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The Best Facial Mists To Perk You Up During #WFH

Think of these as your little pick-me-ups to keep you refreshed while you work from home.

If your shot of espresso is not enough to keep you awake through the afternoon while you work from home, then psssst: consider spritzing a facial mist from time to time for a perk-me-up. As facial mists are formulated with a cocktail of skin-loving ingredients, they can help to nourish, hydrate and soothe your complexion. Now, some facial mists have earned a reputation for leaving your complexion dry once it evaporates. But take note this situation only occurs if the spray you use does not contain humectants – or moisturising agents – which helps to retain moisture on your skin while preserving the overall properties of the product. Here, we suss out the facial mists that will help freshen up – and hopefully – battle those zzzs.

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Mist, $92
This features a bi-phase formula of oil and water so always shake the bottle to mix the ingredients well prior to application. On top of hydrating and boosting the skin’s overall radiance, this mist contains the brand’s Jaum Balancing Complex which is made of five different plants – solomon seal, peony, sacred lotus, white lily and rehmannia – to nourish, treat damaged skin caused by external stressors, improve skin cell turnover rate and combat early signs of ageing.  Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist, $114
Ideal for tired and stressed complexions, this helps to revitalise and energise skin with two key ingredients, camellia alba and blue ginger extracts. These ingredients utilises the brand’s PFA method to obtain the extracts to ensure the active ingredients remain pure and fresh for maximum efficacy.  Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist, $85
An all-in-one face mist that hydrates, protects skin from pollution (yes, you need to protect your skin even when you’re indoors), improves elasticity, and jam-packed with antioxidants. Its key moisturising complex is enhanced with actives to support the skin’s natural ability to regulate water retention while adapting to changes in humidity, allowing the skin to be balanced and refreshed at all times. Plus, it works to treat most skin concerns like dark spots and dehydrated skin and  improve overall skin health for a natural, healthy-looking glow.  Fresh Vitamin Nectar Anti-Oxidant Glow Water Skin Nutrition Face Mist, $39
Made with antioxidant and vitamin-rich ingredients, this facial mist aims to nourish and protect the complexion. Vitamin C helps to energise and boost radiance while imparting a dewy glow to the skin while Vitamins E and B5 hydrate, protect and soothe redness and inflammation.    Dr Jart Cicapair Facial Calming Mist, $31
Tired and stressed complexions are common when you’re working from home which may lead to unwanted breakouts and dryness. This mist is saturated with a Centella Asiatica Complex (a superior ingredient at calming skin) to soothe and hydrate. It also forms a thin moisture barrier on the skin to prevent further moisture loss. MyClarins Re-fresh Hydrating Beauty Mist, $32
Besides using this to pre the skin for your day or night time skincare regime, this can also be used throughout the day to hydrate, brighten and freshen up dull complexions. Fig tree extracts deliver optimum moisture while acerola fruit extracts promote an anti-dark spot action for a more even complexion.  Laneige Water Bank Hydro Mist, $36
The star ingredient in this hydrating mist is the brand’s green mineral water. It is made using vegetable extracts from kale, watercress and beetroot through a patented Ocean Brew Method to obtain the purest form of active ingredients. It hydrates and strengthens the skin barrier to ensure that the skin is able to function optimally.   Bybi Beauty Mega Mist, $50, Sephora
Not only can this be used as a facial mist, it also doubles up as a moisturising toner. Its vegan and cruelty-free formula contains hyaluronic acid to instantly hydrate, nourish and calm dry and parched complexions. For those who are environmentally-conscious, this product comes with a packaging that is recyclable. Jurlique Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist, $65
Sweet violet extracts boosts skin’s moisture levels while plant-based antioxidants protect and nourish the skin. What we really love is its citrusy floral scent that is a treat to the senses while you work from home. Jung Saem Mool Essential Mool Micro Fitting Mist, $30
Infused with mineral-rich Karlovy Vary hot spring water that is rich in mineral ingredients and amino acids, this soothes dryness and ensures skin’s moisture levels are balanced. It also boasts micro-fine spray that lightly yet densely spritzes onto the complexion evenly to refresh the skin while delivering a natural, healthy-looking glow to the complexion.