This hydrating essence is set to elevate and optimise your skin care routine

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this skin prep step

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / May 10 2022

The product

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.

The panel

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. 

The lowdown

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. 

The verdict

“I have been incorporating Jurlique’s Activating Water Essence+ into my routine and can’t be without it! It contains two powerful marshmallow root extracts to help skin retain moisture. It soothes my skin and leaves it feeling more hydrated, smoother and softer and helps prepare my skin for greater absorption of the rest of my skincare products. The essence feels luxurious - it is beautifully lightweight, absorbs quickly and I enjoy the subtle scent and how refreshing it feels when applied.”
Carmen W
REVIEWcrew® Member
“​​I have been using it after cleansing and before my serums and it makes a noticeable difference in the way my serums absorb and [it makes] my skin feel plump, radiant and youthful. It's the perfect step to prepare your skin for actives too. I also adore the consistency and scent of the essence. It absorbs quickly and easily with no residue and smells divine. I can't pinpoint the scent but it's very luxe, the kind of fragrance you smell at luxury day spas. I've used a few essences before and this one way far out performs the others. My skin feel so silky and soft after applying… My skin feels so much more hydrated.”
Nyssa S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“It’s the first thing I reach for when fresh out of the shower. I pat a few drops into my skin and relish in the delicious spa like aroma – simply luxurious. It's fresh and awakens the skin after cleansing. I find the Activating Essence assists my skin in absorbing the rest of my skin care routine. It’s the perfect base to start on and build on. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to step up and elevate their routine. This product adds a spa-like quality to my morning and evening and is a simple way to feel a little bit more hydrated and refined.”
Louise B
REVIEWcrew® Member

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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.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).