Why We Love Facial Mists and You Should Too

When it comes to beauty essentials, you might think of items like foundation, mascara, moisturizer, and sunscreen. There’s another essential product that belongs on your radar that’s been a long-standing Korean beauty trend and it’s finally landed here: facial mists. We love facial mists, and for good reason! Regardless of your skin type, a mist can help you achieve a vibrant complexion and improve your makeup staying power throughout the day. Here’s what you need to know about mists and how to incorporate them into your skin care routine.

Mists Can Feel Like Magic

Facial mists are packed with vitamins and revitalizing ingredients. A good mist will restore the pH balance of your skin and maintain hydration. Depending on your skin care needs, pick an alcohol-free mist from our Beautycounter+ Collection for brightening, plumping or balancing ingredients. Before grabbing one off the shelf, first check out The Never List™ on our website to learn more about common ingredients that might be harmful.

Facial mists are great multi-taskers and easy to layer into your daily skin care regimen. One option is to prep skin before layering on your moisturizer and makeup. This will hydrate your skin—especially if you’ve just cleansed—and provide an additional layer of protection from environmental stressors. Simply shake your mist, close your eyes, and spray an even layer across your face. For the best results, give the mist a few seconds to work its magic, then apply a day cream or serum while your face is damp. You’ll be perfectly primed and ready for makeup.

Also, you can use the mist as the final step in your routine to set makeup. After you’ve applied your makeup, spray a layer of mist over your face to prevent a mid-day makeup meltdown. You can also use it for instant hydration and a dewy glow throughout the day; a great perk if your skin tends to be dry!

How to Choose the Right Mist

If you’re ready to give this versatile skin staple a try, make sure to choose the right facial mist that addresses your skin care needs. Here’s what ingredients to look for depending on your complexion concerns:


Looking for a product that will revitalize and brighten dull skin. Look for ample antioxidants, like our No. 1 Brightening Facial Mist. It’s made with vitamin C, apple extract, and lime pearl extract, which all work together to even tone and give skin a luminous, youthful glow.

Skin Plumping

If you have dry skin or think you’re losing elasticity, try our No. 2 Plumping Facial Mist formulated with peony root to replenish and plump skin. Not only does it smell amazing, but it also has the nourishing power of rye seed to minimize the appearance of fine lines. Spritz, then bask in ultra-hydrated, youthful-looking skin.

Balancing and Oil-Fighting

Need a mist that can balance your skin and help prevent shine during the day? If so, a product with charcoal will be your favorite new skin-saver! It’s a powerful ingredient that’s highly absorbent, and can balance and purify your skin. In addition to charcoal powder, our No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist contains kaolin, a soft clay that will absorb excess oil to keep your skin looking flawless.

Once you add in the luxury of an active-infused mist to your skin care routine, you won’t want to go back. This multi-tasking product will bring the nourishment you’ve been looking for, and before you know it, a facial mist will be at the top of your beauty essentials list.