If you’ve heard of the highly-coveted “glass skin” Korean celebrities and stars have been flaunting, you’ll definitely know that essences are an important part of their skincare routine to achieving this look – heck, they’re even the heart of K-routines.

This lightweight product with a water-to-serum-like consistency has been all the hype lately due to the intense moisture it delivers. Essences should come after toning, but before your serum and moisturiser in a basic skincare routine. Read what one of our writers has to say about incorporating a beauty essence into your everyday skincare routine here.

While there are numerous on the market formulated with a range of functions covering from hydrating to firming to brightening, these are made for different skin types and concerns. Not sure which best suits you? Take our quiz to find out!

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