review | starting treatment essence by secret key

“essence “- this korean skincare favorite is starting to gain popularity here in the states. but what is it? it’s not a toner or a serum, it is in a category of it’s own and it is definitely my new skincare staple. my skin feels softer, looks healthier and my makeup even goes on smoother.  though this is the first essence i have tried, i think i might’ve already found my favorite.

keep reading for price, tips and more.


starting treatment essence (rose edition) by secret key
starting treatment essence (rose edition) by secret key

price via yesstyle

$47.90 regular price / $18.01 silver member price

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how to apply

apply a generous amount to clean skin, gently rub in and pat dry

apply after toner and before moisturizer


easy to apply
not sticky or weird feeling (formula feels similar to water)
makeup applies smoother
leaves skin feeling hydrated, soft and supple



final thoughts

i am so happy to have found this product, my skincare routine would not be the same without it! when i restock this product (and i will) i will most likely buy at least three of them.


*my skin type*
fair, combo oil/dry, acne-prone & sensitive

for more reviews like this one, check out the beauty section of my blog.

price reflects the usd amount listed on at the time this article was written.

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