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Paraben Free Hydrating Face Mists Review Round-Up

Image of Paraben free and hydrating face mists. Tatcha is great but has added fragrance. AmorePacific is way too scented. My favorite is the First Aid Beauty vital greens face mist.

Paraben Free and Hydrating Face Mist Reviews

Hmmmm I seem to have amassed an embarrassment of riches in the face hydrating mist department! From K-beauty favs to organic ingredient mists, here are my personal experiences with these hydrating face mists. Some of these are multi-taskers – adding refreshing hydration while also setting makeup, but none work as well as the Boscia makeup setting spray.

AmorePacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System Review

Why do I continue to try this brand? AmorePacific and Algenist are always recommended by Sephora artists and skincare specialists, but they also have a lot of added fragrance, or at least it’s highly fragrant. I’ve had this recommended to me multiple times at Sephora to help set makeup. In store where there are so many other fragrance distractions, the scent didn’t seem to strong. But once I brought it home and used this, the added fragrance is too overwhelming, so I’m going to find a friend who likes fragrance who will want this. Also, this might be the least “hydrating” or “moisture” anything ever created that is supposed to perform such duties!

  • Not so fun ingredients: Soybean extract and a preservative called BHT

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Review

The Good: Does it exactly what is says – provides a DEWY mist. It’s a super-fine, light mist which provides a great hydrating but not wet texture. It’s moisturizing but in a subtle way. It doesn’t contain parabens or phthalates. It has actual silk extract! (Sericin – sounds fancy!).

The not so good: It has added fragrance. Why why why is this necessary. It’s fairly subtle for now – defintiely not as strong as the AmorePacific moisture bound mist.

Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist Review

This is actually both hydrating and refreshing and has a bit of an orange aroma to it, which makes me a bit hesitant to fall in love with it. No added fragrance supposedly, but it has lots of extracts. I like it now – but I’m preparing myself for the inevitability of being overwhelmed by the orangy-ness over time. Theoretically the vitamin C should be good for my melasma and hyperpigmentation? This seems to be the current favorite among the skin care experts at my local Sephora – overtaking the AmorePacific. But I would bet they will start pushing the Algenist mist soon.

  • Propylene glycol – some people have very strong opinions on this. EWG rates this ingredient as a 3.

First Aid Beauty Vital Greens Face Mist Review

Yes we know I love First Aid Beauty and this product is no exception. It’s very fresh, allergy-tested and contains no artificial fragrance. It does have a scent though from the fruit extracts. It’s super hydrating and is also of course paraben free. I do use this after applying makeup to feel more moisture and to set my makeup. Although the mist is not as fine as the Dr. Dennis Gross collagen refresh mist.

First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist Review

This was I think my first intentional liquid/mist moisturizing purchase a few years ago. It’s got the great moisturizing effects of the First Aid Beauty ultra repair creams I love, but it does have a strong (to me) scent that stop me from using it often. Like other First Aid Beauty products its hypoallergenic and fragrance free, but this product does have a strong scent from the citrus extracts. Too strong for me. And I wish the mister was more delicate – I think it leaves large particles.

Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Mist Review

Also now a new product pushed often at Sephora. It’s very refreshing and hydrating but – also has added fragrance. It’s texture is most comparable to the First Aid Beauty Vital Greens Face Mist. Why does it have to have added fragrance? I would totally use more of there products if they didn’t. And the Algenist products do smell great, but fragrances at the very least can be stressful to the senses and even worse they can be endocrine disrupters. This product is also marketing as a makeup setting spray.

MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Hyrdrating Mist Review

I was first introduced to MyChelle at one of my local Whole Foods Markets. This is a face mist I use often – it’s very – wet – actually so you have to leave more time to dry with this one. Also it has a very strong spray so you would want to hold it further from your face. MyChelle is a great brand because they keep (most/all?) products free from GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Artificial Colors. They are also cruelty-free. However, this product like most is not actually scent free – the fruit extracts leave a citrusy scent.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Review

Ughhh – another great product brought down by too much rose / rosewater! The formula is actually really nice though – maybe its the marshmallow extract? If you love rose scents – this is for you! If you are at all incentive to scents, you will not like this product at all.

Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist Review

So very similar to the Jurlique Rosewater balancing mist. But a better texture actually – it’s has hydrating as the MyChell Fruit Enzyme hydrating mist.

More Hydrating Face Mists I’ve Tried

  • Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water for sensitive skin – Unscented – Yay! But pretty much just water. It’s also in an aerosol can. It’s fine but sometimes fine just isn’t good enough.
  • Liz Early Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer – This is ok. Nothing to write home about.
  • Ole Henriksen Truth Facial Water – I love the texture and formulas of many products from this brand, but they are so heavily scented! This is most similar to the Dr. Dennis Gross collagen perfect skin mist. Lots of flower oils and added fragrance in this face mist.
  • Caudalie Grape Water Review – It’s fine. Nothing memorable.



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