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A collection of some of the essences I've tried over the years. Is it necessary? No, but it's a nice addition to any routine, particularly if you're in need of extra hydration ✨️

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No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner

The latest addition to my opened products. I love it so much! Full of fermented goodness 🤤Hydrating, sinks into my skin immediately and not sticky at all. I also really like the rose geranium scent 🥀

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Oily/Resilient

South Korea's multiple award winning toner-essence, the viral ✨️Numbuzin No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner✨️ 🔑 Key ingredients 50 types of fermented ingredients, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, adenosine (refer to attached photo for full ingredients list) 🧴Product PAO & Size PAO: 12 months. Size: 200ml 💭 My experience I love how hydrating this essence toner is! It has a medium thick consistency, yet still runny and feels lightweight. I like doing 2-3 layers. My oily-dehydrated skin just drinks it up! It doesn't feel sticky or tacky even after multiple layers. My skin does indeed look noticeably glowing with daily usage, eventhough it's only been just over a week of incorporating it in my routine. I will definitely continue using it as my skin loves fermented ingredients and this works amazing so far! It has a strong floral-citrusy scent, which reminds me a lot of the rose syrup cordial we use to make air sirap rose 🤣🌹 My mom can smell this from across the room whenever I use this in my routine 😂 That's how strong the scent is, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your skin and/or nose. Overall, I would say that this essence-toner hybrid is a must try for those who enjoy using fermented skincare, don't have sensitive skin and looking for something to add hydration and extra glow to your skin.

No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner

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Ginseng Essence Water

Very lightweight but becomes hydrating once layered a couple times. Great for oily skin!

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Oily/Resilient

[PR] I'm back with another review, featuring the ever so popular @beautyofjoseon_official Ginseng Essence Water! 💧 I see it everywhere on socials, and I'm so glad to finally get the chance to try it 🙌 🔑 Key ingredients • 80% Ginseng root water + ginseng complex - soothing, hydrating and antioxidant properties • 2% Niacinamide - sebum control, maintain skin oil-water balance • 0.04% Adenosine - anti-wrinkle benefits 💰 Price Retails for 21 USD (normal price) on @stylekorean_global but they do go on sale pretty often! (like right now it's 13.50 USD 🤑) Get yours here [affiliate link] ↙️ http://stylekorean.com/shop/beauty-of-joseon-ginseng-essence-water-150ml/1603684458/tag/glassskinwho 🧴Product PAO & Size PAO: 12 months. Volume: 150ml 💭 My thoughts As its name indicates, this is a watery type essence. It's very runny and lightweight, thus absorbing into the skin immediately. This essence has an earthy, ginseng scent that I actually quite enjoy 😆 The lightweight and non-sticky texture makes it easy for layering multiple times. Hence it's perfect for the 3/5/7-skin method and for toner masking, also known as CSM (Chizu Saeki Method). I find this essence to be moderately hydrating. My oily-dehydrated skin would need at least 2-3 layers for optimum hydration. It's also quite soothing from the added panthenol, allantoin and ginseng extracts in the formula. This would be a good option for oily to combination skin types in need of extra hydration, but may not be hydrating enough for dry skin folks. Overall, I think it's a nice hydrating essence and a decent product to start getting into hanbang skincare. I do enjoy using it as it hydrates, soothes and leaves a subtle glow to my skin! ✨ Thank you @stylekorean_global for the opportunity! 💞

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Marine Therapy Spot Clear Vital Essence

This is very underrated imo. It's a brightening essence, but I like it more for the hydration and antioxidative properties it provides. Viscous consistency, almost like serum.

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Oily/Resilient

Have you ever used pink phytoplankton or sea grapes in skincare? 👾🌿🍇 Always Be Pure Marine Therapy Spot Clear Vital Essence is a watery essence that claims to provide cooling, anti-aging and brightening effect to the skin by using premium marine ingredients 🌊 🔑 Key ingredients • 200,014 ppm pink phytoplankton (20% Dunaliella salina extract) - a microalgae that acts as an antioxidant to fights free radicals and have anti-aging properties • 50,052 ppm sea grapes (5% Caulerpa lentillifera extract) - also known as green caviar or more commonly called latok in Malaysia, is a type of seaweed that helps boosts skin elasticity by enhancing collagen production, provides intense moisture and helps brighten the skin • 3% niacinamide - helps with brightening and reducing inflammation 💰 Price The 120ml retails for RM 60 (~14 USD) on @wynora Shopee. Available in a mini 30ml for RM 18 (~4 USD) https://shopee.com.my/product/38802985/9944194248?smtt=0.13143101-1661918261.9 🤏 Texture & scent 👃 The texture is watery but also quite viscous. It has a naturally pale pink-purple hue to it due to the pink phytoplankton. Has a subtle, calming eucalyptus scent 🌿 💭 My thoughts Despite the viscous texture, it absorbs into my skin easily. The finish is just slightly tacky but goes away once I applied my serums and creams. As suggested by the brand, only 2ml of essence is needed per use so a little goes a long way. One layer is enough for me, the most I've applied was two layers when my skin feels extra dehydrated. The immediate result or feel is plump and hydrated skin. It's also quite soothing. While I don't really see the claimed improvement on my blemishes, but I do believe that my skin looks less dull and more fresh after using this essence regularly. I've been using this for awhile now and I actually really enjoy having it in my routine for the hydration it provides. I would recommend this essence for all skin types and those looking for a multipurpose hydrating product (brightening, soothing, anti-aging) 🙌

Marine Therapy Spot Clear Vital Essence

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Marine Therapy Spot Clear Vital Essence

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Starting Treatment Essence

A popular and affordable dupe for the SKII essence. Very lightweight and watery, like water lol. It's moderately hydrating, but other than that, I personally didn't notice much difference from it. A decent option for those wanting to venture into fermented skincare for the first time

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This is the perfect dupe for the SK-II essence. It doesn’t work as well as SK-II, but for the price point, it works good enough! This is a must try for anyone who wants to try the SK-II essence, but is on a budget!

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Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

The one that started the snail mucin craze/trend. I used it a long time ago, way before it became viral online, 2016 perhaps? Amazing how it's still popular now. Anyway, it's great for boosting hydration and slightly soothing.

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CiaXia04


Oily/Resilient

I love this product ? it makes my skin feel smoother, plumper and softer! It helps with skin texture and brightens up my skin.

Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

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Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence

Also a relatively recent addition to my routine. I love this one too! It's an upgrade from the Cosrx imo. Lots of peptides in here which makes it great for anti-aging, plumping and hydration. Not sticky or tacky, sinks into my skin immediately.

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Oily/Sensitive

The Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence contains 95% snail mucin filtrate. It also has 5 diifferent peptides, adenosine, allantoin and sodium hyaluronate. It is clinically proven to improve skin texture without clogging pores. It moisturizes, firms, hydrates and soothes skin in addition to reducing the appearance of fine lines. I received a full size and two minis in this box. I patted this essence into my face after cleansing and toning. The texture is a little sticky as you would expect but it absorbs quickly. My skin does feel hydrated afterwards and I can skip my hyaluronic acid serum when I use this product. It hasn't caused any breakouts or irritation either. My skin feels smoother as well.

Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence

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Snail Mucin 95 + Peptide Essence

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Great list, thanks!
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Thank you for reading! 🥰💕
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