Some people often compare an essence to a toner; but essences have a much more advanced formulation than a toner. Toners prepare the skin by returning it to a neutral PH balance, essences however prepare the skin for a serums, by opening the pathways in the skin for deeper penetration of the active ingredients.  Essences are filled with concentrated active ingredients like antioxidants, vitamins and hydrating benefits.

Different types of essences, depending on the formula will specifically target your concerns and help you achieve the results you are after.  They can be used in place of a light serum or in combination, to help boost your serum and enhance the benefits and results. Essences have a light-weight texture, and used in conjunction with serums will ensure maximum results.

Murad White Brilliance Luminous Essence, $140 helps to treat hyperpigmentation and uneven texture and tone and dull skin while the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence, $164 is a silky, weightless moisture-enhancing treatment which aids in your skin’s ability to lock in hydration and stay hydrated.

The combination of the Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence and your choice of day moisturiser will keep your skin feeling soft, plump and youthful.  Both essences are available from Caci clinics nationwide.