WHY YOU NEED AN ESSENCE IN YOUR SKIN ARSENAL

By Nateisha Scott

Korean skincare wasn’t made an “IT” routine without some strong evidence. At the heart of Korean and Japanese routines is the art of hydration, dew and “glass skin”. One step that is mastered within this routine is essences and capturing the art of the essence will leave your complexion looking hydrated, nourished and healthy.

WHAT IS A FACIAL ESSENCE?

A facial essence is also similarly known as a “light serum” and is applied to clean skin usually after cleansing and before applying your moisturising products. With similar benefits to a serum, an essence holds a lower molecular weight and can penetrate the skin much further than thicker and heavier products. Hydrating and re-balancing the skin, essences act as a support system in delivering the active ingredients the skin needs for a greater result. Used to prop up other products, your essence expertly primes your complexion allowing for your serums, oils and moisturisers to truly treat the skin.

HOW TO USE A FACIAL ESSENCE?

Like you would apply a serum, work with your essence in a similar manner. The last thing you should do is apply your essence with a cotton wool because you will be leaving most of the product on the pad however when applied with your fingers, your skin can reap the benefits of the full product.

THE ANTIOXIDANT ENERGISING ESSENCE

Delivering fast-acting antioxidant properties, the Antioxidant Energising Essence is lightweight and water-like and enriches the skin. The essence will provide immediate hydration, soothing and revitalisation for refreshed and reinvigorated skin. Infused with ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Copper Chlorophyll and Giant Kelp, aloe vera is a botanical extract that calms and soothes the skin against irritation and whilst conditioning the skin, it has anti-inflammatory properties to treat the skin. Copper Chlorophyll promotes skin repair and reduces discolouration and giant kelp to heal, nourish and reduce irritation.

ANTIOXIDANT ENERGISING ESSENCE

WHY YOU NEED AN ESSENCE IN YOUR SKIN ARSENAL

By: Nateisha Scott


Korean skincare wasn’t made an “IT” routine without some strong evidence. At the heart of Korean and Japanese routines is the art of hydration, dew and “glass skin”. One step that is mastered within this routine is essences and capturing the art of the essence will leave your complexion looking hydrated, nourished and healthy.

WHAT IS A FACIAL ESSENCE?

A facial essence is also similarly known as a “light serum” and is applied to clean skin usually after cleansing and before applying your moisturising products. With similar benefits to a serum, an essence holds a lower molecular weight and can penetrate the skin much further than thicker and heavier products. Hydrating and re-balancing the skin, essences act as a support system in delivering the active ingredients the skin needs for a greater result. Used to prop up other products, your essence expertly primes your complexion allowing for your serums, oils and moisturisers to truly treat the skin.

HOW TO USE A FACIAL ESSENCE?

Like you would apply a serum, work with your essence in a similar manner. The last thing you should do is apply your essence with a cotton wool because you will be leaving most of the product on the pad however when applied with your fingers, your skin can reap the benefits of the full product.

THE ANTIOXIDANT ENERGISING ESSENCE

Delivering fast-acting antioxidant properties, the Antioxidant Energising Essence is lightweight and water-like and enriches the skin. The essence will provide immediate hydration, soothing and revitalisation for refreshed and reinvigorated skin. Infused with ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Copper Chlorophyll and Giant Kelp, aloe vera is a botanical extract that calms and soothes the skin against irritation and whilst conditioning the skin, it has anti-inflammatory properties to treat the skin. Copper Chlorophyll promotes skin repair and reduces discolouration and giant kelp to heal, nourish and reduce irritation.

If you were to advise a London guide, what would be on your list?

Well, As I grew up in Notting Hill, it will always have my heart and if I was recommending spots in London, a wander around Notting Hill would be high up on my list. From there it would be all the best shopping destinations, the iconic private members club, Annabels, Harrods and Liberty’s for any cute and unique gifts. I would always pop into 111CRYO at Harrods for the Cryo Facial and treatment for the ultimate recharge. Sometimes the city is great, but the beautiful secrets of the English countryside is something that should be experienced.

Your In-Flight Essentials?

I don’t have a routine per say and I am certainly not as thorough as Naomi Campbell but I would apply the Meso Infusion Lip Duo and I would always wipe my phone down with anti-bacterial wipes, in fact I do this every day, the bacteria build up is no good for the skin.

In terms of Industry, where do you see the hair industry going?

Well Instagram has changed so much and has impacted the way we consume and learn within the industry, especially with so many creatives, but I still find that a massive amount of people come to the professionals to share the knowledge on how to carry out or complete a desired look, more than ever there is power behind ‘how-to’ videos.

A very valid point and in terms of 2020?

In terms of what we are to see in 2020, things are going to be super creative and we will see a wider awareness for people doing their own thing and it will be expressive and artistic. People will move away from the overtly glamorous looks and will create looks they can tailor to their everyday. As it’s currently Award Season which is the busiest time of the year leading up to the Met Ball, hairstyles are certainly more elaborate, and everyone loves an up do. I would say the most timeless look has to be the blunt bob, it comes around year on year, but it is effortless and timeless.

Outside of hair, what other industries are you into?

I am hugely into Interiors and I would describe my style as 60s/70s glamour, think elaborate and dramatic but I often fantasise about 80s Dallas and Joan Collins and I have to reign myself in. I also love Baking; it is the ultimate way to relax and I find that it is my meditation and therapy. If I’m in the USA I would bake a lot of cookies as everyone is obsessed with then over here and in the UK, I would bake more traditional styles like a lemon tart or an apple tart – it allows for me to be creative outside of my job.

Finally, the best advice you have ever received?

It would have to be from my grandfather, he would often say to me “it’s not how well you’re doing but how well people think you’re doing”. I haven’t successfully implemented it however you can look to Instagram today and people see our work and are blown away by it, but we can be so hard on ourselves and not appreciate our own work ourselves.

 

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