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Beauty Trend To Try: Skin Essences

Beauty Trend To Try: Skin Essences
(Source: Tata Harper, SK-II, Shiseido, Sekkisei; Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)What's a skin essence, you ask? Try the missing step in your skincare routine. Unlike lotions or creams, essences are extremely light and go on much like water. In fact, to the naked eye, they kind of look like water. But don't be fooled, this coveted beauty product is extremely powerful. Hailing from Asia where women have precise beauty regiments (and thus amazing beauty products), essences are water-based and penetrate skin faster than your typical lotion or serum. Meant for use after a cleanser but before a moisturizer, essences unlike toners (which act as pH balancers or chemical exfoliants) focus on hydrating and moisture. Today, a variety of essences are out on the market serving up a powerful punch disguised in a liquid form.

The hydrator: Tata Harper Limited Edition Hydrating Floral Essence: The Power of Rose ($73)
Beauty Trend To Try: Skin Essences(Source: Tata Harper)
This refreshing mist is extremely light weight and sinks into skin almost instantly. It's infused with biocompatible Hyaluronic acid, which helps plumpen skin, Gotu Kola, which helps firm skin, and jasmine and tangerine hydrosols to help keep moisture in. It even helps minimize the appearance pores overtime. But act fast, only a limited batch of 900 were handcrafted for this special seasonal release!

The revitalizer: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($155)
Beauty Trend To Try: Skin Essences(Source: Sephora)The Facial Treatment Essence boasts skin cell renweal thanks to its main ingredient, Pitera—nicknamed “Miracle Water” in the East thanks to its skin-renewing properties. With a nickname of "Miracle Water" and fans like Kate Bosworth, count us in.

The dark-spot attacker: Sekkisei Recovery Essence Excellent ($105)
Beauty Trend To Try: Skin Essences(Source: Sekkisei)Not only does this essence claim to hydrated and brighten skin's appearance, but it claims to fade away dark spots. Turn back the clock while prevent new dark spots and other signs of aging thanks to herbal extracts, which include Sasa Veitchii Extract, Coix Seed Extract, Licorice Extract, and Mugwort Extra.

The legend: Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence ($56)
Beauty Trend To Try: Skin Essences(Source: Shiseido)This is one of Shiseido's oldest products. It was introduced in 1897! It serves up moisture and hydration to leave skin supple and plump. In addition, you'll never have to worry about the changing season again. Eudermine responds to moisture level regardless of the climate or time of year. Can someone say buh-by winter skin?
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