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Essences are becoming the go-to product amongst beauty experts and skincare enthusiasts around the globe. But what do they actually do? Join us as we break down what they are, the differences between essences and other skincare products, and why essences are the best way to boost the benefits of your daily skincare ritual.

What is an essence?

An essence is a water-based skincare product that is typically applied to the skin following cleansing and before moisturising.

What is the benefit of using an essence?

The main benefit of using an essence is that it helps hydrate, prepare and activate the skin for the enhanced absorption of products applied in your skincare ritual.

What is the difference between an essence, toner, serum and mist?

An essence is pressed and smoothed onto clean skin to hydrate and enhance the benefits of products applied in your skincare ritual. Toners can also be used after cleansing the skin but are applied with a cotton pad to remove any last traces of cleanser and rebalance the pH level of your skin. Serums are concentrated treatment products formulated to target specific skin care concerns such as wrinkles, loss of firmness, and uneven skin tone. And mists help refresh and hydrate the skin and can be applied at any time of the day, even over makeup.

What are the benefits of Jurlique’s Activating Water Essence+?

Not only does Activating Water Essence+ prime and activate your skin for the superior absorption of serums and moisturisers, but its botanical-rich formula possesses several skin-loving benefits. Using two different Marshmallow Root Extracts, Activating Water Essence+ replenishes the skin’s natural lipids to help improve absorption properties. It also improves the skin’s ability to retain water by improving the structure of the stratum corneum, helping to attract and hold moisture for instantly hydrated skin.*

How to incorporate Activating Water Essence+ into your skincare ritual?

For the best results, use Activating Water Essence+ after cleansing to hydrate, prepare and activate the skin for the next steps in your skincare ritual. Follow with your preferred Jurlique serum, eyecare and moisturiser, morning and evening. To apply, pour a couple of drops into your palms and press gently onto the face, neck and décolletage. 

*Based on 32 subjects using Activating Water Essence+ after 10 minutes