The Best Face Mists To Get You Through a Scorching Summer

soothing face mists for summer
soothing face mists for summer

*douses face in a mixture of all of these mists rn because it’s v v hot*

When your face is about ready to melt off, it’s always nice to reach for a face mist to perk things up a bit. As a kid, I turned to those spray water bottles with a battery operated fan to ease my skin from the scorching heat. Now, I’ve upgraded to an adult-friendly face mist that’s more than just water. What about the rotating fan, you ask? It’s superfluous, but my heart still misses it.

The Best Face Mists To Get You Through a Scorching Summer

the holy grails for moi_

The one that has helped my skin the most, and impressed me the most because of the amazing ingredients, is the Complex Beauty Afterglow Complexion mistI can’t see myself ever not repurchasing this because it has such amazing ingredients, and using it regularly as a part of my skincare routine has really helped. Plus, it feel amazing and smells amazing too. It has Vitamin C to help brighten; pineapple and papaya enzymes to improve texture (i.e. why this also helped me with texture), firm, protect from free radicals (!!!! important), and reduce acne/ inflammation; glycolic acid to gently exfoliate; colloidal silver to boost cell recovery and heal since it’s a natural antibiotic; tamanu oil to provide antioxidant properties, help fade blemishes, and moisturize, and there’s a lot more amazing ingredients so it’s the perfect addition to any skincare routine, and especially perfect during the hot summer months since it’s so refreshing.

Another face mist that has quickly become one of my faves because of the great ingredients is the Ursa Major Face TonicIt has great ingredients like aloe to soothe and hydrate; witch hazel, which is a natural astringent and anti inflammatory; willow bark extract to exfoliate and fight acne since it’s a natural BHA; apple, which works as a natural AHA; green tea to protect from free radicals (!! important remember), and much more as well.

_when things need a lil more refreshing

Sometimes, all your skin needs is a little more freshness and nothing super fancy in terms of ingredients. That’s where the Pearlessence face mists come into play. I have three from them– Coconut Water, Coconut Rose Water, and Cucumber Water. I’ll be honest, I picked them up because the bottles are pretty, but they are nice little refreshers on scorching hot days.

keeping it moist_

The great thing about moisturizing face mists is that you don’t need to get your hands dirty to add the moisture back in. Pixi’s Milky Mist contains hyaluronic acid, a skin conditioning ingredient and a humectant, so it attracts water from the moisture in the air and pulls it into your skin, making it a wonderful moisturizing ingredient. Moisture– whenever and wherever you like it.

The Too Cool For School Aqua Gel Mist* is a unique face mist in my collection thanks to the formula. It has a gel consistency in the bottle, but doesn’t come out chunky when spritzed. It’s actually very fine and lightweight on the skin. It contains hydrolyzed baobab protein, which has conditioning and nourishing properties. It also has rosemary water to calm and heal thanks to it’s natural anti-inflammatory properties.

Kopari’s Coconut Rose Toneris a smells-like-summer-vaction face mist that also hydrates, and is supposed to tighten up the pores. I can’t vouch for the pore tightening since that’s not something I really struggle with, but I can vouch for the hydration. It contains witch hazel to soothe, calm, and kill bacteria; coconut extract to hydrate and nourish; and rose extract to soothe irritations and redness (great for sunburns!), cleanse, and prevent blemishes.

What are your favorite face mists? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I love Pixi Milky Mist and now want to try the Kopari one! xx


  • That pixi just sounds amazing!

    Beauty Candy Loves

  • I love a good face mist and the Pixi one sounds absolutely perfect.
    Alicia x

  • Jessica Riley

    I LOVE the sound of the Pixi Milky Mist! That’s on my shopping list ;)

    The Crown Wings

  • So many good recommendations! I’ve never heard of the Too Cool for School Aqua Gel Mist before, but it sounds right up my street! Of course, I will make sure to check out the Complex Beauty Afterglow Complexion Mist as soon as the brand will ship to Europe!

    • I hope Complex Beauty starts shipping internationally soon! They’ve quickly become one of my fave brands :)

  • I love these for the summer season! There’s something about spritzing these that instantly gets me totally energized!

    I really like Avene’s but I’d like to try out Pixi’s since everyone talks about it!

    Stephanie |

    • Yesss I feel the same way about the face spritz. I have to repurchase the one from Avene!

  • I have the Pearlessence Coconut Water face mist – smells incredible! Intrigued by the pixi one, will have to give it a try.


  • I was never a very big fan of the Pixi sprays but that Complex beauty one looks absolutely amazing. My skin seems to love anything with aloe vera in it and I’m sure this would be no different :) Thanks for the recommendation love! xo

    Kelsey |

  • Mmmm…the Kopari Coconut Rose sounds lovely xxx

  • I am so late to the face mists game, actually only started getting into it end of last year and now I can’t be without one. So many new ones for me in this post, more added into my never ending list to purchase.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • I haven’t heard of any of these except for the Pixi ones! And I haven’t even tried them yet even though everyone raves about them. They’re definitely on my list though as I’m really curious, I just don’t know which one to get yet.

    And the Pearlescence one sounds nice and the packaging is really lovely, they look a lot like Herbivore products now that I think about it.

    • They do! Not gonna lie, that’s why I bought the Pearlessence ones haha

  • So many lovely options!! :)

  • I’m so obsessed with mists at the moment, they’re perfect for priming, setting and just to give your skin a healthy and moisturised glow. I haven’t tried a single one of these but I’m loving the sound of the Complex Beauty Afterglow x


  • Yiotou_La

    I have been using mists like crazy these days and I just sprayed my face with one from Etude House. My favourite is the Avene Thermale water spray, I finished two bottles already and I need a new one. I would love to try one from Pixi.


  • I’ve been looking for the perfect face mist. I always suffer when it’s sweltering hot! Your holy grails sound amazing. Definitely need that Complex Beauty one!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Ha, I remember I used to be jealous of the other kids that had that spray bottle with a fan! For now I still just spray my face with water – perhaps it’s time for an upgrade! I’ve always wanted to try the one from Glossier!

    Becky @ star violet

  • The PIXI mists have to be my favourites at the moment, I love the hydrating one, makes my skin feel amazing!

    Alice May Snell ♡

  • I just finished my Pixi Milky Mist. I didn’t love it at first, but I really enjoyed using it a bunch this summer! I need to order the Complex mist, I’ve been meaning to for months!

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jelly Bean

    • Definitely pick up the Complex one! I’m almost done with this one and will definitely be purchasing a second!