What Is Essence And Why Does My Skin Need It?

May 6, 2015
Essence, Skincare, Skincare Routine

Do you think you’ve got your skincare routine taken care of? Sometimes cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising just isn’t enough to achieve bright, youthful skin – that’s where essence comes in.

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Essence is such an amazing product for your skin because it treats it on a cellular level, rather than just scraping the surface. It targets wrinkles, laugh lines, black circles and even combats the first few signs of premature ageing.

What is essence?

Korean essence is popular because it contains an active ingredient which directly corresponds to the skins cell turnover. Using it just once per-day is enough to leave your skin feeling softer, brighter and actually clearer than before.

How can I use essence?

Essence is mostly used after toning and before applying a moisturiser. Since essence is of a thin, watery consistency, it soaks into the skin almost immediately. Pat it over your face and neck, then wait for it to dry before following up with the other steps in your morning and evening routine.

To apply, you can use your hands, or add a few drops onto a cotton pad and lightly pat it over your face. Take care around the eyes and hairline which are most commonly sensitive areas.

Where can I get it?

From drugstore to luxury brands, essence is available at different price points to suit your lifestyle. Below are just a few of our favourites:

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $185

A luxury essence by SK-II which contains more than 90 per cent Pitera for ultimate skin renewal. Use morning and night to visibly transform your skin and let it glow from the inside-out.

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Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase, $60

This dual phase serum is ideal for dehydrated skin types or simply for use in winter weather. The light, watery texture is perfect for layering with other skincare and helps to smooth out early signs of wrinkles.

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Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence, $12.90

One of Missha’s most popular products, and rightfully so! The super-thin formula melts quickly into the skin and improves elasticity and cell renewal.

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Would you use essence in your skincare?

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