Today, there is a non-stop emergence of innovations and information about skincare. And facial mist is one of these skincare innovations that have recently been gaining popularity. Facial mist can be a go-to when you want to perk up that oily and tired skin, especially in this hot weather.
There is an influx of face mists in the market claiming to deliver you that smooth and fresh-looking skin. We are sure you are curious to know if the face mists you have been eyeing are appropriate for your oily skin. Fret not, as we've prepared a round-up of these products through our top 10 picks, and to guide on how to choose the best one, we have a buying guide with comments from dermatologist Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz.
Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz is the face behind Ask Your Derma. She is also a board-certified dermatologist in Metro Manila.
She is also an educator and digital creator on all things skin, hair, and nails. She is a Diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society and offers online video consultations. You can also catch her on her Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel.
We are now going to share with you our top ten picks of best facial mists for oily skin available online.
Disclaimer: These products are recommendations made by our team at mybest Philippines. Our expert, Dr. Katrina Erika Habaluyas Luz, is not affiliated with, nor is she endorsing any of the brands we mention below.
**Prices may vary depending on the website and their campaign period**
|Beneficial Ingredients||Salicylic Acid and Honey Extract|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Green Tea|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Certified Organic Witch Hazel Ext Blend, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rose Flower Water|
|Beneficial Ingredients||AHA, Niacinamide, and Glycerin|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Niacinamide, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel Water|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Water, Niacinamide, Euglena Gracilis Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Niacinamide and Apple Fruit Extract|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Witch Hazel Extract, Aloe Vera, Rose Extract, and Jojoba Oil|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Niacinamide, Tomato Extract, and Witch Hazel Extract|
|Volume||50, 100 ml|
Skin Mattifying Facial Mist
Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea
Witch Hazel Aloe Formula Alcohol Free Facial Mist
Soothing and Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Gel Mist
Daily Defense Fix & Finish Oil Control Face Mist
Bio-Water Energizing Water Face Mist
7 days Vitamin Mist
Refreshing Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera, and Rose Water Mist
Gives You a Matte Finish and Helps You Reduce The Production Of Excess Oil
Gives a Refreshing Feeling Especially When Used on Hot Days
Freshen Up Your Face and Get That Instant Shot of Radiance
Hydrate, Smoothen and Brighten Up that Pretty Face
Revitalizes Skin and Keeps Oil at Bay
Perfect for Face, Body, and Hair Use
Achieve That Glass Dewy Skin Look
Natural Face Mist That's Refreshing, Mood-Boosting, and Moisturizing
Soothes Skin Irritation, Lighten Blemishes, and Provides Anti-Aging Benefits
|Price Starts at||₱229||₱595||₱417||₱207||₱1,095||₱879||₱549||₱60||₱97|
|Beneficial Ingredients||Salicylic Acid and Honey Extract||Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Green Tea||Certified Organic Witch Hazel Ext Blend, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rose Flower Water||Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate||Niacinamide, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel Water||Water, Niacinamide, Euglena Gracilis Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol||Niacinamide and Apple Fruit Extract||Witch Hazel Extract, Aloe Vera, Rose Extract, and Jojoba Oil||Niacinamide, Tomato Extract, and Witch Hazel Extract|
|Volume||100 ml||118 ml||237 ml||150 ml||100 ml||300 ml||150 ml||100 ml||50, 100 ml|
So maybe you have learned from your favorite beauty bloggers that facial mists are great for quick skin hydration. Yet with so many of these, it may be baffling to know which ones are best for your oily skin. Read our buying guide to get some helpful information.
Regardless if you are oily, dry, combination, or normal skin type, skin requires a complete yet gentle care and cleansing. Only suitable ingredients for oily skin must be applied as the misuse of products can exacerbate the problems.
Niacinamide is part of the Vitamin B family and is known as a skin smoother and skin-restoring ingredient. It provides the benefit of improving the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. It helps in controlling the overproduction of sebum in oily skin types.
On the other hand, retinol is a type of vitamin A and a known ingredient in over-the-counter cosmetics. Clinical studies claim that it can enhance skin radiance and helps in addressing various skin concerns such as reducing fine lines, pore size, rosacea, and oily skin. It is also useful in increasing the moisture content in the skin.
Niacinamide dubbed as the "jack-of-all-trades" amongst the skincare ingredients given its many functions, has been shown to regulate sebum production as well. I suggest looking for niacinamide in the ingredient list of facial mists or your moisturizer. You don't necessarily need a niacinamide serum to reap its benefits.
Retinols make a great choice for acne-prone and oily skin types. Bonus, it's great for anti-aging too!
Alpha Hydroxy Acid or AHA has many types and is derived from natural sources like plants and milk. Examples of AHAs include glycolic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid. These are widely used for exfoliation and improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Studies also reveal improvement in skin moisture and oiliness to both dry and oily skin types.
Beta Hydroxy Acid or BHA is also known as salicylic acid, a common cosmetic ingredient derived from willow bark, wintergreen leaves, and sweet birch. It has numerous benefits for several skin concerns. Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory, cleansing, exfoliating, and pore penetrating effect that helps in addressing acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
Other common alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic, lactic, and mandelic acid. Many products have a combination of these, so it's good to check in with your dermatologist to see which is the right one for you.
BHAs are also great for oily skin. Did you know that the reason why salicylic acid is great for oily skin is because of its inherent lipid-soluble property? This makes it great at penetrating the pores deeper!
Another common ingredient in moisturizers and other cosmetic products is hyaluronic acid. According to skin experts, it is naturally found in the dermis and plays a vital role in the distribution of nutrients, elasticity, pliability, water content, and provide volume in the skin.
Dryness will actually cause your skin to produce more sebum, making your skin more oily. To prevent this, hyaluronic acid pulls the moisture fro the environment into your skin. This results to a plumper and younger-looking skin. Hyaluronic acid improves elasticity and hydration for all skin types.
Hyaluronic acid works great on slightly damp skin. So using a facial mist incorporated with hyaluronic acid is a great hack to add in that extra hydration! You can even apply a moisturizer afterward to lock in that moisture.
Tea tree oil has long been considered an antiseptic, germicidal, skin-soothing, and antioxidant agent. It helps in various skin concerns like breakouts and skin infections like yeast and fungus.
Olive oil is known for its antioxidant and skin-replenishing properties and has traditionally been used to treat skin issues like burns, psoriasis, rosacea, and dermatitis. It also contains oleic acid, a cleansing agent and texture and skin penetration enhancer that can improve and preserve the effectiveness of other ingredients for oily skin.
Jojoba oil is popular because of its skin-soothing benefits and regarded because of its less greasy feeling compared to other oils. Its texture is close to human sebum, and because of this, some studies suggest it can be useful in limiting the overproduction of sebum on the skin.
Most people would think, "I have oily skin, so why would I apply an oil to my face?" The thing is, facial oils contain 2 important fatty acids - linoleic and oleic acid. People with acne-prone skin tend to have less oleic acid resulting in thicker sebum which may lead to clogged pores. I believe that it's best to check in with your dermatologist to see what's right for you!
Some skin experts suggest that products containing retinol should be packaged in an airtight and opaque packaging as it loses its potency when exposed to sunlight and air.
Make sure that face mist comes in a spill-proof and quality spray nozzle that dispersed the product evenly and finely. Through this, you can ensure that ingredients can penetrate into the skin deeply.
Definitely, the packaging of skincare products is critical. More than just aesthetics, packaging serves the purpose of keeping the products stable and effective while you use them. In fact, a product may expire faster than you think because of the way in which it was packaged.
Select products that have an accurate list of ingredients so you can make sure that the product only contains what is right for your oily skin. This will also allow you to avoid ingredients that can cause allergic reactions.
Some face mists are marketed for all skin types. Although this is usual, it will be more beneficial if you can choose a product that is more appropriate and formulated for oily skin.
One habit we should develop is being a "label reader.'' Make sure to read the ingredients contained in a product and see if that will address and/or benefit your oily skin. Remember, even if a product is labeled "For All Skin Types," it's not impossible to develop a form of reaction from it. It still boils down to our individual sensitivities.
If you have more questions on how you can maximize the use of your facial mist, try checking this video by Kelly Driscolland to learn more about facial mists. To summarize the videos, here are 10 uses of facial mists:
I always make sure to pack a facial mist whenever I travel. It's a great trick to help hydrate your skin while on the plane and also to freshen up after landing! Just make sure that it's less than 3.4 ounces or 100 mL, as you wouldn't want those confiscated by TSA.
Let's feed your curiosity with more crucial information about oily skin and face mists for oily skin. Read below as Dr. Katrina gives more tips and guidance below.
Oily skin types generally produce more sebum. The thing is sebum isn't all a bad thingーsebum coats, moisturizes, and even protects our skin. However, in oily skin types, sebum tends to be overproduced.
Did you know sebum production changes at different stages of life? The amount of sebum production patterns the levels of androgen (hormones in our body) throughout life. Other factors that affect sebum production include genetics, stress, diet, exercise, among others.
It's definitely easy to make a DIY facial mist. It could be as simple as buying a spritz bottle and filling it up with water. However, as with all things DIY, it's important to change these regularly as they may be more prone to contamination than readily available facial mists, which would contain preservatives to prolong their shelf lives.
Facial mists aren't a must, but depending on its formula, it makes a great add-on to prep and set the skin for makeup or just give it that additional boost of hydration.
If you are looking to improve your current beauty regimen or want to transition to new, better products, we have included some helpful related links below.
Read and discover the key ingredients that will help you achieve that beautiful skin and slow down the speeding train of the aging process. We hope that you have learned a lot from our guide and make use of this information to manage that oily skin.
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