There are two sorts of people in this world: those who swear by a facial mist and those who see them as an unnecessary step in your skincare regime. Personally, I swear by the healing powers of a good thermal water and cannot effuse enough how therapeutic a spritz infused with essential oils can be. The perfect mist match can calm problem skin, hydrate even the driest of complexions and also increase the absorption of subsequently-applied skincare.
Spritz: Caudalie Beauty Elixir 100mls, €35, Arnotts
Best for: A morning pick-me-up that calms the senses.
Behind the Magic: A cult favourite, Caudalie's Beauty Elixir contains an abundance of soothing botanicals that refreshes skin, tightens pores and smells utterly divine. A spa in a bottle, keep in the fridge for an uber cooling experience.
Spritz: Liz Earle Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic Spritzer, €19.50, Boots
Best for: Problem Skin
Behind the Magic: Alcohol-free, this toner gives weightless hydration, soothing even the most troubled of skin. Added botanicals include chamomile, cucumber, and aloe vera and work together to relieve irritation and eliminate redness.
Spritz: Emma Hardie Plump & Glow Facial Mist, €49, Marks & Spencer
Best for: On-the-go hydration - honeymoon flights
Behind the magic: An ultra-fine mist with a wide-reach delivery, Emma Hardie's Plump & Glow delivers ultimate moisture with added hyaluronic acid. Leaving skin refreshed and with a dewy glow (thank you mica), spritz throughout the day for an instant pick me up. With an innovative flat tube packaging, it fits comfortably into even the smallest of makeup bags and so is ideal for in-flight hydration.
Spritz: La Mer La Mist, €70, Brown Thomas
Best for: Everything
Behind the Magic: At the high-end of the market, rejuvenate your dry, dull and lacklustre skin with this facial mist, and we promise you that you will never look back. Containing charged particles that instantly shift the skin's energy level to visibly uplift and revive lethargic skin. Keep away from your husbands-to-be as men are known to fall in love with this mists calming properties, especially post-shave.
Spritz: Avène Thermal Spring Water, €14.99, Pharmacies
Best for: Inflammed skin - eczema
Behind the magic: Clinical trials have shown that Avène Thermal Water decreases the production of inflammation-causing chemicals by skin cells and so helps alleviate the severity of conditions like eczema, especially when introduced into a cream. Avène's low mineral content aids comfort, softness and suppleness with irritation is at its least at low levels. Perfect for cooling and calming skin on hot days whether it's on your face, chest, legs or neck.
-- Dani Farrell