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Saturday, January 16, 2016

B. Refreshed Essence Lotion

B. Refreshed Essence Lotion

I think we can all agree that 2016 is the year in which Korean skincare and innovations will go mainstream. As someone very new to Asian skincare I find this all very exciting and dare I say addictive - I now own more sheet masks that what can be considered normal. Anyway one product I imagine we will be seeing more of within the UK is essence lotion - an Asian skincare staple that I think we can all make space for within our daily routines. One of the first UK brands to jump on the essence bandwagon is B. with, B. Refreshed Essence Lotion.

Like most Korean beauty products I am not the most clued up, it's a very new world to me so do feel free to correct me if my facts aren't entirely straight. From what I have gathered Essence lotions are not a form of toner, however you would be forgiven for thinking so as they do have a similar texture. Essence lotions are not intended for cleansing the skin, rather they have been created to deeply nourish and moisturise the skin. The application process of Essence is also pretty different from what you'd imagine - rather than swiping the light, liquid onto the skin using a cotton pad, you pat and massage the hydrating liquid onto the face. You of course apply Essence lotion after your complete cleansing process but before moisturising - a little like a serum.

B. Refreshed Essence Lotion

My first dabble with Essence Lotion has been surprisingly pleasant and affordable, B. Refreshed Essence Lotion costs a mere £6.99 via Superdrug. The light, silky liquid gently nourishes the skin without overwhelming nor ever being greasy - it is cooling and a joy to apply. It is perfect for a little additional moisture in the colder months, or in general for those with naturally dry skin. B. Refreshed Essence Lotion has been infused with: Allantoin (a form of Glyoxylic Acid) to soften, protect and soothe the complexion, Algae Extract to smooth and a hefty dose of Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise intensively and for up to 12 hours after application. I have been using this lotion for a little over a week and combined with daily sheet masks my skin has never looked nor felt better. My complexion is softened, brighter and I find that my foundation applies better - not to mention that the extra moisture is more than appreciated during the current cold snap.

In a nutshell, not a skin care fad but rather a great and quick way to brighten and nourish the skin quickly - I have also read that with continued use Essence lotions may have an anti-ageing effect on the skin. You need to grab a bottle and soon.

 B. Refreshed Essence Lotion £6.99 via Superdrug - link.





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17 comments:

  1. Looks interesting! Ill have to check it out! Thanks :)

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  2. The Body Shop have 2 essence lotions, the oils of life one which came out in September and now the drops of youth one. They are lovely.

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  3. This sounds fab - and at a reasonable price too! Never heard of essence lotions but will definitely try them out now :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen

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  4. Ooo this sounds nice. Will have to try it out. My skin has been awful the last few months so need to step up my skin care! Where do you get your sheet masks from? I've been wanting to try them but never see them anywhere !

    Sam xxx

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  5. Ooo this sounds nice. Will have to try it out. My skin has been awful the last few months so need to step up my skin care! Where do you get your sheet masks from? I've been wanting to try them but never see them anywhere !

    Sam xxx

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  6. I've been wanting to try an Essence lotion, especially now that the winter months are causing me dryness. I'll have to keep this one in mind! xo

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  7. I haven't tried any Korean beauty products yet but I can't wait to try! I love that this is super affordable as well. I'm in! :)

    ~Mel
    www.thegossipdarling.com

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  8. This Looks interesting! I'm going to have to check it out!

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  9. OH MY GOODNESS YOUR BLOG IS GORGEOUS! I'm finally catching up with blog reading on a computer, and your new layout is STUNNING!
    Carrie xx
    carriebrighton

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  10. The B. range is very good, and fantastic value, so I am looking forward to trying this out

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  11. I work in Superdrug and I've not even heard of essence lotion! It looks so good and like I'll need to make a sneaky wee purchase..

    http://dashofbeautyxo.blogpsot.com

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  12. This sounds so interesting! I love anything that promises to nourish and brighten my skin so I will definitely be picking this up! Thanks for sharing xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  13. I really hope essence lotions will become more mainstream here soon! Liking the sound of this.

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  14. Essences are one of my fave finds of Korean beauty, Missha is fantastic and has no alcohol in it; generally they're the inbetween of toner and serum and really do add extra nourishment - honestly my skin has never felt softer!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  15. Ahhh this post gives me hope that the Clinque Essence lotion will come back to the UK. In the mean time, I'll pick this up!

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  16. Ahhh I miss Superdrug. It will probably be a long time before anything remotely okay will come to the Netherlands :'] I love the B brand though, so next time I'm in the UK I will see if I can grab some essence!

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  17. This actually sounds lovely! I really like the B. range as a whole :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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