GIVE IT A BOOST
Much-loved in Korea, skin boosters and essences are a crucial product that your skincare routine may have been missing. “An essence is a concentrated water-based formula that replenishes hydration and contains high doses of active ingredients,” says Janet Curmi, vice president of global education and development for Elizabeth Arden.
Skin boosters, on the other hand, “simply amplify the results of any products that you use,” she says. “They allow your own skin to work at its optimal level so that any product applied afterward works more effectively.” TRY: 1. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence, $95. 2. Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, $120. 3. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $204. 4. Prevage Anti-aging Antioxidant Infusion Essence, $120. 5. Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, $106.