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Essence

With an essence you give the skin a hydration boost.

€35,99
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An antioxidant-enriched serum that provides intense hydration and promotes cell turnover to reveal younger and smoother skin. Read more
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Bonajour Bio Active Essence
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Bonajour
Bio Active Essence
An antioxidant-enriched serum that provides intense hydration and promotes cell turnover to reveal younger and smoother skin.
€35,99
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€16,99€14,21
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This essence brightens dull skin and revitalizes the skin. Read more
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Dr. Althea Natural Radiance Essence
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Dr. Althea
Natural Radiance Essence
This essence brightens dull skin and revitalizes the skin.
€16,99€14,21
€16,99€14,21
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An ampoule-type Cica essence that soothes the sensitive skin. Read more
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-16%
Dr. Althea Skin Relief Essence
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Dr. Althea
Skin Relief Essence
An ampoule-type Cica essence that soothes the sensitive skin.
€16,99€14,21
€24,99
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An essence filled with the regenerating snail mucin and healing effects of cica to restore healthy and firm skin complexion. Read more
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Neogen Cica Repair Snail Essence
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Neogen
Cica Repair Snail Essence
An essence filled with the regenerating snail mucin and healing effects of cica to restore healthy and firm skin complexion.
€24,99
€33,99
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Intensely moisturizing essence that floods the skin measures moisture Read more
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Huxley Conditioning Essence Reframe
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Huxley
Conditioning Essence Reframe
Intensely moisturizing essence that floods the skin measures moisture
€33,99
€28,99
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Helps to hydrate and soothe skin. Read more
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Innisfree Truecare Allantoin Waterdrop Essence
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Innisfree
Truecare Allantoin Waterdrop Essence
Helps to hydrate and soothe skin.
€28,99
€18,99
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Delivers intense moisture to rejuvenate dry and dull skin with fresh dewy moisture. Read more
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Skinfood Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Essence
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Skinfood
Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Essence
Delivers intense moisture to rejuvenate dry and dull skin with fresh dewy moisture.
€18,99
€21,99
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An anti-aging essence that leaves skin soft and fresh with zero sticky residue Read more
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Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Essence
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Haruharu Wonder
Black Rice Hyaluronic Essence
An anti-aging essence that leaves skin soft and fresh with zero sticky residue
€21,99
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€25,99
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Deeply nourishing light lotion that firms skin and makes it glow. Read more
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The Saem Urban Eco Waratah Essence Lotion
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The Saem
Urban Eco Waratah Essence Lotion
Deeply nourishing light lotion that firms skin and makes it glow.
€25,99
€14,99€12,11
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Freshly harvested aloe strongly soothes skin. Read more
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-19%
The Saem Jeju Fresh Aloe Essence
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The Saem
Jeju Fresh Aloe Essence
Freshly harvested aloe strongly soothes skin.
€14,99€12,11
€19,99€18,57
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Essence with high concentrations of Harakeke extract harvested in New Zealand. Read more
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The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Essence
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The Saem
Urban Eco Harakeke Essence
Essence with high concentrations of Harakeke extract harvested in New Zealand.
€19,99€18,57
€35,99
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Contains a stable variant of Vitamin C, Sodium Ascorbyl Psosphate, and Licorice Root to gently brighten skin.  Read more
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Skinfood Yuja C Dark Spot Clear Essence
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Skinfood
Yuja C Dark Spot Clear Essence
Contains a stable variant of Vitamin C, Sodium Ascorbyl Psosphate, and Licorice Root to gently brighten skin. 
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€25,99
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With a 3-Complex of ingredients that have soothing, calming and antibacterial effects. Read more
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By Wishtrend Quad Active Boosting Essence
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By Wishtrend
Quad Active Boosting Essence
With a 3-Complex of ingredients that have soothing, calming and antibacterial effects.
€25,99
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€23,99
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Milky essence toner that nourishes skin and offers rich hydration. Read more
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Real Barrier Extreme Essence Toner
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Real Barrier
Extreme Essence Toner
Milky essence toner that nourishes skin and offers rich hydration.
€23,99
€29,99
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Multifunctional toner that firms, hydrates and nourishes the skin. Read more
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Lagom Cellus Revive Essence Toner
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Lagom
Cellus Revive Essence Toner
Multifunctional toner that firms, hydrates and nourishes the skin.
€29,99
€21,99
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A skin-balancing essence toner that offers deep and long-lasting hydration to your skin. Read more
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Klavuu The Origin Ocean Essence Water 170ml & The Origin Ocean Booster Shot 30ml
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Klavuu
The Origin Ocean Essence Water 170ml & The Origin Ocean Booster Shot 30ml
A skin-balancing essence toner that offers deep and long-lasting hydration to your skin.
€21,99
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€25,99
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The Illiyoon Probiotics Skin Barrier Essence Drop is an essence that cares for sensitive skin and strengthens the skin barrier with lactobacillus extract. Read more
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Illiyoon Probiotics Skin Barrier Essence Drop
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Illiyoon
Probiotics Skin Barrier Essence Drop
The Illiyoon Probiotics Skin Barrier Essence Drop is an essence that cares for sensitive skin and strengthens the skin barrier with lactobacillus extract.
€25,99
€33,99
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Kombucha Tea Extract is packed with probiotics to detoxify skin and make skin more resilient. Read more
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Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence
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Dr. Ceuracle
Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence
Kombucha Tea Extract is packed with probiotics to detoxify skin and make skin more resilient.
€33,99
€30,99
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An essence consisting of 97.5% Houttuynia Cordata extract that is soothing and caring. Read more
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Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Essence
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Goodal
Houttuynia Cordata Calming Essence
An essence consisting of 97.5% Houttuynia Cordata extract that is soothing and caring.
€30,99
€20,99
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Multi-purpose essence that slows down premature skin aging Read more
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NACIFIC Real Floral Rose Essence
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NACIFIC
Real Floral Rose Essence
Multi-purpose essence that slows down premature skin aging
€20,99
€20,99
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Pleasant essence for sensitive skin Read more
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NACIFIC Real Floral Calendula Essence
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NACIFIC
Real Floral Calendula Essence
Pleasant essence for sensitive skin
€20,99
€24,99
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This all-in-one essence will target different skin problems all at once leaving you with a beautiful and healthy glow.  Read more
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NACIFIC Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence
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NACIFIC
Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence
This all-in-one essence will target different skin problems all at once leaving you with a beautiful and healthy glow. 
€24,99
€19,99
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Treat yourself like royalty with this essence full with tiny pieces of gold. Read more
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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-pore Gold Essence
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Elizavecca
Milky Piggy Hell-pore Gold Essence
Treat yourself like royalty with this essence full with tiny pieces of gold.
€19,99
€25,99
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Nature-friendly toner+essence for sensitive skin. Read more
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Sioris My First Essener
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Sioris
My First Essener
Nature-friendly toner+essence for sensitive skin.
€25,99
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Essence

Korean Skincare Essence

When you think of Korean skincare, essences come to mind. Essences form a crucial part of Korean skincare, and they are what makes Korean skincare unique. To understand what an essence is, it’s important to look at the distinct features. When should you use this product? Where in your Korean skin care routine does an essence fit in? We’ll lay it all out for you.

What is an essence?

Perhaps you already know a little about the Korean 10 steps. In that case, you’ve probably heard about essences before. They truly are the backbone of the Korean skincare tradition. Essences are meant to deeply hydrate the skin, ensuring that your skin has sufficient water levels. A healthy moisture barrier is key to maintaining healthy skin, making essences an important feature in any skincare routine. Whether your main skin concern is dryness, scaly skin, moderate acne or skin irritation: you’ll want to include an essence in your routine. 

Some people have trouble distinguishing essences from toners. It’s true that toners, like essences, provide hydration to the skin as well. However, there are certainly distinct differences between these two skincare products. Read on if you want to know what makes essences unique, and you’ll understand why we love them so much!

Essences are concentrated

Look at the first ingredient of your favorite essence. This could be any skin beneficial ingredient, depending on your current formula of choice. Is it propolis? The ultra hydrating superstar hyaluronic acid? Mugwort perhaps? Whatever it is, the first ingredient on the list is probably not water, but a superstar ingredient with several benefits for your skin. This is because essences tend to be very concentrated, and they contain high amounts of active ingredients that nourish, brighten or soothe your skin. 

Essences for acne and skin problems

This brings us to our next point. Essences are hard to beat when it comes down to addressing specific skin problems, like dry skin, sensitive skin or irritated skin. They contain high concentrations of skin beneficial ingredients geared towards soothing, brightening, or firming the skin. Moreover, they really amp up the hydration levels in your skin. And hydrated skin is healthy skin. Long term use of an essence suited to your needs will lead to supple skin with less wrinkles, a more even toned complexion, and a beautiful glow.

There is a difference in packaging, too. Essences usually come in sturdy glass bottles or luxurious ampoules. So you can be sure your precious liquid is protected from light and air. These external influences can diminish the effectiveness of the product over time. These sturdy bottles are a lot more hygienic, too. And they make your essence look very good on a shelfie! 

When do I need an essence?

Now that you know what an essence is, you want to know when to use it. You’ll be glad to hear that that’s very easy: morning and night. And if you’re not sure where in your routine it goes, we’ll help you on your way too. Generally speaking, you should an essence after cleansing your face and after using a toner, but before the more moisturizing products such as moisturizers, gel-type moisturizers or emulsions. Cleanse your skin, preferably using the double cleansing method, and gently tap your skin dry. Apply your toner to cleansed skin, and wait for the product to be absorbed. Then you apply your essence. Spread some of the product over the palm of your hands and apply it on the dampened skin of your face and neck. We recommend that you apply your essence when your skin is still damp, to ensure maximal absorption of your product.

Buy essences at Little Wonderland

At Little Wonderland, we love essences. We have a big range of essences, so you’ll be sure to find your new holy grail. We have essences from Korean cult brands, and global best sellers like COSRX, Neogen and Secret Key. We’ve got everything you need when it comes to K-beauty and skincare.

Essences that are currently popular are the Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence and the I’m From Mugwort Essence. If you order on a weekday before 22:00, we’ll send your package your way the same day. If you’ve got any questions about which essence fits your skin type, our customer service team is always happy to help.