You need an Essence in your life.
No really, you do! Essence is a concentrated formula that preps the skin to better absorb into the skin and boosts the efficacy of other products you layer on your skin. It should be used after toning before other products. Essences are usually a bit watery, so I like to put a few drops in my hands and pat on my face. It was a skincare step that I never knew I needed until I discovered Renee on her YouTube channel @Gothmista. She is the absolute best! I have been using an essence for the past seven months and my skin is smoother and brighter. One of my favorite essences is May Coop’s Raw Sauce. Here is their description of what Raw Sauce does: “This essence helps effective ingredients penetrate into skin, thanks to its unique maple-tree sap base. The innovative formulation is packed with nourishing botanical complexes, along with ingredients possessing antioxidant properties, which neutralize free radicals and support natural skin cell regeneration. This luxuriously silky liquid has a smooth, non-sticky texture that quickly absorbs into the skin for an instant boost of hydration, resulting in skin that's not only healthier-looking, but better able to obtain the benefits from any product applied afterwards. It’s further enriched with unique, botanical, herbal, and floral complexes to intensely hydrate and promote a radiant complexion.”