8 face mists to refresh your skin during the heatwave

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Ah, the great British summer. It’s the season of glowing skin and dewy complexions, but, let’s face it, it’s not always enjoyable. Bus rides are hotter (and stickier) than ever, and trains feel like overheated greenhouses. 

But you don’t be a slave to this sweaty weather. If it’s a splash of cold water on clammy skin that you’re craving - but you don’t want to ruin your make-up in the process - then don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. Any one of these light and refreshing mists will ease all your swealtering needs and will fit snugly in your handbag. Consider them your summer saviour. 

Caudalie Beauty Elixir


A real cult product, Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is a two-in-one radiance boosting facial mist and setting spray. For beauty on the go, a spritz of this oil-infused mist helps to tighten pores and boost your complexion. It’s packed with all natural ingredients that’ll help keep you and your skin feel fresh in the sweatiest of conditions.

Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol


This Rose infused moisturizing mist will be your parched skin’s new best friend. Enriched with citrus essential oils, this cooling, refreshing spray will relieve all your humidity woes. The light rose petal scent will smell like summer and a bottle while a quick spritz promises to awaken, hydrate and revitalise your skin when you need it most.

La Mer The Mist

£60, John Lewis

La Mer’s The Mist is the ultimate in luxury, hydrating on-the-go products. The unique ‘internal magnet’ charges the ingredients to continually deliver high quality moisture, revitalizing tired skin and giving a seriously hydrating boost to even the driest of skin types. 

The Body Shop Mint Mattifying Face Mist

£6, The Body Shop

This 100% vegan product from The Body Shop will instant refresh and give skin a matte finish - making it perfect for oily skin types on super hot days. Infused with mint, extract of seaweed and kaolin clay, skin will be oil-free and feeling refreshed in no time at all. 

e.l.f Post-Workout Cool Down Mist


You’ve just finished a post-work yoga class and the heatwave means you’re even sweatier than usual. But don’t worry: e.l.f’s Post-Workout Cool Down Mist has got your back with sweat resistant and anti-pore clogging properties. Active or inactive, this ‘ultra-breathable’ mist will give you that dewy, cooling glow that we all crave.

La Roche-Posay Serozinc


If you’re not in to the whole ‘fresh out of a pool of gold’ look, then La Roche-Posay’s Serozinc facial mist toner, infused with zinc sulfate, helps mattify skin, leaving you with a shine free finish. Not only is it suitable for acne prone skin, but it’s hypoallergenic and non-perfumed, too, making it suitable for sensitive skin. A real hero on the Stylist beauty desk. 

Glossier Soothing Face Mist

£15, Glossier

Instagram-friendly and hardworking, this Glossier mist has it all. Bursting with rose and aloe, it’ll leave skin seriously hydrated. You can use it pre-make-up application or to help refresh your face throughout the day (it’s especially useful on a Friday afternoon after a long week in the office)

Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist

£48, Debenhams

If it’s a mid-afternoon pick-me-up you’re after, Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Essence Mist is the perfect choice. The ultra-fine mist will help hydrate and maintain your skin’s moisture levels. A spritz or two will transform your skin into a silky-smooth haven.