A few years ago, if you had asked me about face mists, I’d have scoffed at them. Today however, I’m a huge proponent of face mists! Coincidentally (or not), the market seems quite saturated with them, so I have my pick of the litter. I don’t do pure water mists anymore. My facial mists need a little more oomph!
Knowing how much I enjoy using face mists, a friend of mine had been waxing lyrical about the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist for ages.
I had to try this! she proclaimed. It is one of the best face mists she’s ever used, keeping her skin well hydrated and comfortable in winter with its low humidity, and plumped up in hot hot summers.
Unfortunately for us here in Malaysia, it is next to impossible to get hold of Tatcha in stores. While it is sold in Sephora Singapore, it isn’t available here just yet. So, our next best option is to buy from the Tatcha online store, where shipping is astronomical.
I bided my time, until quite recently, a friend happened to be in Singapore, happened to end up with a spare bottle of the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, and so happened to remember that I wanted to try it! The stars were aligned! 😀
What is so unique about the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist?
Is it just another spray bottle of water? You may wonder. For the price tag, it better be more than that!
Well yes, it is more than just water. Tatcha calls this a “mist moisturizer” that I find a little odd. To those who might take it literally (and you’d be surprised at how many such people there are out there) they might spray this on and call it a day.
What I find makes the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist more unique than other facial mists, is that it feels “heavier” on skin, so more moisturizing than a regular water mist.
It is formulated with botanical oils and humectants, to keep skin hydrated and also contains hyaluronic acid and Okinawa Red Algae to deliver hydration to skin.
The liquid, which you can see in the bottom of the beautiful gradient coloured bottle, is a milky white. This is quite unlike the clear liquids of most facial mists, and reminds me a lot of the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist.
It is a delight to spray on the Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist
I must make special mention of the spray nozzle. The nozzle feels very solid, and sprays almost like a perfume bottle. The mist that is released is very very fine, and coats your skin like a veil.
This feels at once comfortable and luxurious. It never feels like it’s dripping all down your face, nor does it feel like you’re splashing water on your skin.
It feels like you’re walking into a cloud, little droplets of water sticking to your skin, refreshing your skin with each little burst. It is sublime!
I have experienced products with good spray nozzles before this (Bobbi Brown Facial Mist and Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist come to mind) but none that feel as luxurious in hand, and on skin as this one from Tatcha.
How does the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist perform?
I have dry skin, and for me, the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist performs well. Each spray on my skin leaves it feeling moist, hydrated and comfortable.
I use it quite liberally, and I use the moisture sandwich method to keep my skin well hydrated, so I do end up using quite a lot each time.
When I’m at home, here in hot, humid Malaysia, I find that about 2 spritzes between my skincare is sufficient to keep my skin feeling hydrated and moisturised for most of the day.
I also recently took it with me on vacation to a cooler climate, with much lower humidity, and I found that it helped my skin stay comfortable, hydrated and moisturized, despite the exposure to biting cold winds. I didn’t develop dry patches on my face at all, but my body was a wreck of itchy spots of dry skin! 😛 It isn’t 100% attributed to this spray of course, but it helped.
Does it feel better than a water type mist e.g. Avene Thermal Water or even Caudalie Grape Water Mist?
Yes it does. There is a little more “weight” to the liquid, and it does not evaporate as quickly. It makes skin feel perceptibly soft and moisturised the minute you spray it on.
That said, while it is recommended for all skin types, I do think those with a drier skin type will benefit more from this Tatcha mist. If you have oily or combination type skin, you may find it “sticky” or that it leaves a residue. For me, I don’t feel that. But it must be said that I never let my skincare dry between layers, nor do I shy away from sticky, oily residue on my skin.
Is it worth the hefty price tag?
The bottle is small. A full sized Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is only 40ml, which is tiny! Most full size facial mists weigh in at at least 100ml bottles because you will use a lot of it – even La Mer’s mist is 100ml.
So at 40ml, and if you see the slim bottle above, it is almost as much content as found in a bottle serum. You can also see from my picture above, that I am almost through with my bottle.
I cannot remember how long it has been since I started using it, but it has to be about a month ago at least. I am quite liberal in my use, as I did not want to skimp merely because of how much it costs. I like to use my skincare as much as my skin will tolerate, so I am always generous.
Whether it is worth it, is therefore debatable.
While you can use it for a myriad of uses, like most facial mists, I’d skip using this to set your makeup, or to mist throughout the day, to refresh skin. Use something more affordable for that, because it really does cost too much to be frivolous with its use.
Instead, I’d use this Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist as part of your skincare routine. I use it in my moisture sandwich method, which involves me spritzing after every layer of skincare. But if you don’t want to use as much, use it just before you layer on your serums. 2-3 spritzes is about right. Don’t stinge too much, or you won’t get the best benefit out of the product 🙂
TIP: Click here to learn about the moisture sandwich technique and why you need it in your skincare routine!
Will I repurchase?
I’m not sure. I do like it, and I love the construction of the bottle. But it is a little rich for my wallet. So maybe I will, if I come across a good deal, but not otherwise.
IN A NUTSHELL
The Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a facial mist that comes in a slim glass bottle, with gradient purple colour. You can see the milky white liquid of the mist at the bottom of the bottle. The gold spray nozzle deserves special mention for spraying out the finest mist I’ve ever experienced! It is sublime. The texture of the Tatcha mist is also a little “heavier” than most water-type mists. So it “sticks” to skin a little better, and it keeps it hydrated and moisturized with its oils, hyaluronic acid and humectants in the formula. Remember to shake it up before using. I do enjoy using it a lot, and I have found it very helpful for my skin when it needs more moisture. But because of its price tag and small quantity, I am hardpressed to repurchase.
Elegant packaging with well designed spray
Leaves skin feeling moist and hydrated
Feels ‘heavier’ in texture and ‘sticks’ better on skin making it feel more comfortable in drier climates
Fine spray mist does not leave skin feeling wet
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone with drier skin who wants a moisturizing facial mist
PRICE: S$48 | US$48 (Approx RM200 at current exchange rates) for 40ml
For those interested, this is the ingredients list for the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Squalane (Olive Origin), Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Triethylhexanoin, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Inositol (Rice Extract), Algae Extract, Sericin (Silk Extract), Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Red algae) Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Thymus Serpillum (Thyme) Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polyglyceryl-2 diisostearate, Ppg-5-Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Trideceth-12, Sodiumlauroyl Lactylate, Sorbitan Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.
Have you tried this Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist? Do you use facial mists?
I love facial mists so much! I might even have found some more affordable substitutes for this Tatcha mist (not dupes, because they aren’t exactly the same) but those that have a similar feel. I’ll share them soon! 😉