In all the advice that you have heard of what to add to your skin routine, you’ve probably also heard the words “toner” and “essence” being thrown around. If you look at the two products, you’ll be tempted to assume there’s virtually no difference, however, you would be wrong. Fear not, we’ve broken down the differences between the two.
What is essence?
The primary purpose of an essence, one of the most unique products in Korean skincare, is to soothe the skin at a cellular level and help boost cell turnover. Considered the most important step in a K-beauty skincare routine, this also encourages a smoother and more even complexion and texture. Basically, an essence in your skincare routine will make everything you layer on after it (i.e. serum, moisturizer, etc…) work more effectively!