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This essence is advertised as something that hydrates, soothes skin, and even helps get rid of dark marks. I can say that it does do the first two - hydrates and soothes skin - but I'm not sure it gets rid of the dark marks. I like to put this essence in the morning right after I cleanse my skin, and then I put other treatments on top. I like it because it is hydrating but not too much for someone with oily skin like me, but at the same time, I'm not OVER THE MOON about it. It layers REALLY well though so that's a huge plus. It's also very gentle, and when I got an extraction facial, I used this and I think it did promote the healing process.
Only been using 2 months or so, could be too early to see too many differences but I definitely notice when I don't put this on. My skin is much duller, less hydrated and overall seems more flat.
I use this as the last step before moisturiser, and originally bought this to help with my uneven skin tone.
A little background, I used this product for about one week in the morning only. I tried this product as an addition to the skin routine that I had (and all the products suit my skin), and I noticed that I'd get breakouts the next day. Although I really like the clean and drying feeling it give to my oily skin, I dropped this product from routine after having breakouts from this product. This is my opinion about the product based on MY experience.
It does smooth out the skin and makes fine wrinkles look better. It makes the skin look more moisturized than it actually is. Can't say that it actually moisturizes though. Perhaps, it does keep the moisture from leaving the skin, but doesn't add any more moisture, so you definitely have to pair this with a moisturizer if you have dry skin. It also clogs my pores somewhat - it's not too bad, but it does clog them up over time. Still trying to find a product that would cleanse my pores from this without drying or causing breakouts...
This essence is also gentle on damaged skin, and probably does promote healing. I have been using it after a picking session with no problems.
Overall, I think this product has some benefits if you pair it with a moisturizer and a cleanser of some sort.
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