Face mists are something I rely on year-round. Wake up feeling a bit dry? Mist. Working out and feeling a tad sweaty? Mist. Air con on in summer everywhere you go? Mist. Heating on in winter? Mist.
If mists are your jam, see some more mist reviews here:
- Review: Face Mist Empties, Winter 2020 edition
- Toners and face mist empties – Kiehl’s, Hada Labo, by cream, Scinic, Round Lab, Dr Jart, Uriage
- Review: Lee Ji Ham Tea Tree 70 Mist Toner
- Review: Avène Eau Thermale / Thermal Spring Water (face mist) BP
- Review: CNP Laboratory – Propolis Ampoule Mist
- Review: Sisley – Eau Florale Floral Spray Mist
Here are four quick reviews of a few recent mist empties. As far as I am aware, all of these are Korean brands except O’Lysee, which seems French. Going in. 🚪___🚶♀️
espoir – Glow Fix Mist
WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT, LIPPIA CITRIODORA LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED CORAL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POLYSORBATE 20, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE
This is a butylene glycol-and glycerin-based mist, both of which are great, inexpensive hydrators that work for most skin types. I cannot in all honesty say that this mist fixes your makeup, and it bothers me in no way whatsoever, seeing as I wear a lot less base makeup than I used to anyway.
I love how hydrating this mist is, and the glowy finish is perfect for achieving that coveted glass skin look. What does bother me is the INTENSE fragrance it contains. I cannot make out any scent in specific – it is simply sweet and floral-perfume-y to me. My skin is very sensitive and while having some fragrance every now and then will not destroy my skin, doses piling up definitely will, and I, therefore, try to go with products that do not do double duty as a body mist. Hair and body products containing fragrance are ok for me though.
If you don’t mind fragrance and love a hydrating, glowy mist, this might be a great one to check out!
boH botanic Heal – Derma Intensive Panthenol Cream Mist
Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Panthenol, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Isostearate, Sodium Citrate, Adenosine, Citric Acid, Polyglutamic Acid, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Madecassoside, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate
I got this following a colleague’s recommendation. First off, this was another intensely fragranced mist; it smells exactly like freshly cut roses, which was quite lovely actually, but as I am trying not to use fragranced products all that much, it was not a selling point for me.
Marketed as a mist for dry skin, I concur. This is deeply hydrating and could work as an all-in-one for people with less problematic skin than mine, who just want a one-and-done product that hydrates and nourishes, and who cannot or do not want to touch their faces all that much. I also appreciated the rather noticeable skin whitening and brightening effect of it. Skin was white and luminous.
I will not consider buying this again however as it stung my eyes a little every time I got a little overzealous with my application. I also found that it was impossible for me to use over makeup, as the rather oily texture ate through mascara and eyeliner and ruined any eyeshadow work I might have had going on that day.
I can see this mist working super well for people with very dry or mature skin, or who need a rather effective pick-me-up in the morning prior to any makeup application.
CNP – Vita-B Ampule [sic] Mist
Cannot find an ingredients list sorry. Just scanning the Korean on the back though reveals that it contains common ingredients such as glycerin, dimethicone (as this product promises to protect skin from fine dust, it makes sense to me) but also copious amounts of fragrances such as orange peel oil, lemon peel oil, lime extract, and bergamot. People with sensitive skin, beware.
Right out of the gate, this smells exactly like an effervescent vitamin C tablet. You know, the kind that you dissolve in water? While it is not super hydrating, it is very refreshing and goes well over makeup. It did not have any skin benefits but was not bad for it, either. I would not repurchase as I was not blown away. I cannot comment on the fine dust protection claims as I have no idea how you would even measure that. Just double cleanse at night and you should be ok.
O’Lysee – Brume d’Eau Pure
No ingredients listing as the only ingredient is... you guessed it... water.
I used to enjoy plain water sprays, until I cottoned on to the fact that pure water actually dehydrates skin as it evaporates… which is why many toners contain hydrators such as glycerine, hyaluronic acid, cica, butylene glycol, etc. I would repurchase this water spray if I were to put on foundation or BB cream regularly, as plain water is great to spray on your sponges and beauty blenders before you blend out.
I also got a handful of new cartilage and body piercings in 2020 and 2021 (just counting them off on my hand – wow did I really get half a dozen – some kind of responsible 30-something-adult I am) and found that this water spray on a cotton pad really helped clean up fresh piercings.
Guess I’ll continue testing and buying mists. Right now, I am enjoying another CNP mist; this time, their Mugener Ampule Mist… I’ll update the blog once it’s an empty. What are some favourites of yours? Can you recommend any that are fragrance free?? Asking for a friend 👋
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