Post by Hannah Tyrrell

It’s the word on every beauty editor’s lips, but what exactly is essence? It’s in our #HelloSummer Edit, it’s in all your favourite beauty mags, but we’re still figuring out what it is and why it’s our new BFF. Love Me Beauty investigates this Korean beauty phenomenon…


Deeply hydrating skin on a ‘cellular level’, essences leave skin looking brighter, radiant and glowing. The perfect product to get skin summer-ready, Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence boasts gently exfoliating Glycolic Acid. Paired with White Peony, skin looks fresh, clean and lit-from-within.


Prepping skin for serums, moisturisers and topical treatments has, until now, been a simple cleanse and tone job. And some don’t always find time for that! So why on earth would you want to add an extra step into your routine? Well, essence helps prep skin for the next steps in a flash. Easily tapped into the skin with your fingertips, it’s a super quick stage that allows your skin to absorb the next steps better.


That leads us onto the next benefit of using an essence – it can improve the effectiveness of your other products. It’s primary function is to hydrate, and hydrated skin is more capable of taking on product. That means you’re going to get even more from the active ingredients in your serum and moisturiser – which don’t just sit on the skin, but now really sink in.

There’s more?

Depending on what essence you plump for, you could get even more benefits from additional active ingredients. Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence is designed to tackle dark spots in conjunction with their Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. Enjoy a more even skin tone, more refined skin and a bright, luminous visage too!

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