Facial Essence, $108, from Fresh
This lightweight essence is fortified with Kombucha, a fermented sweet black tea that not only enhances the natural radiance of your skin but also combats pollution and signs of skin ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. When this essence was trailled, 97 per cent of the participants reported that their skin was healthier looking and 100 per cent of the participants noted an improvement in their skin texture.
Facial Essence, $52, from Blithe
Infused with potent ingredients like red panax ginseng, grandiflorum root extract, lanceolata root extract, Indian lotus leaf extract and greater burdock root extract, this essence will help to reduce the appearance of imperfections. This fragrance free essence also does a great job in brightening and evening out your complexion without irritating the skin.
Facial Essence, $42, from Mamonde
Don’t let its affordable price point fool you into thinking it wouldn’t be as effective as its pricier counterparts, this essence that is made with honeysuckle flower and fermented vinegar has received glowing reviews online for its ability to firm and define the face.
Facial Essence, $56, from Laneige
For the ultimate in skincare convenience, this essence comes with a pump that makes it easier to dispense. Containing anti-oxidising ingredients like acerola cherry and acai berries extracts, this essence is ideal for giving dull skin a new lease of life because it prevents your skin from oxidising.
If you face the problem of your foundation oxidising (a process that can cause your foundation to turn a shade or two darker over the course of the day when it comes into contact with oxygen), apply this essence as a base before putting on your makeup to stop your foundation from oxidising.
Facial Essence, $269, from SK-II
This list will not be complete without this cult classic that has been around for more than 40 years. Regardless of whether you gave dry skin or oily skin, this Pitera-rich product does it all – it hydrates, reduces the appearance of fine lines and helps to speed up the cell turnover rate.
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