NYLON Singapore Beauty Hit List 2018: Essences

If you deem yourself a skincare maniac, you’d probably know that essences are vital to a Korean beauty routine. They’re lightweight, yet packed with concentrated hydrating, anti-aging, and complexion-enhancing ingredients. Most formulas contain actives to speed up your skin’s natural cell turnover rate too, so you’ll notice smoother, brighter skin with regular use. Ahead are some of the essences that gave our skin some much-needed pampering.



1. Bio essence Bio–Bounce Collagen Essence, $39.90

2. Dr.Wu Intensive Renewal Essence with Mandelic Acid, $54.90

3. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence, $76

4. ETUDE HOUSE Red Energy Tension Up Power Lifting Essence, $49.90

5. FANCL BC Essence, $125

6. Hadatuko Whitening Essence, $116.90

7. Kat Burki PH+ Enzyme Essence, $140

8. L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Centella Micro-Essence Water, $29.90

9. LANEIGE Time Freeze Essence EX, $90

10. Mamonde First Energy Essence, $42

11. May Coop Raw Sauce, $67

12. Philosophy brighten my day skin perfecting brightening essence, $90

13. SU:M37 Secret Essence, $108 WINNER!

A star product from the brand, SU:M37’s Secret Essence is derived from a natural fermentation process which stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production, hydrates, and evens out skin tone.

14. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Oil-in-Water Essence, $52


More of NYLON Singapore’s Beauty Hit List 2018, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list.