4. ESSENCE

Essence adds a watery, thin layer of moisture to the skin. Like the toner, it prepares the skin for the next step. However, it goes deeper into your skin—giving, penetrating and locking in moisture into the nooks and crannies that the toner hasn’t reached. Pixi, which is readily available at Watsons, has somewhat of a cult following for Korean skincare fans. Their rose caviar essence is one of the more popular products, and for good reason. It’s paraben-free and compatible with almost all skin types—and it doesn’t hurt that it comes in the prettiest packaging.

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