I cannot explain how excited I was to try out the Exuviance Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence (R700)! Ever since I started incorporating the Korean Beauty regime into my every-day life, I have been all about toners, essences, and products that fall within that realm of skincare.
I had also previously seen the Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence ALL over social media. Seriously, everyone was raving out it. I had not been as excited to try out a skincare item in a looong time. Over and above all of this, I have previously reviewed two Exuvience products and both were PHENOMENAL. Easily two of my favourite skincare items to date.
First off. What is an essence and why do we use one? Where do we use one? Before or after toner – do you even need a toner? I addressed these queries in my in-depth K-Beauty skincare routine post here. Simply put, your essence is the extra layer of defense against daily environmental pollution.
Diving into the makeup of the product: as well as strengthening the skin’s barrier, the Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence is a highly concentrated essence that is formulated to moisturise and re-balance the skin. The “probiotic” ingredient is what protects the skin against oxidative strength and pretty much creates an overall barrier. The Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence also contains Hyaluronic Acid which I am sure you do not need me to explain yet again but it is pretty much your top ingredient to look for if you have dry or dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic Acid assists the skin in retaining moisture and thus contributes towards your war on anti-aging ;). HA will also intensify the skin’s resistance to fine lines and developing wrinkles.
Without you having to read through my entire Korean Beauty routine, this is the gist; You would apply your essence after your toner and before applying your serum or ampoule. A toner is one of those products that is a bit of a “here nor there”. Personally, I do not go without toner. I truly feel that my skin reaps the benefits of my skincare products so much better when I have used a toner prior to applying my treatments.
One of my favourite aspects of this essence in particular is that it is slightly tacky, almost sticky, and you really feel the skin absorbing it. However, there is no tacky feeling left once your serum/ampoule or moisturiser has been applied.
This Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence is recommended for all skin types. I have dry and dehydrated skin which turns slightly sensitive in the winter time. Thankfully this is an extremely soothing and cooling toner, your skin feels nothing but extra-cleansed and extra looked after after use. I really could not rave about it more.
The most divinely fresh scent of cucumber finished off the experience. As well as being formulated towards all skin types – including mature and sun damaged skin – it is also paraben free and suitable for both day and evening use.
Overall I would fully recommend this product. At the price point of R700 and using roughly 5 drops a day, this 100ml bottle will last you an age. It is definitely a product I can see myself repurchasing in future! You can purchase the Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence from Dermastore online here.
Read my previous two Exuvience reviews in this blog post.