Originally found in Asian beauty routines, essences are now being considered as a skin care must-have all over the world, but what exactly is and essence and how doest it work? When compered to a serum that I have discussed previously in my blog post, an essence is a more lightweight and less concentrated. It balances the skin after cleansing and toning, adding hydration and priming the skin for a moisturizer. It specifically targets wrinkles, fine lines, as well as dull and uneven skin tones. With that being said, it is a great anti-aging product but since an essence works to improve skin both now and down the line, you can use it at any time and any age! Including an essence into your daily regimen can dramatically improve the overall health and appearance of your skin because it promotes smoother and brighter skin with regular use.
My favourite essence right now is Rose Caviar Essence from Pixi Beauty. Encapsulated flower oils suspended in this weightless essence melt onto the skin delivering fresh botanicals to hydrate and restore skin’s brightness for optimum radiance. Enriched with antioxidants and natural oils of ylang ylang, rose geranium, sunflower and damascus rose, this products is perfect for all skin types (even sensitive skin). I love how its formula is super lightweight while softening, refining and toning my skin.
It is a scented essence and it smells absolutely glorious. When I apply this product, my face smells like a garden of roses for the first couple of seconds and I wish this beautiful scent lasted longer since I love roses. 🌹
I use it AM and PM after cleansing and toning while tapping it gently onto skin, neck and décolletage. After a couple of weeks of using this product, I can tell that adding moisture back into my face through an essence has been making my skin feel definitely more hydrated and radiant, which is so important for the summertime. ☀️
A PRO TIP:
Tapping (not rubbing) is a recommended technique when it comes to applying an essence as it enhances absorption.
What is your favourite essences babes? Let, me know in the comments below! xx