Hydrating Water Essence


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Hydrating Water Essence,

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Hydrating Water Essence is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 52.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Made my skin peel. I typically have liked most of the elf skincare products, but this didn’t work for me. I have combo skin, but the areas that are dry are super dry, so I thought this might help with that. The very first time I tried it it burned a little when I applied it, but I hoped it was just because my skin was so dry and sensitive in certain areas. However, when I woke up the next morning the dry patches where red and inflamed and the skin was literally peeling off, like when you get a slight sun burn and the skin starts to peel and flake as it heals. It smells really great and does have a nice cooling effect initially, and maybe my skin just didn’t react well to it, but I won’t be using it again!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from E.L.F. - Refreshing unexpected cooling relief. E.L.F. - Refreshing unexpected cooling relief. Wisconsin weather becomes brutal when heat index climbs over 100 degrees. Under adverse and desperate conditions combined with laziness, I wanted to refresh skin without removing sunscreen. I saturated a cotton pad with Essence and patted on skin. Cooling relief was immediate. Since relief was overwhelming refreshing when patted on skin, I thought I could rub Essence on skin for cooling relief. I was wrong. Don't rub Essence on skin. Essence hydrates skin. Essence is a thick product that is not a lotion. Apply as directed on a cotton pad. Considering the outstanding value of this E.L.F product, I grabbed my bottle and cotton pads to share this cooling discovery as the heat index climbed into triple digits.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product I love this product. I bought it because I wanted to start using an essence and it was the fastest to get. I've bought other essences since then and I always end up coming back to this one. It is the only thing that makes my skin feel instantly hydrated. I hope this never gets discontinued.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent light moisturizer I purchased this a few months ago and tried different methods of applications and feel have found the perfect one for me. I add several drops to my my foundation when applying. This lightweight combination toned my skin, virtually erased fine lines and makes my face feel moisturized and can "breathe" all day. Highly recommended for dry, aging skin. Please never discontinue this product, E.L.F.!
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This addition to my routine has saved my skin! I have horribly dry skin that I have fought with my whole life. It’s taken years of trying and failing with so many products till I stumbled upon this and a few other E.L.F. skincare items in conjunction with some additional items that I found my holy grail routine. I use this after cleansing and toning in the evening and top it with a facial oil and my dull flakey skin has disappeared and glowing supple skin is now in it’s place! I find it works best by pouring a small amount into the palm of my hand and then I rub my hands together and press it into my face. I stocked up when I saw it go on sale but I am so worried that means it’s being phased out. PLEASE DO NOT DISCONTINUE THIS PRODUCT ELF, I beg you!
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I bought it two weeks ago and my skin is glowing! My boyfriend started using it as well and he absolutely loves it as well.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle product! when I bought this I was looking for anything to hydrate my face. I had peeling around my nose area and I couldn't get it to stop but yet the rest of my face was oily. worried that Therefore when I got this product I was worried that it wouldn't fix my nose and just make the rest of my face oily but it fixed the problem after just 3 days I was so excited I will definitely repurchase.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my GO TO beauty products!!! I absolutely ADORE this product! In the winter I use it under my regular moisturizer - it's very lightweight. In the summer, I use it instead of my regular moisturizer - it gives me just enough "plump" under my foundation. My face looks dewy and fresh! I have sensitive skin and don't have any issues with this but we are not all created equal. I highly doubt a product exists that doesn't bother anyone's skin -- this one works well for me! I have very dry skin - my skin just loves this product. Although it may feel a little tacky, you can still apply other products on top and doesn't interfere with how they go on (ex: liquid foundation or concealer). That said, once it truly dries it no longer feels tacky - if you don't have time to wait for it to completely dry to continue your makeup application, don't worry, you don't have to.
Date published: 2018-06-10
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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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