essences for face

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for essences for face.

An essence is a water-based skin care product with a high concentration of active ingredients that help to hydrate, protect, and improve skin health. Check out some essences from some of Sephora's favorite brands.


This essence is definitely a holy Grail item. It's makes your face rejuvenated it's not sticky like some essences are. ...This really is a great essence, I have noticed my face looks healthier, more hydrated. ...Max Hydration for face

What it is: A powerful anti-aging treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines & sun spots, visibly refine texture, even skin tone, and improve firmness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Pores

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Pitera™: Improves skin's natural regeneration, for youthful skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.


Skin was better prepared for face care and made me really pay attention to my skincare. ...This made for face feel so clean and bright. I like the smell of it.

What it is: An essence with glycolic acid and grapeseed oil that exfoliates and nourishes while minimizing the appearance of pores for smooth- and radiant-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid: A naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acid known to exfoliate the skin’s outer surface.
- Beech Bud Extract: An active ingredient known to exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
- Grapeseed Oil: Rich in omega-6 fatty acids and known for antioxidant properties.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, mineral oil, and, sulfates SLS & SLES.


Best Essence on the market!...Plus at the price point it’s one of the cheapest essences available?!? WHAT?!? This is my new holy grail essence! ...Love Sake Toning Essence, feels good when I put it on my face. Notice how smooth my skin feels.

What it is: A toner and treatment essence in one formula, sake visibly brightens while sebocytine helps reduce oil production and refine the look of pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sake Water: Helps soften and brighten skin’s appearance.
- Sebocytine (Rose Cannina Fruit Extract): Helps control oil production while reducing the appearance of pores.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Diminishes the look of pores and helps visibly even skin tone.


I bought this 6 month's ago and feel like I can give it a fair review. been wanting to try out essences because toners are somehow drying on my skin. i tried the Tatcha essence first, and it broke me out. i got this and let me tell you!!! ...Can't rave, can't complain. There's not many essences to choose from, I've moved to this one from Laneige's gel-like essence cream and I believe between those two I prefer this one.

What it is: A natural brightening essence that is powered by exfoliating glycolic acid and hydrating grape water to visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid: Refines the look of skin texture.
- White Peony: Visibly brightens and evens complexion.
- Grape Water: A natural prebiotic that is enriched in polysaccharides and minerals, is shown to moisturize and soothe dry, sensitive skin, and supports the microbiome for healthier-looking skin.


What it is: A hydrating essence that’s clinically shown to double skin’s moisture content with long-lasting hydration and reduce the visible signs of aging.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Flash Filler Hyaluronic Acid: Creates a visible plumping effect and improves the look of the skin’s texture.
- Multi-Mineral Active : Encourages skin’s optimum vitality.
- Padina Pavonica: Algae found on the Mediterranean coast, supports hydration.

What Else You Need to Know: Deliver the perfect layer of moisture to soften skin and better prepare for the next st


What it is: An antioxidant prep step essence with a limited-edition design that ignites the power of the nature in the Year of the Dragon.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kombucha: Delivers up to 24 hours of antioxidant protection.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps.
- Artemisia Flower: Promotes an even complexion.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than

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