I used to think toning mists were an unnecessary step in my skincare routine but over the past couple of years they’ve become more of a necessary indulgence. I realized this shift probably occurred around the time that I started switching to more natural beauty products – which makes complete sense, because these natural face mists are on a whole other level of awesome as compared to their chemical filled competitors. I’ve rarely purchase mists more than once (there’s always a new one to try!) but these 4 are so great they make the will/have repurchase list! Depending on my skin’s needs, I use different face mists – after an almost 6 month battle with some complexion issues, I think (crossing my fingers) that my skin has finally normalized – but I there are still situations where I prefer one mist over another.
IF I NEED A REFRESHING MIST: Gressa Skin’s Rejuvenating Mist ($31, 1.7oz) is a relatively new-to-me mist as I discovered it via a limited edition Goodebox earlier this summer, but I’ve used it almost every morning since! It’s composed of Moroccan orange blossom (neroli) distillate and smells like a spritz of citrus happiness. Keep it in the fridge for a burst of happiness. There’s really no other way to describe it!
IF I NEED A BALANCING MIST: When my skin was at it’s worst, Herbivore Botanicals Balance Facial Toning Elixir ($22, 4oz) is the mist I would reach for the most often. It was created to restore pH balance to combination or oily skin after cleansing and contains witch hazel as an astringent while aloe vera soothes and hyssop decumbens oil detoxifies. To me it smells lightly herbal but the scent fades quickly. <The One Love Organics Pretty Pores Toning Mist is a close runner up – I love the mild grapefruit scent!> Read more