Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence is one of the various essences made by Korean beauty company Cosrx. This is one of their heaviest, most hydrating essences. It has a thicker texture than the Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence, which is quite watery (Full review HERE). This is more of a very thin gel. I found 3 pumps to be a more than enough to sufficiently cover my face and neck at night. It doesn’t soak in as quickly as the lighter textured essences, but I found it to be much more hydrating.
I found myself reaching for this at night as an extra layer of hydration under my moisturizer, rather than during the day. I prefer it as a nighttime product. But you can also use it during the day under sunscreen and makeup, just use one pump instead. This helped hydrate my skin deeply and made my skin look brighter, clearer, and more plumped up the next morning.
The primary ingredient in this essence is Seabuckthorn water. Seabuckthorn is a berry that grows on a shrub in various regions throughout Asia. It is rich in various vitamins, omegas, and minerals. So it has a lot of components that are beneficial for skin. Plus the hyaluronic acid, of course. There is only 0.4% hyaluronic acid, so not a lot, but enough to help supplement other hydrating products. It’s fragrance free, vegan, and cruelty free. Plus, you get a lot of product for the price.
Ingredients: Hippophae Rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin,1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Ethyl Hexanediol
I’m a big fan of this essence and I highly recommend it, particularly for evening use. Plus, it’s a great option for all skin types (including sensitive!). This hydrating essence is fantastic for layering under your moisturizer and helps provide a light layer of much needed hydration all year round!