A Korean introduced category of skincare, the essence is a highly concentrated mix of active ingredients with a diluted serum type consistency. They are a major part of any Korean skincare routine. The main reason behind this is that they are packed with so many active ingredients that nourish and hydrate the skin after a round of cleansing and toning. They also prepare the skin for anything that comes after, including serum, ampoule, and last, your makeup products.
An essence is a very important part of the Korean skincare routine as it can make a lot of difference in making your skin healthy and radiant. The active ingredients in an essence range from hyaluronic acid to lotus leaf extract. All these ingredients are specifically added to deal with some specific skin-related issue such as wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines, brightening, and others.
We have compiled some of the best Korean essences in the market here.
It is a combination of essence and toner in one bottle that hydrates, keeps skin balanced, and makes it brighter. It is made with 89% lotus leaf extract rather than regular water. The lotus leaf extract is rich in natural antibiotics and flavonoids that protect the skin from free radicals and have an anti-aging effect. Just like a toner, it also balances out the pH levels of the skin after cleansing.
This millennial pink packaging essence is supercharged with ingredients that recharge the skin and keeps the signs of aging far away. It contains squalene and pomegranate extract that targets skin hydration and skin elasticity respectively. It also has a complex that promotes the natural turnover of the skin.
It is an ultra-brightening essence that specifically targets skin hyperpigmentation issues such as dark spots, sun damage, uneven skin tone, etc. The active ingredients behind this great essence are sakura and white flower. Both the components along with others brighten and revitalize the skin.
A vegan and cruelty-free essence that makes your skin appear brighter and suppler. This lightweight essence is packed with active ingredients like galactomyces ferment filtrate, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. All these together make the skin brighter and boost the skin’s elasticity.
This is a deeply hydrating and brightening essence packed with one of the favorite Korean beauty components – fermented ingredients. The fermented extracts work together to deliver instant hydration and skin-plumping effects. It also naturally brightens the skin from within. This essence can give you glowing ‘honey skin’, healthy skin with the next-level glow.