One trend we’ve seen in beauty is the rise of facial mists, which is no surprise for us, considering we live in a tropical country where the heat literally melts the foundation off our faces. Summer is definitely the perfect season to own a bottle, because apart from using it to refresh your skin in the middle of the day, different types of facial mists actually have different purposes! Some allow makeup to last longer or prevent your base from looking cakey, while others give a burst of hydration.

The girls over at the Pixi by Petra headquarters in United Kingdom have concocted three different types, and if you’re confused as to what facial mist to use or what they’re for, here’s a quick overview on each!

1. Hydrating Milky Mist


What It’s For: Plump up your skin and give it an instant surge of hydration. This rejuvenating mist is the perfect first layer of moisture before serums or makeup!

What It Contains:

Hyaluronic Acid – contrary to popular belief, hyaluronic acid isn’t harsh or skin-stripping at all. It’s a powerful humectant that keeps skin plump, hydrated, and young-looking! (my ultimate favorite Skintreats product, Glow Mud Mask, contains hyaluronic acid, too!)

Vitamin A – vitamin A is proven to reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots and smooth roughness. Anyone who wants to achieve younger-looking skin should include this in her routine.

Citric Acid – citric acid works wonders as it evens out the skin tone, unclogs pores, and helps in curing wrinkles.

When to Use: Spray all over your face and neck before applying sunblock during the day, or anytime to revitalize and give skin a burst of hydration!


2. Glow Mist


What It’s For: If you’re a fan of the dewy look, this mist gives you a naturally-glowing and luminous complexion! It keeps skin hydrated all day, and nourishes with the different essential oils it contains. (Another product that gives a similar effect is Pixi’s Flawless Beauty Primer!)

What It Contains:

Propolis Extract – propolis is a mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds and other botanical sources, and is rich in antioxidants that fight bacteria!

Argan Oil – argan oil hydrates and softens the skin, making it extra smooth and younger-looking.

Rose Flower Oil – extracted by steam distillation, rose flower oil promotes healing and has antimicrobial powers that prevent acne breakouts. This is great for girls with acne-prone skin!

Tea Tree Oil – tea trea oil is another miracle oil that treats acne and other skin sensitivities

Lavender Oil – lavender oil offers a number of benefits, one of which includes detoxifying the skin

Lemon Peel Oil – lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, and detoxifying properties. It revitalizes dull skin, making you look fresh all day!

When to Use: Use it before applying makeup, to achieve a natural radiance or anytime during the day to refresh and hydrate the skin!


3. Makeup Fixing Mist


What It’s For: An all-over setting mist that prolongs makeup wear and prevents it from moving or melting. It also comforts, increases hydration, and balances skin for a fresh face!

What It Contains:

Rose Water – rose water cools the skin and maintains its pH balance, while fighting signs of aging

Green Tea – the antioxidants present in green tea protect skin from sun damage and prevent wrinkles

Willow Bark Extract – willow bark controls shine and keeps it at bay, making it the perfect ingredient for women with oily skin!

When to Use: Wear it after applying makeup to set, or anytime during the day to hydrate and balance the skin. To prevent makeup from looking cakey, spray it after applying your base!


Now that you’ve seen the different benefits of Pixi by Petra’s mists, which mist is your pick?



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