If you haven’t already embraced the benefits of a skin essence, summer is the season to invest in one of these miracle workers.
What are they: The benefits of essences' lie somewhere between a face serum and a hydrating lotion. But don’t be fooled by the watery consistency – essences are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and sometimes fermented probiotics, all designed to feed skin from the outside in, while encouraging firmness.
What do they do: They quickly absorb into skin and act as a sponge, drawing the active ingredients deeper, faster.
Who can use them: Anyone, even if you are not investing in anti-ageing skincare, just as drinking water helps create a clear, healthy skin, essences are a direct source of topical hydration?
When should I use them: Morning and night, after cleansing and before sunscreen, serums and moisture products.
Tip: Most beauty experts consider an essence a year-round skin elixir that balances the moisture levels in the skin despite the climate.
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