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Essences

Are you looking for a reliable essence which will improve how your skin handles other products? Skinsider has you covered with a great range of essences from top brands which will soon become staples in your skincare routine.

Get an essence that suits your beauty goals at Skinsider, with essences for all skin types.

We like to think of essences as the key to unlocking potential. You might have some lovely serums or moisturisers at home that you’ve been using and not seeing the results you’ve been expecting.

Essences can help with this by improving how your skin absorbs and handles other products. To help make finding your essence easier, here is what the Skinsider family thinks you need to know about these amazing products.

What do essences do?

Essences are your go-to when you want to improve absorption for creams & moisturisers, while also making sure that skin is well hydrated.

If you have a specific aim in your skincare routine, be that reducing irritation or getting rid of dry patches, a good essence is only going to help speed up the process.

What brands are known for K-Beauty essences?

We only ever stock brands we believe in, which is why there are only a select few, which we think are just fantastic with essences. Ones to look out for include:

Benton
Blithe
COSRX
Purito
LAGOM
MISSHA
URANG

When should I use essences?

Always think of essences as the buffer, or mid-point, between cleansing skin and hydrating. A good essence will help get deeper in the skin after you’ve exfoliated and used toner, and you would be best to use it when you want to add more hydration to your routine.

In terms of what time is best to use an essence, most people will make it part of their nightly routine if they have a specific serum or sleeping mask they want the skin to absorb more effectively.

Which essences are the most popular?

Ask anyone who has a dedicated K-Beauty routine about essences, and they’ll tell you just how important it is helping toned skin feel firmer. Some of the most popular essences we highly recommend include:

Benton Fermentation Essence (100ml)
• COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (100ml)
• Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx
• Blithe Vital Treatment 9 Essential Seeds

Which essences are best for dull and dry skin?

With essences dealing with hydration, if you’re someone who has dull or dry skin, a good essence should become a pivotal part of your skincare routine.

Benton Fermentation Essence is one of the best-selling essences for dull skin, while By Wishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence has anti-inflammatory properties which help tired skin feel and look calmer.

Are these essences vegan-friendly?

A good number of essences we have available are vegan-friendly, with some of the most notable options including:

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence (mist type)
Neogen Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence
• Blithe Vital Treatment 9 Essential Seeds
Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence

You can see all our vegan products by clicking the filter button on the left side of the page.

Are there any mists I can use as part of my everyday routine?

In our opinion, mists are the unsung heroes of essences. If you find the right one, it can quickly become a daily skincare staple.

Real Barrier Essence Mist is an incredibly popular option amongst the Skinsider family. Not only is it fast absorbing on the face, but it also comes in handy when you need a reliable setting spray for makeup (just one quick spritz does the job). Oh, and with it being 100ml, it is just the right size to take on your travels too.

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  • COSRX

    COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (100ml)

    COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a lightweight, quick-absorbing formula designed to improve skin tone and texture.  This product will bring a youthful glow to your skin by addressing the needs of maturing skin. Infused with 96%...

    £24.00

  • COSRX

    COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (Mini)

    COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is a lightweight, quick-absorbing formula designed to improve skin tone and texture.  This product will bring a  youthful glow to your skin by addressing the needs of maturing skin. Infused with...

    £5.00

  • Neogen

    Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence

    Neogen Dermalogy Real Ferment Micro Essence is a hydrating treatment essence that will keep your skin smooth and plump. Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence is formulated with more than 93% of micro bio-fermented complex. This complex contains bifida...

    £33.00

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    COSRX Advanced Snail Treatment Set

    COSRX Advanced Snail Treatment Set as created for people who want to improve the texture of the skin. Suitable for all skin types and skin conditions. Hence, the set can be used by people with acne-prone skin who want to tackle acne scars. In addition,...

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  • Laneige

    Laneige Cream Skin Refiner

    Laneige Cream Skin Refiner is a skin fortifier that provides deep hydration and also repairs and strengthens the skin barrier. This multitasking products which can be used as a toner, essence or even moisturiser, depending on the skin type, leaves the...

    £28.00

  • Laneige

    Laneige Cream Skin Refiner (Mini)

    Laneige Cream Skin Refiner is a skin fortifier that provides deep hydration and also repairs and strengthens the skin barrier. This multitasking products which can be used as a toner, essence or even moisturiser, depending on the skin type, leaves the...

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  • COSRX

    COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence

    COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence provides elasticity and radiance to your skin. This essence maximizes skin elasticity with COSRX's Snail Complex ingredients. Snail Secretion Filtrate & Niacinamide(Triple Snail Complex 74.3% / Niacinamide...

    £28.00

  • MISSHA

    Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx

    Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Rx is the 4th generation of a cult favourite essence. This essence improves elasticity and revives skin tone thanks to yeast extract and niacinamide. Its formulation has been improved to intensify...

    £32.00

  • By Wishtrend

    By Wishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence (100ml)

    SPECIAL OFFER! Get a free 30ml By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water worth £7 if you shop By Wishtrend! *Ts & Cs apply. Subject to availability. This offer is not applicable to By Wishtrend mini products, sheet masks, cotton pads or...

    £21.00

  • Isntree

    Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence

    Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence is formulated with eight types of Hyaluronic Acid that delivers a high level of moisture into dry, tired, and dull skin. This lightweight serum contains Prickly Pear Seed Oil, extracted from the prickly pear cactus...

    £23.00

  • MISSHA

    Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence

    Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence is a multi-tasking essence that provides moisturizing, hydrating, brightening, soothing and balancing properties. Artemisia provides total care is for sensitive skin that needs soothing. The brand used...

    £32.00

  • Benton

    Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (60ml)

    Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence is a natural and nourishing essence. It is made with a high concentration of natural ingredients, therefore it nourishes and repairs the skin for a flawless complexion. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence contains...

    £24.00

  • URANG

    URANG True Rose Repair Essence (50ml)

    Urang True Rose Repair Essence transforms dull and dehydrated skin into the soft, plump and supple skin. It delivers long-lasting hydration and nourishment through natural ingredients locked in beautiful glass packaging.   Urang True Rose Repair...

    £35.00

  • SkinRx Lab

    SkinRx Lab MadeCera Cream Double Essence

    SKINRx LAB MadeCera Cream Double Essence, known as the “strawberry milk” toner in Korea is a unique double essence. The dual-layer toner is exceptional at soothing, conditioning and calming skin. Ceramide, panthenol, and milk protein make up...

    £24.00

  • MISSHA

    Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence (Mist)

    Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence is a multi-tasking essence that provides moisturizing, hydrating, brightening, soothing and balancing properties. Artemisia provides total care is for sensitive skin that needs soothing. The brand used...

    £32.00

  • Benton

    Benton Fermentation Essence (100ml)

    Benton Fermentation Essence will allow you to step up your anti-ageing game. This product can be used immediately after cleansing as it is a highly concentrated formula packed with skin-healthy nutrients. These will instantly hydrate and prep your skin...

    £25.00

  • PURITO

    PURITO Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence (60ml)

    Expected back in stock between 18th and 20th of April.Subject to change due to transit delays. Want to be the first to know the product is back? Click “Notify Me” button and you will receive a notification once the product is available on...

    £20.00

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    Sioris

    Sioris My First Essener

    Sioris My First Essener combines the hydrating properties of a toner with the nourishing properties of an essence in one "essener" formula. This refreshing and hydrating formula is filled with organic green tea water (47.5%) that is high in antioxidant...

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  • LAGOM

    Lagom Cellus Revive Essence Toner - 25ml

    Lagom Cellus Revive Essence Toner is one of those multi-taskers you want to have in your skin routine. You will love it as it provides hydration & moisture, and also firms the skin in one go. Lagom Cellus Revive Essence Toner provides Double Firming...

    £5.00

  • Real Barrier

    Real Barrier Essence Mist (100ml)

    Real Barrier Essence Mist is a lightweight mist which helps to calm irritated, dry skin. Its quick absorbing properties contain hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid which holds up to 1000 times its weight in water, delivering hydration that lasts for up to...

    £17.00