-go or during long days in the office.
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Fresh Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water, $39-$69
An ultra-refreshing mist that smells like marmalade. Provides antioxidant protection with vitamins and extracts of lemon and orange. Use it as to cool and prime skin, as a makeup-setting spray or thirst-quencher for dry skin.
Jurlique Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist, $67
Its uplifting floral-and-citrus scent works to soothe and recharge. Sweet violet extract and plant-based antioxidants protect and restore moisture to dehydrated skin.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Sage And Orange Blossom, $12
Besides creating an addictive sweet citrus scent, the botanical ingredients in this spray also help to calm skin and improve clarity. Leaves skin with a subtle, dewy glow.
A’Kin Rose Mist Toner, $24.90
Free of chemical nasties, this has aromatic rose essence to calm frazzled nerves and aloe vera, a well-known skin soother and hydrator. Use it to tone skin after cleansing or for a cooling treat whenever you need.
My Clarins RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist, $35
With its fruity-floral scent, this is an energizer for tired skin and minds. Packed with skin-loving botanicals, including fig extract for hydration, alpenrose and coconut to rebalance, and acerola fruit to boost oxygenation.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Reviving White Tea Facial Mist, $38
Fine and lightweight, this uses antioxidant-rich white tea to counter the damaging effects of pollutants and has organic aloe vera to cool and soothe skin.
Kora Organics Balancing Rose Mist, $46
One for fans of fresh, rosy scents. With its blend of rose water, geranium oil, and hibiscus and noni extracts, it not only moisturises and tones but also reduces the appearance of pores. Buy