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The Best Face Mists For Your Summer Getaways

Trifonia Asmar
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As one of the hardest-working, multi-tasking steps in any skin care regime, face mists are commonly underestimated. Hear us out… what other product can soothe stressed-out skin, dial up the dew, and offer an instant burst of hydration (anytime, anywhere)? Nope, we couldn’t think of anything either.  

Refreshing, reviving and rejuvenating your skin with a simple spritz, face mists are a must-have all year around — but will be your best friend come summertime. Combining a variety of vitamins and minerals, there’s a mist for every skin concern — whether you’re dealing with oiliness, dryness or unwanted blemishes. But, despite their targeting differences, the sprays have one vital thing in common — they level up hydration, quenching skin’s thirst, first. So, with that in mind, we suggest you keep one within arm’s length at all times! 

Get prepped for your next sun-seeking getaway or muggy commute with the best hydrating face mist for you. Keeping you cool, calm and your make up refreshed, Ryan from the Cult Concierge team has discovered the ten best face mists for all skin types. You can thank us later…

Hand spraying face mist into air


Whether you’re lounging on sandy shores or spending a summer’s day in the city, Youth To The People's Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist has your complexion covered. Soothing your skin from sun exposure, the ultra-fine spray blends antioxidant-rich adaptogens, shea butter and hyaluronic acid to calm visible redness and even out your skin tone. Spritz, anyone?  

How to use: Use morning, night, and throughout the day. Use pre and post-make up to refresh skin. Shake well and spray between 3-6 sprays each time for best results. Avoid eye contact. 


Doubling up as a facial sunscreen and hydrating mist, La Roche-Posay'sAnthelios Invisible Anti-Shine SPF50+ Face Mist shields you from the sun’s rays while minimising the appearance of unwanted sheen. Now how’s that for multitasking? Specifically designed for sensitive skin, the mattifying mist is enriched with airlicium that acts as a protective film while smoothing skin and letting it breathe. Oh, and did we mention it sits seamlessly on top of daily make up too? 

How to use: Apply 30 minutes before exposure and re-apply frequently every two hours to maintain protection especially after swimming, perspiring or towelling. Shake well before use. 


A twist on Jordan Samuel’s bestselling Hydrate Facial Serum, the Skins Hydrate The Mist spray boosts moisture levels to help calm your complexion when having fun in the sun. Sinking in seamlessly (without compromising your make up!), the blend of botanical ingredients and nourishing humectants bathes your skin all day long. Available in a travel-friendly mini, it’s the perfect partner for long-haul flights, poolside chilling or exploring the local sights.    

How to use: Mist the skin thoroughly after cleansing. Can be used throughout the day and over make up. 


Turning every hour into golden hour, Patrick Ta’s Major Glow Dewy Face Mist will have you looking like you’ve just stepped off the plane from Paradise. Achieving glass skin, the weightless formula fuses replenishing rose and water-retaining hyaluronic acid to revive your cell’s moisture while enhancing a dew-boosting finish to any make up look.  

How to use: Mist the face in a ‘T’ and an ‘X’ formation for an even and hydrated glow. 


Spritz and spraying your way to a healthier and hydrated complexion, the Balancing Face Mist from BYOMA keeps your skin feeling soothed, shielded and soft throughout the day. Powered by the brand’s signature blend of barrier-boosting tri-ceramide complexes and combined with a duo of allantoin and probiotic ferment, the featherweight formula is perfect for a quick pick me up, leaving you looking radiant...even when on-the-go.  

How to use: Shake well before each use and mist onto clean, dry skin. Use as part of your daily regime as a toner or anytime your needs a refresh throughout the day. 


Get a taste of summer all year around, with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist. Packing a punch with its juicy blend of watermelon, hyaluronic acid and hibiscus AHAs, the bi-phase spray rejuvenates your skin, leaving a long-lasting glow. Dreamt up to restore moisture levels wherever and whenever you need, we would go as far to say it counts as one of your five a day… 

How to use: Spritz in a halo across your face for maximum hydration benefits. 


Wanting to achieve supple, smooth and super moisturised skin? Cue:Dr.Jart+’s Ceramidin Cream Mist. A supercharged game changer for dry or flaky skin, the nourishing formula grants long-lasting hydration from the first spritz. Synonymous for its cocktail of not one, not two… but fiveceramides, the mist helps repair damage cells while strengthening the skin’s barrier by preventing water loss. 

How to use: Close eyes and mist over entire face, as needed. May also be used as a toner after cleansing, over make up through the day and as a pick-me-up for thirsty skin. 


Flourishing to ensure fewer flare-ups, Pai Skincare’s Century Flower Barrier Defence Mist, blossoms with its blend of lotus plant extract, hyaluronic acid and deep sea magnesium. Restoring equilibrium to your skin with a zen-like sensation, the barrier-boosting spray is infused with the fresh scent of orange, promoting a sense of calm when battling breakouts.  

How to use: Close your eyes and spritz over skin after cleansing. Follow with your chosen serum, moisturiser or oil – and layer between steps to lock hydration in. You can also spritz over skin throughout the day, under or over make up. 


Protecting your complexion from the daily damage of our digital lives, Susanne Kaufmann’s Blue Light Multi-Protection Mist shields your skin from blue light and infrared radiation emitted by your phone, laptop and tablets. Newly reformulated, the innovative spray is filled with butterfly bush flower extract, proven to block out skin stressors such as UV, dryness, the heat and cold. A single spritz each day can slow down damage while reducing redness and pigmentation. Take that technology!  

How to use: After cleansing, mist generously over the face, neck and décolletage. Allow to absorb into the skin. Follow with your daily moisturiser and eye care. Can be applied throughout the day to refresh or as a make-up setting mist. 


A multi-tasking mist that replenishes your skin for a refined and rejuvenated finish, fresh’s Rose Instant Hydration Mist is the ideal pick-me-up to get you through those sultry summer’s day. Lightly scented with rose water, the 2-in-1 formula works hard to prime your skin for make up or to set it after application, as well as giving an instant hit of hydration to reduce pores for an even appearance. 

How to use: Gently spritz onto the face and neck. Can be used to set make up or to prime and refresh the skin throughout the day. 


Now, all that’s left to do is pick the best hydrating face mist for you and enjoy replenishing your skin’s moisture on the move. Happy spritzing!  

Trifonia Asmar
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Senior SEO Copywriter, Trifonia started out in the industry when bold brows were just becoming a ‘thing’, and shares a passion for all things fashion and beauty. Currently embracing her curly girl journey (after endless years of straightening her strands), she is finally reverting to her natural ways! When Triffy isn’t busy testing out the latest curl-saving solutions, you’ll find her binging the latest reality TV show or on a long walk listening to her ever-evolving country music playlist.