Quick Question: What’s a Skin-Care Essence and How Do You Use It?
Looking for an easy way to enhance your skin-care routine without having to invest in a bunch of new products? Try adding an essence into the daily mix. What once was only known because of its inclusion in the Korean 10-step skin-care routine has now expanded and become increasingly popular for its wide range of formulas and benefits to help different skin-care concerns. There’s no denying an essence can seriously transform your skin, but don’t worry if you’re not exactly sure what it is or how to use it. Here, we talk about what is an essence, how to use it and some of our favorite products.
What is a skin-care essence?
Essences are like the primers of your skin-care routine. Similar to how a primer preps your complexion for foundation application, an essence preps it for serums and moisturizers that go on after. While you can find essence formulas in a variety of textures, including oil and gel, finding the right one for you often depends on your skin type. Not to mention, several different formulations that help to target different skin-care concerns like dull skin, aging and even uneven skin tone.
How should you use an essence?
To use an essence, you’ll want to start with a clean canvas. Reach for your favorite facial cleanser and thoroughly cleanse your skin of makeup, dirt and other impurities lingering on the surface. Next, reach for your essence. Distribute a small amount onto your fingertips and gently press the product onto your skin. After it’s dry, follow up with your go-to serum and moisturizer. If it's daytime, don’t forget to finish off with a layer of broad-spectrum sunscreen.
What essence should you try?
Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence
Try the Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence to elevate your current anti-aging skin-care routine. This unique formula helps to exfoliate and hydrate the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can use it in the morning and evening as a way to prepare your skin for your line up of serums and moisturizers.
Lancôme Hydra Zen Beauty Facial Essence
Find your zen with the Lancôme Beauty Essence. Reach for this essence during those moments when you and your skin are feeling a bit worn down and stressed. It helps to provide intense hydration while smoothing out the appearance of your skin.
Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence
This essence is packed with antioxidants to help unveil smoother and healthier-looking skin. It also provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits while offering a more even skin tone and lasting hydration. For the best results, apply onto your face and neck after cleansing and toning.