A facial hydrating spray essentially moisturises and refreshes your skin. You don’t necessarily need it as part of your skincare regime but it can be used in conjunction with other skincare products and is rather a nice addition. Some are refreshing and cooling where as others are more for hydrating and keep the skin plump. If it is for hydration I tend to use it after cleansing directly on top of my skin under my moisturiser and if it’s a cooling water spray I use this at the end of the day as a refreshing pick me up or if I’m travelling. I’m a huge fan as their super convenient and give an even application so no rubbing required although when I’m in a rush I sometimes use my fingers or a makeup brush to blend and help it absorb quicker. Here are my top 5!!!!!
1. Tata Harper - Hydrating Floral Mist
This is on the higher end of the price scale but it is worth it if only for a treat. To be honest I have only just started using it but I’m loving it. On the days I do use it I don’t need a moisturiser, this is how moisturising it is. It is a rich 100% organic formula that is full of natural ingredients which includes Hyaluronic Acid which we all know retains moisture and keeps skin looking plump. It is certified 100% non toxic which means it doesn’t contain any synthetic ingredients. This is also vegan & cruelty free.
2. Aēsop - Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol
A favourite of mine when on set and travelling, I actually have this in my kit at present. It has a rose petal infused formula which is suitable for all skin types. It leaves skin looking fresh and revitalised. And the fragrance is SO good. The bottle is plastic so light to carry when travelling. Aēsop is a certified vegan and cruelty free skincare brand.
3. Caudalie - Beauty Elixir
A must have with any Makeup Artist, I see this product time and time again backstage and on set. A true cult favourite. The reason I think it’s so good is because it’s a great all rounder - sets makeup, smooths fine lines, brightens skin and of course gives that instant boast of radiance that we’re all after. A must have!
4. Mario Badescu - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater
Another Cult Favourite - it is specific for hydration. It’s simple formula is great for smoothing and energising. It contains extracts of Aloe Vera, Gardenia & Rose and is great as a mid day pick me up or end of day. It’s very reasonably priced.
5. Omorovicza - Queen of Hungry Mist
When I worked in Harrods I used to get to try lots of different skincare brands and Omorovicza was one of them. At the time it was way to expensive for me to buy but I remember the Beautician there used to spoil us with samples. It is a light, quick spritz with a mix of neroli and rose to refresh the skin. It feels super luxurious. It’s a pricy one though but if you feel like a splurge it’s well worth it.