Black Ginseng includes the most powerful ginsenosides, 1.5 times more polyphenols, and 5 times more flavonoids, making it far more functional and superior to White Ginseng or Red Ginseng.
from Saro de Rúe & Gothamista
Essence is unlike any other essence.
Simplify your routine with this essential multitasking skin powerhouse that provides
the benefits of a hydrating toner and serum in one.
We used ancient techniques, rare ingredients, and innovative science to create
this unique formula that leaves you with hydrated, bouncy, radiant skin.
Mimi Kim, founder of Saro de Rúe &
Renée Chow @Gothamista
Crafted by Women
Mimi Kim & Renée Chow worked together to craft their dream formula
with enhanced black ginseng and Hanbang Medicinal Herbs to create the limited edition Essence.
Strengthened Skin Barrier
"Simplifying the everyday beauty routine was essential to Renée and I, and
my goal was to pack the formula with highly potent, and multitasking ingredients
to create a product that truly does it all."
— Mimi Kim
Essence is the skincare essential your skin's been waiting for.
With the benefits of a hydrating toner and serum in one, this enriched formula quickly absorbs, leaving skin feeling fresh, radiant, healthy.
Essence is created for every skin type, every age, gender, skin type and skin condition.
Skin Immunity Boosting
Skin Barrier Protection
62% Black Ginseng Water
6 Kinds of Hanbang - traditional Korean Medicinal Herbs
Upcycled Red Ginseng Extract
Upcycled Goji Berry Stem and Fruit Extract
Upcycled Avocado Peptide
3 Lipids: Ceramides, Cholesterol, Fatty Acid
2 NMF: Sodium PCA & Zinc PCA
Full Ingredient List
Panax Ginseng Root Water (62%), Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide (4%), Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium PCA, Hydroxyethylcellose, Propanediol, Lycium Chinese Stem Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Lycium Chinese Fruit Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melisa Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Scrophularia Buergeriana Root Extract (50ppm), Panax Ginseng Root Extract (50ppm), Betaine, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Zinc PCA, Maltodextrin, Persea Gratissimia (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ceramide NP, Ceramids NS, Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine, Ceramide AS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP
1. After cleansing apply ample amount to palm of hand
2. Massage onto face & neck in an upward motion
3. Wait until fully absorbed
4. Follow with moisturizer
Not Your Average Essence
Essence fuses ancient Chinese Medicine practices and techniques, with modern science for the perfect blend of East meets West skincare.
A holistic approach combined with innovative science to create a product that produces game-changing results, while being gentle on your skin and the planet.
This essence is unlike any other.
Crafted using the rarest, most potent ingredients,
ancient Korean techniques, and hanbang herbs.
What Makes Black Ginseng Special
Benefits of Black Ginseng
Black Ginseng is known for it's multi-faceted benefits that brighten, reduce puffiness, promote collagen production and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which help soothe and calm the skin.
Our Unique Process
Black Ginseng is produced through a process called Gu-jeung-gu-po. This consists of repeatedly steaming and drying white ginseng more than nine times, which usually takes about 50 days. This process maximizes the active ingredients of Polyphenol, Flavonoid, and Ginsenoside, turning the originally white ginseng into a dark black color.
Tang Yoon Percolation
Our patented 'Tang Yoon' Percolation Technology mimics the traditional extraction method for medicinal herbs. The extraction process is repeated 300 times in 72 hours, which results in a 10-fold higher concentration of Ginseng compared to regular forms of extraction.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an essence?
An essence is one of the most essential and powerful steps in your skincare routine since it treats skin on a cellular level. Essences are concentrated formulas that deeply hydrate skin, while also reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and improving dull and uneven skin tones. They typically have a lightweight, watery consistency that quickly absorbs into skin, leaving it brighter, smoother, and rejuvenated.
When do I use Essence in my routine?
Does Essence replace my other products?
Essence can replace both your toner and serum for a minimal routine. However, it works well with any and all products.
What are the benefits when using Essence?
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin barrier protection
- Strengthened skin immunity
What's so special about our Black Ginseng?