I’m in the midst of mist mania. After a lifetime of not using toners, I’ve recently jumped on to the hydrating mist train. Thankfully the harsh, alcohol-filled toner days are gone – alcohol in glass is good, on my face not so much. Anything astringent like alcohol does my dry, sensitive skin no favours so I always used to skip the ‘tone’ step. Thankfully formulations have come a long way and I’ve discovered some fab products perfect for dry, sensitive skin like mine.
Behold the mists doing the most……
These toners do more than just mist. Think of them more as serums in mist form as they contain ingredients that offer skin benefits beyond simply hydrating the skin. I always use a mist before applying serum or oil as they help the skin absorb these better, and often between each step of my skincare routine.
Bare Origin Linden Flower Toner, 50ml, £15
What’s special about the Bare Origin Linden Flower Toner?
Made from sustainably grown, wild-harvested Bulgarian linden flower, this Bare Origin mist smells delightfully like sweet nectar. Each spritz makes me feel like I’m wafting through a Midsummer’s Night’s dream. Though I’ve seen linden trees grown around London, this is the first product I’ve used containing it. Linden has long been used for medicinal purposes usually in the form of herbal teas and tinctures. Many of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties also benefit the skin when topically applied. That means this mist is extremely soothing and I also like to use it as the liquid instead of water when mixing powder masks. www.bareoriginskin.com
NKNaturals Life Restoration Mist, 50ml, £15
What’s special about the NKNaturals Life Restoration Mist?
The NKNaturals mist smells heavenly, is lovingly handcrafted at and packed with a powerful punch of natural skin loving ingredients that revive and hydrate the skin. Ingredients include frankincense hydrosol which helps improve overall skin structure, lupine peptides which help prevents collagen and elastin breakdown and stimulates wound healing, anti-inflammatory frangipane and petitgrain which has antiseptic, antifungal properties and encourages lymphatic drainage. I also love that you can send your empties back for a 20% discount on your next order. nknaturals.co.uk
NKNaturals Life Restoration Mist ingredients: aqua, boswellia carterii gum oil (frankincense hydrosol), aqua, matricaria recuitita (chamomile hydrosol), hydrolyzed lupine protein, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid (lupine peptides), plumeria acutifolia flower extract (frangipani), citrus aurantium (petitgrain), propylene glycol, styrax benzoin (benzoin), glycerin – vegetable – aqua, hamamelis virginiana bark extract (witch hazel glycerol)
What’s special about the Evolve Organic Beauty Daily Defence Moisture Mist?
The stars of the show here are the moringa peptides which have fantastic protective properties against micro particles like those found in car pollution which cleansers can’t always quite tackle. So that’s the defence sorted. There’s also prickly pear (barbary fig) full of hydrating and antioxidant powers as well as water binding compounds. Finally there is moisture magnet Hyaluronic Acid – this toner contains lower molecular weights which penetrates deeper for skin plumping pronto. evolvebeauty.co.uk
Evolve Organic Daily Defence Moisture Mist Ingredients: Aqua (water), Rosa Damascena (Rose) flower Water*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water*, Glycerin, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dextrin. *ingredients from organic farming
BYBI Mega Mist, 50ml, £26
What’s special about BYBI Mega Mist?
Mega Mist is a serious skin thirst quencher. Think super hydrating serum in refreshing mist form.This is a rose water and bitter orange flower water-based toner full of plumping hyaluronic acid alongside aloe juice powder, green tea leaf extract, algae, pomegranate and lactic acid. In the summer, I have been known to spray this and not apply any moisturiser afterwards and my Sahara dry skin stays soft with no tightness at all. bybi.com
BYBI Mega Mist Ingredients: Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Sodium Levulinate, Heptyl Glucoside, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Laminaria Digitata (Algae) Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Lactic Acid, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Heptanol.
What’s special about Zelens Z Balance Prebiotic & Probiotic Facial Mist?
The P words – that’s prebiotic and probiotic. The Zelens Z Balance Prebiotic & Probiotic facial mist uses the latest biotechnology and botanicals to function like a protective shield for the skin. We are increasingly aware of the benefits of ‘good’ bacteria in our gut for our overall health affecting everything from our immune system to mental health. Similarly our skin has good bacteria too to keep it healthy and skin issues include acne can be caused by a disruption to the balance. The Zelens mist contains prebiotics sourced from corn, beetroot and yacon tubers, which help to rebalance the skin’s microflora and moisturise. And a blend of five probiotics which help to optimise and restore the natural microflora of the skin, support the skin’s immune system, and boost the recovery of the skin barrier. Shiso leaf has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-allergic properties so help make the mist perfectly soothing for sensitive skin. www.zelens.com
Zelens Z Balance Prebiotic & Probiotic Facial Mist Ingredients: Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Xylitylglucoside, Lactobacillus, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Sodium PCA, Arginine, PCA, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Threonine, Aspartic Acid, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glycerin, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Glucose, Maltodextrin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Polysorbate 20, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Levulinate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Parfum, Sodium Chloride
Are you mad for mists? Which are your faves?