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skincarenectarine

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Difference between ESSENCE and TONER?

hello all! i was wondering what the difference between and essence and toner was? i’ve heard them used interchangeably, and was wondering whether there was a difference at all. for example, the i’m from rice TONER and i’m from mugwort ESSENCE. what makes them have different names? thanks :)
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Yourskintellectual

Oily/Resilient

Consistency and approach to marketing. Essence tends to be a bit more heavy than toner. Otherwise it just comes down to the ingredients and their benefits to your skin. Neither essences nor toners are essential, you just use them if there are particular ones that bring benefits to your skincare routine and help you to achieve your goals.
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theskinilivein

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Is Essence another word for serum?
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jojobeauty16

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so typically a toner is used straight after cleanser to make sure the skin is completely clean and free from all oil, dirt debris etc. it can also have some great ingredients which really do work for the skin, like Salicylic acid etc. an essense is thicker than a toner but thinner than a serum. it is a power house packed full of great ingredients at higher levels. it will sink into the skin quickly and easily and will usually give an extra layer of hydration too. an essence is also a great thing to use as your step before a hyaluronic acid serum, as your skin needs to be damp when apply HA. this isn't a set hard and fast rule when it comes to the differences between toners and essences but it is around 95 percent of the time. xxxx😍😘
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Cecileetobelix

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followed you plz follow my IG back on cecileetobelix. this is a great post!!! so informative
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Cecileetobelix

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Toner is a basic product (everyone will tell you it is non essential) and Essence is a extra bonus step in your skincare as most brand focus on one or couple specific ingredients i love the idea of using an essence as a powerhouse booster especially if you need or want more hydration or more calming/soothing properties at a specific moment in your skincare. i use it when i have my period and my hormones go all crazy and “pimply”
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