Best Facial Essences To Try

best facial essences to try

Including an essence into your daily skincare regimen can be a transformative step. Not to be confused with toners (used around the cleansing phase), essences are serum/treatment hybrids. Most often lightweight textures that offer liquid hydration, smoothing and a fresh skin finish. The most effective way to apply an essence is to pour into the palm of your hand and press into the skin. I have integrated these into my routine for years, here are some of the best facial essences to try right now.

best facial essences to try

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Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Skin Smoothing Essence*

For brighter, luminous skin and that highly coveted “glass skin effect” – this is the facial essence for you. A milky texture packed with nourishing birch sap extract and skin smooth phytic, lactic and tartaric acids. A balance of hydration with gentle resurfacing action for a clearer, refined complexion. Another Elemis favourite is the Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence* – perfect for drier and mature skins that need a plumping, rejuvenating hydration boost.

Shani Darden Sake Toning Essence*

Celebrity esthetican Shani Darden’s skincare gets A-list status with high performing formulations and lightweight textures. The Sake Toning Essence is your liquid treatment to brighten, smooth and refine skin texture and pores. Perfect for oily/combination skin types, it’s got brightening sake water and sebocytine to help with sebum regulation alongside other skin favourites green tea, vitamin E and niacinamide. If you’re interested to learn more, I chatted with Shani Darden over on my IGTV. We had a real skincare talk, busted myths and Shani gave some brilliant skincare advice.

111skin Antioxidant Energising Essence*

A skin reviving treatment lotion with healing copper chlorophyll, high antioxidant levels and mineral rich macrocystis pyrifera extract which comes from seaweed. This facial essence is a potent cocktail for energising aging, lacklustre complexions and building healthier skin. 

Augustinus Bader The Essence*

As with all Bader skincare, the power comes from their proprietary TFC8 Complex which helps the skin’s renewal process. The Essence is a balance between an exfoliating toner and liquid hydration. A cocktail of vitamins, phytic acid and deep cleansing gluconolactone (a PHA) and salicylic acid. 

Then I Met You The Giving Essence*

A hydrating and brightening essence in one, The Giving Essence delivers a layer of luminous, fresh dewy skin. It contains a blend of brightening antioxidant rich ingredients, skincare favourite niacinamide and moisture boosting polyglutamic acid. A radiant, clarified complexion in a bottle.