No Lie—This Underrated Skincare Hack Completely Changed My 42-Year-Old Skin

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At the risk of sounding like a total braggarina, my skin is in the best shape it has been in decades. I’m not exaggerating. For someone who has been acne prone her whole life, it’s almost supernatural that I’ve only had one pimple since the year started. But it’s not only the lack of breakouts that have me in awe at my own complexion, but my makeup also goes on so much better, my texture is so smooth, and my fine lines and wrinkles are reduced although I’m overdue for Botox. It’s wild! I have a few theories as to why my skin is top-notch these days, one of them being essences. Once I began incorporating them into my skincare routine every single day, I noticed something monumental was happening.

If you’ve never really understood the hype around what essences do, it’s understandable since they’re relatively new in the whole skincare scheme of things. According to Alicia Yoon, Korean skincare expert and founder of Peach & Lily, essences were popularized in Korea and Japan because there’s a foundational focus on keeping the skin hydrated.


Ma:nyo Galac Niacin 2.0 Essence Facial Treatment

I am enamored with this K-beauty brand and highly suggest its products because they are incredible and priced affordably. This is a water-like essence that has 93% galactomyces ferment filtrate, which helps improve skin texture and tone. Plus, it contains my favorite skincare ingredient, niacinamide (4%), for brightening the skin and reducing dark spots.