Inspired by Korean skincare, this essence is like a liquid serum for fresh, hydrated skin.
I went to Seoul in 2015 and felt like a kid in a candy store. Korean Beauty (or K-Beauty) was just making its way west when I got the opportunity to spend time in the epicenter of the most innovative skincare in the world.
I learned that ‘essence‘ is the foundation of the K-Beauty routine. I’d never heard of it but learned it was usually a cross between a toner and serum – like a liquid serum. This helps prep your skin to better absorb the products you use after it. And it has a whole host of other benefits. Now they’re a key part of my skincare regimen.
The coveted skincare powerhouse, Sea Kelp Bioferment, a nutritive active that contains a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, carrageenan and algin; Niacinimide (vitamin B3) which stimulates collagen synthesis and production of ceramide, a lipid compound that contributes to the functional and structural integrity of the skin barrier – making the skin more resistant to irritants. Green Tea Extract, an anti-inflammatory loaded with antioxidants; Aloe Vera to soothe; and more. The vision for this product was to be like the sea, based on the element of water, inspired by the ocean near our studio in San Diego, California.
Ingredients: Rosa Damascena (Rose Hydrosol), Ionized, pH-Balanced Quartz-Infused Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera) Gel, Lactobacillus/Nereocystis Luetkeana Ferment Filtrate (Sea Kelp Bioferment), Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).