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I’ve always been fascinated with Korean Beauty products, and techniques. It hasn’t been until recently that I started to incorporate an essence into my skincare routine. My only regret is not trying one sooner! Adding an essence to my routine has stepped up my skincare game, and my skin has never looked better. Today, I’m going to explain what an essence is, and its benefits for your skin, as well as share which one I’m currently loving.
What Is An Essence In Skincare?
Commonly mistaken for a toner due to it’s water like consistency, it is very different. It’s a lightweight, hydrating liquid, designed to help prepare skin for the skincare products that you apply after cleansing. Think of it as a primer/base that hydrates your skin making it easier to absorb serums and creams. An essence should not be used to try and remove makeup. They also are amazing at fighting signs of aging!
How Do You Apply An Essence?
Many of us might want to pour some onto a cotton pad and sweep it across our face as we would with a toner, but that isn’t how it works. You actually want to pour some into the palm of your hands, and gently press it into your face. The warmth from your hands and gentle pressure help circulation and absorption. It’s also a good idea to apply to your neck. I apply an essence in both my morning, and evening skincare routines.
What Essence Helped My Oily/Acne Skin?
The Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Antioxidant Essence. I received this in a PR package, and after a few months of using it, was blown away by the difference I started seeing in the quality of my skin. My skin is more plump, radiant, and even. I can even see a difference in the dark spots I had from years of messing with blemishes. I’m currently on my second bottle because I can’t live without it. (Well I can, but I would rather not lol.) It is pricey, but I am telling you it is worth every penny, and lasts for a few months.
Fresh offers two size bottles of their Black Tea Kombucha Essence. They have a 5 oz. $68 USD and an 8.4 oz. $99 USD. You can find it at Sephora, and wait until their VIB sale to use your discount since it’s pricey. It is made up of Kombucha, Kigelia Africana, Fruit Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid which can be used on dry, normal, oily, and combination skin types.
Benefits of Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Antioxidant Essence
- Gives skin a luminous glow
- Helps fades fine lines
- Minimizes pores
- Improves elasticity
- Smooths skin texture
- Boosts its healthy tone
- Hydrates for up to 24 hours
- Fight wrinkle-causing pollution and free radicals
I hope this article has convinced you to start incorporating an essence into your own skincare routine. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
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