The Battle is on: Face Spritzer vs. Face Cream

Why both skincare products are essential to your skincare routine 

A face spritzer is to face cream what wine coolers are to wine. Side note: this analogy doesn’t apply to lightweights who can’t have a sip of anything alcoholic without getting a headache! 

If you ever attended a kid’s party where the hosting parent understands your needs as a parent, there was at least some form of alcohol present. There may not have been the heaviest wine and spirits on the market, but there was a little spritzer - something to pick you up as you continued to die on the inside with each child’s scream. The spritzer helped you to feel less tense and enjoy the party for what it was rather than what you wished it could be. This is a lot like how a moisture spray or face spritzer works.

Face spritzers are refreshers

When you’re on-the-go or need something to refresh your face, it’s best to turn to a face spritzer instead of a face cream. While there are many different types of face spritzers on the market, including Masktini’s Woke Bae Whenever Moisture Mist, these facial sprays are generally used for moisturizing. Unlike facial cream and skin serums which are heavier, a face spritzer is lightweight and hardly permeates the skin. Although these facial moisture sprays are not as concentrated, spraying anything on your skin opens your pores and helps with absorption of other products you may use. The most important benefit of using a face spritzer is the dewy finish it leaves behind after a few pumps across the face. Who doesn’t want glowing skin, anyway?

Face spritzers can replace toners

Okay, so a face spritzer gives you dewy skin, big whoop. What if you prefer matte skin? Will a facial spray prevent that from happening? Well, it depends on when you apply the spray during your skincare routine and which active ingredients are in your face spritzer. Most facial sprays have hyaluronic acid which is a popular moisturizing agent used in some of the best skincare products on the market. Some people use a facial spray as a setting spray for their makeup. When I used Masktini’s Woke Bae Whenever Moisture Mist as a setting spray, it left my skin supple and makeup dewy just as I like it. However, during very hot days when I wanted a matte finish, I used the spray as a base to my makeup and in place of skin toner. Yes, many people use face spritzers in place of face toners which can dry out your skin more than necessary.

Face spritzers are good for dry skin

Speaking of dry skin, face spritzers act as the perfect base to moisturizing face creams. While some people forego face creams in place of facial moisture sprays, it may benefit you to use both depending on your skin type. If you have dry skin or combination to normal skin, for example, you can get away with using both as part of your daily skincare routine. 

The takeaway is this: if your New Year, new skincare routine involves you scaling back the many steps in your routine or a more refreshed, natural look, a face spritzer might be the way for you to go. However, if you’re like me and a 12-step skincare routine is life then don’t ditch your moisturizing face cream just yet. It should go without saying that whatever is in a facial spray will be in a heavier concentration in a face cream. Apart from the potency of ingredients, your face cream will last longer and save you money on repeat purchases of your favorite face spritzer. Although we won’t be upset if you purchase Masktini’s Woke Bae Whenever Moisture Mist several times a year. 

I guess you can call this fight a draw.

Meet The Author

Otishka Ferguson

I am a women's fashion and beauty writer who survived 14 straight months of cystic breakouts and now has smooth, clear skin again. So obviously this makes me a skincare expert.

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