What is Essence?
This term came from Korean and Japanese skincare regimen. Essence is usually has a pretty liquid texture (not as runny as a toner, yet not as thick as a serum) and it contains a blend of numerous beneficial ingredients to support healthy, radiant, even-toned skin. Essences are often remarkably hydrating due to the presence of hyaluronic acid. All of these specialized ingredients improve uneven skin tone while leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.
When do we use an essence?
Both, day and night. After a toner and before a serum or an ampule (or a moisturizer, if you do not use serums or ampules). How to use a specific acne treatment like Benzoyl Peroxide or Azelaic Acid, when using essence? First comes a toner, then an essence, then a lightweight serum/ampoule, then acne treatment. Skincare layering is not that complicated: simply apply runny water-based products first, then go for thicker consistency. Ok, being exceptionally hydrating, essences require to be “sealed” with a moisturizer to prevent water loss, so consider using a good moisturizer even if you have an oily skin and it might sound counter-productive (check out this page for more on that subject https://soulcharming.com/the-best-moisturizers-for-oily-and-acne-prone-skin/ ) Especially if you live in a dry climate as hialuronic acid might draw the moist out of your skin, when humidity is low.
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