Have you ever wondered why many Korean girls always have glowing skin? Or why many flight attendants carry a mysterious bottle of spray they use over their face? Or even wondered why some people go the further mile to add an extra step of mist into their skin care routine? What may seem unnecessary can actually make a huge difference, it is often the forgotten or the step everyone disregards but may this be the long-kept secret of Korean skin care. Today we will be discussing facial serum mists, discussing the who even uses serum sprays? Why use serum sprays? When to use it and how to use it.
While you may have notice, in some occasions weather that is in a scene in your favourite K drama, browsing along the streets or even in the middle of a flight across countries, many Korean women carry a mysterious bottle of mist, although not much of a mystery now, they are using Korean skin care in a bottle, serum mists.
Now, knowing this is actually quite a common product in the Korean skin care community, it begs the question of what it actually is, and more importantly why?
Serum or ampule mists can be thought of as skin care in a bottle offering immediate refreshment and hydration to the skin anywhere you are no matter what you are doing. Now depending on what type of serum or ampoule is within the mist, different sprays offer different benefits, whether that could be brightening, anti-aging or hydrating , the list goes on, however before we get into some of our favorite's, let's take a look at a short list of infinite possibilities.
- Mists can be used as the first step after cleanser to replace toner, or even along with toner for better absorption of skin care providing an extra boost of hydration.
- They can be used before makeup to prime the skin,
- After makeup to rehydrate and revive tired makeup for a glowly finish,
- Coat your skin for extra moisture retention.
- Instantly refreshes tired skin.
- They can be used on the body as well.
Serum sprays and ampoule mists are very convenient to carry in your bag, such a simple step yet it offers so many great benefits, you would begin to wonder when your skin start to magically glow.
When? How? And where?
What we love about these product is the the freedom of using it, whenever, wherever and how ever you want. Many flight attendants use their spray during a shift, where the environment inside an airplane cabin can be dry and musty, they are able to use it on top of their makeup for instant hydration and refreshment. And while it may be handy as you travel, it is also beneficial for whenever you skin feels tired and dull, whether that may be after a long day of work or day to day life, the options are so broad it can be easily a product you cannot live without, especially if your dry skinned girlie.
Another recommendation I've personally heard from many skin care fanatics around me, claims it does miracles as the very first step of their skin care routine after cleanser. While your pores are open serum sprays allows for optimal abortion for all the rest of the skin care that proceeds. Additionally, some finds using mist before makeup is also a great idea for a smooth base, while using after makeup and throughout the day ensures you skin stays fresh all day.
Now after reading all that, and understanding the importance of serum spray and ampoule mists, here are some of our staff picked favourites to get your curiosity going.
One that has been hyped by Korean flight attendants, and the most popular skin care mist in Korea at the moment is the d'alba White Truffle First Spray Serum. The infusion of white truffle, carefully extracted from Piedmont, Italy, delivers ample minerals and nutrients to the skin. This 100ml bottle contains a special blend of white truffle, avocado oil, Giga white and lotus extract to help keep your skin looking and feeling supple, firm and luminous. With each use, improve fine lines and wrinkles, brighten your skin and deliver essential nutrients. It comes in two sizes, 50ml and 100ml.
Perfect for most skin types, recommended for more mature and dry skin.
Another long-standing favourite of many Koreans is the d'alba White Truffle Vital Spray Serum provides skin relief and reverses damaged and fragile skin, protecting the skin and improving elasticity. Suitable for all skin types, this spray serum reverses fatigued skin into a young and glowing skin tone. Contains ingredients that provide organic nutrients and contributes to skin relief, vitality, and texture enhancement.
Recommended for those that have weak skin barrier, younger skin.
NEOGEN Probiotics Youth Repair Mist is a probiotics-infused mist that delivers a non-sticky hydration any time of the day with oil-drop infused capsules. It instantly coats skin moisture barrier and balances skin for moisturised and luminous complexion. The product includes Bifida Biome ferment that helps with skin elasticity.
This is the perfect choice for those aged between 18-25, for some youth antiaging effects
MEDI-PEEL Melanon X Liposome Ampoule Mist a mist that provides moist skin radiance that removes worries about skin anytime, anywhere. This product includes four types of patented skin improvement boosting effects are applied to help moisturize, brighten, nourish, strengthen moisture barrier, care for skin texture, and soothe skin. Contains 8 layers of hyaluronic acid to fill the skin with moisture from the inside out. This product has also completed the skin irritation test and skin improvement test.
This product is recommended for more mature and dull skin types
The Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Serum Mist is a vegan face mist packed with real vitamin synergy of green tangerine extract + vitamin complex for a stronger whitening effect. A double-layered face mist in a golden ratio that gives brightening radiance and moisturising effect. Clean spray mist made with eco-friendly Air Bubble Brewing extraction method. Comes in a sustainable packaging and Vegan-Certified, FREE of the 18 hazardous ingredients.
Recommended for all skin types especially dull skin looking for brightening
The Banila Co Miss Flower & Mr.Honey Propolis Rejuvenating Ampoule Mist is a double-layered premium ampoule facial mist that delivers nutrients and hydration for a radiant honey-glow. Has 2 layers of red propolis ampoule and moisture mist that mix to deliver hydration. Has 10,000ppm Red Propolis, Royal Jelly Extract, Honey extract to nourish skin. Contains Bfida Fermented Filtrate to provide moisture and protect skin. This product sprays superfine moisture particles that penetrates quickly. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, alcohol, essential oils, and mineral oil
Recommended for dry skin and those that want deep moisture
Serum sprays and ampule mists is the Korean skin care secret, it can be used every day in all circumstances, before makeup or after makeup, during work or sports, even as a staple step in your skin care routine, the limit is your imaginations. It allows for instant refreshment and hydration just when you feel like your skin is tired and have had enough.
On the journey of being the best we can, we will keep you posted on the latest discoveries and revelations.
La Cosmetique team