Out of the 10 steps that a Korean
"Essence is the heart of the Korean
Given all that info above, we're guessing you're right about ready to jump into this K-beauty essential on your own. Here's a quick shopping guide to get you started:
Essences are great at reducing the chances of moisture loss. If you have dry skin, they'll do wonders for maintaining a supple complexion.
Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner, Rustan's Shangri-la; Origins Original Skin Essence Lotion with Dual Ferment Complex, P1600, SM Makati
For oily skin, go for alcohol-free essences that won't dry your skin out and make it even oilier. Instead, pat on ones that balance your stressed skin while giving it a punch of moisture.
Shiseido Pureness Balancing Softener, TriNoma; Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, P3220, SM Aura
Fermented ingredients like yeast are typically found in most serums, and it's definitely one ingredient you need to look for when it's fine lines and wrinkles you're dodging. Combine it with some essential oils and niacinamide, and we promise your skin will thank you 20 years later.
L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion, P3000, Estancia Mall; L’Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Power Water, P499, Watsons
Sensitive skin should stay far, far away from most toners because of the insane amounts of alcohol. For effective soothing, use a rich watery essence instead.
23.5N Rice Soothing Active Essence, P1850, Beauty Bar; The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion, SM Megamall
Boost your acne
Olay White Radiance Cellucent Essence Water Hydrating Toner, P1399, Watsons; Clinique Even Better Essence Lotion, P2500, SM Megamall
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