What is the difference between Essence, Serum and Toner?
With new skincare trends and products constantly filling our feeds, and our minds, it can be confusing to keep track of what does what.
While essence, toner, and serum can appear alike, only one product has the ability to do it all.
Toners are generally alcohol-based skincare products, and focus on providing the skin with a deeper cleanse.
And while toners work to tighten pores and balance skin tone, they generally work best for people with oily, and acne prone skin.
Serums have a different role in skincare routines, focusing on targeting specific issues.
Serums have high levels of active ingredients, and are generally much thicker and more viscous than essence. The function of a serum is to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Serums also need to be followed up by a moisturizer to seal the ingredients into the skin.
Essences and serums can work together by applying The Essence after cleansing, and then applying serum on top. Finish off by applying your favorite moisturizer.
Our Essence can be used on its own, replacing both your serum and toner.
Because Essence is packed with highly potent ingredients like enhanced black ginseng extract, 6 hanbang medicinal herbs, upcycled ingredients like avocado peptides, and goji berry stem cells, it is multi-functional, addressing a variety of skin concerns. Not only does it provide deep hydration but it plumps skin, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and helps to strengthen the skin barrier. After a few days of use, you'll notice your skin has a silky texture and has a radiant from-within glow.
The limited edition Saro de Rúe x Gothamista Essence is a water based product meant to be applied post-cleansing to provide your skin with benefits including hydrating, plumping, and brighten skin while also strengthening the skin barrier.
Try out Essence for yourself and let us know how you see your skin transform.