Now I just realised that I haven’t done a proper round-up of products since my last BB cushion face-off, and since I’m in a mood (aka I have verbal diarrhoea but no unfortunate soul to inflict it upon), you guys shall be it~
I’ve tried my fair share of treatment toners / watery essences / first care essences – whatever you might call it. Essentially, they’re kinda like toners but with more skincare goodness packed into them. Their predecessor is the famed SK-II Facial Treatment Essence aka Miracle Water, and since then, there’s been many other variations from other brands, but for some reason, all come packed in uber heavy glass bottles.
Here’re my top 5 picks in random order:
A more affordable alternative to Hera’s Cell Essence and IOPE’s Bio Conditioning, and with equally good (if not slightly better) results. Increased radiance, firmness, and hydration levels.
One of the very first few I ever tried (and got hooked after it!). Distinct improvement in skin clarity and radiance.
Significant improvement in skin radiance and skin clarity. Stronger scent than IOPE, so I suspect those with sensitive skin (or an allergy to artificial fragrances might not take well to this product).
Higher on the moisture content and great for parched skin. Also helps the skin feel slightly bouncier and firmer. No scent.
Good increase in skin radiance and smoothening out of skin’s texture.
Note: This list is by no means all-encompassing, and based on my combi-oily skin type (with a tendency to break out along the jawline). There are other brands that I have yet to try, and these picks are only based on those I’ve tried 🙂 [I also tried the Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence Light after I did up this post] If there are others you’d like me to try, or are curious about, leave me a note!~x