So when I jumpstarted my skincare routine I spent a lot of time looking into what products would be worth adding (in matter of time and money spent) and what might be overkill. I remember learning about essences and thought that it might not be important, so I skipped it for a few months. I got an essence to try as a deluxe sample and decided to give it a whirl, and oh buy was my mind changed! Now it is an integral part of my skincare routine, and I kinda kick myself for thinking it wasn’t important.
What is an Essence?
An essence is a concentrated treatment that is usually liquid or gel (can be in other forms but rarely) that works to help revitalize complexion, decrease/minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and helps with uneven skin tones. They work really well because they address the issues on a cellular level.
When do I add it into my routine?
I would recommend applying your essence after your toner and before your serums, or moisturizer. I have heard some people add it before their toner, but I use it after my toner.
Should I see a difference right away?
That depends on you and your skin, and what essence you are using. Generally Id say you should see real results within 28 days (when you have newer skin) but for all the essences I have used I have seen results in as little as 3-4 days.
I love essences, I am practically obsessed with them. Its one of the skincare products I have no problem dropping huge bucks on. I love and adore my SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. But by no means do you have to spend a fortune on them. I listed below some popular essenses and links to where to buy them. I recommend giving them a shot!
- Missha Time Revolution Essence – Available at certain beauty websites, and Amazon!
- SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Sephora
- Hera Cell Essence – KoreaDepart.com
- Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence – Amazon
There are so many other essences out there, give them a shot! If you have a favorite, comment below. I’d love to check out different ones! ❤