If you're a skincare junkie or K-Beauty aficionado, then you've probably heard about essence. But...you still might be confused about what it is and whether it's worth the extra step in your skincare routine.
Although the skincare world is becoming increasingly saturated with more and more new products, essences have been around for years. They were originally used to hydrate and prep the skin to receive more hydration.
In fact, essences often have high concentrations of active ingredients that are meant to repair skin on a cellular level. This means they'll sink into your skin and deliver some amazing results. Since essences are able to penetrate deeply into the skin, they also prep your skin to absorb the next steps in your skincare routine.
If your skin needs an extra boost of moisture or nourishment, you should definitely try adding an essence to your skincare routine.