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What Are Facial Essences & How Do they Work - L

What Are Facial Essences & How Do they Work - L'Oréal Paris

Everything You Need To Know About Facial Essences

A facial essence is essential in a skincare regime, as it can help you to get the most of your skincare products. It provides an additional layer of hydration so that your skin can absorb the active ingredients more effectively from the rest of your skincare. This must-have product may not have been on your radar until now, but it’s actually a skincare essential for those who have dry skin. What exactly are facial essences? Read on to find out everything you need to know about facial essences — from what facial essences are to how to use them in your daily skincare routine.

What is a facial essence?

A facial essence is thicker than a toner but more watery and more lightweight than a serum. With a lightweight formula, it quickly absorbs into your skin with no tacky feel or leftover residue, ensuring that it feels more supple and looks smoother. Its active ingredients are greatly beneficial in targeting dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, skin dullness and uneven skin tone. A facial essence acts as a primer for your skincare routine. Applying a facial essence helps to hydrate your skin, while boosting its ability to absorb the serums and creams that you will be applying afterwards, which leads to greater penetration and better results. With regular use, a facial essence can help you achieve a smoother, more radiant and younger looking skin.

Properties of a facial essence

Facial essences typically contain hyaluronic acid and glycerin. These ingredients allow moisture to be penetrated deeply into your skin, giving you that extra boost of hydration. But that’s not all facial essences have to offer. It is advisable to look out for facial essences that contain antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E as these antioxidants contain skin-boosting benefits. Vitamin A is an anti-acne and anti-aging agent; vitamin C brightens skin and promotes the production of collagen and vitamin E is beneficial for sensitive skin.

When and how should you use a facial essence?

A facial essence is great for everyday use as it isn't as highly concentrated as a serum and generally contains ingredients that are safe without causing irritation. A facial essence is also perfect for those looking for anti-aging effects but have sensitive skin.

A facial essence should be applied after cleansing your face and applying toner. As it helps your skin in absorbing your skincare products better, it is best to apply your facial essence early in your skincare routine.

A facial essence can give your skin that extra care it needs — especially if you're concerned with dryness, aging, or skin sensitivity. For an ultra-lightweight watery facial essence to minimise pores, brighten and smoothen skin, and refine skin texture, use the L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence.

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