Winter is quickly approaching, and as much as we enjoy cozy sweaters, cocoa by the fire, and snowflakes on our eyelashes, we don’t love the toll cold weather can have on our skin. Dry air can zap moisture, leaving skin looking dull and dry. Guard against dehydrated skin and regain that youthful glow by introducing a toning essence to your winter skincare regime.
Do You Really Need a Toning Essence?
Designed as one of the early steps in your skincare routine, toning essences refresh, replenish, and prep skin to get maximum results from serums and moisturizers that follow. When used after a cleanser, they help remove any residue left behind. This includes makeup, dead skin cells, excess oils and other impurities. Today’s toning essences have come a long way from their early astringent days, now packed with hydrating and balancing ingredients to treat, soothe, and address a variety of skincare conditions.
L’Essentials Hydrating Essence
Cold weather and dry ambient air can lead to dehydrated, chapped, and irritated skin. When skin loses the moisture barrier, our complexion pays the price. A hydrating toning essence is the ideal pre-serum solution to the effects of dry winter air on skin.
Luzern’s L’Essentials Hydrating Essence is loaded with replenishing Bio-Suisse extracts, ceramides and natural moisture factors that instantly absorb into the skin to prep, tone and hydrate. This weightless, alcohol-free toning essence plumps skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid penetrates deeply and quickly to lock in moisture, and polyose provides and optimal and immediate lifting effect for a firmer, smoother appearance.
L’Essentials Balancing Essence
The change in weather and humidity levels affect all skin types. Those with Oily and acne-prone skill will benefit from a balancing toning essence, rather than a toner that strips skin dry. Why? Harsh toners that dry and irritate skin can actually encourage the overproduction of oils in defense, leading to even more breakouts. The best toners for oily, blemish-prone skin will balance it, not strip it. Choosing one with gentle exfoliating properties will also ensure you’re buffing away pore-clogging oils and impurities.
A toning essence is a simple way to maintain and restore skin’s balance. Luzern’s gently exfoliating, pre-serum L’Essentials Balancing Essence for combination and oily skin types improves skin texture and minimizes the appearance of pores without tightening or over-drying. A gentle witch hazel extract acts as a natural astringent to remove excess oils and shrink the appearance of pores, while replenishing Swiss extracts, glacial water and white willow bark gently tone, calm, and refine. Skin is refreshed and ready to better absorb serums and moisturizers.
How To Use Toning Essences
- After cleansing, shake a few drops of toning essence into the palm of your hand or onto a cotton pad.
- Apply toning essence by gently pressing into the face and neck, moving outward from the center.
- Use morning and evening, after cleansing and before serums and moisturizers. No rinsing is necessary.
- Follow with the Serum Absolut treatment and Luzern moisturizer that benefit your current skincare needs.
Believe in Clean
Luzern products are free from irritating and toxic additives such as parabens, phthalates, benzoyl peroxide and sodium laurel sulfate that can cause skin inflammation and contribute to early signs of aging. One of the primary reasons Luzern products get such excellent results is the effort we take to eliminate damaging chemicals, while still delivering exceptionally high levels of beneficial active ingredients. In much the same way that a healthy diet leads to a healthier, more beautiful body, a daily regimen of Luzern products leads to a healthier, more beautiful complexion.
By Noelle Graf