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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.

$99.00

Amazing Essence but the price ...not so much.....I don't think it's the best essence in the whole world, but it sure is an amazing essence. ...Pitera Essence...This essence felt good to use on my face. I felt it was a useful step in this routine and I enjoyed using it.

What it is: A powerful treatment to visibly soften texture, reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, even the look of skin’s tone, and enhance visible radiance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pitera™: Contains over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids to condition skin.

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

$185.00

I bought the "Sephora Favorites Soko to Tokyo" set and finally tried the SK-II essence and it is mind-blowing. I initially wanted to try essences because my skin is prone to a little dryness so I got a Caudalie essence sample and really liked it, and after that ran out, started trying the SK-II essence. ...This essence is definitely a holy Grail item. It's makes your face rejuvenated it's not sticky like some essences are.

What it is: A powerful treatment to visibly soften texture, reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines due to dryness, even the look of skin’s tone, and enhance visible radiance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pitera™: Contains over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and natural acids to condition skin.

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

$74.00

It’s very hydrating and just a lovely feeling and soaks right into a well cleansed face! Bravo as usual Fresh!...I used my Patrick Ta fan to quicken the drying time and it soaked into my face within 2 minutes! My face instantly felt plush, hydrated, and not greasy AT ALL.

What it is: A bestselling anti-pollution treatment essence powered by antioxidant-rich kombucha for visibly smooth, luminous skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kombucha (Fermented Black Tea): Helps to visible smooth, increase luminosity, and protect against pollution and free radicals.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Works to maintain moisture for supple-feeling skin.
- Mandarin Peel Extract: Helps promote an even-looking complexion.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

$7.00

Extra hydration and super refreshing to wake up your face!!! It can also prime/set your makeup or just a quick pick me up during the day!!! ...I use this as a setting spray, and also as a base when I’m not wearing make up. Great to use as a face refresher during the day. Good size. I use it several times a day and don’t run through it (maybe one bottle per month).Brings my face make-up back to life.

What it is: An uplifting face mist that hydrates and refreshes skin with a blend of beautiful botanicals and orange blossom essential water.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Orange Blossom Essential Water: Hydrates, soothes, and tones the skin’s appearance.
- Sage Essential Water: Hydrates and supports skin.
- Thyme Extract: Clarifies the look of skin.

$52.00

Love Sake Toning Essence, feels good when I put it on my face. Notice how smooth my skin feels....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!

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.

$95.00

The essence soaks in beautifully and keeps my face hydrated before I apply my serum....This was such an amazing essence. It definitely compares with the Asian beauty essences I’ve tried in the past.

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.

$59.00

never trying another essence! 6 months later...my acne scars are less visible...skin is brighter. i use it 2x a day, followed with my creams...and it helps the creams absorb better in my skin. hydrates your face. doesn't give you that drying/burning sensation that some toners do. love itttt!!!...I use it in the morning and at night after I cleanse my face and before moisturizing. The price point is pretty reasonable in comparison to other essences.

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.

freshRose Hydration Pore-Minimizing Mist

ITEM: 2527091

Size: 3.3 oz / 100 mL

16 Reviews

$24.00

You do have to be consistent with it, but sometimes I would just spray it on my face with no foundation or skin make up and my skin looked so smooth and almost pore less. ...Good face spray. Does what it says and gentle...I bring with my sometimes to spray and feel more hydrated without applying face lotion.

What it is: A quickly hydrating face mist that soothes, helps to reduce the look of pores, and softens all day for supple, dewy skin—pre- or post-makeup.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Damask Rose Extract: Helps to retain moisture.
- Rosewater: Helps to calm and soothe.

What Else You Need to Know: Enriched with damask rose extract and rosewater, this multipurpose face mist helps to reduce the look of pores while quickly replenishing skin. Gently spritz on the face and neck and allow the scent of rose to softly wash over your skin.

$80.00

It takes one penny size drop for my entire face & neck and I use it after washing. My system: Dreamskin face wash, Dior 1-minute mask once a week, then the Capture Totale Essence Lotion, Tatcha the Dewy Serum (new addition), Dior Hydra Life Eyecream, Capture Totale Dreamskin Care & Perfect skin perfection- I also use the Backstage skin perfector as a base when traveling as it’s easier to pack.

What it is: A hydrating liquid face lotion to help boost radiance, strengthen the skin barrier, and even texture.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps the skin.
- Longoza-Ferments Blend: Helps strengthen the skin barrier.

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 one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free.

$44.00

My always-dehydrated skin that normally shows ever line, crease, and pore was instantly transformed. My face appears plump, smooth, and calm (no red!) I am usually a little red after I wash my face.

What it is: A hydrating face mist that replenishes skin with Biodynamic® herbs and minerals, fortifying the acid mantle to enhance a youthful appearance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Acne and Blemishes, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Mist

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cannabis Hydrosol
- Lavender Hydrosol
- German Chamomile Hydrosol

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Flora + Bast’s hydrosol mist sets the clean standard for water-based products—grown, extracted, manufactured, and bottled at the source (

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