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Essence

With an essence you give the skin a hydration boost.

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€22,99€19,54
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Chemical sunscreen that soothes the skin with centella asiatica while niacinamide works on brightening the skin. Read more
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Barr Cosmetics Centella Soothing Sun Essence
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Barr Cosmetics
Centella Soothing Sun Essence
Chemical sunscreen that soothes the skin with centella asiatica while niacinamide works on brightening the skin.
€22,99€19,54
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€35,99
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A 2-in-1 essence that nourishes and repairs the skin while creating a smooth canvas for make-up application. Read more
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Huxley Priming Essence Radiance Layer
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Huxley
Priming Essence Radiance Layer
A 2-in-1 essence that nourishes and repairs the skin while creating a smooth canvas for make-up application.
€35,99
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€26,99
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Formulated with 7 plant-derived ingredients that intensely soothe the irritated and dry skin. Read more
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THE LAB by blanc doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 7 Multi-formula Pad
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THE LAB by blanc doux
Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 7 Multi-formula Pad
Formulated with 7 plant-derived ingredients that intensely soothe the irritated and dry skin.
€26,99
€24,99€21,24
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Strengthen the skin barrier and revitalize the skin with 3 probiotic lactic acid bacteria. Read more
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Tocobo Bifida Biome Essence
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Tocobo
Bifida Biome Essence
Strengthen the skin barrier and revitalize the skin with 3 probiotic lactic acid bacteria.
€24,99€21,24
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€25,99
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The noSCalm Complex improves the moisture-barrier while vitamin C works on improving an uneven skin tone. Read more
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Isntree Onion Newpair Essence Toner
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Isntree
Onion Newpair Essence Toner
The noSCalm Complex improves the moisture-barrier while vitamin C works on improving an uneven skin tone.
€25,99
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€29,99€25,49
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This cult favorite multi-use essence is perfect for the thirstiest types of skin. Read more
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Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence
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Hanskin
Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence
This cult favorite multi-use essence is perfect for the thirstiest types of skin.
€29,99€25,49
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€35,99€24,47
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An antioxidant-enriched serum that provides intense hydration and promotes cell turnover to reveal younger and smoother skin. Read more
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Bonajour Bio Active Essence
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Bonajour
Bio Active Essence
An antioxidant-enriched serum that provides intense hydration and promotes cell turnover to reveal younger and smoother skin.
€35,99€24,47
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€16,99€14,95
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This essence brightens dull skin and revitalizes the skin. Read more
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Dr. Althea Natural Radiance Essence
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Dr. Althea
Natural Radiance Essence
This essence brightens dull skin and revitalizes the skin.
€16,99€14,95
€16,99€14,95
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An ampoule-type Cica essence that soothes the sensitive skin. Read more
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Dr. Althea Skin Relief Essence
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Dr. Althea
Skin Relief Essence
An ampoule-type Cica essence that soothes the sensitive skin.
€16,99€14,95
€21,99
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€23,99
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Hydrating essence that protects the skin for a clean, bright and glowing effect. Read more
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Mizon Skin Power Original First Essence
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Mizon
Skin Power Original First Essence
Hydrating essence that protects the skin for a clean, bright and glowing effect.
€23,99
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€17,99
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Effective exfoliant with Panthenol and Niacinamide for even skin tone. Read more
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Mizon BSA Blackhead Away Liquid
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Mizon
BSA Blackhead Away Liquid
Effective exfoliant with Panthenol and Niacinamide for even skin tone.
€17,99
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€24,99
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An essence filled with the regenerating snail mucin and healing effects of cica to restore healthy and firm skin complexion. Read more
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Neogen Cica Repair Snail Essence
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Neogen
Cica Repair Snail Essence
An essence filled with the regenerating snail mucin and healing effects of cica to restore healthy and firm skin complexion.
€24,99
€28,99
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A hydrating essence enriched with fermented lotus flower.  Read more
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Banila Co Dear Hydration Essence
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Banila Co
Dear Hydration Essence
A hydrating essence enriched with fermented lotus flower. 
€28,99
€19,99
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Hydrating essence with 13 oils to firm and soften the skin. Read more
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The Plant Base Nature Solution Skin Essence
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The Plant Base
Nature Solution Skin Essence
Hydrating essence with 13 oils to firm and soften the skin.
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€25,99
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Deeply nourishing light lotion that firms skin and makes it glow. Read more
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The Saem Urban Eco Waratah Essence Lotion
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The Saem
Urban Eco Waratah Essence Lotion
Deeply nourishing light lotion that firms skin and makes it glow.
€25,99
€14,99
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Freshly harvested aloe strongly soothes skin. Read more
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The Saem Jeju Fresh Aloe Essence
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The Saem
Jeju Fresh Aloe Essence
Freshly harvested aloe strongly soothes skin.
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€28,99€26,56
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Formulated with 63% black bee propolis extract Read more
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Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence
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Skinfood
Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence
Formulated with 63% black bee propolis extract
€28,99€26,56
€25,99
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Blithe Inbetween Makeup Prep Essence is a lightweight serum that applies effortlessly onto all skin types to improve texture and tone. Read more
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Blithe Inbetween Makeup Prep. Essence
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Blithe
Inbetween Makeup Prep. Essence
Blithe Inbetween Makeup Prep Essence is a lightweight serum that applies effortlessly onto all skin types to improve texture and tone.
€25,99
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€19,99€16,99
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Essence with high concentrations of Harakeke extract harvested in New Zealand. Read more
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The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Essence
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The Saem
Urban Eco Harakeke Essence
Essence with high concentrations of Harakeke extract harvested in New Zealand.
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€33,99
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Intensely moisturizing essence that floods the skin measures moisture Read more
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Huxley Conditioning Essence Reframe
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Huxley
Conditioning Essence Reframe
Intensely moisturizing essence that floods the skin measures moisture
€33,99
€29,99
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A 3-in-1 formula that balances sebum production, minimizes pores, and provides your skin with a hydration boost. Read more
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Celimax Oil Control Capsule Essence
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Celimax
Oil Control Capsule Essence
A 3-in-1 formula that balances sebum production, minimizes pores, and provides your skin with a hydration boost.
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€28,99
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Helps to hydrate and soothe skin. Read more
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Innisfree Truecare Allantoin Waterdrop Essence
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Innisfree
Truecare Allantoin Waterdrop Essence
Helps to hydrate and soothe skin.
€28,99
€18,99
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Delivers intense moisture to rejuvenate dry and dull skin with fresh dewy moisture. Read more
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Skinfood Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Essence
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Skinfood
Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Essence
Delivers intense moisture to rejuvenate dry and dull skin with fresh dewy moisture.
€18,99
Essence

Korean Skincare Essence

When you think of Korean skincare, essences come to mind. Essences form a crucial part of Korean skincare, and they are what makes Korean skincare unique. To understand what an essence is, it’s important to look at the distinct features. When should you use this product? Where in your Korean skin care routine does an essence fit in? We’ll lay it all out for you.

What is an essence?

Perhaps you already know a little about the Korean 10 steps. In that case, you’ve probably heard about essences before. They truly are the backbone of the Korean skincare tradition. Essences are meant to deeply hydrate the skin, ensuring that your skin has sufficient water levels. A healthy moisture barrier is key to maintaining healthy skin, making essences an important feature in any skincare routine. Whether your main skin concern is dryness, scaly skin, moderate acne or skin irritation: you’ll want to include an essence in your routine. 

Some people have trouble distinguishing essences from toners. It’s true that toners, like essences, provide hydration to the skin as well. However, there are certainly distinct differences between these two skincare products. Read on if you want to know what makes essences unique, and you’ll understand why we love them so much!

Essences are concentrated

Look at the first ingredient of your favorite essence. This could be any skin beneficial ingredient, depending on your current formula of choice. Is it propolis? The ultra hydrating superstar hyaluronic acid? Mugwort perhaps? Whatever it is, the first ingredient on the list is probably not water, but a superstar ingredient with several benefits for your skin. This is because essences tend to be very concentrated, and they contain high amounts of active ingredients that nourish, brighten or soothe your skin. 

Essences for acne and skin problems

This brings us to our next point. Essences are hard to beat when it comes down to addressing specific skin problems, like dry skin, sensitive skin or irritated skin. They contain high concentrations of skin beneficial ingredients geared towards soothing, brightening, or firming the skin. Moreover, they really amp up the hydration levels in your skin. And hydrated skin is healthy skin. Long term use of an essence suited to your needs will lead to supple skin with less wrinkles, a more even toned complexion, and a beautiful glow.

There is a difference in packaging, too. Essences usually come in sturdy glass bottles or luxurious ampoules. So you can be sure your precious liquid is protected from light and air. These external influences can diminish the effectiveness of the product over time. These sturdy bottles are a lot more hygienic, too. And they make your essence look very good on a shelfie! 

When do I need an essence?

Now that you know what an essence is, you want to know when to use it. You’ll be glad to hear that that’s very easy: morning and night. And if you’re not sure where in your routine it goes, we’ll help you on your way too. Generally speaking, you should an essence after cleansing your face and after using a toner, but before the more moisturizing products such as moisturizers, gel-type moisturizers or emulsions. Cleanse your skin, preferably using the double cleansing method, and gently tap your skin dry. Apply your toner to cleansed skin, and wait for the product to be absorbed. Then you apply your essence. Spread some of the product over the palm of your hands and apply it on the dampened skin of your face and neck. We recommend that you apply your essence when your skin is still damp, to ensure maximal absorption of your product.

Buy essences at Little Wonderland

At Little Wonderland, we love essences. We have a big range of essences, so you’ll be sure to find your new holy grail. We have essences from Korean cult brands, and global best sellers like COSRX, Neogen and Secret Key. We’ve got everything you need when it comes to K-beauty and skincare.

Essences that are currently popular are the Neogen Real Ferment Micro Essence and the I’m From Mugwort Essence. If you order on a weekday before 22:00, we’ll send your package your way the same day. If you’ve got any questions about which essence fits your skin type, our customer service team is always happy to help.