By Jane Sung
Updated June 16, 2016 07:07 PM
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Is there anything better than a refreshing spritz of H2O on a hot summer day? In fact, yes: Ever-popular face mists have evolved, thanks to multipurpose formulas that take their skin-benefitting functions to the next level — from adding SPF to minimizing the appearance of pores. Plus, you don’t even need to touch your face.

Here are our top picks for above-and-beyond mists that you’ll want to keep handy this season. Now, spritz away!


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1. ANTI-AGING
Using a complexion-boosting blend of botanicals, peptides and hyaluronic acid, this compact bottle packs a powerful punch. It’s especially soothing on overexposed or irritated skin, and the portable size makes it a total handbag essential.

Buy It! Grown Alchemist Hydra-Mist in Desert Lime, $31; needsupply.com


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2. SUNSCREEN
We all know we need to reapply sunscreen every two hours, but it’s not always easy in the middle of the afternoon with a full face of makeup. Enter this shine-deflecting spray that gives an even layer of broad spectrum protection without disturbing your bronzer.

Buy It! Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $12; bluemercury.com


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3. ESSENCE
This luxe product is SK-II’s holy grail essence in fine face-mist form. Infused with the brand’s vitamin-rich skin-rejuvenator Pitera, it gives you just the right amount of balancing hydration for that Cate Blanchett-worthy glow.

Buy It! SK-II Pitera Mid-Day Essence, $80; sephora.com


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4. OIL-BLOTTER
It may seem counterintuitive, but even combination skin needs consistent moisture to keep oiliness from going into overdrive. This genius spray will do the trick, acting as a skin-purifying toner and mattifying setting powder.

Buy It! Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Mist, $30; birchbox.com


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5. SELF-TANNER
Quite possibly the easiest self-tanning product around, this rose water-based mist cools and leaves the subtlest, buildable hint of color — even when sprayed over makeup.

Buy It! James Read H2O Tan Mist, $31; net-a-porter.com

Jane Sung