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Essence

With an essence you give the skin a hydration boost.

€29,99
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This premium oriental herbal essence moisturizes and gives radiance and elasticity to the skin. Read more
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Missha
Misa Geum Sul Rejuvenating Essence
This premium oriental herbal essence moisturizes and gives radiance and elasticity to the skin.
€29,99
€23,99
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The I’m A.Helper Essence brings back balance to damaged, problematic skin. Read more
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Skinmiso
I'm A. Helper Essence
The I’m A.Helper Essence brings back balance to damaged, problematic skin.
€23,99
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Beauty of Joseon
€17,99
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Enriched with Ginseng and stimulates the blood circulation. Read more
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Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water
Beauty of Joseon
Ginseng Essence Water
Enriched with Ginseng and stimulates the blood circulation.
€17,99
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€24,99
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Highly-concentrated emulsion of natural ingredients without 20 harmful ingredients Read more
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Itfer
Beauty Booster Blooming Essence
Highly-concentrated emulsion of natural ingredients without 20 harmful ingredients
€24,99
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€34,99
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Provides the skin with intense hydration with 8 different types of hyaluronic acid, boosted by the main ingredient Damask Rose. Read more
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Neogen Hyal Glow Rose Essence
Neogen
Hyal Glow Rose Essence
Provides the skin with intense hydration with 8 different types of hyaluronic acid, boosted by the main ingredient Damask Rose.
€34,99
€44,99
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A kit containing 5 products that will intensively hydrate the skin for a dewy and glowy complexion.  Read more
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Huxley Hydration Essence Mask Limited
Huxley
Hydration Essence Mask Limited
A kit containing 5 products that will intensively hydrate the skin for a dewy and glowy complexion. 
€44,99
€20,99
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Provides intense hydration with various types of Hyaluronic Acid, and restores the skin's moisture content. Read more
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SNP
Prep Cicaronic Toning Essence
Provides intense hydration with various types of Hyaluronic Acid, and restores the skin's moisture content.
€20,99
€27,99
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It's moisturizing, hydrating, brightening, soothing and balancing.  Read more
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Missha
Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence Mist
It's moisturizing, hydrating, brightening, soothing and balancing. 
€27,99
€23,99
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Deeply cleanses and brightens the skin Read more
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Out of stock
ACWELL Licorice pH Balancing Essence Mist
ACWELL
Licorice pH Balancing Essence Mist
Deeply cleanses and brightens the skin
€23,99
€20,99
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An oil-free essence that will help protect your skin from external stressors and keep them moisturized all day long Read more
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ACWELL
Aquazene Effector
An oil-free essence that will help protect your skin from external stressors and keep them moisturized all day long
€20,99
€31,99
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Combines both niacinamde as well as a triple snail complextion to exchange a more radiance complexion. Read more
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COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence
COSRX
Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence
Combines both niacinamde as well as a triple snail complextion to exchange a more radiance complexion.
€31,99
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€34,99
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Hydrates skin with moisturising capsules for clear, purified skin. Read more
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Too Cool For School
Caviar Lime Hydra Vita Drop Essence
Hydrates skin with moisturising capsules for clear, purified skin.
€34,99
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€19,99
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To quickly soothe redness and irritation. Plus, it maintains a healthy moisture balance in the skin. Read more
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TIA'M Snail & Azulene Water Essence
TIA'M
Snail & Azulene Water Essence
To quickly soothe redness and irritation. Plus, it maintains a healthy moisture balance in the skin.
€19,99
€24,99
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An essence that calms sensitive and irritated skin. Read more
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Elizavecca Milky Piggy Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate 100%
Elizavecca
Milky Piggy Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate 100%
An essence that calms sensitive and irritated skin.
€24,99
€35,99
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An essence that drenches skin in essential moisture to help boost hydration and prevent water loss. Read more
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Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence
Laneige
Water Bank Hydro Essence
An essence that drenches skin in essential moisture to help boost hydration and prevent water loss.
€35,99
€38,99
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A multi-functional formula that controls sebum, moisturize, soothe, improve skin texture, even out skin tone, repair wrinkles, and restore elasticity. Read more
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Out of stock
Missha Time Revolution Homme The First Treatment Essence
Missha
Time Revolution Homme The First Treatment Essence
A multi-functional formula that controls sebum, moisturize, soothe, improve skin texture, even out skin tone, repair wrinkles, and restore elasticity.
€38,99
€38,99
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Infused with antioxidant-rich fermented red algae extract Read more
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Missha
Time Revolution Red Algae Treatment Essence
Infused with antioxidant-rich fermented red algae extract
€38,99
€28,99
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A multifunctional water-based essence that also doubles as a toner Read more
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HYGGEE
One Step Facial Essence Fresh
A multifunctional water-based essence that also doubles as a toner
€28,99
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€29,99
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The formula soothes, hydrates, calms and prevents oxidative stress, leaving the skin looking and feeling healthier. Read more
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HYGGEE
One Step Facial Essence Balance
The formula soothes, hydrates, calms and prevents oxidative stress, leaving the skin looking and feeling healthier.
€29,99
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€14,99
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A multi-purpose Cica Powder which can be mixed in various skincare products Read more
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COSRX
Pure Fit Cica Powder
A multi-purpose Cica Powder which can be mixed in various skincare products
€14,99
€28,99
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Provides a deeper level of moisture with micro-hyaluronic acid and olive squalane Read more
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Olivarrier Dual Moist Hyaluron Essence
Olivarrier
Dual Moist Hyaluron Essence
Provides a deeper level of moisture with micro-hyaluronic acid and olive squalane
€28,99
€32,99
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Provides perfect cleansing removal of dead skin cells while delivering instant moisture replenishment Read more
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Neogen
Code 9 Hyal Glow Rose Essence Pad
Provides perfect cleansing removal of dead skin cells while delivering instant moisture replenishment
€32,99
€22,99
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Delivers a moisture boost to the skin Read more
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Missha Tonight Brilliance Boosting Essence
Missha
Tonight Brilliance Boosting Essence
Delivers a moisture boost to the skin
€22,99
€24,99
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An essence in toner formulated with 10% hyaluronic acid complex to provide a lightweight yet deeply hydrated finish to skin.  Read more
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Missha
Super Aqua Ultra Hyalron Skin Essence
An essence in toner formulated with 10% hyaluronic acid complex to provide a lightweight yet deeply hydrated finish to skin. 
€24,99
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 20:00, 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.