Skip to main content

The essence contains a variety of maintenance essences. It has a moist texture, is easy to spread and absorbs quickly. It is an indispensable part of daily basic maintenance! But there are many types of essences on the market, each with different ingredients and effects. How do you choose one? In addition, in the order of using lotion, lotion, and essence, which one should be used first and which one last? this time TWOSEVENTHS Aiming at 10 common questions about how to use essences, this article introduces in detail the characteristics of essences, how to apply essences, and recommends products suitable for different skin types to help everyone easily create moist, elastic skin!

This time TWOSEVENTHS Mysterio


Essence Master
Loves maintenanceItata

What is Mysterio?

As ordinary consumers who go to the store to experience activities, from online reservations to after experiencing the activities, they must keep a low profile and be like other guests, assisting TWOSEVENTHS When evaluating event stores, mystery guests can be college students, office workers, mothers, middle-aged and elderly people.

Read more

What is essence?

Essence is a skin care product with a high concentration of active ingredients. It is usually rich in various active ingredients that are beneficial to the skin, such as vitamins, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides and plant extracts.

Essence has the characteristics of rapid penetration and more refined ingredients, which can quickly replenish the nutrients that the skin lacks and improve the absorption of subsequent skin care products. Its texture is more moist than lotion, but lighter and thinner than lotion or cream. Its main function is to provide the nutrients needed by the skin. It can also be used to select different products for different skin problems such as whitening and blemishes.

Is it necessary to apply essence?

uncertain. If your skin is in good condition, nutritious and healthy, there is no need to apply essence. Excessive nutrition will overburden the skin and cause counter-effects, such as blocked pores, inflammation, acne, etc.

But if you have specific skin problems, such as dryness, dullness, fine lines, acne, pimples, and spots, and want to improve them individually, adding essence to your daily skin care routine will get twice the result with half the effort.

What are the ingredients in the serum?

The ingredients of essences vary according to the effects of different essences. They can basically be divided into: anti-acne essence, whitening essence, moisturizing essence, and anti-aging essence. The following will help you sort out the ingredients corresponding to each effect:

Essence type anti-acne serum whitening essence Moisturizing Essence Anti-aging serum
Essence efficacy
  • Soften cuticle
  • Promote keratin metabolism
  • Prevent and suppress acne breakouts
  • Soothes redness and swelling
  • Regulate oil secretion
  • lighten melanin
  • Inhibit melanin formation
  • Brighten skin colour
  • Help skin hydrate and lock in moisture
  • Regulate skin oil and water balance
  • Improve skin elasticity
  • Promote collagen production
  • Anti-wrinkle smoothing
  • Delay skin aging
  • Fades stains
Common ingredients
  • benzene peroxide
  • salicylic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Tea tree oil
  • Prevent melanin production
    • Arbutin
    • Tranexamic acid
  • Help dilute
    • Vitamin C derivatives
    • Chamomile extract
    • Ellagic acid
    • Diamine
    • Whitening twelve peptides
    • Acids
  • Hydrate
    • glycerin
    • propylene glycol
    • amino acids
    • Collagen
    • Hyaluronic acid
  • Lock water
    • mineral oil
    • lanolin
    • Squalene
    • ceramide
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Polyphenols
  • Collagen
  • elastin
  • Compound peptide
  • Q10
  • Nicotinamide
Recommended products
Product link

How to apply essence in order?

With so many facial care products, how should you apply the essence to maximize the effect, allow the skin to absorb nutrients, and truly achieve the effect of skin care?

In fact, it is very simple. You only need to understand the texture of these skin care products so that you will not mistake the order of essences. The principle is to put the lighter ones first, so to sum up the order of facial care is: lotion ⮕ mask ⮕ essence / ampoule ⮕ lotion / cream.

Facial care sequence Step 1: Lotion

After carefully removing makeup, cleansing and washing your face, first use lotion to gently pat your face. The lotion is light in texture and mostly watery. It can soften the cuticle and provide preliminary moisturizing. It can also be used with a cotton pad to confirm that the skin is clean.

Facial care sequence Step 2: Facial mask

If you occasionally want to apply a facial mask, you can apply it after lotion. The texture of facial mask is usually thicker than lotion and has more moisturizing ingredients. Therefore, the skin after applying the mask will be more hydrated and can absorb nutrients more easily. It will be arranged to use the facial mask before the "essence".

Tip: Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, then wash off the excess mask liquid, apply lotion again, and then proceed to the next step!

Facial care sequence Step 3: Essence/Ampoule

Most of the previous steps are for "moisturizing". Only at this step can skin care officially begin to provide the skin with more nutrients. The texture of the essence is watery, milky, or gel-like. Apply it to the face and spread evenly, while gently massaging the face to promote skin absorption. You don’t need to apply too much essence, only about 2-3 drops each time. The premise is that the skin can absorb it. Applying too much will not only waste money, but may also affect the health of the pores. In addition, since the essence and ampoule are both "high-concentration" skin care products, and the ampoule has a higher concentration, you can choose one to use.

Small reminder: Ampoules are "deep maintenance" products and do not need to be used frequently. It is recommended to use them 1 to 2 times a week. After 1 month of continuous use, take a rest for 2-3 months to give your skin a rest. Do not use ampoules. When you bottle it, just use essence to maintain it.

Facial care sequence Step 4: Lotion/Cream

When after applying the essence, the skin is still not moisturized enough and is still a little tight and dry, you can use lotion products. If only a certain part of the skin is too dry, just apply it on this area. Skin care products such as lotions and creams contain more oily ingredients than the above three items, which can form a protective layer on the surface of the skin to prevent the loss of skin care ingredients in lotions and essences and "lock" them in the skin.

If you apply lotion first, it will make the essence penetrate the skin less effectively, and it will not be absorbed properly, which will greatly reduce the effect. Therefore, the order of essence and lotion is very important!

The above are the 4 steps of facial care. If you want to use "eye care products", it is recommended to adjust the order. After applying lotion, use eye care products, then apply facial essence, facial lotion, and When wiping facial skin care products, be careful to avoid the skin around the eyes, because the skin here is thinner and requires different nutrition than other parts of the face. If you apply too much skin care products, it will easily cause burden around the eyes and even produce fat particles.

Tip: If you have oily or acne-prone skin, the order can be adjusted to: Lotion/Cream ⮕ Lotion ⮕ Essence/Ampoule. That is to say, lock in water first and then replenish it. Because friends with oily skin are most taboo about having too much oil on their face. Apply lotion, ampoules and other products at the end of your skincare regimen, which can take away excess oil and make your skin more comfortable!

Can essence be applied around the eyes?

It is "not recommended" to apply the essence around the eyes!

Essences are usually products designed to be used on facial skin, and the skin around the eyes is more fragile and sensitive than other parts. If you apply essence, it may cause the skin around the eyes to be too moist and cause granulation or fat particles to grow. Therefore, it is not recommended to apply the serum directly to the skin around the eyes.

If you want to use an essence-like skin care product around the eyes, it is recommended to choose an eye essence or eye cream product specially designed for eye care. The formulas of these products are mild and not too high in concentration. They can effectively moisturize and reduce eye skin problems such as dark circles, fine lines and eye bags, without burdening or irritating the delicate skin around the eyes.

Can I only apply one type of essence?

Essences can be stacked, up to 2 types! Because sometimes there is more than one skin problem that you want to improve. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizing essence; if you want to brighten and whiten your skin, use a whitening essence; if you want to smooth lines and anti-wrinkles, use an anti-aging essence. When a single bottle of essence is not enough, you can use essences with different functions at the same time. As long as your skin condition allows, it doesn’t matter if you apply multiple layers!

But if you want to apply one more essence, that is, use 1 essences at once, it is not recommended! When the skin has been applied with two kinds of essence products, it can be said that it is full of nutrients and cannot be absorbed no matter how much it is. Therefore, it is recommended to apply at most 3 kinds of essences at one time. If there are really many conditions that you want to improve, you can divide them into the morning. , Use it at night.

How to apply different essences in order?

Thin first and then thicken: The order of using essences based on texture is to thin first and then thicken. Because essences with refreshing texture contain relatively few thickeners/membranes, using them first will not affect other skin care products. Absorption.

From the inside to the surface: anti-aging and anti-inflammatory ingredients act on the dermis (inside), whitening and repairing ingredients act on the basal layer of the epidermis (middle), and moisturizing ingredients act on the outermost layer of the skin (outer). Therefore, when applying essence in layers, you can adjust it according to which layer of the skin the essence acts on. The order of essence use will be: anti-aging essence ⮕ whitening essence ⮕ moisturizing essence.

When should I use the serum?

Most essences can be used in daily skin care in the morning and evening, but some functional essences are easily oxidized after sun exposure and are easily less effective, so you need to pay more attention to the ingredients of the essence you apply during the day.

Basically, 11 pm to 3 am is the golden repair time of the skin, and it is also the time when the metabolic function is the most active, so it is more appropriate to use essence at night. If possible, apply skin care products before 11 pm, there is Helps the skin fully absorb the essence and achieve the best effect.

Do I need to apply serum morning and night?

Although serum is more effective when used at night, it can also be used during the day. You can also use the essence function to use antioxidant and anti-inflammatory products in the morning to resist the sun and dirt encountered during daytime activities; use anti-aging, whitening, and repair products at night to protect skin that has been damaged in the morning.

Can the serum be used every day?

Generally speaking, essence can be used every day, but please note that if you are using an essence containing "acids" or irritating ingredients, it is recommended to use it 3-4 days a week, and do not use too much at one time. , observe the skin every day and make adjustments according to the skin condition. If the skin allows, acidic and non-acidic essences can be used at intervals.

How much serum is needed?

A small drop of essence contains a lot of nutrients, so you don’t need to use too much essence in a single application. About 2-3 drops are enough for the whole face. If your face is still very dry after wiping it, apply it slowly and add it to the skin. A little time to absorb. In addition, it is recommended to drop it into the palm of your hand and spread it evenly before applying it on your face. This can ensure that the essence is evenly applied and avoid excessive use on some skin.

What is the difference between ampoules and essences?

Ampoules and essences are both skin care products containing "high concentration" beauty ingredients. The concentration between the two is: ampoules > essence. If you use ampoules that day, you can directly omit the essence to avoid overburdening your skin. Heavy.

The relationship between ampoules and essences can be compared to hair care. You can imagine: ampoules = hair salon hair care, essence = daily hair care. It is important to go to the hair salon regularly for hair care, but the frequency of such "deep maintenance" does not need to be too high. The skin cannot absorb too much nutrients. It is recommended to decide according to the skin condition. For example, when the season changes, you are stressed, and your skin looks tired or dull, you can use the ampoule appropriately to improve your skin condition.


  • Ingredient concentration is low
  • Ingredients have smaller molecules
  • Provide daily maintenance
  • Suitable for daily use


  • Ingredient concentration is higher
  • Ingredients have larger molecules
  • Provide specific purpose maintenance
  • Not suitable for daily use

What are the uses of essence?

In addition to daily maintenance, essences actually have more uses to improve skin care effects. Don’t waste every drop of maintenance essence. This time TWOSEVENTHS I have sorted it out for you, and shared with you the practical essence usage recommended by 2 skin care experts:

Essence Usage 1: Toner + Essence Wet Compress

Are you in need of facial masks at home? You can try lotion + essence wet compress! The ready-made "customized facial mask" will appear immediately, because the essence itself contains rich beauty care ingredients. Mix toner and essence to moisten a cotton pad, and apply it on the face for 5 minutes to easily maintain the skin. Some facial masks feel sticky when applied on the face. If you use essence to prepare it, it will be more refreshing. Moreover, you can also adjust which bottle of essence to use according to your skin condition, which is really convenient.

If the situation is urgent, your skin is not in good condition and you have to put on makeup, and you want to strengthen your pre-makeup care, you can also use lotion + essence as a wet compress to instantly moisturize your skin and make your makeup feel smooth and not powdery!

Essence Usage 2: Essence + Foundation

It’s easy for makeup to stick, fall off, and become dull as soon as you put on makeup. This may be because your skin is too dry. In addition to paying more attention to pre-makeup care, you can also try adding essence to the liquid foundation to make the foundation more moist. Wear makeup and take care of your skin at the same time, killing two birds with one stone.

How to choose essences for different skin types?

Knowing how to use essence correctly, knowing how to choose essence, and finding the right product are also the keys to beauty care. You can choose essence according to your skin type and condition to find the product that best suits you. Let’s take a look at how to choose essence for oily skin, acne-prone skin, dry skin, combination skin, sensitive skin, aging skin, and skin with spots!

Recommended serum for oily/acne-prone skin

[Introductory Guide to Using Essence] How to apply essence in the order? Answers to 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Essence Skin Care 12

Oily skin is characterized by excessive sebum secretion and is prone to enlarged pores and acne, which may eventually develop into acne-prone skin. Therefore, the first thing to pay attention to when taking care of your skin is "oil control", and then "oil-water balance". Once the skin is not moisturized enough, it will secrete more oil, making your face shiny.

Therefore, for those with oily skin or acne-prone skin, it is recommended to choose products that are refreshing and oil-free, contain oil-controlling ingredients, contain anti-acne or anti-acne ingredients, and are highly moisturizing, such as:Biollance's plant-based anti-acne serum, it contains seaweed hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and moisturize the skin, azalea acid and willow grass extract to soothe and fight acne, and AC Care1000 natural plant extract anti-acne essence, which extracts lotus leaves, green tea, guava leaves, angelica and other ingredients to reduce the risk of acne. It is recommended for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

Recommended serum for dry skin

Introductory Guide to Essence Usage 02-Moisturizing Micro Introduction

The characteristic of dry skin is that the skin is easily dehydrated, and then the skin becomes dry and tight. Compared with other skin types, it is more prone to wrinkles, dandruff, peeling, sagging, and sensitive skin.

It is recommended to choose a serum that contains moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and has a moisturizing texture, such as this oneBiolens Skin Moisturizing Micro-introduction Essence, contains top moisturizing ingredients such as glycosyl trehalose, vitamin B5, sodium hyaluronate, etc., as well as various plant extracts such as Chilean wild mint, plantain seed, patchouli, raw Sichuan lotus, and amaranth to soothe and repair sensitive skin. , highly recommended to friends with dry skin.

Recommended serum for mixed skin

Introductory Guide to Using Essence 03 Moisturizing + Anti-acne

Friends with combination skin can use skin care products according to their skin conditions. For oily areas, use refreshing and moisturizing products, such asBiollance's plant-based anti-acne serum; Moisturizing type for dry areas, such asBiolens Skin Moisturizing Micro-introduction Essence, the texture is refreshing and non-greasy, and it takes care of facial skin in different areas, so that faces with different skin types can be well taken care of!

Recommended serum for sensitive skin

Introductory Guide to Essence Usage 04-Soothing and Repairing

If you have sensitive skin, if you want to take care of your skin, in addition to the basic beauty ingredients, you should also pay special attention to "soothing", "anti-allergic", "calming" and other ingredients to care for sensitive skin and reduce redness and discomfort.

Take thisBiolens Skin Soothing Repair EssenceFor example, soothing and anti-allergic ingredients include: feverfew, tea extract, magnolia alcohol and other redness-reducing factors; moisturizing and nourishing ingredients include: provitamin B5, lecithin; ingredients that regulate oil and enhance skin swelling function include: lactic acid bacteria, glycyrrhizic acid Potassium, regulates skin in all aspects, recommended to friends who are troubled by sensitive skin!

anti aging serum recommendation

Introductory Guide to Using Essence 05-Revitalizing and Firming

As we age, collagen in the skin is lost, skin tissue is affected, and the skin ages. Common features include: wrinkles and fine lines, sagging skin, enlarged pores, and spots. Therefore, essences aimed at anti-aging functions usually contain multiple ingredients, such asBiolance's Skin Revitalizing Firming Serum, contains patented peptides (hydrolyzed collagen/dipeptide-2/psilocybin) to tighten the skin and improve fine lines; and special edelweiss acid to delay aging. In addition to repairing the skin, it also contains ingredients that strengthen the barrier of the stratum corneum to fight against time and delay skin aging.

Recommended spot-lightening and whitening skin essence

[Introductory Guide to Using Essence] How to apply essence in the order? Answers to 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Essence Skin Care 18

Basically, the principles of skin lightening and skin whitening are the same. They both lighten spots and prevent melanin production. The difference between the two is that the concentration of the spot lightening essence will be higher. If you only need to whiten your face, you can refer to it.Bioluns Skin Whitening Peptide Essence.

If you want to lighten sun spots, age spots, freckles and other spots on your face,Biollance's whitening and spot-clearing essenceIt is very suitable for you. You can use it morning and night. Both contain highly effective moisturizing ingredients: French green algae and rosacea extract; ingredients that can lighten spots and brighten skin tone: nicotinic acid and fuming acid, which can effectively improve the skin's resistance to blue light. The ability to reduce skin irritation to light sources, very suitable for modern friends who stare at the screen for a long time!

The above is the introductory guide for using this essence. TWOSEVENTHS Let me help you sort out 10 common questions about how to apply essence. I hope that after reading this long article, you can have a deeper understanding of essence, use essence flexibly, take good care of your face, and develop Q elasticity. Tender skin.

If you are interested in facial care issues and want to have professional services occasionally, you can also refer toTaipei,Taoyuan,Hsinchu,Taichung,Tainan,Kaohsiung Facial RecommendationWait for this series of articles to find the stores that don’t make mistakes.

More recommended articles


Kaohsiung Mist Eyebrow Recommendation

[Kaohsiung Mist Eyebrow Recommendation] Tailor-made perfect eyebrow shape! Comparison of 2 Kaohsiung eyebrow eyebrow shops

Are you bothered by the fact that you have to get up early every day to draw your eyebrows, but the finished results on both sides are not always symmetrical?Mist eyebrows are a perfect solution, they can even improve the shape of your eyebrows and welcome good luck!This time seven...
Foggy Eyebrow Recommended in Tainan

[Tainan Fog Eyebrow Recommendation] Nude makeup tattoo embroidery, no thick eyebrows! Evaluation of 2 Tainan Piaowumei stores

Misty eyebrows are highly professional and delicate, and the shape of the eyebrows can affect a person's aura and texture, but such semi-permanent embroidery techniques are even more worrying.Seven out of seven...
Hsinchu eyelash recommendation

[Hsinchu Eyelash Recommendation] Get a natural makeup look and sleep for ten more minutes every day! Review of 6 Hsinchu Eyelash Extension Salons

Are you still worried that your eyelashes are not curled enough, and you don’t have time to make up when you rush to work in the morning?this time TWOSEVENTHS From the aspects of environment, style, appointment response time and convenient parking, etc., comprehensive evaluation...

leave your experience
Or report the latest information to us

Close Menu