Moisture in the mist: the best hydrating face sprays to beat the heat

By Chloe Schneider

One spritz of a facial mist provides instant hydration and a quick burst of refreshment. They are on top of RESCU’s travel packing list, stashed in our office desk drawer and thrown in our handbags and gym bags for a quick pick-me-up.

We love facial mists for rejuvenating and hydrating skin in air-conditioned environments. They can be stored in the fridge for a cooling mist after the beach, applied before moisturizer so you use less and don’t over-burden your skin with cream and will leave your skin looking perfectly dewy when applied before make-up.

We’ve spritzed and sprayed our way through all there is to offer and found our must-have mists…

For balancing and toning

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

Using Rose to balance skin tone and marshmallow for optimal hydration, Jurlique’s unique soft droplet mist has a luxurious rose scent that is both uplifting and refreshing.

We found Jurlique’s formula to be easily and quickly absorbed by the skin without disturbing make-up.

Available from Myer, David Jones, selected pharmacies and salons, Jurlique stores and online at (30ml – $23.00, 100ml – $37.00)

For dewy perfection

MV Organic Skincare Rose Hydrating Mist

This beautiful floral water is a favourite of celebs such as Daisy Lowe, Emma Watson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Delicately scented and with anti-inflammatory, natural astringent and hydrating properties, MV Organics’ mist will do wonders for the skin and instantly leave you feeling calm and refreshed.

Available from selected salons and online at (70ml – $31.00, 120ml – $54.00)

For organic, ethical care

Planet Eve Organics’ Rose Hydration Mist

Energised with certified organic Bulgarian Rose, Aloe Vera and super Amazonian anti-oxidant Acai, this mist will calm, soothe and protect the skin while helping to regenerate cell growth.

Planet Eve is free from chemicals and is accredited by Choose Cruelty Free and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals making it a great choice for the clean earth crusader.

Available from selected retail outlets and salons and online at (50ml – $32.95)

For deep hydration

Shu Uemura Depsea Water Mists

Depsea Water was first discovered in Cape Muroto, Japan and is one of the purest waters on earth. Naturally infused with rich minerals and with quick penetration due to its high affinity with the skin, Depsea water will increase skin energy, fortify the skin barrier function and improve the skin’s self-moisturising ability.

Shu Uemura has enhanced this wonder-water with 8 different 100% natural aromas; rose, harnamelis, chamomile, lavender, rosemary, mint, sage, bergamont and the original fragrance free.

Available at selected David Jones (150ml – $46.00)

For ultra-luxe minerals

JW Organics Phyto-Mineral Citrus Facial Mist

Judith White Organics’ mist combines bio-active nutrients with essential minerals to strengthen, cleanse and tone all skin types by supporting skin’s natural pH balance. Using Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Rose Petal and Papaya, this delicious citrus mist will improve complexion and leave your skin looking radiant and feeling refreshed.

Available from selected salons and (100ml – $75.00)

For calming inflamed skin

Dermalogica UltraCalming Mist

Using Dermalogica’s unique UltraCalming Complex to specifically mediate the triggers of inflamed, sensitized skin and strengthen skin cells, this mist has been specifically developed to tackle inflamed skin.

This easy-to-use spray helps condition sensitive skin while toning and hydrating. We love using this after epilation, waxing or exfoliating to soothe sore skin.

Available at selected salons (177ml – $60.00)

For complete harmony

Subtle Energies Pure Indian Rose Hydrosol Toner

Subtle Energies is a unique skincare range based on the Ayurveda Aromatherapy philosophy and aims to benefit your soul as well as your skin.

Pure Rose water is one of the most treasured essential oils in skincare, said to benefit the heart chakra, cleanse the aura, have hydrating and toning qualities and bring abundance and joy. Subtle Energies Rose Hydrosol Toner contains only the highest quality pure ingredients and is a beautiful way to completely revitalize yourself.

Available online at For stockist details call 1300 992 017 (125ml – $33.00)

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