Essences aren’t something new in skincare —but are you familiar with the arsenal of support they can provide your skin? Think of these nifty products as active serums that not only provide a youthful hydration boost and glow but also have many deep skin benefits. Here’s why skin essences are your go-to for healthy, plump, glowing skin — and how to pick the perfect essence to give you that stunning, fresh radiance.
What is an essence?
Intricate cleansing rituals involving “beauty waters” were part of ancient Asian beauty rituals for centuries. Today, the enthusiasm for Korean beauty practices—including the ten-step ritual of proper skin cleansing—has brought a whole new perspective to essences, the ideal product for those who want to add extra moisture (and much more!) to the skin!
To start, we need to differentiate essences from simple, refreshing floral water mists. Essences are packed with a wide specter of truly powerful ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, gold-standard vitamins, bio-fermented minerals, and innovative bioactives that provide intense moisture, nourishment, balance, and protection to your skin.
Wondering if an essence can help with fine lines or wrinkles? Yes, they can! Still not convinced. Well, here’s everything you need to know about how essences elevate your regimen to the next level.
What’s the difference between an essence, a serum, and a toner?
Although essences, serums, and toners all work to deliver high concentrations of actives, essences are generally lighter and slightly less concentrated than a serum. Unlike toners, which are part of your cleansing routine and help you get rid of any residual pollution particles or makeup, essences have powerful benefits for your skin. Think of them as lighter, non-tacky serums with an impressive amount of active ingredients that can work miracles on your skin.
Because essences are lighter than serums or moisturizers, essences absorb very easily into the skin, lock in moisture, prepping your skin for whatever products you’re going to use next and maximizing their benefits so you can get the most out of your routine. Essences can easily penetrate the skin’s top layer as they’re made up of smaller molecules than most serums, toners, and everyday creams and moisturizers. Essences are usually highly active and give skin a serious punch of hydration—they are usually packed with your skin’s favorite vitamins, minerals, ferments, and more.
Don’t forget to check the ingredients list to make sure you’re investing in a multi-benefit, effective product that both nourishes and strengthens your skin from within.
How do you use an essence in your skincare regimen?
Your essence should be the first step of your post-cleansing daily routine. You’ll be surprised how hydrated and plump your skin feels right after application. If you’re already using a variety of skincare products, an easy rule-of-thumb to keep in mind is to apply your products based on texture––from thin to thick!
Start with your essence for an instant hydration boost, then use a serum that acts as an active treatment to regenerate skin for deep hydration, moisturization, smooth texture, and firmness. If you feel like your skin is overly dry, layer with moisturizer for a hydration boost. Don’t forget your daily SPF to combat dark spots, sun damage, and UV rays. Although we love bare skin, if you opt for makeup, choose to use a setting spray on top for an instant finish. The best part? Some essences are formulated to do the job—so your makeup will stay in place all day long.
You can’t go too wrong when it comes to applying the essence—just spritz and give it a gentle pat to lock in moisture until your skin absorbs the last drop. Your sweet skin is now ready for the rest of your favorite skincare products.
That instant moisture, unbeatable glow, and dewy freshness alone is enough of a reason to start using essences. But the glamorous feeling of using an essence is another thing—what’s better than awakening your skin with a gentle spritz of hydrating essence to start your morning routine?
Your skin will fall in love with our Essence
Inspired by the idea of instant revival just as water brings the Orpheus flower back to life, we created our Resurrection Bio-Luminous Dewy Essence to create that effect for your skin. It plumps, protects, and illuminates your skin for a dewy glow at any hour of the day.
Designed as a serum-in-a mist—lightweight, potent, and silky—our Essence re-energizes skin, all while rehydrating and providing a boost of nutrients. Featuring our rich antioxidant-rich Orpheus Flower Cell Peptide ComplexTM, dual weight hyaluronic acid, fermented bio-minerals, and vitamin cocktail of C, B3, B5, and E, it’s like a daily vitamin shot for your face.
It also works double-duty as a pollution bio-shield while providing wonderful illumination and adding an instant dewy finish to your makeup. Professional celebrity makeup artist Stephanie Valentine shares: “If you layer your dewy essence between your foundation and powders, it will give you more luminous and radiant skin. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, it also helps with UV and blue light protection and skin rejuvenation.”
Whether it’s part of your regular morning skincare routine, a mid-day spritz to lock in your moisture, makeup and SPF, or your final step before you head out for a night on the town, our essence is ready to help give you a radiant complexion and a healthy glow.
Be wowed by your glow!
Our iconic Essence smashed all records for immediate effectiveness! In an independent clinical study, it proved to have an instant effect, boosting the skin’s hydration up to 60% after just two sprays while also providing long-term moisturization for up to 24 hours.
But don’t just take it from us—our Essence is a gold-award winner “Most Innovative Skincare Product of the Year 2020” awarded by The World’s Premier Independent Beauty and Wellness Awards.
The perfect addition to your daily routine
Our Essence is a game-changing product, offering a glow that you won’t soon forget! It supports healthy, hydrated skin—and even helps boost the efficacy of other products. Using the Resurrection All-In-One serum with our Resurrection Essence keeps your skincare routine easy and quick with visible, youth-restoring results. Elevate your daily skincare routine as this power-packed, multi-tasking essence does all the hard work for you so you can get out and glow!
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