It’s the mid-afternoon and you’re in that workday slump. It’s too late in the day for another cup of coffee, and you’ve just got to make it through a few more hours before you clock off and head home.
Before your afternoon meeting, you make a quick run to the bathroom only to notice in the not-so-flattering fluorescent lighting that your face looks… tired.
Where you started fresh and zippy this morning, your face suddenly feels and looks colourless and flat. And now you have to go sit in another bright boardroom. It’s enough to make anyone feel less than 100%.
But what can you do when your face starts to feel like it’s falling off? Where a shower or reapplication of makeup might help, you’re at the office — not at home — so those options aren’t really on the table.
But we have an easy fix.
A facial spray or spritz will freshen you up, and different ones do everything from hydrating to toning to refreshing makeup. Both men and women can benefit from these spritzes, so keep reading to find the perfect option for you.
Clinique, Moisture Surge Face Spray
If dry skin is your main concern, Clinique’s facial spray just might save your skin. This mist-on moisturising spray is “developed to quench parched complexions, smooth and balance skin in a flash” — and that it does.
Dr. Dennis Gross, C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist
This combination treatment mist and setting spray contains vitamin C, collagen, amino acids, and the brand’s signature “energy complex” to work magic on your face with just one spray. While reviving tired skin, this facial spray also contains powerful antioxidants which simultaneously protect your face from damaging environmental factors.
La Mer, The Mist
This longtime favourite is a super-versatile option for anyone who just wants a high-quality facial spray. Throw it in your travel bag for a quick refresh, or spray it on as an aftershave. While the ion-rich environment created by the mist “instantly shifts skin’s energy level”, the marine and botanical extracts soothe and relax dry lines.
Mario Badescu, Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber And Green Tea
This affordable option ranks right up there with the other pricier pics. With cucumber and aloe, this spray soothes and cools your complexion, while the peppermint invigorates tired skin. The addition of green tea provides instant hydration, as well as protection from everyday free radicals.
Omorovizca, Queen of Hungary Mist
Despite the name, this spray is fit for kings and queens alike. The name comes from Queen of Hungary water, which is the world’s first recorded perfume. As you can imagine, this spray smells amazing with hints of neroli and rose water. Use it to reinvigorate the skin while at work or as a toner after washing your face. The apple pectin also works to hydrate so your face will stay fresh all day.