Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Review & Swatches

Facial mist may be an optional product to many but to me, it’s an integral step in my skincare routine! I love spritzing it on my face after cleansing to re-hydrate my skin. I’ve been a long-time user of MAC Mineralize Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist (review) and Caudalie Beauty Elixir (review) but recently I thought I’d try something new for a change. I chose Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist because of its glowing reviews. Practically almost everyone who has tried it raved about it! But what about me? Is it something I’d add to my list of favorite facial mist? Keep on reading to find out! :)

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

With its beautiful, bluish-lavender glass bottle with gold accent, I’ll have to say Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist wins in the packaging department! Sure, it isn’t quite travel-friendly since it’s made of glass but it sure looks nice and pretty sitting on the vanity. A bonus point is the transparent section at the bottom (where the lavender print fades into clear) to let you know how much product is left. I love how the spray nozzle spritzes the product into ultra fine mist delicately and evenly across the face. I also appreciate that the nozzle feeder tube goes all the way to the bottom so that you can get every bit out!

Main ingredients:

Squalane, red algae, and Tatcha’s trademarked HADASEI-3 complex (which is a proprietary blend of Okinawa red algae, Japanese rice bran, and green tea complete DNA extracts) for hydration and antioxidant benefits

Other noteworthy ingredients:

Silk extract, licorice root extract, natural fragrance, sodium hyaluronate, and alcohol

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is unique and different from other facial mists in the sense that it actually feels like a rich moisturizer in a spray form rather than your typical plain alcohol-water mist. In the bottle, it looks like a silky, milky white emulsion but once applied on the face, it becomes practically transparent as seen below. The product has a strong red algae scent that dissipates quickly upon application.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

The product can be misted onto the face (and body, too, I suppose, but that could become a bit too expensive!) for an instant luminous, dewy-skin effect as well as for a major boost of hydration! And since it contains very low amount of alcohol, you can expect the glowy-skin effect to last for several hours. To use, simply give the bottle a gentle shake and spritz it on your face at arm’s length. Three spritzes are generally enough for most people but I find myself limiting to only one small spritz and I’ll tell you in a moment why I need so very little.

The many ways I use Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

  1. After washing my face to re-hydrate the skin
  2. On bare skin or post-moisturizer for a natural, glowy look
  3. Over makeup (post-foundation or post-powder) to replace the one-dimensional/dull/flat/powdery look with a dewy-skin effect
  4. Before facial mask to prep and soften the skin
  5. During the day to replenish moisture and/or to maintain the luminous look

I have also tried using it as a makeup setting spray but I didn’t find it to significantly extend the longevity of my makeup. It isn’t marketed as a setting spray, though, only a hydrator.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

On the product’s page, it says that this mist is only ideal for dry and combination skin. I have combination-oily skin and what I’ve found is that, this product tends to be a little too moisturizing for me. If I use too much or spray too close to my skin, I can feel the product forming a thin “film” resulting in my face looking rather oily than dewy. The product can feel a little tacky, too. Let’s just say it’s not a very comfortable feeling for me. Perhaps I’m just used to the refreshingly light feeling of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir that quickly evaporates and doesn’t leave any residue post application. Sure it doesn’t give the same level of moisture the Tatcha Mist does but it sure doesn’t feel like it’s just sitting on my face even when I apply it heavily.

To fix this, I simply have to be very light-handed, spray it as far away from my face as I can, and only use one small spritz! It sounds troublesome right? And you’re probably wondering why I even bother with it then. Well, nothing gives me a mega long-lasting dewy look like this mist does and I find the small hassle worth the trade-off!

The radiant, luminous effect is just plain gorgeous. Don’t believe me? Look below in the After shot. My skin looks much more healthy with a hint of dewiness on my face! And as a bonus point, I don’t find it to disturb my makeup in any way (but it doesn’t prolong it, either). Additionally, I have not encountered any kind of irritation or breakout after using it on and off for several weeks.

Wearing Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (R)
Wearing Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (R)

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist may not be the product I plan to integrate into my daily skincare routine (for the reasons stated above) but for occasional lovely dewy effect that lasts, it is the first product I grab! Those who have dry or normal skin, work in an air-conditioned office, travel often, or live in a drier environment may benefit from the mist more with regular use. I know for sure if I were still living in the US, it would probably be something I keep handy to fight the dry, cold air! :)


Full-size US$48 at Sephora ○ Tatcha ○ Amazon
Travel-size US$15 at Tatcha

Full-size US$48 at Amazon

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  1. says: Agata

    I was looking forward to your review because EVERYONE has raved about this mist. And I really like what it does. It’s kind of pricey but I think I will get the travel size. My skin gets a bit dry in the winter so I think it’d be a perfect product for me.

  2. says: Erin

    I tried it for the first time recently and it was a little much after essence, serum, oil, and cream. I think I could replace the oil or essence with it though in the morning. I didn’t mind the scent and I think I’ll get the small bottle even though the big one is a better deal. I want something purse friendly.

    1. says: Jaa

      Yeah, I’d do the same. It really adds some serious moisture to the skin. I’d have loved it much more if my skin was dry or if I still lived in the States!

  3. says: Lulle

    The bottle is really lovely, but what Tatcha product isn’t? It’s probably not the best choice of mist for me though, I get an oily shine easily and I prefer to stay away from dewy products.

  4. says: Laarni

    I love that glow and dewy effect on your ‘after’ shot. It makes the whole look more natural. Love it! I wonder if my super oily face will benefit from this though! haha!

  5. says: Jen

    Looks lovely on you! This really is one of my faves, especially for adding glow back to the skin after applying powder. But because of the price, I only use it on special occasions :)

  6. says: Lily

    I’ve read many reviews saying that this is very moisturizing, and great for dry skin. I like my skin mists to give me an instant boost, to cool my face down and to freshen up, WITHOUT looking too dewy. I wanted to try this, but after much thought, I decided to skip it. I have normal skin, but the weather here is to hot and humid that I’m afraid any dewiness / glow will translate to oil slick very quickly. LOL!
    I’ve been loving my Bobbi Brown Face Mist though. I’m gonna need to purchase another one!

    1. says: Jaa

      Yay I’m glad I purchased the travel size which I think will last me a really, really long time. I can’t use it too often as it can get a little oily in this heat and humidity! :(

      I’m gonna have to check out the Bobbi Brown one!

  7. says: AHB

    I have read amazing things about this and Burberry Fresh Glow Fluid Base — I know they are two completely different products, but it seems like they pretty much do the same thing. I see you reviewed the Burberry a few months back — how would you compare the two products? Would there be any benefit of using/owning both?

    I’m a product junkie who is trying to change her ways, but they both just seem like must haves, so was hoping to get your (or anyone who has tried both) opinion :)!! Thanks!

    1. says: Jaa

      Hi Amanda, the two products feel totally different on me. The Burberry Fresh Glow is like an illuminating primer that I use to prime my skin or mix with my foundation to enhance the skin’s natural glow. The effect is very, very subtle.

      The Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist is, on the other hand, a face mist that you spray over your face, on bare skin or over makeup, to give the skin a dewy effect. My problem with the Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist is it seems to make my skin sticky and I could feel it just sitting on my face. I suppose it helps form some sort of a moisturizing film to keep your skin hydrated but it’s a bit too much for me in this hot and humid climate. The dewy effect is gorgeous and long-lasting, though.

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