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Stressed? Try These Calming Face Mists, Road-Tested by Us (including a Swisse product for just $12.95)

From cooling face mists to setting sprays and corrective toners, these Face Mists are absolute must-haves while working anywhere.

The world is going through a transition. As we try and process the lifting of lockdown laws, restrictions on social activities ease, anxiety levels are high.

Some are still working from home, others have gone back to the office, it can cause a whole range of changes to our body and skin.

Stress is one of them, and according to Healthline, it can cause a whole range of visible effects on the skin, including acne flare-ups, rosacea, rashes and pimples, to name a few.

So, how what’s the ultimate solution in combating stress while we work from home? Our golden answer is Face Mists.

From corrective toners, to moisturising sprays, face mists are an easy and affordable way to boost the skin with much needed hydration, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Simply keep on your desk, and spray when skin is feeling lack-lustre or dry. Not only do they provide a quick break from work (hello wellness break), they also soothe, while resetting and rejuvenating the skin.

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Ella Bache Daily Hydration Mist, RRP $39

Use when: To target jet-lagged, dehydrated skin.

There’s just something about spritzing this Ella Bache Daily Hydration Mist on your face that instantly calms you down.

Ella bache face mist
Perfect for travelling and refreshing dehydrated skin.

Enriched with soothing witch hazel and chocked full of hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, this spray is ideal for when your skin is feeling inflamed, hot, dry or just simply needs a little wake me up.

We’re adding this one into our travel makeup bag, as spraying this while skin is dehydrated from flying would be the ultimate relaxant.

MERE Ionic Dermal Corrective Tonic, RRP $49

Use when: Skin needs unclogging, moisturising and brightening

Not merely just a face spray, this corrective tonic from Australian all-natural beauty brand MERE helps to lock in moisture, while boosting the skin with collagen.

With the subtle scent of rose and tea tree, this spray is packed full of antioxidant-rich extracts like Active Australian Flame Tree and Australian Bamboo Extract.

MERE ionic toner
Skin is left soft and supple and smelling of rose and tea tree.

Flame Tree has 100 times more antioxidants than Vitamin C, helping to rewind damage from pigment causing enzymes, while Bamboo extract is a vital element in human collage, helping to restore skin strength and elasticity.

After applying this AM + PM after cleansing, my skin had a noticeable glow, and was left soft, supple and hydrated due to the inclusion of Australian Marine Collagen.

The spray is also on the lighter side – once applied, it’s almost as if the product isn’t there – but it also still packed a punch to unclog my pores, opening them ready to absorb further treatments.

L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Fresh Moisturizing Mist, RRP $22

Use when: Skin is thirsty, dry and depleted

Out of all the face mists we trialled, the L’Occitane Aqua Reotier Moisturizing Mist was the heaviest of the bunch, almost feeling like actual, tiny water droplets were being sprayed onto our faces.

This was definitely not an issue, though. The formula was still lightweight enough to not be overpowering or overly wet, massaging seamlessly into the skin, while the heavier consistency really refreshes and cools the face.

L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Fresh Moisturizing Mist,
A lightweight spray with the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Formulated with the calcium-rich waters of Provence’s Reotier spring in France, this spray is packed with everyone’s favourite ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid. HA is great for replenishing and boosting the skin’s moisture levels, and it’s presence is really felt in this spray.

After applying, my skin felt plump, refreshed and instantly smoother. It was also a great option to have on my desk, spraying whenever I was too hot, flustered or simply needed a cooling calm-me down.

Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist: RRP $55.00

Use when: skin is prone to redness

This beautiful mist is perfect at this time of year for skin prone to redness after a shower or bath, extended time indoors in heating or for at any time at all.

The Calendula balances and clams skin instantly, and reduces surface redness.

Jurlique face mist
A delightfully smelling, perfectly balanced face mist.

This face mist also helps soften the skin, especially with ongoing use.
The fragrance will suit nature lovers, as it is beautifully natural and refreshing.  Jurlique products come from the herbs and plants grown on their farm in South Australia.

This is an excellent spray to use when setting makeup, or after shaving for its calming and soothing properties.

Swisse Rosewater Hydrating Mist Toner, RRP $12.95

Use when: You and your skin feel off and need to reset and revitalise

Loved and known for their vitamins and supplements, Swisse has released an all-new beauty range enriched with native botanicals, antioxidants and super-hero vitamins and minerals.

Swisse Rose water spray
Swisse is loved for their vitamins, but this new range of skincare are also winners.

With the subtly sweet aroma of rosewater comes this Hydrating Mist Toner, designed for every day wear.

Just a few sprays to the face either before makeup or after leaves skin feeling refreshed and softened. With cooling properties of Aloe Vera and certified Rosehip Extract, a boost of hydration and antioxidants is the perfect remedy for reducing stress.

This spray doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, nor does it leave a film or any residue once dry. This makes it a perfect hand-bag essential for a mid-day spray when feeling rundown or stressed.

MERE Ionic Dermal Corrective Tonic, RRP $49

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