What Are Face Mists & Essence Sprays?

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If your skin is craving a refresh halfway through the day, a spritz of one of our essence spray face mists could be the revitalizing boost your skin needs.

But what are face mists, and what exactly do they do for your skin?

Here’s our complete guide to facial mists, teaching you how they benefit the skin and which ones you should be using for your skin type.

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What is Facial Mist?

Face mist, facial mists, essence spray – what are they exactly?

If you’re big into your K-beauty trends, you may have heard the term ‘essence’ before. It’s a water-based skincare product that contains active ingredients to protect, hydrate and boost the skin.

In face mist form, these essence sprays distribute skin-loving ingredients evenly over the face with a convenient spritz. They’re also super handy to pop in your bag when you’re on-the-go!

What Does a Facial Mist Do?

Yes, they feel great on the skin, but beyond that, what do face mists do?

Essence sprays and facial mists can be infused with different skincare ingredients to target various concerns. Most commonly, face mists can be used to:

  • Rehydrate skin
  • Protect the skin
  • Minimize the appearance of large pores
  • Rebalance skin
  • Energize and invigorate the skin
  • Soothe sensitive skin

When to Use Essence Sprays

So, where does face mist fit into your skincare routine?

It’s recommended that to receive the full benefit of your essence spray, you should use it after cleansing and before serum. It can be used instead of toner or alongside it to mix and match your skincare ingredients and benefits.

Face mists can also be used throughout the day as a refreshing top-up.

Expert tip: Be sure to do your research before combining too many ingredients in your routine, as some pairings may cause irritation! If you’re unsure, check out our skincare ingredient guides.

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How to Use Essence Facial Mists

  1. Shake well
  2. Hold 20cm away from the face
  3. Close your eyes
  4. Spritz all over!

Expert tip: Why not keep your face mist bottle in the fridge for an enhanced cooling sensation?!

Best Hydrating Face Mists

With many essence sprays out there, it can be confusing to know which ones are going to help your skin look and feel its best.

Luckily, the Revolution Skincare essence sprays contain gentle, soothing formulas, making them suitable for all skin types!

Check out some of our favorite face mists below, helping you achieve refreshed, nourished skin.

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  1. Best Face Mist for Dry Skin
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    Best Face Mist for Dry Skin

    If your skin is thirsty, you’re going to love the Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Essence Spray.

    Hyaluronic Acid is THE ingredient for dry skin, as it enhances skin’s ability to retain moisture. Enriched with Grapefruit Extract and packed with nutrients, skin has never felt so refreshed, nourished and hydrated. The perfect pick-me-up for dry skin!

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  2. Best Face Mist for Sensitive Skin
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    Best Face Mist for Sensitive Skin

    Is your skin a little on the sensitive side? If you’re looking for something to help calm and nourish redness-prone skin, try the Revolution Skincare CBD Essence Spray.

    Infused with ultra-soothing Calendula Flower Extract, this restoring formula helps to calm the skin, perfect for a post-gym spritz! If you struggle with dry patches, this face mist helps to revitalize skin when it needs a hydration boost.

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  3. Best Face Mist for Dull Skin
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    Best Face Mist for Dull Skin

    Superfruits are not just great in our diets, our skin loves them too! If your skin is looking and feeling a little lackluster, we recommend the Revolution Skincare Superfruit Essence.

    Fortified with Blueberry Extract, the boosting properties help to protect skin’s natural barrier, replenishing skin with antioxidants and added hydration. The perfect essence spray when spending the day in the city!

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  4. Best Face Mist for Dehydrated Skin
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    Best Face Mist for Dehydrated Skin

    If you’re looking for the best hydrating face mist that packs a real punch, you need the Hydro Bank Hydrating Moisture Mist in your life.

    Enriched with Polyglutamic Acid (a long-lasting moisturizer derived from fermented soyabean), Glycerin and Plankton Thermal Water, moisture is drawn to the skin in a convenient spritz.

    Whether spraying on the go, or as part of your skincare routine, thirsty skin is left suitably quenched!

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  5. Best Calming Face Mist - Overnight
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    Best Calming Face Mist - Overnight

    Meet the dreamy new addition to your nighttime routine. The Revolution Skincare Overnight Calming Dream Mist is enriched with calming ingredients including Lavender Oil and Camomile, helping you to unwind before bedtime.

    As well as helping you enjoy a deeper sleep, this evening facial mist delivers a moisturizing blend of Glycerin and natural hydrators, working wonders on tired skin overnight.

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