Peach and Lily – Do You Need Essence In Your Skincare Routine?
The wide world of Korean beauty products can be confusing and overwhelming, even intimidating at times, with a variety of terms like toners, ampoules, and essences. Skincare essence is the most important to understand though, as practically every Korean skincare regimen will include an essence.
So, what is a Korean essence?
An essence is specially formulated to penetrate deep into the dermis, working at a cellular level, to inject some moisture into freshly cleaned skin, helping it better absorb any products applied after it. Skincare essence also contains active ingredients that will brighten and rejuvenate skin.
That sure sounds a lot like a serum, what’s the difference between an essence and a serum?
Serums are typically more concentrated and viscous than an essence making an essence much more lightweight and easier for your skin to absorb. Facial essence will also not have as many texture breaks – how a product feels on your face at first, as it’s being rubbed in, and when it’s all seeped in – than a serum and are used in the morning and at night by Korean women.
What skin types can benefit most from an essence?
Considering skincare essence provides bonus hydration those with dry skin will obviously benefit greatly. The boost of moisture an essence provides can also combat the appearance of aging and alleviate fine lines and wrinkles – a benefit people with any skin type can enjoy. Lastly, a Korean essence can help those with sensitive skin strengthen their skin barrier.
When do I apply an essence?
After washing and applying a toner, then apply your essence.
Korean essences aren’t ubiquitously available in the US, but thankfully Peach and Lily offers one of the best collection of facial essences online. Shop our selection today and get started exploring the power of essences!