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Essences are exploding in the skin care world – and for good reason. Essences are fluid formulas that hydrate and nourish the skin and prime it for serums (for an in-depth look into face essences, read our guide here. At Jurlique, we swear by our Activating Water Essence – it’s at the very heart of the Jurlique skin care ritual and is our secret to clear, smooth skin. Here are five reasons why you should start using it on the regular.

It deeply hydrates the skin

Activating Water Essence is formulated to continuously hydrate the skin. It contains emollients and high-performing botanical extracts to attract and hold water for a smoother, softer and healthier-looking complexion. In other words, it improves the skin’s barrier and activates its ability to retain moisture. When skin is hydrated, it can better protect itself, as well as absorb other skin care products more effectively. When we gave it to 52 women aged 25 to 50 to try for 14 days, 88% said their skin felt continuously hydrated.

It makes your skin care work harder

Want to get the most out of your skin care? As a hydration booster, Activating Water Essence could be the answer. It primes your skin and helps the skin care products you apply afterwards (namely, your serum and moisturiser) to penetrate into the layers of your skin. Think of your skin like a sponge. Anything you put on top of a dry sponge will just sit there, but a damp one will absorb it. Your skin is just the same.

It smooths and softens the complexion

The lightweight formula of Activating Water Essence is infused with nutrients to smooth, soften and condition the skin. It features Marshmallow Root extract (which is super-hydrating and soothing), as well as botanicals grown on the Jurlique Farm – Calendula, Neem, Lavender, Rosemary, Horsetail, Witch Hazel, Nettle and Peach Leaf extract – that work together to activate and soothe the skin. Skin is left balanced, feeling revitalised and comfortable.

It renews and revitalises the skin

With our skin exposed to (and battling) elements throughout the day, we need a little help to reenergise it. That’s where Activating Water Essence comes in – the inclusion of Peach Leaf extract in the formula adds radiance back to the skin. It also works to boost skin for a smoother, brighter and healthier-looking complexion (hello, smooth and glowing skin).

It’s suitable for all skin types

Skin care for all skin types can be hard to find but Activating Water Essence ticks all the right boxes. Everyone goes through dry or dehydrated skin stages (we’ve got air conditioning, sun exposure and the general ageing process to thank for that) and thanks to Activating Water Essence having a lightweight and gentle formula, it’s ideal for all skin types – including oily skin. Use your Activating Water Essence morning and night after cleansing and toning, and before your serum. To apply, pour a couple of drops into your palms and press gently onto the face, neck and décolletage.

Discover hydrated skin for yourself by shopping our Activating Water Essence here.