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Everything You Absolutely Need to Know About Hydrating Facial Mists

Hydrating Facial Mist Guide

So, you’re ready to jump in the facial mist game: now what? 

Maybe you’ve noticed them on your co-workers desk, in your BFF’s purse, or in the hands of travelers on an airplane. However, you’ve yet to buy your own because you aren’t sure which facial mist is right for you. Don’t fret: Beia is here to get down and dirty on what ingredients and qualities to look for (and which to avoid!) in a hydrating facial mist, which can be used on all skin types.

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What is a Facial Mist?

Facial mists are powerful products because they are able to quickly penetrate into skin. Skin is more permeable when it’s damp, and water acts as a carrier for beneficial active ingredients  which allows you to achieve maximum glowing results. Adding a hydrating facial mist into your daily skincare routine will supercharge the luminous results you’ve been vying for.   


What Ingredients to Look For in a Facial Mist

Unfortunately, not all facial mists are created equal. Water-based facial mists without humectants (such as hyaluronic acid) will actually dry out your skin, instead of hydrating it. 

The best hydrating facial mists all contain humectants. These ingredients help fight against transdermal water loss because they bind onto water molecules and draw them into the skin, leaving it hydrated and plump. Without humectants, the water evaporates— leaving your skin even drier than it was before.

The Best Humectants For All Skin Types

Hyaluronic acid 

Hyaluronic acid is a skin-identical ingredient that holds up to 1000x its weight in water. Our body naturally produces this natural moisturizer. However, as we age, we produce less of it — which is why it’s a common ingredient found in skincare products.



Glycerin also serves as a powerful humectant in skincare. But wait, there’s more: Glycerin also shields skin from irritation, strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier, and enhances penetration of other skin-loving ingredients. Basically, glycerin = the secret sauce for youthful radiance.

Ingredients to Avoid in a Facial Mist

You already know hyaluronic acid and glycerin are ingredients to look for in a facial mist. However, for optimal hydration, there are a few ingredients we recommend you avoid: 

Fragrances, essential oils, and *some alcohols can be irritating or even dry out your skin when used in a facial mist, which is obviously not ideal. Steer clear of these ingredients when looking for a hydrating facial mist.  

*Like facial mists, not alcohols are created equal. Solvent alcohols  including denatured alcohol, ethanol, and isopropyl alcohol  can dry out the skin. However, fatty alcohols, such as cetyl alcohol and vitamin E, have the exact opposite effect and are known for their moisturizing properties. No need to cancel alcohol in skincare: Just be weary of this before you load up your cart!

The Glow Down

Hydrating facial mists are the skincare step you’d be remiss not to take advantage of. If you want glowing, soft, supple, radiant skin, we recommend adding in a facial mist: 

  • After you cleanse
  • Before you moisturize
  • Before you apply makeup
  • After you apply makeup 
  • Throughout the day 

As a reminder, always look for facial mists enriched with humectants like hyaluronic acid and glycerin  and avoid fragrances, essential oils, and drying alcohols.


  • What are the benefits of using a facial mist in my skincare routine?
  • A facial mist can provide instant hydration, refreshment, and a boost of nutrients to your skin. It helps lock in moisture, soothe, and revitalize your complexion, making it a great addition to your skincare routine.

  • How often should I use a hydrating facial mist?
  • You can use a hydrating facial mist multiple times a day, as needed. It's particularly useful in dry environments or when your skin feels parched.

  • What key ingredients should I look for in a hydrating facial mist?
  • Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, aloe vera, rose water, and botanical extracts. These components help attract and retain moisture.

  • Are there any ingredients I should avoid in a facial mist?
  • Avoid facial mists with high alcohol content, artificial fragrances, and harsh chemicals, as these can potentially irritate your skin.

  • How does a facial mist hydrate my skin?
  • Hydrating facial mists contain water-attracting ingredients that help bind moisture to the skin, increasing hydration levels and improving the skin's appearance.

  • Can I use facial mists on all skin types?
  • Most facial mists are suitable for all skin types, but it's a good idea to choose a mist that aligns with your skin's specific needs and sensitivities.

  • What's the difference between hydrating facial mists and regular water sprays?
  • Hydrating facial mists often contain additional beneficial ingredients like antioxidants, humectants, and vitamins. They are formulated to provide more than just hydration, offering skin-enhancing benefits.

  • How do I incorporate a facial mist into my daily skincare routine?
  • You can use a facial mist after cleansing and before applying moisturizer. You can also spritz it on throughout the day for a quick refresh.

  • Can I use a facial mist after applying makeup?
  • Yes, you can lightly mist your face after applying makeup to set it and give your skin a natural, dewy finish.

  • How can a facial mist help my skin before applying makeup?
  • Using a facial mist before makeup application can provide a hydrated base, allowing makeup to go on more smoothly and evenly.

  • What are the side effects of using a facial mist?
  • When used properly, facial mists are generally safe. However, overuse or using mists with irritating ingredients can lead to dryness or irritation.

  • What is the difference between solvent alcohols and fatty alcohols in skincare products?
  • Solvent alcohols (like denatured alcohol) can be drying and irritating, while fatty alcohols (like cetyl and stearyl alcohol) are moisturizing and beneficial in skincare.

  • Can I use a facial mist if I have sensitive skin?
  • Yes, you can use a facial mist if you have sensitive skin. Opt for mists with gentle and soothing ingredients, and do a patch test first if you're concerned.

  • How should I store my facial mist for maximum shelf life and efficacy?
  • Store your facial mist in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep the cap tightly closed to prevent contamination.

  • What role does hyaluronic acid play in hydrating facial mists?
  • Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that attracts and retains moisture. In hydrating facial mists, it helps keep your skin plump, hydrated, and smooth.


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