The Best Facial Mists

Hydrate, tone, prime, and soothe your skin without even touching your face. These spritzers (out of 50 tested) deliver benefits fast and refresh your senses.


Best Multitasker


Cosmos Lavender + Witch Hazel Toner
Keep calm and carry on with this do-it-all tonic. Infused with lavender essential oil, it soothes irritated skin, helps take the sting out of bug bites, and may ease headache pain. Close your eyes 
and mist onto clean skin.

To buy: $28, cosmos

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Best Makeup Setter


Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Fix Setting Spray
Use this as the last step in your makeup routine. The clear veil sets color in place to prevent melting, creasing, and fading. A tester said, “For once, my makeup stayed intact all day.”

To buy: $13,

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Best Primer


Physicians Formula Argan Wear 2-in-1 Primer
Before makeup, prep skin with this argan-oil and coconut-water primer. It creates a silky base so that “foundation goes on smoothly—and lasts,” said a tester. You can also rub it on arms and legs for a subtle sheen.

To buy: $12,

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Best for Oily Skin


Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Facial Water
No more slick summer skin—eucalyptus, camphor, and lactic acid help clear pores, while witch hazel reduces shine. Douse a cotton ball, then sweep it over clean skin or mist it on post-workout to help prevent breakouts.

To buy: $22,

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Most Eco-friendly


Jane Iredale Balance Hydration Spray
Wake up dull, tired skin with this zesty, 100 
percent natural spray. A trio of orange-peel, grapefruit-peel, and green tea–leaf extracts makes for a “midday pick-me-up,” said a tester. Keep it on your desk, 
and spray when sleepy 
or stressed.

To buy: $29,

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Best for Dry Skin


Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Mist
Putting on face cream is the last thing you want to do when it’s humid out. Instead, opt for this spritzer spiked with hyaluronic acid and glycerin. It offers a major moisture surge without feeling heavy or sticky.

To buy: $15,

Photo by Levi Brown