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16 Face Mists to Hydrate and Refresh Skin

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There’s a time and place for a multi-step skin-care routine—we can’t think of a better way to begin and end every day—but there’s always extra room to treat our skin throughout the day, too. Whether prepping skin for makeup or as a mid-day refresh, these 16 face mists keep any complexion glowing, hydrated and protected no matter the time or place. 

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SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist ($69)

This derm-approved mist does it all in one spritz: quiets redness, strengthens the skin barrier, calms inflammation, and then some.

Award Photo: Phyto Corrective Essence Mist
Award Photo: Phyto Corrective Essence Mist

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OSEA Sea Minerals Mist ($38)

Seaweed, aloe, glycerin and hyaluronic acid combine in this refreshing, skin-quenching mist that hydrates and protects skin naturally.

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Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($49)

One of the most luxe options on the market, this glass-bottled formula delivers a fine mist of squalane, silk extract and Tatcha’s proprietary trio of Japanese superfoods for a mist-and-go treatment you’ll keep close.

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Youth to the People Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist ($42)

Had it with sprays that mist a little too much? This one feels like you’re walking under a refreshing water mister at an amusement park (read: skin feels comforted, not wet.) Another plus: it’s packed with antioxidant-rich adaptogens, hyaluronic acid and skin-loving peptides to treat skin, not just refresh it.


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Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro Mist ($69)

This lightweight, collagen-stimulating mist—the brand refers to it as a serum in a mist form (an idea we can always get behind)—sinks in quickly to make skin pillow-soft even on the go.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist ($100)

A hyaluronic acid–spiked mist that isn’t brimming with potentially irritating fragrance? Sign us up. Additional glow-boosting ingredients include aloe vera extract, broccoli extract and prickly pear.

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Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator ($25)

A staple in countless beauty editors’ toiletry bags, this unassuming bottle creates a supermodel glow after back-to-back red eyes with help from a bouquet of fatty acids, aloe and herbal inflammatories.

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RéVive Vitalité Hydration Mist ($52)

This sleek, freshly scented mist delivers a quick yet lasting dose of hydration, antioxidants and energy (it’s spiked with refreshing essential minerals) to thirsty skin. Not ready to spend $125 on a mist? The travel-sized option fits in any bag perfectly.

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Caudalie Beauty Elixir Prep, Set, Glow Face Mist ($49)

Calm your senses and refresh your skin with this beauty elixir. Grape and rose extracts brighten and firm skin while rosemary oil and orange blossom hydrate, tone and refresh your complexion. 

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La Mer The Mist ($85)

Perfect for stressed-out skin, this beauty spray uses magnetically charged waters, as well as a blend of marine and botanical extracts, to soothe and moisturize skin. It also helps diminish the appearance of fine lines for a younger-looking complexion. 

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Avéne Thermal Spring Water ($14)

This mineral-enriched spring water has everything you need to soothe irritated skin. From combating dryness and inflammation to softening, protecting and purifying skin without drying it out, this mist does it all. 

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