We all know the basics when it comes to skin care: cleanser, moisturiser and SPF. Some of us even dabble in a serum or two if we’re really trying to up the ante.
But if you want to optimise your skin care routine, there’s one step you should really invest in, and that’s an essence.
Falling in between the textures of a toner and a serum, an essence acts as an all important prep step in your skin care routine. It primes the complexion, and aids in the absorption and the efficacy of your other skin care products in turn.
Jurlique Activating Water Essence+ utilises two marshmallow root extracts to promote hydration, retain moisture, and prep skin the for optimal ingredient penetration.
Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this preparatory essence.
Beauty Crew sent Jurlique Activating Water Essence+ to a panel of women aged 25 to 40 who were experiencing dehydration, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, irritation, or a loss of suppleness and elasticity.
Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Jurlique Activating Water Essence+.
It hydrated skin: Reviewers noted that their skin felt noticeably more hydrated after using the essence, but the formula was lightweight enough to guard against oily skin.
It prepped their skin for the rest of their routine: Review Crew® members liked the way it prepped their skin for the rest of their routine, optimising the absorption and efficacy of their other products.
It softened and smoothed skin: Many members made mention of the retexturising properties of the formula, with a number of them saying that their skin felt softer and smoother with continued use.
Like the sound of this skin-prepping, hydrating essence? Read more Jurlique Activating Water Essence+ reviews.
The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Jurlique to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.
*This combined average star rating for Jurlique Activating Water Essence+ is based on a combined total of 100 reviews submitted and is correct as of 11/05/2022.
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Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.