Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner - review


We received this sample face mist in Marie Claire's The Parcel (reviewed here). I was pleased to see it because I use facial sprays so much in summer and I didn't have a travel-sized product to cart around in my handbag, so this fitted neatly into that slot.

Unfortunately I don't love it and I think far better options are out there for budget facial mists, but it's something I still use and I'll carry it with me until it's gone.

Swisse claims/product details:
  • A natural mist spray to hydrate and tone the skin
  • Enriched with deep sea minerals, sourced from Australia's Murray-Darling Basin region, to help nourish and firm the skin
  • Formulated with added aloe vera and vitamin B3, to help even skintone and provide a brighter, more youthful appearance
  • Leaves your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • To use: shake before use; apply as required to face and neck; close eyes and spray from distance
  • RRP $9.99 AUD for 125ml


There's nothing hugely wrong with this product, it's just that I don't feel like it does much and I've got better facial mists on hand that I'd much rather use over this one.

I've tried it both as a toner (adding some to a cotton pad and wiping it over my face after cleansing) and also as a mist to spray over my face throughout the day. As a toner I need a lot of product to get anything happening, and as a face mist I'm left feeling like I've splashed water over my face and nothing else.

Also, the pump of this mist is too forceful and directed, so it's one that leaves you with little droplets on your face. This is a sample size so the full-sized pump might be better, but I wouldn't rely on that and it's worth testing the large one first to see if the pump is something you can live with.

I've just checked some online reviews of this product (see eg beautyheaven) and it looks as though I'm in the minority when I say that I don't think this product does much for my skin. People talk about how calming and hydrating it is, and I don't notice either of those things when I use this. It may be that my skin is dry and therefore needs something with more punch, so if you have normal or oily skin don't discount this because it might do enough for you where it doesn't for me.

I've just sprayed myself with it again to give it one last test before publishing this review. It definitely just feels like water droplets sitting on top of my face, and I've had to pat it in because it doesn't want to absorb. This could partly be because the pump doesn't spray a fine-enough mist, but I also think that the product itself doesn't absorb and hydrate as well as other sprays I've used. Even after a good, solid coating, my face still feels like it's screaming out for hydration so I've had to use another mist over the top to ease any tightness and discomfort.

On the claims, I don't think it meets any of them - not to any great degree. It does do a small amount of the work you'd expect a product like this to do, it's just that it doesn't do it enough.

Not for me.

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