Ever wondered how your favourite Korean celebrities always seem to flaunt such flawless complexions? Well, their secret lies in keeping their skin constantly hydrated with a handy facial mist. Facial mists are fuss-free to use and offer a ton of beauty benefits. But before you rush to include one into your skincare routine, know that not all facial mists are made equal.
There are two main types of facial mists in the market: functional facial mists and mineral water mists. The former is packed with nutrients to rejuvenate and nourish your mien, while the latter is fortified water that mainly works as a skin pick-me-up. If you want to upgrade your current skincare routine, add a functional facial mist into your regime to reap the most benefits. Here are three reasons why they’re so amazing, plus the best ones to try right now. You’ll be rocking that enviable Korean glow like your oppas and unnies in no time!
1 LOCK IN MOISTURE
Make the rest of your skincare products work harder for you by spritzing a facial mist after double cleansing. Your skin is like a sponge and will be able to better absorb the goodness of your serums and creams when it’s already moist. Add the Su:m37 Water-full Water Gel Mist ($67) into your regime. The ultra-hydrating formula boasts a patented fermented bamboo sap extract that’s rich in nutrients and antioxidants to moisturise skin and regulate sebum production. Psst, this facial mist also doubles up as a fixing spray to set your makeup!
2 SHRINK YOUR PORES
In Singapore, the warm and humid weather tends to turn your bathroom into a mini sauna every time you shower. These moist conditions can lead to enlarged pores that can become clogged if not managed properly. Prevent this from happening by spraying a facial mist once you’ve stepped out of the shower. Yes, this means that you’ve got to act fast and spritz even before leaving the toilet! The History of Whoo Bichup First Care Moisture Anti-Ageing Essence Mist ($96) is perfect for this. Its formula is inspired by traditional Korean beauty recipes and contains oriental herbal extracts to relieve puffiness and soothe redness. Use this daily to replenish skin’s moisture and tighten your pores before applying the rest of your skincare.
3 NOURISH YOUR MIEN
Time for some tough talk: Your skin actually faces an onslaught of pollution throughout the day, whether you realise it or not. Think exhaust fumes, UV damage, and dehydrating air-conditioning. Thankfully, you can easily combat these environmental aggressors with a multitasking facial mist like the Su:m37 Secret Essence Mist ($68). Formulated for the modern woman, this includes the same patented advanced cytosis ingredient from the brand’s bestselling range. It’s derived from a mix of fermented medicinal herbs, and is chock-full of nutrients to hydrate and strengthen skin. Pro tip: Keep this in your hand-carry bag whenever you travel so that you can refresh skin on the go.
Su:m37 products are available at:
TANGS Tang Plaza Level 1 (tel: 6734-9926)
TANGS VivoCity Level 1 (tel: 6266-6120) Isetan Tampines Level 1 (tel: 6781-0848)
The History of Whoo products are available at:
TANGS at Tang Plaza, Level 1 (tel: 6268-5850)
TANGS Vivocity, Level 1 (tel: 6266-6124) Takashimaya Department Store, Cosmetics Department, Level 1
Visit www.sum37.com.sg and www.whoo.sg for more information.