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Essences for every budget

16 Jan 2021
by LW Editorial

Let's face it. Sometimes money is tight. In Korean skincare, there's lots of choice for all budgets. You don't have to be swimming in cash to take great care of your skin! Essences are key to maintaining healthy skin, preventing premature skin aging and diminishing skin problems. Hydrated skin is healthy skin. So this week, we're featuring a guide with the best essences at every price point! Yay!


+/- €20

Do you feel most comfortable with spending around €20? No sweat. There are several affordable, effective essences out there that are guaranteed to give you stellar results.

TIA'M Snail & Azulene Water EssencePURITO Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence

Don't let the low price mislead you! The TIA'M Snail & Azulene Water Essence doesn't contain any filler ingredients. You get 87% snail filtrate, plus allantoin, panthenol, beta-glucan and hyaluronic acid that combat redness and irritation. Powerful hydration and soothing, calming care to treat a wide array of skin issues, from wrinkles to irritation and inflammation. The cherry on top is the stylish, sleek packaging!

Is budget-proof ánd vegan your thing? How about the Purito Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence? A highly concentrated essence that combines 92% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate with 5% niacinamide, to improve the overall complexion, diminish the appearance of large pores and prevent premature wrinkles. Free from fragrance and essential oils, just a formula for healthy hydrated skin that's proven to work. 


€20 - €30

Is €20 - €30 closer to your price range? This increases your options for choosing the perfect essence for your skin. 

SECRET KEY Starting Treatment EssenceCOSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

One of those great options is the Starting Treatment Essence by Secret Key. It's a wonderful addition to every Korean skincare routine, and helps regain supple, youthful looking and firm skin. The combination of Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Centella Asiatica and Green Tea give your skin a boost of antioxidants, but the formula is mild enough to soothe and manage sensitive skin. All in all, long-term use of this essence leads to healthy, hydrated and even-toned skin. 

You're probably familiar with the COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, as it's holy grail territory for many skincare fans, skinfluencers and vloggers. Why? This essence offers next level soothing and plumping, and helps with healing the skin. It hydrates and firms, refines texture and diminishes wrinkles, and all that with a texture that feels remarkably light and refreshing. 


€30 - €40

Are you in a mood to splurge a little? This price range offers some real gems when it comes to essences that soothe, hydrate en nourish the skin. 

NEOGEN Real Ferment Micro EssenceBLITHE Vital Treatment 5 Energy Roots

The Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence combines the power of high quality fermented ingredients with powerful brighteners like adenosine and niacinamide. This essence works to firm the skin, make it glow with within and hydrates it intensely. This essence is a superstar when it comes to preventing fine lines and wrinkles, fading dark spots and getting that glass look you were craving for. 

Another wonderful essence that is worth it's slightly higher price tag, is the amazing Vital Treatment 5 Energy Roots by Blithe. It contains a very rich complex of five herbal compounds that are known from Korean traditional medicine, and that boast powerful antioxidant, skin firming abilities, like Burdock Root, Ginseng Root and Lotus Root. This rich herbal essence is nourishing and soothing, and an excellent choice for sensitive and dry skin types that needs some revitalizing care.

What do you think? Do you need to have a lot of money to keep your skin healthy? Share your opinion down below to connect with us and let us know what you think. :)


XX, LW Editorial Team

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