Grab any face mist you own, and one of the ingredients is most likely rose in one form or another.
Most face mists or toners are made with rose water thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, as well as its ability to maintain skin’s pH balance and oil production. However, rose isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
Thankfully, there are a lot of other botanicals, oils and ingredients that can be found in face mists to improve the look and feel of our skin.
Here are five face mists made without rose water that you can use after cleansing or to refresh your skin or makeup. You also can use these face mists just because.
The Better Skin Co. Epik C Booster Vitamin C Toner & Mist
Any time you can incorporate vitamin C into your skin care routine, it’s a good thing. The magic ingredient fights free radicals and helps boost collagen production in skin. Also containing skin-loving ingredients such as vitamin E, green tea, aloe, sea kelp, edelweiss and more, this toner helps brighten and soothe. This mist gives off a fresh citrus fragrance and a light shimmer, which make this the perfect product to spritz on you during late summer.
Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea (Balancing Toner
This mist holds a jasmine water base, distilled from petals, which soothes skin and reduces redness. As an oily gal, I swear by this mist thanks to white willow bark (aka a natural beta hydroxy acid or salicylic acid) which helps to clarify skin and balance oil production. Green tea is just a super powerful antioxidant and is imperative for restoring skin health. I use this every night after cleansing, and it helps keep my blemish-prone skin in check. Jasmine also gives it a light, sweet, botanical smell like I’m in a secret garden.
Wander Beauty Glow Getter Mist
If you’ve read this column, you know I am obsessed with Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. At $48 a bottle, though, it was getting pretty tough to justify the expense. Enter this little gem from Wander Beauty at $28, which offers glacier water from Iceland containing minerals that calm skin; oils such as avocado, lavender and lemon peel to hydrate and nourish skin; and extracts such as anise fruit to help even out skin tone and retain moisture. Just shake and spritz for a shot of moisture after cleansing or to be instantly refreshed.
Tarte Ready, Set, (Radiant Skin Mist
Nothing is as fresh as cucumber and eucalyptus. This face mist can be used under or over makeup and contains cucumber extract to soothe and refresh, eucalyptus leaf oil for hydrating and as a cooling effect, and apple extract and tea seed oil for a shot of vitamins and nutrients as well as to protect from environmental stressors.
Tumerica Calm Me Down Hydrating (Facial Mist
I never say no to a little lavender. In skin care, lavender is known for being a soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredient to help stressed-out skin.
Lavender is known for aromatherapy properties that can promote relaxation and alleviate headaches. For me, lavender hydrosol, like that found in this mist, relieves weekly sinus headaches almost instantly. I mist myself with this in the middle of the day if I feel one coming on, and within minutes, I’m feeling better.
It also comes in a super convenient travel-size package that fits literally anywhere and is TSA-friendly.
Gia Mazur is an award-winning staff writer and beauty obsessive who joined The Times-Tribune’s Lifestyles department in 2015. She’s a product enthusiast who can’t live without an eyelash curler. A proud Virgo, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is her go-to. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9127; @gmazurTT