It seems that the beauty blogging community has been going crazy over hydrating mists over the past 2 years or so. To me personally, hydrating mists are a nice, but not really essential, step in my skincare routine. Don’t get me wrong, I do like my mists a lot and they are also a quick and convenient way of refreshing your makeup or making you feel fresh while you are in the plane. Maybe it’s because I use other more hydrating toners in my skincare routine that it doesn’t seem that critical for me to use them. With that said, I do enjoy my hydrating mists and I’m going to give you an overview of the top 3 hydrating mists that I currently rotate – the NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist (SDSM), Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator and Hatomugi Skin Conditioner.
Let’s take a look at their ingredients, shall we?
NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist (SDSM)
Ingredients – Aqua (Water), Superoxide Dismutase, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Mirabilis Jalapa Extract, Arginine, Propanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Salicylate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
Ingredients – *Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, *Jojoba Oil, †Marula Oil, *Evening Primrose Oil, *Hemp Seed Oil, *Borage Seed Oil, *Almond Oil, *Grape Seed Oil, *Sesame Oil, *Sea Buckthorn Oil, *Goji Berry, *Ashwaganda, *Calendula, *Black Cohosh, *Dandelion, *Fo Ti Root, *Alfalfa, *Bilberry, *Rosemary, *Turmeric, *Elderberry, *Raspberry Leaf, *Burdock, *Chamomile, *Rose Hips, *Eyebright, *Beetroot, *St. John’s Wort, * Hawthorne Berry, *Chickweed, *Licorice, *Coriander, *Horse Chestnut, *Lavender, *Red Clover, *Olive Leaf, *Sage, *Thyme, *Vitamin E, *Vanilla Extract, †YlangYlang Essential Oil, †Rosemary Essential Oil, †Eucalyptus Essential Oil, †Bergamot Essential Oil, †Carrot Seed Essential Oil.
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Hatomugi Skin Conditioner
Ingredients – Water, Butylene Glycol, Dipottasioum Glycyrrhizate, Coix Lacryma-Jobi (Job’s Tears) Seed Extract, Styrene/ Acrylates Copolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Looking through the ingredients list of the 3 different product, I guess you could tell that their contents are quite different even though the aim of these products is basically the same – to provide moisture to the skin.
How do the Hydrating Mists fare?
Now I may be accused of being unfairly simplistic, however they all basically feel the same on my face. If I just look at the ingredients, I would presume that the NIOD SDSM would feel the most hydrating on my face. In all honesty, it doesn’t feel that much different to the other 2 cheaper mists. These 3 face mists are all in quite different price range, with the NIOD SDSM at around S$87 for 240ml, the Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator at S$52 for 120ml and the Hatomugi Skin Conditioner at S$10.90 for 500ml (the one shown in the photo is decanted from the big bottle).
Out of the 3 mists, the Josh Rosebrrok Hydrating Accelerator does smell the best (the other 2 are basically scent-free) and feels the most luxurious to use. However, if I had to choose my favourite mist out of the 3, I would choose the Hatomugi Skin Conditioner. I first chanced upon the Hatomugi Skin Conditioner one day when I was browsing the Guardian store (a drugstore common in Singapore) near my house. They were having a special promotion and I just bought it without thinking much since it was so cheap. Now I usually keep at least one hydrating mist in the office just to refresh my makeup in the afternoons when my makeup starts to fade or smudge a bit. I used the Hatomugi Skin Conditioner on one super-tiring work day and when I was in the office restroom at the end of the day, I noticed that my skin looked glowing. Initially I didn’t make the connection to the Hatomugi Skin Conditioner until I realised that it only happened whenever I used that product. So that was a good surprise for me!
Where can you find it?
I bought the NIOD SDSM from their official website. It retails at US$62 (240ml sized).
I bought the Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator from Pure Tincture. It retails at S$52 (120ml sized).
I bought the Hatomugi Skin Conditioner from Guardian. It retails at S$10.90 (500ml sized).
Thank you for reading!