Everything you need to know about skin essence
25 Nov. 2022, 12:00 PM
2 min read
Winter is here and it’s time to pamper your skin a little more than usual to keep it hydrated and nourished all the time.
Most of us are familiar with skin cleansers, toners, moisturizers and serums, but have you ever heard of skin essence?
Skin essences are water-based skin care formulas that restore the hydration of the skin cells and prevent various skin-related problems.
There’s more going on here!
Considered an important step in your skincare routine, skin essences first originated in South Korea.
They are usually water-based and packed with active ingredients that treat a variety of skin concerns.
The active ingredients penetrate deep into your skin and also amplify the benefits of other skin care products.
Essences are lighter and more runny in texture than serums and are usually clear.
Are toner and essence the same?
The texture of skin essence is similar to toner in that it is thin and watery. However, a toner is used to cleanse the skin only, but an essence treats it from the inside.
Toner is usually used to refresh the skin, balance excess sebum and remove dead and dull skin cells.
Essence, on the other hand, soothes irritated skin and keeps it hydrated.
Benefits of using an essence
An essence prepares your skin and improves the performance of other skin care products by allowing better and easier absorption.
This magical potion not only provides hydration, but also protects the skin barrier, rehydrates skin cells, rebalances your skin’s pH level, and smoothes and softens the epidermis while improving overall skin health.
Many skin essences also have anti-aging or anti-acne properties.
How do you use a skin essence?
First cleanse your skin thoroughly with a gentle cleanser. Then apply your toner with a cotton pad.
Then take two to three pumps of your essence in a cotton pad and gently press it onto your skin without dragging.
You can follow it up with a moisturizer for more hydration.
You can use a skin essence daily, once in the morning and once before going to sleep.
Are skin essences worth your money?
Skin essences are lightweight and absorb quickly into your skin. You can buy one based on your skin problem, such as niacinamide or peptides to prevent aging or vitamin C for a brighter complexion. They treat your skin on a cellular level and make it glow.