What’s a skin essence and why do you need it? Here’s your essence cheat sheet.
– KEYS SOULCARE
The influence of Korean beauty trends is undeniable. From face masks to makeup, Korea’s culture has been a long-standing contributor to the skincare industry. One of the lesser known contributions of Korean beauty? Facial essence. As the fifth step in the infamous 10-step Korean skincare routine, essence is revered as the single most important part of the entire process. Find out why facial essence is one of beauty’s best kept secrets and what it can do to boost your skincare routine.
What is facial essence?
Facial essence is a skin balancing liquid made of a high concentration of hydrating ingredients meant to penetrate the skin. Similar to serums, essences have much smaller molecules than other formulas to allow them to absorb quickly. Its watery texture allows essences to be used as toners, to moisturize and prep skin.
What does facial essence do for the skin?
Those highly concentrated ingredients found in essence give skin a moisture boost, making the skin’s surface supple and spongy. This allows for products applied after essence to be better absorbed, enhancing their effects on skin. Essence also aids in cellular turnover and keeps skin looking fresh and renewed.
Where do I find essence in Keys Soulcare?
Elevate your ritual with our Tranquil Hydrating Essence Toner. The dermatologist-formulated offering is perfect for your daily skincare routine. Infused with rose water, this essence is a sweet mix of antioxidant-rich bamboo and aloe for a skin-smoothing session to calm and cool skin. Post-cleanse, apply essence to rehydrate and prepare skin for our nourishing Promise Serum or Skin Transformation Cream.
Is essence a part of your daily ritual? How has essence enhanced your ritual? Let us know in the comments.