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essences for face

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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

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. ...Pitera Essence is my new best friend....The SK-II Pitera Facial Essence is my new best friend, and go to serum. My face has never felt smoother, and after only 2 weeks of use I can see a real difference in the fine lines on my face.

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

This essence is definitely a holy Grail item. It's makes your face rejuvenated it's not sticky like some essences are. ...baby’s first essence...This was the first essence I’ve ever tried and I think I’m hooked. I was in the middle of a breakout when I first started using this (my face was dry and rough in texture).

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.

SK-IIUltimate Revival Essence

ITEM: 2047439

Size: 5.07 oz/ 150 mL

11 Reviews

$305.00

Review; the Ultimate Essence is far more powerful than the “regular” essence. ...TIP: Follow a simple routine -Wash face with Jack black Deep dive (for oily skin) or Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser (for dry/ normal skin) -Apply the SK-II ULtimate Revival Essence (1 drop for left cheek to left temple, 1 drop for right cheek to right temple, 1 drop for T-zone) -Use Peter Thomas Roth Poten-C serum in AM -Use Dr.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A potent facial treatment essence with eight times more concentrated Pitera™ for intense hydration, radiance, and younger-looking skin in as few as three days.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
Experience the first step to the ultimate in skin transformation with this exquisite facial treatment essence.

$39.00

Found the perfect (priceworthy) essence for me!...It is a little sticky compared to the others, but as long as all product is dabbed on the face, it is fine. I use my hands directly, not a cotton pad and it's always how I used essences. ...try this essence...I have tried a ton of essences and IMO this is best. It’s moisturizing, gentle and the price is great.

What it is: A hydrating essence that helps visibly improve the skin's firmness, brightness, tone, smoothness, dewiness and moisture barrier.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Fermented Soybean Extract: Antioxidant-rich, anti-aging concentrate that helps lift and firm the appearance of the skin.
- Fermented Soybean Oil: Full of essential amino acids to help nourish and strengthen the skin's moisture barrier to leave the skin feeling smoother.
- Oat Kernel Extract: Helps to soften and soothe the appearance of the 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.

$54.00

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.

$65.00

Best essence I’ve tried...My face was a whole lot smoother and plumped when I used this product. ...Unfortunately, something in this essence also broke me out all over my face, including areas that aren't breakout-prone for me.

What it is: A skincare-boosting treatment of 100 percent Hadasei-3™, a trio of fermented Japanese superfoods proven to hydrate, resurface, soften, and plump skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 100% Hadasei-3™, Tatcha’s Proprietary Complex of Rice, Green Tea, and Algae: Amino acids and AHAs (lactic acid) from double fermentation to resurface and plump.

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

What Else You Need to Know: The Essence transforms your skin, both immediately and over time.

$75.00

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.

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