13 Best 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. These 13 beauty sprays keep any complexion glowing, hydrated and protected no matter the time or place. 

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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 ($68)

The latest addition to the brand’s coveted anti-aging line? This lightweight, collagen-stimulating mist—the brand refers to it as a serum in a mist form (an idea we can always get behind)—that sinks in quickly to make skin pillow-soft even on the go.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist ($95)

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 ($35)

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 ($125)

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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Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater ($7)

Whether you use it before or after you apply your makeup, this oil-free facial spray moisturizes and tones skin with ingredients such as aloe, seaweed and rose extract. 


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Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($18)

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 ($80)

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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Chantecaille Eau de Rose de Mai Pure Rosewater ($74)

Harnessing the anti-inflammatory powers of rosewater and the anti-aging benefits of vitamin C, this facial spray delivers refreshed and hydrated skin with just a few sprays. 

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Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray

Wake up skin in the morning and refresh it throughout the day with this complexion spray that’s formulated with vitamin B6 to absorb excess oils, reduce redness and minimize pores for smooth, shine-free skin. 

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Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Perfecting Water Moisture Mist ($38)

Boost the hydrating effects of your moisturizer by prepping your skin with this mist. By temporarily overhydrating skin, other beauty products can get deeper into it so your complexion stays radiant for longer. 

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Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer Water

Smashbox combined everything we love about their PhotoFinish Primer into an easy-to-use beauty spray. Besides prepping skin for makeup, the superfine mist restores moisture and rejuvenates skin when you need it. 

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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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