Is anyone else finding that moisturizing below the neck is a real chore right now? First off, it's freezing outside, so hanging around in the bathroom in your undies and liberally dousing yourself in a cold cream isn't exactly fun. Plus, no one really sees our skin this time of year since we're constantly bundling up in opaque tights and knitwear, so what's the point? Well, the layers of clothing and the changing temperatures (cold outside, central heating inside) cause our skin to become dry, dehydrated and well, let's face it, kind of reptilian.
Luckily, we've found a solution in the form of spray-on moisturizers. A spray-on oil or hydrating mist is not only a quick way to get the product onto your skin, but the nozzle also distributes such a light layer of product that you don't even need to spend too much time rubbing the product in. So you can literally towel yourself down, mist and go (well, get dressed first, but you know what we mean). Keep scrolling for nine of the best time-saving, skin-beautifying spray moisturizers out there.
Packed with soothing aloe and hydrating panthenol, this lightweight and fast-absorbing gel soothes dry and irritated skin, locking in moisture to leave your skin soft and supple.
Designed to be used when traveling, this set is a great addition to any gym bag. This spray-on moisturizer contains hydrating sea minerals and aloe vera to leave skin glowing and soothed. A multitasker, it can also be used on the face and body.
With its delicate texture and naturally occurring omega 3, 6 and vitamin E, this spray-on oil is the perfect choice for seriously parched skin types.
Containing lightweight hyaluronic acid particles, this refreshing mist is like a tall glass of water for your skin—seriously hydrating. Over time, it works to tighten your skin and improve the overall texture, which makes your skin appear softer and plumper.
Laura Mercier's lightweight oil is inspired by the countryside of Provence. With green citrus, florals, amber and cedarwood, this is as much about the scent as it is the skin-softening properties. Coconut oil and the other ingredients work to hydrate, soften and soothe the skin.
If glowing skin is your aim, then this dry oil is for you. Moroccan Argan Oil is the star of the show here, nourishing and conditioning the skin. Best when used after a shower or bath, it locks in hydration and leaves skin with a gorgeous, healthy-looking sheen.
When it comes to value and efficacy, you can't beat Vaseline. Sure, it's not the most mind-blowingly beautiful bottle, but the ingredients do the job. Keep this in your gym bag. It absorbs in seconds and makes light work of dry patches.
To use this oil, you have to shake it first in order to mix the oil and water parts. Once the product is activated, mist over the body. Olive oil, glycerin and vitamin E leave your skin feeling super smooth. The effects last a couple of days if you're super busy (or lazy).
Developed in a boutique in Malibu, this Hawaiian-inspired body spray smells of fresh, exotic florals. A combination of jojoba, aloe and chamomile oils leave skin deliciously scented and soft as silk. Cucumber extract soothes. Despite the cocktail of oils, this mist sinks in fast so you're not waiting around.
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