The world of beauty is vast, amazing but sometimes, hella‘ confusing. Let’s be honest, it is a lot to keep up with… From new-age pimple patches to masks, to cleansers, different types of acids and exfoliating products to recently witnessing a cult following when it comes to Korean skincare and their extra AF routines… Safe to say you probably aren’t a stranger to the crazy 10-step skincare routine but you will notice that within this extensive routine, a toner and an essence are used as their fourth and fifth step—which naturally can create some confusion between products the two products.
A Toner: balances out the PH level of your skin and helps get rid of any dirt and impurities that can get left behind after you cleanse your skin.
An Essence: is said to be one of the most efficient ways to prep your skin before you layer on the rest of your products.
Since the main goal of an essence is to hydrate the skin, help skin cell turnover and deliver that extra moisture within the skin, it’s hard to exactly know when (and how) to incorporate it into your existing routine. One thing you do need to know is that an essence needs to be applied after the skin is properly cleansed and before you lock it in with another product in order to boost the efficacy of your next step.
Yeah, ain’t nobody has the time for all 9 steps, so here’s my simplified version if you want to add an essence into your current routine.
So, will you be using an essence in your routine anytime soon? If so, tag us and we’d love to see your new and update skincare routine!
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