10 Essences You Need To Add To Your Beauty Routine

Korean beauty has given us many new exciting products. Sheet masks are arguably the most popular choice, but we cannot forget about other innovative things like ampoules, packs and snail serums. Essences are another brilliant category. While they might be a liquid in texture, they’re different compared to our usual toners and mists. They can tackle a whole host of skincare issues while helping to prep our complexions for other steps. If you haven’t tried one out, these ones are worth knowing about.

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence

It’s not just Korean brands that are making essences. Popular skincare brand Murad has developed this silky-smooth essence which helps to boost moisture. Not only does it hydrate skin, it also helps it retain moisture.

Priced at £59.59

La Prairie Essence in Lotion  

Don’t let the ‘essence in lotion’ thing confuse you because this splurge-worthy product could become an essential part of your beauty regimen. The lightweight essence is formulated with caviar water which helps to prime skin and create a base that allows your serum to absorb better.

Priced at £172.00

M&S Pure Super Hydrate Moisturising Essence 

Is your moisturiser just not cutting it on the hydration front? You need this essence in your life. It uses natural ingredients that deliver up to 12 hours of hydration. After using the product, you will not only feel a difference in your skin, you will notice one, too.

Priced at £12.00

Suqqu Light Solution Essence  

One of the biggest skincare turnoffs is using products that leave a residue on our skin and have a heavy texture. As the name implies, this product is refreshingly light. It may be lightweight, but it’s potent, too. The formula is meant to boost radiance and increase elasticity.

Priced at £85.00

Chantecaille Vital Essence

This bottle is packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients. The base of rose water contains a whopping 95.5% botanicals to help increase the amount of collagen in your skin produces. Best of all, it’s suitable for all skin types including those with sensitive skin.

Priced at £86.00

Mizon Pore Refine Silky Essence  

Is one of your biggest beauty complaints the size of your pores? This essence helps to reduce their appearance. Apply it daily and it will help to remove dirt, oil and debris from your pores whilst balancing the rest of your face.

Priced at £25.00

Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

The sleek aubergine bottle would make a lovely addition to any bathroom, but it’s the formula inside that will really get you talking. Iris Florentina Root Extract helps target the signs of ageing by increasing skin’s structure and boosting moisture. 

Priced at £38.00

Formula Restore Moisture Boosting Essence Water  

Grab a cotton pad and start applying this essence all over your face. It’s especially good for those looking for toning and to fight the signs of ageing thanks to the formula that’s rich in omega 3 and 6.

Priced at £12.50

Su-Man Rehydrating Toning Essence

Are you looking for a product that tackles multiple jobs? This could be the essence for you. Not only does it hydrate skin, it also helps to tone it. This is far more than water in a pretty package.

Priced at £38.00

The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Essence Lotion

You can probably guess what this essence does based on the name. If you guessed fight the first signs of ageing, you’re right. Not only that, it helps prep the skin for your next products and boost moisture.

Priced at £15.00

While you might not want to add another beauty product into your routine, an essence is worth it. You can find one to tackle your skincare concerns. And using it will help make your other skincare products more effective.