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Essence or Essence - What is it and is it needed?

ESSENCE OR ESSENCE - WHAT IS IT AND IS IT NEEDED?

Essence or essence is definitely something you've heard of if you're into K-beauty - essence is often considered the "heart" of Korean skincare. There is a lot of confusion about the product - is it a toner or a serum? The consistency can actually vary from runny like a toner to more runny, almost like a serum. But what exactly is it and does everyone need it?

The short answer is that essence is neither a toner nor a serum, but is the step that comes between these two. It's meant to hydrate deeply like a toner, but it's not a product to cleanse the skin. With higher concentrations of active ingredients, essence is designed to deliver these deep into the skin after you've cleansed and toned the skin. Essence often contains hyaluronic acid, glycerin and other natural extracts for an instantly moisturized and soothed feeling. One of the main benefits of essences is their ability to help improve skin texture, even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time, reduce inflammation and promote cell renewal.

WHAT MAKES AN ESSENCE?

Experts describe essence as the key to potential improvement. Maybe you already use an effective moisturizer and serum, but still haven't seen the desired results? The essence comes in here by improving the skin's absorption and handling of other products. This is ideal when you want to maximize the effect of moisturizers while the essence helps to keep the skin hydrated.

Essence is also useful for dealing with specific problem areas. Maybe you want to reduce irritation or remove dry patches. Regardless of the goal, a good essence will accelerate results. This is due to the high concentrations of active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, fermented rice and mild exfoliating acids, which prepare the skin for the next step in the skin care routine.

An essence is truly an ally for challenging areas. Whether you want to reduce irritation or reduce dryness, an effective essence will help you quickly. The high concentration of active ingredients prepares the skin for the next step in the skincare routine.

NEED ESSENCE?

Both toners and serums or ampoules often promise the same results as an essence, and some products manage to deliver this without the need to add an essence. However, you can choose to test whether an essence is what you need if you feel that you are not getting the best out of your products. As mentioned, an essence improves the skin's absorption and effectiveness of other products, and if you still feel dry, dehydrated or lack other results from your products, an essence may be the answer for you.

WHICH ESSENCE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

When choosing any essence, the question is always the same: Which one is best for you - your skin type, any skin concerns and your goals? We offer a varied range of essences, and in the product descriptions we guide you through the properties, ingredients and effect of each essence so that you can choose the one that suits you best. Here is a selection of essences you can find with us:

For sensitive and dry skin:

Dr.Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence contains extracts from kombucha tea, nourishing oils from seeds and probiotics, which strengthen the skin, fight free radicals and give you balanced hydration.

TIAM Azulene Water Essence contains snail secretion and chamomile, which has a calming effect on irritated skin and leaves the skin hydrated.

For mature skin:

Mary & May Vegan Blackberry Complex Cream Essence is made with blackberry extract and blue lotus for anti-aging, soothing and moisturizing effects.

Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water contains 80% ginseng root water, which is the perfect ingredient to add extra anti-aging to your skin care routine.

For red and sensitive skin:

AXIS-Y Vita Frost Chilling Essence is a soothing and repairing essence for those who have problems with redness. It provides a stronger skin barrier and calms the skin. With vitamin E for protection and Cool-H technology, which provides a cooling effect.

For regulation of sebum production:

Purito SEOUL Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence helps regulate sebum production while adding plenty of moisture and nourishment to the skin. It also improves skin tone and texture.

For increased elasticity and shine:

I'm From Fig Boosting Essence contains 96% fig extract, which contributes to the maximum increase in skin elasticity, moisture and radiance.

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