Camille Styles


7 Key Facial Essences to Revitalize & Change Your Skin

August 7th, 2018

I’ve been noticing an interesting (and welcome) trend in beauty lately. Where most women’s beauty routines once seemed to revolve around makeup, many women seem to instead be embracing skin care as the center of their beauty routine, and simply using makeup to enhance their complexions. With this new emphasis on skincare, we’ve seen new categories emerge in the space—and honestly, it can get confusing. And (reality check) expensive, too.

One new category within skin care that’s become more prevalent is facial essences. The name sounds slightly, well, fluffy, and easy to dismiss as an unnecessary extra step in your routine. However, these viscous preparations are actually much more effective than they might seem. More substantial than a toner but lighter than a serum, these gel-like liquids are designed to use after cleansing and before serums and moisturizers, to prepare the skin to absorb treatment products more effectively. Because they have more substance than toners, they don’t evaporate, but rather absorb right into the skin, delivering treatment ingredients with impressive potency. But, because they are so light, they treat without weighing down your skin with a too-heavy layer—a perfect addition to our beauty routines, especially with this warmer weather.

There are now so many facial essences on the market that you truly can find one that will cater to your unique complexion’s needs. Whether you’re looking for extra moisture, protection against environmental stressors, exfoliation, or oil control, one of these smart little potions can truly revitalize your skin with only a few drops per day. Take a look at the selections that I’ve rounded up, and let me know—do you use a facial essence in your daily skincare routine?

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  1. thestyletune says:

    hadn’t heard of facial essences, thanks for the detailed report!

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