Hydrating Water Essence

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Hydrating Water Essence is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it's pretty good i think for what you pay, you're getting your moneys worth. It can can sometimes not do great when you layer another skincare product on top of it, so i recommend using it last. You also have to let it soak in for a while before you touch your skin or it will oddly peel off. It isn't the best essence but it leaves a great glow without the stickiness of a lotion, which i love. It will also last you so long, a little goes a long way.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nourishing I bought it yesterday and have applied it thrice. The skin feels amazing and the glow is unexplainable. Totally hooked!
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG Very plumping and hydrating I use it after toning and in 3 or 4 layers. It feel so fantastic! Is it also refreshing and smoothing. Will buy again and again
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydrating 22/F, with dry/sensitive skin. I've used this for a couple weeks now, and my skintone looks much more even/bright (im assuming that's the niacinamide working) and more hydrated. I pat this on in the morning everyday and it seems to keep my skin feeling v fresh throughout it. It will be sticky if you use too much (2-3 drops is all you need), but it absorbs quickly from my experience. This has had zero effect on the size/look of my pores (not that I expected it to, but just so other people know if they're hoping for it to help). I find some days I dont even need a moisturizer in the morning, I can just use this (plus sunscreen) and be alright.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Burns my skin I added this to my normal routine but when I use this after my toner my face burns and stings. There is something in this my skin does not like.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wanted to love this but IT STINGS!! I was really excited for this product based on the reviews but it stings my face and gives me a weird rash along my jawline. I don't have sensitivity to any lotions or creams, so I'm not sure what it is about this, but it doesn't work for me.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best I'm 52, dry-ish skin. This works far better than the $95.00 essence that I bought on The Q. When I was younger, I could spritz in my face work Fix+before skin care and it worked well. Now that I'm older this is amazing. The trick to this is a few drops in your hand and pressed in to the skin before applying moisturizer the ingredients in this are amazing, don't let the price fool you.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love, love this! I have a dry (exema) patch on my nose, this completely cleared it up. I also use less of my high end serums and treatments when I apply this first. (I use my fingertips) I just ordered my second bottle!
Date published: 2018-03-19
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Is this basically a toner?

Asked by: Ice Princess
An essence is a layering product that you put on after toner and before serums and moisturizer. A lot of the frustration I have with some of these reviews is that this is NOT meant to be a toner, nor a stand alone moisturizer. You use this in conjunction with your toner and moisturizer to deliver a more potent dose of beneficial skincare ingredients to the skin (in this case hydrating ingredients). The magic of essences is that you can choose a specific formula with particular ingredients to address specific skin issues that your other products can't address alone. Essences are your friend, buddy. 
Answered by: MadiVictoria
Date published: 2018-03-12

Is this similar to the Skinn Enriched softening essence?

Asked by: liam7
yes. as long as both are clear adn say they are essences.
Answered by: sarahmi531
Date published: 2017-08-02

Is this product safe for someone who is pregnant ?

Asked by: Happiness06
This is hypoallergenic and safe for use, however for any specific questions, please consult your doctor.
Answered by: the elf team
Date published: 2017-08-02

Mine just arrived. Should it look cloudy? Or have small items floating in it? (not air bubbles but something white).

Asked by: Mechellebelle
It should look relatively clear in the bottle (considering, of course, that the bottle is frosted), especially when it's still. When you shake it, it looks like it has little air bubbles suspended in the esscence that can look white. When you pour some in your hand, however, it should be completely clear. If not, contact customer service and ask for a replacement.
Answered by: Leddy
Date published: 2018-01-09

Why is there fragrance in this? I was really excited to try it until I read the ingredient list. Fragrance does nothing for the skin and it stops a lot of people with sensitive skin from being able to use it. 

Asked by: CARAD2015
I'm not certain why they chose to add fragrance, but it is rather unfortunate. It sill surprises me that there are people, even in the cosmetics industry, that don't understand that the ingredient "fragrance" is usually made up of many additional ingredients, any one of which could irritate sensitive skin. But sadly labeling laws allow companies to avoid listing the ingredients in their fragrances for proprietary reasons, which means that people with sensitive skin have no way of knowing if the product is actually safe for them to use. Hopefully elf will reconsider their decision to add fragrance to this product and change the formula. I'd rather deal with my products smelling weird than know that someone else could get hives just because they were looking for a good quality, inexpensive product.
Answered by: AshleyxUD
Date published: 2018-01-09

So... when purchasing this product would I need to buy any other's that go with this or can it be used as a standalone moisturizer?

Asked by: HottskullxD
You will probably need another moisturizer since essences generally don't provide enough moisture to be used on their own. They are designed to lightly hydrate the skin before you apply your serums, that way you still get the benefits of the serum, but don't have to use as much of it. If you don't use a serum it might be better to just get one of the regular moisturizers. I'd also recommend putting this essence in a small spray bottle if you decide to get it. That will make it easier to apply and save you the trouble of using a cotton round. I hope this helps. 
Answered by: AshleyxUD
Date published: 2018-02-08

I already have (and love) the Soothing Serum. This product sounds similar in terms of what it does. Is this an alternative to that? If I used them both, which should be applied first?

Asked by: RhiRhi
Forget the word toner. Cleanse then a Hydrating Essence these have much more skin loving ingredients and helpful ones to fight free radicals the best and only time they can truly be absorbed is just after you've cleansed face slightly damp apply a few drops to a thin cotton pad press into skin I start at the apples of the cheeks the face shows the damage first and forehead then move the cotton pads along your face then discard. Never apply Essence with your hands ever it's wasteful and by doing so you changed how the product was ment to penetrate the layers of your skin. If you want the products to work use them correctly.
Answered by: Cargirl
Date published: 2018-01-10

is this product cleanser? Moisturizer?? not sure what it is.

Asked by: hot potato
Hydrating Essence is the first thing you use after you have cleansed your skin, or after a double if had on make up apply a few drops to a thin cotton pad and press the pad into the skin and move all around your face I use two at the same time after you press the pad with the Hydrating Essence and release to move to another area you will feel like your skin has moisture and can breathe don't forget your neck and decolletage when rinsing your face before using do not rub hard or dry your skin simply start applying the Hydrating Essence then move to your eye area with the eye illuminating eye cream in circular motions apply around gently no tugging it's the skins turn to absorb the ingredients it may sound like a lot of time. I wash my face and/ or exfoliate the do the above, I grab the products I'm mentioning like the eye cream letting the Hydrating Essence fulling being absorbed then apply the Daily hydration moisturizer, allow to be absorbed, in the evening use the nourishing night cream mature skin and dry skin I also apply this after all the steps if I exfoliated I will apply another application before bed and the Sleeping Mask my face feels so soft. When I apply make up it doesn't fall into lines because there are none not any more. I have not committed in detail I have read alot of reviews. I also have an education for this purpose many people misdiagnosis their own skin. The E.L.F line of skincare Has been amazing for me and I have access to high end products and do you them. If you are wondering if that is the case why would I be looking or non the less purchasing a product from a grocery store. I know ingredients it just happened to be I was curious I noticed it stocked near some bath items and other natural products. I went to the check out it almost done and it would not scan by the way it was the Nourishing Night cream so I had a little more time to read all of it and for less than $10 I was eager to test my hypothesis. I was told since the product was new it wasn't in their system I begged from every angle I think of to take this home with me. I waited two days went back got it and during that time I looked up the company and was excited. I bought one of each I noticed a difference right away I do have trained hands but I just told any one who reads this how to do just that. Please don't be to quick to blame you had a hand in it too you did buy it. Use a very small amount if your skin is thirsting apply more after you have used these products you will notice you will use less than when used at your first purchase. I hope this helps I never go into detail or the talent of a professional but this should get you a good jumping off point.
Answered by: Cargirl
Date published: 2018-01-10
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