This Is by Far My Most-Used Beauty Product Come Summer

Summer is here, and if the weather forecast is anything to go by, we've got some hot days ahead of us. And I'm not sure about you, but the minute things start heating up, any will I have to keep my daily beauty routine alive diminishes. Very quickly, my twice-daily, 10-step skincare routine becomes a simple two-step cleanse (with refreshingly cold water, of course) with a generous smattering of a lightweight but repairing serum afterwards. Similarly, any desire to spend time applying makeup vanishes as the threat of it melting off in minutes makes the whole act seem a little pointless.

There is, however, one beauty product that I find myself reaching for far more than any other during the summer months. Sure, if I had to pick my most important summer beauty product, it would be SPF (there's no such thing as too much protection), but my most frequently used products are without question face mists. And, while people may say that their existence is pointless, I beg to differ.


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You see, after I have gone through a phase of using face mists religiously, when I fall out of the rhythm, I can't help but notice that my skin lacks a certain glow. While face mists were once little more than a refreshing spritz used to cool our skin down on hot days, now the formulas mean business. They're packed with skin-loving ingredients that deliver a radiance that looks as though it's shining from the inside out.

With the help of regular misting, not only do I stay refreshed, it also means that, despite the fact my routine is simpler in the summer, my skin never has to forgo the hardworking ingredients it deserves. Keep scrolling for my pick of the most refreshing, skin-loving face mists around.

The Best Face Mists to Try This Summer

1. Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray

2. Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

3. Odacité Aloe + Immortelle Hydra-Repair Treatment Mist

4. Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

5. Valmont Primary Veil

6. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

7. Elemis Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist

8. Neutrogena Clear & Soothe Toning Mist

9. Oskia City Life Facial Mist

10. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

11. Dermalogica Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist

12. Caudalie Beauty Elixir

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Freelance Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is a renowned beauty journalist and has contributed to Who What Wear’s beauty content since 2020. As a leading beauty editor, expert and brand consultant, she has over eight years of experience working for some of the industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear (of course), Glamour UK, Stylist, Refinery29 and Fabulous. Having also worked behind the scenes with some of the industry’s biggest brands and retailers, Shannon has a unique insight into what people really want from their beauty routines. Understanding that beauty lovers seek honest, open and responsible advice, she has it made her mission to demystify the intimidating world of beauty, taking a no-frills approach to the most relatable topics. While Shannon is the first to admit she doesn’t hold the answer to every beauty question out there, she is dedicated to sharing her expert insights in a bid to help. As a self-proclaimed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for easy-to-use, foolproof beauty products and has made it her mission to scope out the best of the best. When she’s not working, Shannon is likely soaking in the bath or giving no-holds-barred beauty reviews on Instagram from her bathroom floor.