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Mist Hits: Light Spray Moisturizers for Thirsty or Downright Parched Skin

Moisturizing face mists, enriched with botanical and essential oil extracts
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hydrating face mists you'll love

If you don't already use a face mist, think about it – your skin will love you.

My generally oily skin is a fan of thermal-water sprays for the face, but there are three reasons they might not be as much of a hit for you:

1) You don't want to let the water dry on your face because as it evaporates, it draws moisture from your skin.
2) Blotting the thermal water from your face before you apply moisturizer adds a step.
3) Thermal water might not give you enough of a moisture refresh.

If you're nodding in response to the above three points, then you want a spray toner enriched with essential oils and botanical extracts. Such spritzers refresh that just-moisturized feeling, turn up your glow factor, and require not a whit of blotting. All you have to do is spray.

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Moisturizing face mists to try: Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($16 and $46), with botanical glycerin, rosemary leaf oil and grape extract; Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief ($26.50), with aloe vera leaf water and centella asiatica extract (that's a key ingredient in La Roche-Posay Cicaplast); Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner ($43), with lavender, arnica and cucumber extracts plus aloe vera; Lancôme La Base Dewy Glow ($44), with bitter-orange, orange-peel and lemon-peel oils; and L'Occitane en Provence Shea Fresh Face Water ($25), which contains shea extract.

Do you already use a moisturizing face mist? What's your favourite?