Of all the steps in a well-rounded skincare routine, a facial spray can seem the most unnecessary. And in a way, we can see why it might. It doesn’t treat like a serum, or balance like a toner, or hydrate like a moisturiser. But that’s not the point, guys. Using a facial spray is a message to your subconscious mind: I am a princess, and I deserve this. And that can be more beautifying than even the most extensive skincare routine.
Here are five of the very best.
Best For Hydration: Heritage Rosewater & Glycerin
This minimal ingredient option is absolutely perfect, for those with dehydrated skin, or those who want to look as juicy and plump as humanly possible. It can be used post cleanse before other hydrating steps in order to sandwich in more moisture, or over makeup to melt everything together and give a natural, “no makeup” sheen. The naturally rosy scent and hot pink bottle don’t go amiss, either.
Best For Oily Skin: La Roche Posay Serozinc
If you find yourself more on the oily and blemish prone side, consider Serozinc. It contains just water, zinc sulphate (for soothing and healing) and sodium chloride (for its astringent purposes). Skin will be calmer, slightly mattified, and less prone to bacterial breakouts.
Best For Calming: Antipodes Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner
With natural floral waters like sage, lavender and chamomile, this spritz offers an immediate soothing effect. It’s hydrating, but also helps tighten pores and balance oily areas. It’s also 100% natural, which is great for very reactive skins.
Best Bougie Option: Caudlie Beauty Elixir
Even the name of this spray sounds luxurious, and the product does not disappoint. It comes as a liquid with a thin layer of oil floating on top, so requires a shakeup pre-spritz. Th astringent qualities of the rosemary smooth and tighten pores, while the rose and orange blossom add a layer of hydration. The soothing, cooling, organic balm mint, is my favourite aspect, making the mist both refreshing and relaxing all at once.
Best Bargain: Boots Botanics Rosewater Spritz
Even though facial sprays are a luxury, they need not have a luxurious price tag. This option from boots is simple, but effective, giving skin a drink whilst adding a dewy glow. It can be used under or over makeup to make skin look healthy and fresh. Get it on the 3 for 2 offer for maximum indulgence at minimal cost.