Simplistic Wonder Essence
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I’ve had to take a break due to reoccurring health issues but I’m slowly trying to get back into the grove of my love for blogging. There are plenty of used products that are due to be reviewed and there are loads of new products that I recently purchased (check out my recent hauls) waiting for me to start testing.
After seeing one of my Australian go to K-Beauty stores, Lilac and Berries, showing this little amber bottle from Simplistic, I knew I had to have it.
When I purchased I expected it to be a glass bottle and the product made the amber colour show through. The bottle is a hard plastic that can be squeezed and the product inside is amber, so it was half what I imagined. Even though the name says it’s an Essence but it can also be used a toner.
Straight off the bat, the scent is non-existent. The texture is as expected, watery and not sticky, very easy to pat on to my skin and it doesn’t leave any of the amber colour on the skin. In case you may be worried about the amber colouring of the essence.
Simplistic is a modern and luxurious indie Korean skincare brand. Thier approach is to create clean, simple and functional products with the primary focus on producing high-quality skincare with natural ingredients and no harmful chemicals.
When the brand was launched in 2015 it instantly became famous for creating gentle and safe products that even people with the most sensitive skin would be able to use.
It is also a vegan, cruelty free brand.
The base contains non filtrate water and is made from 100% Amaranth Seed Extract.
Amaranth Seed Extract – contains amino acid essentials, especially rich in anti-ageing elements to fight ageing skin.
How I use
I tried using this multiple types of ways.
- Toner – applying a few drops to a cotton pad and then swiping it around my face. I felt like I was wasting the product as it just absorbed into the pad. My skin felt like it wasn’t benefiting to the fullest benefits using it this way.
- Essence on its own, before applying my sheet mask and replacing my first treatment essence step. This method I like but don’t love. It just seems that it gets lost amongst all my layers of my skincare routine. I’m still in the testing period of this method, so I’ll give it a little longer.
- Co-star to a First Treatment Essence……this I LOVE! Using my FTE first and then pat the Wonder Essence into my skin. I don’t know what it is about this product or how to exactly describe the feeling. You’ll think I am crazy but it seems to “activate” once applied and my skin responds so well while it absorbs into my skin. The Essence feels like it’s finding and filling my pores. See I told you it sounds crazy.
Admittedly, this was an impulse purchase made solely by the beautiful packaging, plus I love supporting Michelle at Lilac and Berries. She spends a lot of time researching and finding K-Beauty brands to bring to Australia & New Zeland.
She uses the products herself before she carries them in her online shop. This is not sponsored or do I receive anything in return for this review. Michelle is just amazing and I love her, she’s so interactive with us on social media and so knowledgeable about skincare.
This is an awesome product that I would suggest giving it a whirl. The bottle seems small compared to other Essences, it’s 150ml bottle.
Definitely! It is on a pricey side but once you learn about the brand and ingredients, in my opinion, it is worth it. Michelle has now expanded the items from this line to include a cleanser and moisturiser. Which I will purchase once I’ve gone through a few more products first.