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These Face Mists Will Give Your Face The Ultimate Pick-Me-Up Anytime, Anywhere

We de-mist-ify the popular product and lay it out for you — here's what to use and, when to use it.
For waking up: Mmerciencore Invigorating Facial Mist, $27.15
Instead of reaching for your phone, reach for this mist first thing in the morning to wake you right up. With ingredients like pure chamomile, and rose essential oils, this mist is one you’d want to wake up to everyday. Image: Instagram | @mmerciencore Before makeup: Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $42
The multitasker in us embraces this multitasker of a mist. It sets, refreshes and it’s loaded with SPF. Nothing not to love. For spritzing whenever: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, $69
A milk rich liquid encased in a beautiful lavender and gold-edged bottle that makes you feel expensive every time you fish it out. For hydrating office AC-parched skin: Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist, $89
A hydrating mist that’s also anti-aging? Sign us up. With ingredients like White Tea, Vitamin E, Vitamin C complex, polypeptides, hyaluronic acid, pea, rose, and clove, this mist actually works and is totally worth the price. Before Bed: Neogen H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray, US$19
An ultra-fine mist that’s loaded with serum goodness, this mist contains key ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin C that brighten the skin and fight aging signs, and collagen that plumps up your skin. Read on for 8 other facial mists we love.  #1: Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Mist, $20
This facial mist is infused with 90 per cent Jeju sparkling mineral water, a high carbonic acid found in Sanbang Mountain on Jeju, a natural formation that began to form on the island 800,000 years ago. The pure sparkling mineral water particles sit gently on the skin to moisturise and soothe it, while abundant minerals and moisture is delivered straight to your skin to instantly relieve dryness. The formula also includes fine-textured stabilised oil extracted from coconut, which helps the skin to retain moisture without feeling overly greasy. #2: Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist, US$77 (S$105), www.net-a-porter.com
Promising to keep skin hydrated for more than 80 per cent for 48 hours, this face mist helps to guard against environmental stressors such as pollution. The formula revives dull and tired complexions by giving the skin an instant glow. Energising and hydrating, the product is chock-full of powerful and effective ingredients that will penetrate deep into the epidermis and lock in moisture. Simply spritz on after cleansing, over makeup or anytime throughout the day to feel refreshed and awake in a second. #3: Etude House Moistfull Collagen Facial Mist, $21.90
This micro spray facial mist provides instant hydration and elasticity to the skin, and is perfect for those with a drier skin texture. Unlike some other face mists, this product does not have makeup setting properties, but instead focuses on supplying moisture and helping the skin to retain it. Skin will feel soft, supple and smooth after application. The product also has a pleasant, perfume-like scent. When spraying, remember to hold the bottle about 20cm away from your face. #4: Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol, $35
This rose petal-infused misting hydrator is a refreshing concoction designed to revive skin and senses at any place, any time. Suitable for most skin types, and exceptionally handy for frequent travellers, this face mist is lightweight and leaves skin refreshed and moisturised. The key ingredients include rose petal, bergamot peel and chamomile bud, which all combine to give the formula a floral and citrusy aroma. Spritz from your preferred distance across the face and neck as often as desired. Allow to air dry. #5: Laneige Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist
This mineral water mist boasts restorative properties that are especially good for dry, tired skin. It contains optimal mineral water, with a specific ratio of water and minerals to help skin retain moisture. Ingredients such as organic lemon verbena extract soothes irritated skin caused by UV rays, pollution, and dry air, while parsley purifying complex stimulates skin’s natural filter for a better cell cycle. The light, refreshing fragrance is not too overpowering, allowing you to use this product repeatedly throughout the day. #6: Dr B Witch Hazel Vital Mist, $56, www.eveningisland.com
This rehydrator promises to tighten pores, lift sagginess, treat acne and leave a healthy glow with every spritz. The 93.58% undiluted North American Witch Hazel Extract, a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal medicine, helps to heal acne blemishes and redness by constricting over-dilated blood vessels. Additionally, chamomile flower extract aids in soothing stressed, irritated skin, centella asiatica promotes type 1 collagen production, while hyaluronic acid delivers moisture. #7: Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, $25, Sephora
This founded-in-Seattle label prides itself on using only the finest ingredients to create 100 per cent all-natural products with an emphasis on being completely plant-based and organic. This particular mist is constructed of coconut water, youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals and moisturising Bulgarian rose. Suitable for all skin types, the formula tones, hydrates and softens, while also claiming to exfoliate, speed up cell turnover for a more even skin tone, and reduce redness and inflammation. #8: Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist, $26
This cooling and refreshing formula purifies and hydrates skin even under dry and harsh conditions, allowing the skin to maintain its essential moisture to keep it soft and smooth. The cactus flower has moisturising properties, while Tibetan ginseng helps to increase skin-cell respiration. In addition, a potent blend of lavender, geranium and rosemary essential oils aids in detoxifying and protecting skin from environmental aggressors. This product can be used over makeup for an instant boost on-the-go.