My skin is generally oily, but it gets incredibly dry when I add certain products to my routine. About six months ago, for example, I started using highly concentrated tretinoin to treat acne and my skin dried out like crazy. I needed products that were both hydrating and gentle because my skin was also extra sensitive…Tatcha’s products fit the bill perfectly.
For my first couple months using tretinoin (more on that here), I used Classic Rice Enzyme Powder to wash and exfoliate followed by Enriching Renewal Cream or Moisture Rich Silk Cream (reviewed here) depending on how dry my skin was feeling. These products made for the perfect nonirritating routine. I would also use a Deep Hydration Lifting Mask (more on that here) when my skin was really, really dry.
Dewy Skin Mist is a a more recent addition to my Tatcha collection, and it’s also great for dry or irritated skin.
According to Tatcha…
What it is: A silky liquid spray on moisturizer of Squalane, Red Algae and our HADASEI-3 complex can be misted for a boost of soothing hydration, resulting in dewy, luminous skin anytime, anywhere. This milky emulsion contains moisturizers and humectants leaving skin rehydrated. Does not contain high levels of alcohol and fragrance found in conventional hydrating sprays, which can dry out the skin. Ideal for dry and combination skin.
If your skin is dull of dehydrated, you may have tried sprays like MAC Fix+ or Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray to keep your skin or makeup looking and feeling a little more fresh, and Dewy Skin Mist works similarly. You can use it on bare skin for a burst of hydration or over makeup to keep it from looking too powdery.
When my skin is dry, it ends up looking totally parched if I wear makeup. A few spritzes of Dewy Skin Mist keeps my makeup looking fresh, even if I use drying products designed for oily skin.
Dewy Skin Mist is far more hydrating than other setting and refreshing sprays I’ve used, so I wouldn’t recommend this for very oily skin types. If you have combination or slightly oily skin, you might like to use this in place of a traditional nighttime moisturizer.