Why Should You Use a Hydration Spray?

jane iredale model spritzing her face with the D2O Hydration Spray


A mid-afternoon freshen up on a hot day, a light mist of moisture during a dry winter - whatever the weather, we can all do with an extra hydration hit.

Hydration Sprays are the ultimate beauty multitaskers. A hybrid of skincare and makeup (the former due to their ability to hydrate the skin, the latter due to their ability to set, enhance and refresh your makeup), there’s very little a hydration spray can’t do.

Not sure if a hydration spray is for you? We have four options for you, so truly every skin type can benefit from one of these natural beauty mists.

Why should you use a Hydration Spray?

Dry skin or oily skin, summer or winter, full face of makeup or letting your skin breathe - whatever your skin type, environment and beauty preferences, you can benefit from a hydration spray.

A hydration spray can be used as part of your skincare routine, allowing you to add a light layer of moisture to your skin without applying any heavy products or clogging your pores. If your skin is dry or dehydrated, you can also use a hydration spray to lock in the moisture from your serums and moisturiser.

After you’ve applied your makeup, you can use your Hydration Spray as a natural setting spray, applying a mist to the skin to “set” your makeup in place. This will give you greater longevity from your liquid and cream products, and will allow powder foundations, blushes and bronzers to almost “melt” into the skin for a more natural finish.

If your skin needs a bit of a refresh during the day (or if you need a quick cool down), you can use a Hydration Spray throughout the day without it interfering with your makeup. The cooling effect of the spray also makes it perfect to apply after any laser skin treatments - although it is worth noting that not just any hydrating or setting spray can be applied to the skin after laser. Where many facial mists contain harsh irritants, jane iredale products are specifically formulated to care for the skin when it is at its most sensitive.

Don’t want to carry a full-size bottle around with you? We have mini bottles holding 12mL of natural, concentrated facial mist, so you can pop your favourite in your handbag and take it with you wherever you go. A true Hydration Spray addict? Opt for a 281mL refill bottle to minimise your waste and ensure you always have some backup!

Which Hydration Spray is right for you?

There are four clean, cruelty free, ECOCERT Natural and Organic certified Hydration Sprays in the jane iredale range, so there’s an option for all skin types.

Balance Hydration Spray Regular & Mini

Hydration for Oily Skin

Balance Hydration Spray

Skin Type: Oily to combination skin. 
Benefit: Balances skin's oil production and pH, combats problem-causing bacteria.

If your skin is oily or prone to acne, opt for the Balance Hydration Spray. This particular spray is rich in citrus ingredients like orange essential oil, orange peel extract and grapefruit peel extract, which work to calm and nourish the skin, making this the perfect mist to help balance the skin’s oil production and pH balance.

Nervous about adding hydration to an already oily skin type? Remember that oil and hydration are very different - oily skin is a skin type that produces too much sebum (the skin’s natural oils), while dehydration is a skin condition that stems from a lack of water in the skin (as opposed to oil).

D2O Hydration Spray Regular & Mini

Hydration for Mature Skin

D2O Hydration Spray

Skin Type: Normal to dry skin. 
Benefit: Alleviates dryness, itching and sensitivity.  

If your skin is more mature, or if it’s prone to dehydration, choose the D2O Hydration Spray. A spray specifically formulated to deliver intense hydration to the skin, the D2O Hydration Spray’s key ingredient is ylang ylang flower extract, which is known for its ability to deeply hydrate and plump up the skin cells (ideal for mature skin!) while calming and soothing the delicate skin of the face.

POMMISST Hydration Spray Regular & Mini

Hydration for All Skin Types

Pommisst Hydration Spray

Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types.
Benefit: Provides powerful antioxidant protection.

All skin types, particularly those on the drier side, will love the now-iconic Pommisst Hydration Spray. Pomegranate, Pommisst’s key ingredient, is a powerful antioxidant, giving your skin the power to fight free radical damage and environmental stressors while hydrating and conditioning all skin types - plus, it smells INCREDIBLE.

jane iredale Calming Lavender Hydration Spray available in three sizes

Hydration for Sensitive Skin

Calming Lavender Hydration Spray

Skin Type: Normal to sensitive skin. 
Benefit: Helps soothe redness and irritation. 

Infused with chamomile and organic lavender, a quick mist of our Calming Lavender Hydration Spray will help grant you peace of mind, as well as provide added hydration while helping to set your makeup at the same time! Formulated with Myramaze Extracts to provide deep hydration while soothing redness and visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Words and images by @gemkwatts

In 2023 our Hydration Sprays underwent a facelift. Same skin-loving formulas, in updated bottles. Available in mini (12ml), regular (90ml) and refill (281ml) bottles.

Editor's Note: This post was initially published in October 2020 and has recently been updated for accuracy, freshness and comprehensiveness by jane iredale Australia in June 2023.