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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.