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What is a Facial Essence? Do you need one in your skincare routine?

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The main goal of an essence is to hydrate the skin and to help the other products in your skincare routine better absorb into your skin. An essence includes a lot of great benefits for your skin and acts as a primer for your skincare routine. It makes the active ingredients in your existing skincare steps that much more effective. It provides a ton of moisture deep within the skin, restoring the natural moisture balance.

Essences have a texture much more liquid-y than a serum, but still thicker than water, and the formulas are usually completely clear. Because of this, it's difficult to picture that they actually do anything, but they work to improve the overall efficacy of the products you layer on top of it.

What does an essence actually do? 
Essences originated in Korea and are considered the powerhouse step in the skincare routine. Essences usually carry a higher dose of active ingredients and are meant as a 'treatment' for the skin.

An essence is used to support the benefits of all the other products in your routine. The active ingredients within an essence will penetrate even deeper into your skin, working to better enhance your other skincare products and making your entire skincare routine more effective. It's a vital part of maintaining your skin's health.

When should essences be used in your skincare routine? 
Cleanse your skin first then apply the essence immediately after. If you are using an astringent or pH-balancing toner in your routine, that should go between your cleanser and essence, but typically, you want your essence to be the first layer that goes onto dry skin. After that, you can apply the rest of your routine as normal (lightest to heaviest, starting with serums and working toward moisturizer). 

Are essences meant to layer on top of each other the way serums do? 
Essences are lighter in weight and less concentrated than a serum, so you only need to use one essence in your skincare routine at a time. The skin can only absorb so much, so you don't want to layer too much on the skin as you'll waste product.

What is the difference between traditional toners (i.e., astringent formulas) and essences? 
Essences can easily be confused with toners because they have a consistency that can range from watery to a light serum, but they should be respected in their own category. Toners are meant to help balance the skin pH and prep the skin for more efficacious ingredient delivery in the products to follow. Serums generally have a higher molecular weight than essences and carry more emollient and humectant properties. Because they're specifically made for the delivery of active ingredients in a lightweight formula to be absorbed well by the skin, it makes it one of the most important steps of the Korean skincare routine.

You apply an essence with your hands whereas with a toner, you typically use a cotton pad of some sort to wipe across your face. Using a cotton pad with an essence essentially leaves a lot of product on the cotton pad, not on your skin.

Is an essence a necessity in a skincare routine?
Especially nowadays—while wearing face masks—using a hydrating, serum-infused toner [or essence] a few times a day will go a long way. They pamper and soothe thirsty skin cells by delivering moisture deep into the skin. Doing this a few times a day will remove dirt and oil buildup while simultaneously soothing the skin.

Try our newly launched Elderflower Facial Essence

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What is a Facial Essence? Do you need one in your skincare routine?

Posted by Dreambox Beauty LLC on

The main goal of an essence is to hydrate the skin and to help the other products in your skincare routine better absorb into your skin. An essence includes a lot of great benefits for your skin and acts as a primer for your skincare routine. It makes the active ingredients in your existing skincare steps that much more effective. It provides a ton of moisture deep within the skin, restoring the natural moisture balance.

Essences have a texture much more liquid-y than a serum, but still thicker than water, and the formulas are usually completely clear. Because of this, it's difficult to picture that they actually do anything, but they work to improve the overall efficacy of the products you layer on top of it.

What does an essence actually do? 
Essences originated in Korea and are considered the powerhouse step in the skincare routine. Essences usually carry a higher dose of active ingredients and are meant as a 'treatment' for the skin.

An essence is used to support the benefits of all the other products in your routine. The active ingredients within an essence will penetrate even deeper into your skin, working to better enhance your other skincare products and making your entire skincare routine more effective. It's a vital part of maintaining your skin's health.

When should essences be used in your skincare routine? 
Cleanse your skin first then apply the essence immediately after. If you are using an astringent or pH-balancing toner in your routine, that should go between your cleanser and essence, but typically, you want your essence to be the first layer that goes onto dry skin. After that, you can apply the rest of your routine as normal (lightest to heaviest, starting with serums and working toward moisturizer). 

Are essences meant to layer on top of each other the way serums do? 
Essences are lighter in weight and less concentrated than a serum, so you only need to use one essence in your skincare routine at a time. The skin can only absorb so much, so you don't want to layer too much on the skin as you'll waste product.

What is the difference between traditional toners (i.e., astringent formulas) and essences? 
Essences can easily be confused with toners because they have a consistency that can range from watery to a light serum, but they should be respected in their own category. Toners are meant to help balance the skin pH and prep the skin for more efficacious ingredient delivery in the products to follow. Serums generally have a higher molecular weight than essences and carry more emollient and humectant properties. Because they're specifically made for the delivery of active ingredients in a lightweight formula to be absorbed well by the skin, it makes it one of the most important steps of the Korean skincare routine.

You apply an essence with your hands whereas with a toner, you typically use a cotton pad of some sort to wipe across your face. Using a cotton pad with an essence essentially leaves a lot of product on the cotton pad, not on your skin.

Is an essence a necessity in a skincare routine?
Especially nowadays—while wearing face masks—using a hydrating, serum-infused toner [or essence] a few times a day will go a long way. They pamper and soothe thirsty skin cells by delivering moisture deep into the skin. Doing this a few times a day will remove dirt and oil buildup while simultaneously soothing the skin.

Try our newly launched Elderflower Facial Essence

Read more


Ways in Which Facial Workouts Can Improve Your Appearance

Posted by Julie Lindh on

Just like the rest of your body, your face requires a well-balanced fitness program to stay in excellent shape. A Facial Workout can help you build stronger muscles beneath the skin and maintain a youthful aspect when the skin doesn’t keep up building new collagen.

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Ways in Which Facial Workouts Can Improve Your Appearance

Posted by Julie Lindh on

Just like the rest of your body, your face requires a well-balanced fitness program to stay in excellent shape. A Facial Workout can help you build stronger muscles beneath the skin and maintain a youthful aspect when the skin doesn’t keep up building new collagen.

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Ways to Avoid Skin Damage during Winter

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True beauty is ageless and always starts from within. It is supported by a well-balanced skincare ritual tailored to the specific needs of your complexion. Does this mean that the same regimen can deliver the same results year-round? Not exactly!

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Ways to Avoid Skin Damage during Winter

Posted by Bold Commerce Collaborator on

True beauty is ageless and always starts from within. It is supported by a well-balanced skincare ritual tailored to the specific needs of your complexion. Does this mean that the same regimen can deliver the same results year-round? Not exactly!

Read more


It’s Called Beauty Sleep for a Reason

Posted by Julie Lindh on

Getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep is a key component for ageless beauty. Life is hectic, stressful even; the last thing we should be doing at the end of today is ramping up for tomorrow. No, at the end of a busy day you should be preparing your body for overnight rejuvenation; that’s why sleep is vital to a healthy skin diet.

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It’s Called Beauty Sleep for a Reason

Posted by Julie Lindh on

Getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep is a key component for ageless beauty. Life is hectic, stressful even; the last thing we should be doing at the end of today is ramping up for tomorrow. No, at the end of a busy day you should be preparing your body for overnight rejuvenation; that’s why sleep is vital to a healthy skin diet.

Read more


Create a New Beauty Mantra for Yourself

Posted by Julie Lindh on

How do you celebrate your one-of-a-kind beauty? As much as you’d like to improve your complexion, address certain imperfections that you see as major flaws and rejuvenate your skin to reflect your inner age, at some point you just have to take some time off for a new mission: a journey of self-discovery, which will give you the chance to boost your self-esteem and practice self-rewarding.

Create an Effective Beauty Mantra in 3 Easy Steps

It all begins with the development of a new beauty mantra, which will help you set and reach new objectives and think more highly of yourself.

Focus on Your Strongest Assets

Celebrate the elements that make your complexion stand out effortlessly. If you have clear, blemish-free skin, don’t forget to mention this advantage. If your complexion is glowing due to your new skin care regimen or your new healthy diet based on raw ingredients and green juices, don’t hesitate to mention this aspect as well. Build your new mantra around the small signs of improvement that you have already witnessed to celebrate the most meaningful changes that you’ve made to repair and rejuvenate your skin.

Take Baby Steps to Encourage Chance while Avoiding Frustration

From the very beginning of your transformative journey, set up and pursue achievable goals to stay motivated throughout the entire process and prevent disappointment. For instance, accept the fact that natural remedies won’t offer you the immediate results that only invasive procedures can deliver. Learn to embrace your small imperfections that constitute an indicator of your uniqueness and stop trying to swim against the current.

Stimulate Your Own Progress Using the Most Compelling Power Words

“I am a beautiful woman, both inside and out.” This simple mantra based on uncomplicated words can help you highlight your perfect balance between your mind, body and soul, while encouraging your next positive changes. For even better results, add a few compelling, action-inducing power words, such as “luminous”, “astonishing”, “youthful”, “healthy-looking”, “remarkable” or “magnificent” to the newest version of your beauty mantra that matches your unique expectations of “perfection.”

When you can’t find the inspiration required to create a new beauty mantra that you could stick to for a long period of time to reinvent your appearance, maybe you should focus on finding new ways to improve the current condition of your skin. Get facials on a weekly basis and pamper all your senses by discovering the benefits of aromatherapy.

By the way, did you know that essential oils used in aromatherapy can help you cure skin infections, reduce the appearance of aging lines and make your complexion seem more radiant?. If you are craving for more positive changes, go the extra mile to reinvent your image and invest in new skin care products based on chemical-free, organic ingredients. Improve your diet by communing more fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in skin-friendly vitamins and minerals.

All these small adjustments could bring you a great deal of satisfaction and prep the field for an amazing transformation. If you need more inspiration for your new beauty mantra, choose to meet me in person and find out more about the benefits of my Ageless Beauty concept and the ways in which it could help you achieve your own version of physical perfection.

Read more

Create a New Beauty Mantra for Yourself

Posted by Julie Lindh on

How do you celebrate your one-of-a-kind beauty? As much as you’d like to improve your complexion, address certain imperfections that you see as major flaws and rejuvenate your skin to reflect your inner age, at some point you just have to take some time off for a new mission: a journey of self-discovery, which will give you the chance to boost your self-esteem and practice self-rewarding.

Create an Effective Beauty Mantra in 3 Easy Steps

It all begins with the development of a new beauty mantra, which will help you set and reach new objectives and think more highly of yourself.

Focus on Your Strongest Assets

Celebrate the elements that make your complexion stand out effortlessly. If you have clear, blemish-free skin, don’t forget to mention this advantage. If your complexion is glowing due to your new skin care regimen or your new healthy diet based on raw ingredients and green juices, don’t hesitate to mention this aspect as well. Build your new mantra around the small signs of improvement that you have already witnessed to celebrate the most meaningful changes that you’ve made to repair and rejuvenate your skin.

Take Baby Steps to Encourage Chance while Avoiding Frustration

From the very beginning of your transformative journey, set up and pursue achievable goals to stay motivated throughout the entire process and prevent disappointment. For instance, accept the fact that natural remedies won’t offer you the immediate results that only invasive procedures can deliver. Learn to embrace your small imperfections that constitute an indicator of your uniqueness and stop trying to swim against the current.

Stimulate Your Own Progress Using the Most Compelling Power Words

“I am a beautiful woman, both inside and out.” This simple mantra based on uncomplicated words can help you highlight your perfect balance between your mind, body and soul, while encouraging your next positive changes. For even better results, add a few compelling, action-inducing power words, such as “luminous”, “astonishing”, “youthful”, “healthy-looking”, “remarkable” or “magnificent” to the newest version of your beauty mantra that matches your unique expectations of “perfection.”

When you can’t find the inspiration required to create a new beauty mantra that you could stick to for a long period of time to reinvent your appearance, maybe you should focus on finding new ways to improve the current condition of your skin. Get facials on a weekly basis and pamper all your senses by discovering the benefits of aromatherapy.

By the way, did you know that essential oils used in aromatherapy can help you cure skin infections, reduce the appearance of aging lines and make your complexion seem more radiant?. If you are craving for more positive changes, go the extra mile to reinvent your image and invest in new skin care products based on chemical-free, organic ingredients. Improve your diet by communing more fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in skin-friendly vitamins and minerals.

All these small adjustments could bring you a great deal of satisfaction and prep the field for an amazing transformation. If you need more inspiration for your new beauty mantra, choose to meet me in person and find out more about the benefits of my Ageless Beauty concept and the ways in which it could help you achieve your own version of physical perfection.

Read more