Someone said to me the other day, “You can’t get anything past BBB readers – they know so much!” and it’s true – I have my proud face on right now. After featuring the new Clinique Even Better Essence, a couple of readers popped into comments and shared new, or little known essences. Thank you Kristi and Paris B! It’s absolutely looking like Essences are going to be as popular as BB creams – remember when we’d never even heard of a BB? And all the explaining it took to get our heads around this new concept of make-up? BBs are so commonplace, as are CCs, but I think we were more ready for CCs because we’d got our heads around the BB! So, the same will follow with Essences. If you missed the Clinique Even Better Essence Post, an essence is a sort of sandwich ingredient that you use after cleansing and before moisturising – it’s like a thick water that you pat into your skin to ramp up moisturiser and help your skincare work more effectively (basically put).

So, who knew Bobbi Brown already had an essence in the form of Extra Treatment Lotion? Lancome’s Energie de Vie Lotion has launched stateside but not yet here in the UK, and Estee Lauder’s Micro Essence is Asia and World Duty Free only, currently.. but watch this space. Actually, Lauder already have a Softening Lotion (the same as an Essence, unless anyone can correct me?) in the Re Nutriv range HERE.

If you want to get on the trend before it goes mainstream, I can highly recommend Suqqu Moist Flow Lotion (£60) HERE and obviously, Clinique Even Better Essence (£30) HERE on an early release.


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