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What is Essence?Essence is a powerful, multi-benefit skincare step that is applied after cleansing and balancing the skin and applying targeted serums. While our facial essence feels like a water, it is actually a concentrated, gently astringent serum that works to refine and hydrate skin while absorbing excess oil. Unlike most other serums, essence is applied with a gentle patting motion, which allows this dynamic product to be pushed into the skin and diminish visible pores, even after other serums have been applied.
- Our legendary “purple water” is enhanced with new Surface Refining Complex EX for more powerful skin polishing results.
- Instantly mattifies with a delicate cooling sensation, improves the look of dryness and roughness, and hydrates for 24 hours without stickiness.
- Helps to absorb excess sebum and reduce visible pores by dissolving impurities, resulting in a renewed appearance with continued use.
- Biphase formula provides the immediate benefits of Serum Absorption Powder and the preventative benefits of pore-refining Surface Refining Complex EX.
- Improves the application and wear of makeup and keeps skin feeling fresh throughout the day.
- Contains antioxidant ingredients.
- Immediately upon application
- 88% felt a refreshingly cool sensation
- 80% felt their skin had become and remained smooth
- 83% felt it delivers a feeling of tightened pores and promotes a fresh matte texture without shine throughout the day
- 92% felt skin roughness had been reduced
- 84% felt skin had become more hydrated
- 79% felt pores had been unclogged
- 78% felt pores had tightened
- 88% felt foundation lasted longer
- 84% felt it improves the application of makeup and keeps skin feeling beautiful all day Tested on 103 women in Korea from August - September 2017.
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- Surface Refining Complex EX addresses the persistent impurities and sebum that congest pores and negatively affect skin’s texture. By dissolving and removing persistent impurities within pores, it helps to reduce the clogged pores that result.
- Illuminating Complex EX is a powerful complex that helps protect skin’s future. With precious silk and pearl elements to help moisturize and retexturize and Theanine to even skin tone, it reduces the appearance of damage caused by everyday environmental stress. The result is a visibly improved, exquisitely smooth complexion with increased suppleness, resilience and radiance.
- Sebum Absorption Powder helps to control excess oil, promoting a fresh feeling. This enhanced powder also diffuses light and blurs pores and uneven skin texture for a refined look.
- With the fresh, elegant fragrance of natural rose and rare orchid.
How to Apply Facial Essence
- Essence should be applied after cleansing and balancing skin and applying targeted serums, and before applying moisturizer.
- Shake well to mix the biphase formula, which is infused with powder.
- Saturate a cotton pad and apply to the entire face using a patting motion. Finish application by gently smoothing the cotton over any noticeably rough areas. We recommend applying Essential Refining Essence with our Cotton, which is infused with natural silk for optimal application of the ingredients contained within our skincare.
Immediately after application:
88% felt a refreshingly cool sensation
After 1 day:
80% felt my skin has become, and remained, smooth
After 2 weeks:
83% felt the essence delivers a feeling of tightened pores and promotes a fresh matte texture throughout the day
After 4 weeks:
• 92% felt roughness in my skin has been reduced
• 84% felt my skin has become more hydrated
• 79% felt my pores have been unclogged
• 84% felt the essence improves the application of makeup and keeps my skin feeling beautiful all day
Tested in Korea by 103 women August–September 2017.