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Top 10 Best Facial Essence in Singapore

The 10 Best Facial Essence to boost your skin’s hydration and radiance

Facial essence is an important step in skincare for Asian skin, and has been included in the skincare routine of Japanese and Korean women for years. The facial essence not only rebalances the skin’s pH after your cleansing regime, but also helps replenish moisture and support cellular turnover of the skin. Essence can also specifically targets wrinkles, fine lines, and dull and uneven skin tones. The Tropika Club team has rounded up Top 10 Best Facial Essence in Singapore. Read on!

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1. Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

Description: A bestselling anti-pollution treatment essence powered by antioxidant-rich kombucha for visibly smooth, luminous skin. This powerhouse essence with antioxidant-rich kombucha protects skin against three kinds of pollution (indoor, outdoor, and digital light) while supporting suppleness. It also minimises the look of pores and fine lines, hydrates, and preps for the next steps in your skincare routine.

How to Use: Gently pat over cleansed face and neck with your palms. Use daily to prep skin for your serum and moisturiser.

Pricing: $68 for 150ml

Where to Find: Sephora

2. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Lotion

Description: With 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid to deeply hydrate skin from the surface to inner skin layers for significantly soft, smooth and supple skin. It gently wraps skin with moisture to provide intense hydration all day long. Skin pH balanced and low irritation. Free of fragrance, mineral oil, alcohol & colourant. The new and improved Aqualia Thermal Light Cream targets this moisture loss by rehydrating dry and normal skin with an intense and long-lasting daily formula inspired by isotonic rehydration. This is a solution created for athletes consisting of water, minerals and sugar, designed to replenish a dehydrated body’s natural fluids. Suitable for dry and normal skin. Hypoallergenic. No Paraben, PEG, Mineral Oil, Silicone. Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control.

How to Use: Use twice a day after cleansing your face. Apply on palm and gently pat onto skin until throughly absorbed.

Pricing: $18.67 for 170ml

Where to Find: Watsons

3. Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

Description: With age, skin’s texture begins to look rough and radiance is lost. The causes are three-fold: skin’s hydration levels and cell turnover rate decrease, and the integrity of the skin’s layers is reduced. To reactivate these properties and impart essential nutrients, Kiehl’s proudly introduces Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence – a multi-action formula that optimises penetration of subsequent skin treatments and instantly reveals radiant, smooth and younger looking skin.

How to Use: Pour 3-4 drops into palm of hand and press hands together. Gently press onto cheeks, forehead, chin and neck. Starting at the neck, use your fingertips in a gentle press and release motion, moving upward to the chin in circular shape around the jawline. Move up to the cheeks creating a second circular shape over the entire cheek area. Move up over the bridge of the nose, continuing over the forehead finishing at the temples.

Pricing: $68 for 200ml

Where to Find: Kiehl’s

4. L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence Water

Description: With time, skin’s original glow gradually fades away. It becomes dull and rough as fine lines and wrinkles become more visible. To help preserve youthful skin and reveal ultimate radiant skin, L’Oreal Paris Advanced Research presents its new generation of skin essence: Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence. Powered by micronised technology: Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence penetrates deep into skin layers* to boost skin moisture retention, plump and smoothen skin. RESULTS: Immediately, skin feels hydrated, plumped and refreshed. Day after day, skin is smoother with a crystal clear radiance. TEXTURE: Light and watery texture allows quick absorption yet still leaves skin highly moisturised

How to Use: Apply daily after toning and before moisturiser. You may pour 3-5 drops in your palm and gently pat all over your face. You may also pour 8-10 drops onto a cotton pad and gently swipe over your skin.

Pricing: $26.90 for 130ml

Where to Find: Guardian

5. Caolion Peace Water Aqua Essence Mist

Description: A moisture-concentrated essence mist. This essence mist is derived from ten different hydrating and soothing plant ingredients grown in clean Jeju. It penetrates deep into the skin and provides immediate moisture. Highly concentrated, this essence provides instant and long-lasting hydration.

How to Use: Use when skin feels dry, before and/or after make-up application. Close eyes and spray on entire face from approximately 20cm away. Pat gently for absorption.

Pricing: $35 for 140ml

Where to Find: Sephora

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6. Clarins Multi-Active Treatment Essence

Description: The first step in your daily anti-ageing beauty routine for skin that is more beautiful and glowing with youthfulness, offering both immediate and lasting results. This youthfulness-boosting lotion with an active, soft and refreshing texture is applied after make-up removal/cleansing. It absorbs perfectly into the skin and conditions it to be better prepared for the application of skin care products.

How to Use:

Pricing: $70 for 200ml

Where to Find: Clarins

7. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Description: The oil-free gel cream works synergistically with skin’s natural lipids to visibly reduce excess oil on skin’s surface. It is non-greasy, and retains essential moisture in skin for a healthier, re-balanced skin barrier and a smoother, fresher appearance. With Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Antarcticine, and Cucumber Fruit Extract, this unique preparation helps skin retain moisture and protect it from arid conditions. The unique gel cream texture is instantly absorbed leaving a dry feel. Oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free.

How to Use: Pour about 2-3 shakes of the essence into hand.Gently smooth over your face and neck for 1 minute, ensuring smooth and even coverage. Gently pat on your face, neck, and décolletage until completely absorbed.

Pricing: $289 for 230ml

Where to Find: Sephora

8. Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence

Description: A powerful moisture-boosting facial essence. Features a lightweight fast-absorbing texture. Highly concentrated with Green Mineral Water extracted from vitamin-rich vegetables. Helps maintain hydration levels throughout the day. Contains vitamin-rich kale watercress & beet to provide intense hydration. Skin feels softer smoother dewier & soothed. Perfect for oily & combination skin. Free of parabens & phthalates.

How to Use: NA

Pricing: $39.95 for 70ml

Where to Find: Cosmetics Now

9. La Mer The Treatment Lotion

Description: A fast-absorbing treatment, that delivers hydration to visibly soften, nurture, and improve the appearance of skin’s texture and support the rest of your La Mer regimen. This silky hydrating lotion supports skin with liquid energy. It is crafted with the Revitalising Ferment—a fusion of marine algae and 73 sea minerals—making this an essential step in your regimen. Itnurtures, hydrates, and preps the skin for the benefits of each La Mer product to follow.

How to Use: After cleansing, sprinkle a small amount onto fingertips or saturate a cotton pad. Press into skin. Follow with your La Mer serum and moisturiser (sold separately).

Pricing: $155 for 150ml

Where to Find: Sephora

10. Jurlique Activating Water Essence

Description: Soften and revitalise skin with the Activating Water Essence from Jurlique. An essential step in every skincare ritual, the formula works to continuously soften and revitalise skin. Rich in Marshmallow Root extract, Activating Water Essence prepares skin in order to benefit most from your serum and moisturiser.

How to Use: Apply Activating Water Essence after your toning mist and before your serum. Pour a few drops into the palm of your hand. Warm and gently press over your face, neck and décolletage. Use morning and night as part of your Jurlique skin care ritual.

Pricing: $93 for $150ml

Where to Find: LookFantastic

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