e.l.f. CosmeticsHydrating Revitalizing Mist
0.48 fl. oz. for $6
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Hydrating Revitalizing Mist doesn’t hydrate well and the amount of witch hazel it contains isn’t revitalizing, it’s a potential skin irritant.

Also worth mentioning is the very small size for what’s little more than a spray-on, water-based toner. It contains a decent mix of standard hydrating ingredients and the honeysuckle is a notable anti-irritant but we’d rather see more of those types of ingredients and zero witch hazel!

As long as you realize this isn’t as much of a value as it seems and that the formula isn’t nutrient-rich as claimed, this can be an OK option that omits fragrance (the rosemary extract doesn’t add a scent) and in that sense is actually better than many other toners we’re aware of! Still, you can find better, more affordable (on an ounce-per-ounce basic) toners on our list of Best Toners.


  • Contains some good (though basic) hydrating ingredients.
  • Fragrance-free.


  • Unusually small size for a spray-on toner, so the price isn’t as good as it seems.
  • Amount of witch hazel extract poses a risk of irritation.
  • The ingredient list doesn’t match the “nutrient-rich” claim.
Last Updated:01.28.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Spritz this hydrating, nutrient-rich mist all over skin whenever you need a refresh to look revitalized and restored. This unique blend of Witch Hazel, Rosemary, Chamomile, Honeysuckle, Aloe and Vitamin B work together to balance and enhance the skin.


Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Green Tea Extract,  Chamaemelum Nobile (English/Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Panthenol (VB).

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e.l.f. At-A-Glance

e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.

For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!

For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.

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