Es­sen­tial Fresh­ness

Treat, bal­ance and rein­vig­o­rate

ELLE (Malaysia) - - BEAUTY -

Skin feel­ing a lit­tle thirsty? Crack open a bot­tle of essence. Asian beauty’s great­est con­tri­bu­tion may just be these light, wa­tery lo­tions that brighten, plump and hy­drate. If you’re not yet on the band­wagon, essences are de­signed to go af­ter cleans­ing and ex­fo­li­at­ing, kick­start­ing your daily treat­ment process while prep­ping skin to ef­fi­ciently ab­sorb serums ap­plied af­ter.

What­ever you do, don’t call them ton­ers. Those sim­ply soothe and maybe re­move resid­ual dirt. Essences, on the other hand, are meant to con­tain ac­tives: nat­u­ral fer­ments, gly­colic acids, and hyaluronic acid are com­mon. Sim­ply pour a lit­tle into your palm or a cot­ton pad and pat into skin. See be­low for po­tions ca­ter­ing to ev­ery skin con­cern.

Crea­tures of Com­fort

A bright red lo­tion smelling of roses that bright­ens dull com­plex­ions. Astalift White Bright Lo­tion RM167.48

A ‘sauce’ con­cocted with 93 per cent maple tree sap, fruc­tan pow­der and herbal and fruit ex­tracts to im­bue all skin types with hy­dra­tion and ex­tra dew. May Coop Raw Sauce RM209

Laneige White Dew Orig­i­nal Am­poule Essence RM220 Nat­u­ral ad­di­tions like saurus chi­nen­sis bail, truf­fle and mush­room yeast ex­tract along­side a vi­ta­min B5 pre­cur­sor work to pre­vent and in­hibit dark spots while pro­tect­ing skin from the el­e­ments.

A gel hy­dra­tor that melts upon touch to quickly quench and of­fer re­lief to dry skins. Clin­ique Mois­ture Surge Hy­drat­ing Su­per­charged Con­cen­trate RM150

Diorsnow Essence-of-Light Lo­tion RM235 Mi­cro­caps biotech­nol­ogy en­sures that this lo­tion works deep within skin, ton­ing and bright­en­ing from within.

kanebo re­lax­ing brume RM130 This lo­tion-in-mist-form is for­mu­lated with rose­wa­ter and glyc­erin; spritz on clean skin to lay in a hy­drated base, or spray it over makeup through­out the day to top up your mois­ture lev­els.

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