Summer is all about good hydration and this season’s top face mists promise to protect and renew Summer is all about staying cool. What can be a better option than having a face mist that you can use on the go. This one-step method of hydration sometimes goes further -- like protecting with SPF or stimulating collagen production. Our pick of face mists will help you pick the one that suits you best
Pomegranate in the mix
Iraya’s Reviving Face Tonic with Pomegranate & Mint uses a combination of floral and herbal extracts to refresh the skin. While pomegranate gives the necessary antioxidant boost, promising to help your skin retain its elasticity, mint is well known for its cooling properties. Rs 295.
Packing a potent punch is Forest Essentials’ Rose and Cardamom Body Mist. With aloe vera and wheatgerm, which help retain moisture and soothe the skin, it also incorporates the essence of rose and cardamom. While the former cools you down, the latter gives your skin a quick shot of anti-oxidants. Rs 975.
Take on the sun
When a hydration boost is not all you need, pull out this little all-in-one. Infused with rosemary, the Supergoop! Defense Refresh spray not only keeps the dryness at bay, but also increases your UV defence with a quick coating of broad spectrum SPF 50. And a light cover of silica particles will minimise unwanted shine. RS 1,786.
Camu camu, anyone?
A quick skin pick-me up, The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz promises to give instant refreshment, moisture and protection. Enriched with the Amazonian camu camu berry, a rich source of vitamin C, it not only re-energises dull skin but also promotes the production of collagen. Who can say no to more elasticity? Rs 995.
Enriched with Camellia flower extract, Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Essence Mist Alba claims to promote optimal moisture retention and inhibit melanin production-- a good way to ban the tan. The blue ginger extract is a great antioxidant that encourages blood circulation, while its vitamins C and E add-ons help heal and soothe the skin. Rs 4,350.
Aloe does it
With the words ‘moisture surge’ in its very name, it better back up the claim. And it does, with aloe vera and glycerine, two strong humectants (locks in moisture), in the mix. Totally oil-free, the Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray, which also incorporates the antioxidant of chamomile, hydrates while softening the skin and restoring balance. Rs 1,992.
From the sea
Salty seawater may dry your skin, but a seawater concentrate with marine minerals promises to do just the opposite. From France, the Reviving Marine Mist by Thalgo has red marine algae, which moisturises deeply, and Sepitonic M3 (a multi-mineral component), which stimulates cellular regeneration. Lastly, its grapefruit extract will help tone the skin. Rs 1,770.
The good grass
This one’s great for people with oily skin. Besides it’s cooling properties, Fabindia’s Lemongrass Facial Spray-made with lemongrass essential oil-has anti-bactrerial properties and also helps minimise pores, limit oil production and firm the skin. RS 165. Details: 43515207