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Why You Should Add a Facial Essence to Your Skincare Routine.

What do facial essences do, and how should you use them?

Changing the game of skincare.

Facial essences really are game changers! For example, these increasingly popular products are considered a crucial step to fulfil the requirements of the perfect skincare routine in the world of Korea’s K-Beauty Skincare.

Although it’s also good for moisturizing, the main benefit of a facial essence is that it can help you to maximise the effectiveness of all your other skincare products, taking your whole skincare routine to a new level. This is perfectly in line with what we preach here at BIOEFFECT, with our EGF Essence at the forefront. Read on to find out more about why you need to add a facial essence to your routine.

What does a facial essence do?

Facial essences add an extra layer of hydration and prep the skin to maximize the benefits of your skincare routine. For example, our EGF Essence is specifically developed to create a hydrated environment. Well-moisturized skin more easily absorbs any product that follows such as serums and moisturizers and boosts their efficacy. This is especially important for skincare products with certain ingredients. For example, our Barley EGF – our signature ingredient – is a protein that prefers a moisture-rich environment. Moist skin surface and well-hydrated skin ensure greater effect and results of any BIOEFFECT EGF serum or moisturizer to follow.

This is why adding a facial essence like our EGF Essence to your skincare routine is a great way to ensure you get the maximum benefits from each product.

Do I need both an essence and a moisturizing product?

Although some prefer to solely use a hydrating facial essence (for example those living in very humid climates), most would recommend pairing it with a moisturizer or serum. As a facial essence, the BIOEFFECT EGF Essence could also serve as the sole hydrating agent for skin, especially for those wanting a light product that absorbs in an instant.

An essence has a lighter consistency than a serum (and obviously, much lighter than a facial cream). Sometimes this means essences are not as potent, although many are rich in active ingredients. Facial essences are usually thought of as an extra layer of hydration. They absorb quickly and sink in deep within the skin due to the light and watery consistency, clearing the way for serums and moisturizers to follow and aiding in their absorption. Therefore, using an essence alongside a moisturizing product maximizes the impact of your skincare.

How is BIOEFFECT EGF Essence different from other facial essences?

Like all other face essences, our EGF Essence instantly hydrates the skin and preps it for subsequent products. What´s unique about EGF Essence, is the fact that it is rich in Barley EGF – a moisture-binding signaling protein naturally found in the skin. EGF signals skin cells to produce collagen and elastin, making it essential to maintain skin´s youthful appearance.

The BIOEFFECT EGF Essence is made with soft pure Icelandic water, filtered through volcanic rock, making it extremely lightweight and fast-absorbing, and making sure it leaves no residue on the skin´s surface. The silky-smooth water penetrates in an instant, delivering Glycerin to the skin while pulling in moisture. It immediately starts to work its magic, deep within the skin layers. There´s good reason we call it our miracle water!

How to use a facial essence?

How should you use a Facial Essence, like the BIOEFFECT EGF Essence? With which products, and in which order? Here’s an example of an easy 3-step skincare routine.

Cleanse your skin twice a day.

Step 1 – Cleanse

This one is a must. Cleansing the skin at the start of your routine removes impurities from the skin´s surface and clears the pores to prevent skin concerns, allowing maximum absorption of your chosen skincare products. Use warm water, or a high-quality cleansing product like our no-rinse, Micellar Cleansing Water, formulated with pure Icelandic water and plant-based humectants.

Prep your skin for subsequent products.

Step 2 – Prep

A facial essence is a must to perfectly prep your skin for subsequent products in order to maximise the effectiveness of your routine! Use after cleansing, before serums or moisturizers. Our EGF Essence does the trick - simply pour 2-3 splashes of the facial water into your palm and gently press into the skin on your face, neck, and décolleté.

Complete your routine with a moisturizer.

Step 3 – Hydrate

Now that your skin is prepped with a facial essence, you’re ready for the next (and often most vital) step. Apply a hydrating cream, moisturizer, or facial serum, completing your skincare regimen with some much-needed moisture. You could take your pick from our nourishing product selection, ranging from serums to moisturizers. To name a few, we have our Hydrating Cream, EGF Power Cream and the award-winning EGF Serum.

How to use our EGF Essence.

Ensure maximum results of your skincare regimen.

A facial essence is the perfect way to improve your overall skincare regimen and make your favourite skincare products become even more powerful. A facial essence that preps and hydrates surely is an essential product in every skincare routine, and will leave you with youthful, healthy, and glowing skin!