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Are you looking for a reliable essence which will improve how your skin handles other products? Skinsider has you covered with a great range of essences from top brands which will soon become staples in your skincare routine.

Get an essence that suits your beauty goals at Skinsider, with essences for all skin types.

We like to think of essences as the key to unlocking potential. You might have some lovely serums or moisturisers at home that you’ve been using and not seeing the results you’ve been expecting.

Essences can help with this by improving how your skin absorbs and handles other products. To help make finding your essence easier, here is what the Skinsider family thinks you need to know about these amazing products.

What do essences do?

Essences are your go-to when you want to improve absorption for creams & moisturisers, while also making sure that skin is well hydrated.

If you have a specific aim in your skincare routine, be that reducing irritation or getting rid of dry patches, a good essence is only going to help speed up the process.

What brands are known for K-Beauty essences?

We only ever stock brands we believe in, which is why there are only a select few, which we think are just fantastic with essences. Ones to look out for include:

• Benton

• Blithe

When should I use essences?

Always think of essences as the buffer, or mid-point, between cleansing skin and hydrating. A good essence will help get deeper in the skin after you’ve exfoliated and used toner, and you would be best to use it when you want to add more hydration to your routine.

In terms of what time is best to use an essence, most people will make it part of their nightly routine if they have a specific serum or sleeping mask they want the skin to absorb more effectively.

Which essences are the most popular?

Ask anyone who has a dedicated K-Beauty routine about essences, and they’ll tell you just how important it is helping toned skin feel firmer. Some of the most popular essences we highly recommend include:

Benton Fermentation Essence (100ml)
• COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (100ml)
• Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx
• Blithe Vital Treatment 9 Essential Seeds

Which essences are best for dull and dry skin?

With essences dealing with hydration, if you’re someone who has dull or dry skin, a good essence should become a pivotal part of your skincare routine.

Benton Fermentation Essence is one of the best-selling essences for dull skin, while By Wishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence has anti-inflammatory properties which help tired skin feel and look calmer.

Are these essences vegan-friendly?

A good number of essences we have available are vegan-friendly, with some of the most notable options including:

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence (mist type)
Neogen Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence
• Blithe Vital Treatment 9 Essential Seeds
Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence

You can see all our vegan products by clicking the filter button on the left side of the page.

Are there any mists I can use as part of my everyday routine?

In our opinion, mists are the unsung heroes of essences. If you find the right one, it can quickly become a daily skincare staple.

Real Barrier Essence Mist is an incredibly popular option amongst the Skinsider family. Not only is it fast absorbing on the face, but it also comes in handy when you need a reliable setting spray for makeup (just one quick spritz does the job). Oh, and with it being 100ml, it is just the right size to take on your travels too.

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    By Wishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence (100ml)

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    Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (60ml); Korean skincare at Skinsider
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    Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (60ml)

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