ESSENCE OR ESSENCE TONERS
So, what the hell is an essence or Essence Toner then?
In a nutshell, Essence is a modern serum. Serum used to be greasier, thicker in consistency, while packed with actives. Essences used to be a Korean phenomena. It has lightweight texture but it is as concentrated as a serum. Essence is an English word that was used in the Korean language as the treatment. And people understood it then as the essential step in the skincare routine. They are lighter formulation and thinner than serums but still very mighty. They have a texture between a toner – but not as watery – and a serum. Hence, Essences are able to penetrate the skin quickly. They provide the skin with hydration and evening out the skin tone to bring back the skin’s glow. Another advantage of essences: they prepare the skin after the cleansing step to transport other actives better into the skin. That is why professionals tend to see them as an intermediate step in skin care.
The difference to a serum is therefore only very small and easily be named as serum as well.
How to use an Essence
Apply with your fingertips after cleansing and apply either the Glow Serum, a Face Oil or Day Cream. This depends on your skin’s need. And if you need support, please feel free to contact us. It is essential to pay attention to the individual skin needs: In the case of oily combination skin, an essence in combination with a serum can replace day care in summer, for example. In the case of very sensitive skin, it is better to feel your way slowly towards the next intermediate step – otherwise there is a risk of the skin being over-fed with unsightly pimples and redness.