The best face mists for calming inflammation
To most, face mists are like the marble bathtubs of the beauty world. They’re bougey as hell, often deemed OTT, and regardless of the decadent delights they offer, not exactly a non-negotiable essential. Unless, that is, you’re redness or rosacea-prone. Yep, for sensitive skin types, they’re more of a life-saver than a luxury. Whilst there are great tools and treatments on the market designed to settle our delicate complexions, our calendars don’t allow for sheet masks or jade rollers in the moments we need them most. Inflammation waits for no one, and it often rears its head at the worst possible times – forget rain on your wedding day, sensitive skin types deem redness a far greater concern.
Luckily, when we’re in need of a fast-acting soothing solution, the mighty mist is always there to save us. Often written off a gimmicky skincare step (or mistaken for extremely expensive scented water), face mists are the real deal when it comes to calming an irritated complexion, gifting your skin with inflammation-eliminating ingredients in the form of a cooling wash of moisture. They also fall into the limited crop of skincare steps you can do at your desk or in the back of an Uber (without scaring your boss or damaging your 5-star rating like a clay mask could). And for the times where your complexion literally cannot handle any finger-to-skin action, they require zero physical contact – just spritz 8-10 centimetres from your face and reap the refreshing rewards. From redness-reducing rosewater to all-calming aloe, we’ve rounded up our favourite finely misted formulas – trust us, this is an edit not to be mist… (sorry).