face mists

Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist, $114 for 48g

When it comes to face mists, it is not uncommon to find those that are enriched with vitamins and antioxidants to hydrate and cool skin. And beyond the usual suspects of vitamins C & E, and hyaluronic acid, this super luxe face mist is also packed with extracts from the Camellia flower and Blue Ginger. But what exactly makes this cost over $100? The answer lies in the way these extracts are obtained. Chanel scientists have developed a specific extraction process, known as PolyFractioning of Active ingredients (also known as PFA). This high-tech process ensures that all active ingredients derived remain pure and fresh for maximum efficacy. And as with all things Chanel, everything from the sleek packaging, the ultra-fine mist (which doesn’t cause makeup to smudge or smear) and the light fruit-floral scent is an utter treat to your senses—definitely worth every dollar of its price tag.

Allies of Skin Molecular Saviour Probiotic Mist, $79 for 50ml

Homegrown skincare brand Allies of Skin has grown from strength to strength in just three years, garnering rave reviews from beauty editors all over the world and counting retailers like Sephora, Harrods and Net-A-Porter as stockists. No wonder this power-packed face mist is frequently sold out on the brand’s website. With a soothing aloe and rosewater base, it is infused with probiotics, antioxidants, niacinamide and amino acids (just to name a few) to not only replenish moisture and calm skin but also boosts skin glow and maintains the skin’s natural microbiome. We recommend packing this in your carry-on bag and spritz liberally all over face throughout a long flight to keep skin supple.

Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF 30, $19.90 for 50ml

An office desk essential, this infuses skin with the brand’s patented biological complex which delivers moisture to skin cells continuously. In addition, it also comes with SPF 30 PA++ protection to shield skin against UV rays without any residue whatsoever, perfect for touching up before heading out for lunch or hustling between appointments. A face mist that combines the benefits of a hydrating serum and a non-sticky sunblock? Sign us up!

Innisfree Green Tea Mist [Micro], $24 for 120ml

We are all familiar with the skincare benefits of green tea: it is rich in polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant that neutralises free radical damage. But beyond regular green tea extract, this face mist is made with Innisfree’s Beauty Green Tea, a special ingredient that is most effective in hydrating and protecting skin, according to the brand’s extensive research on over 2,000 varieties of green tea. Rich in amino acids, it is readily absorbed into skin to improve its moisture level instantly. And thanks to its dispersion nozzle, the mist emitted is super fine and covers a wide surface area, making application a breeze.

Mmerci Encore Invigorating Facial Mist, $37 for 60ml

Just like its name suggests, this is the undisputed go-to when more than your skin needs resuscitation. While parched skin drinks up the hydration, this exquisite blend of pure chamomile and rose essential oils also deeply soothes your senses. We like keeping this chilled before using on sunburned skin or taking it with us on flights to replenish moisture and rebalance the mind.

CNP Laboratory Propolis Ampule Mist, $23.80 for 100ml

If you spend most of your days in air-conditioning and are prone to discomfort and itching, be sure to get your hands on this. With propolis extract as the key ingredient, it replenishes dehydrated skin with nutrients and moisture. Other skin conditioning ingredients like panthenol, beetroot extract and short-chain hyaluronic acid further helps plump skin and fortify its moisture barrier for a soothed and dewy complexion. Its hypoallergenic formula also means that it’s suitable for all skin types, even those that are irration-prone.

Su:m37 Water-Full Timeless Water Gel Mist, $47 for a set of two x 60ml

There’s nothing quite like quenching your thirst on a hot day with a glass of iced tea. And this refreshing gel mist does exactly that for your skin. Made with fermented bamboo sap, it delivers nutrients to revive tired skin while locking in moisture for a smoother, more radiant complexion.

Porcelain Soothe Deep Hydrating Lotion, $69 for 120ml

Bursting with skin-loving ingredients like antioxidants, fatty acids and panthenol, mist on this face lotion liberally all over skin to mop up the hazardous effects of free radicals and strengthen skin’s barrier function. A combination of sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid are both used to replenish moisture throughout all layers of the skin for improved suppleness, while Damascena rose extracts tone skin and provides a delightful scent.

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