Let’s Face Facts: Are Face Mists Pointless?Posted on 19/02/2019
[By Biscuits & Makeup] Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Let’s Face It is going to start an on-going series purely dedicated to taking down all the “skincare fiction” that’s been floating around for years! This was inspired by our customers when asking about their choices in a particular product. Most of the time when we make the conscious decision to purchase a product, we tend to bring doubt or “assumptions” that may or may not be correct. These blog posts are going to help everyone be educated with product knowledge and may even change the way you perceive how certain skincare products work.
Fiction: Face Mists Are Pointless
Today’s hot topic is all about face mists. We’ve all come across at least one facial mist in our lives. It’s typically packaged in a spray bottle to hydrate the skin. Many of our friends and customers, when introduced to face mists, tend to be quite sceptical about the purpose and significance of a face mist. Some questions that we get are;
- “Does it work?”
- “What’s the point of it?”
- “Is it worth the money?”
- “Is it necessary in my skincare routine?”
- “Will it be as effective as other products?”
But the most common question that we get asked is;
“Aren’t Face Mists just water in a bottle?”
And we have just the answer for that – NO! Due to the low viscosity of the face mists, it is able to be fine and have the same consistency as water but there are so many ingredients that are added to give your skin what it needs that is way beyond what water can do!
Purpose Of A Face Mist
The purpose of a face mist is mainly to;
- Provide your skin with a quick and easy spritz of hydration
- Tone and improve the texture of the skin
- Relieve your skin from irritation or dryness (though this is only a temporary solution)
- Balance the oil levels in your skin
- Refresh your makeup and add that skin glow that makes your makeup look natural
With the advances that are made in the beauty market, face mists are predicted to be finer and a lot gentler on the skin. Korean Skincare Companies, right now, have been producing “fog-like” mists that give you a cooler and more even distribution of product on your face; while reducing the amount of product wastage as well.
Face Mists are generally that supportive product that is easy to carry around. It’s an absolute dummy-proof and is super handy during Summer. Though many dermatologists don’t necessarily prioritise it as part of your skincare routine, it is something that definitely adds value to your skin. In comparison to other products, it has lower concentrations of the hard-hitting ingredients and only contains the essentials to predominantly hydrate and tone your skin.
Water vs. Face Mists
The difference between applying a spritz of water and a spritz of a face mist is immense. When applying water to your face, though it may be giving you a quick moment of hydration, it evaporates very quickly and ends up taking more than it gives to your skin. Though this oxymoron is baffling, water is actually drying on the skin. Water doesn’t remain on the skin for long and for this reason, we find ourselves constantly having to re-hydrate our skin more frequently. Therefore, face mists are NOT water in a bottle. It is so much more and beyond than that. Many beauty critics swear by them and have even deemed them as a staple in their everyday lifestyle.
Frequently Asked Questions about Face Mists
Here we are going to answer some questions that we get asked often that we believe will be helpful to you!
1. “Are all face mists the same?”
Like people, there is a face mists for almost everything – hydrating, soothing, refreshing, moisturising, toning and even brightening. Different brands, generally, create varied face mists that contain numerous ingredients to suit its intended purpose. For example, the COSRX Cooling Aqua Facial Mist is designed to cool down and hydrate the skin, while toning as well. So, ingredients like Centella Asiatica Leaf and Aloe Vera complement its purpose.
2. “How should a facial mist be generally used?”
Depending on the type of facial mist, this may vary. Generally, it should be used throughout the day when your skin needs that hit of instant hydration. However, it can also be a great addition to a skincare routine. For example, the Pyunkang Yul Mist Toner can be used after cleansing or at the end of a skincare routine (if you don’t use a moisturiser).
Have you ever noticed why you get dry patches that appear, even though you applied your foundation perfectly fine? Your skin is thirsty for some hydration and using a facial mist can definitely help with this. It can also help refresh your makeup as well.
3. “How do I know which face mist is right for me?”
So now that you’re convinced facial mists aren’t water in a bottle, this question is to help you understand how to find the right one for you. First ask yourself, “what does my skin need?” List it out on a piece of paper and find ingredients that correlate to those concerns. For example, if you are searching for products that add that extra hydration to your skin, you may be looking for facial mist that contain hyaluronic acid, glycerin and so on. Or if you want soothing, then definitely look for aloe vera extracts.
4. “Are face mists worth your money?”
Whether it is worth the money or not depends on your skin’s needs. If you have enough hydration levels in your skin, the likelihood of you needing a face mists would be slim. This decision isn’t just plain black and white. It’s particularly important to keep in mind that just because it has a higher price tag, it doesn’t mean it is better. Look for something that will help you in your everyday life.
We hope this blog post has answered all your questions, corrected all your misconceptions and revealed the truth about facial mists. Here are some that you can choose from our store;
Are facial mists part of your skincare routine? Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried any before and which ones are your favourite!
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