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What are Skin Essences? | Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care Blog
Have you ever heard of skin or facial essences? They are big in Korean skincare and are now becoming popular in the United States and beyond. But what really is it? A facial essence is a light, hydrating liquid that goes on your skin after you cleanse but before you moisturize. Essentially, it primes your skin so it can absorb your serum and moisturizer and they can work more effectively. Think of it as adding more nutrients to your skin. What is the difference between a skin essence and a toner? They sound similar, but they are different. Toners are basically water with some alcohol and oils to help remove makeup. Facial essences are creamier and have more active ingredients, rather than mainly water. Facial essences are typically used after cleanser and toner. All you need is a few drops in your hand and press the essence into your face until it is well absorbed. Just like cleansers and moisturizers, you can buy a facial essence for your specific skin type or concerns. If you have