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Essence vs. Toner: Why They’re Both Essential for Skincare

By Wander Beauty | Apr 24, 2023
Wander Beauty - Mist Connection Essence and Toner

You know the importance of cleansing and moisturizing, you’ve reached monk-level discipline with your sunscreen application, and once a week, you treat yourself to a luxuriously hydrating face mask. In the eyes of the skincare gods, you've got it down. Right?

The beauty of skincare is that it can, and should, be tailored to your skin type and needs – which can change with your schedule, lifestyle, and age. However, if you want to truly optimize your skincare routine and achieve complexion perfection, both essence and toner are essential.

Lucky for you, Wander Beauty is two (in one) steps ahead with our must-have Mist Connection Essence and Toner – an innovative face mist that provides the balance of a toner and the skin-softening benefits of an essence. But more on that later! For now, let's take a look at the difference between essence and toner, the benefits and uses of both, and why we can't live without either.

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The difference between toner and essence

The key difference between toner and essence is that toner helps to cleanse the skin, while essence helps to nourish and hydrate it. Toner prepares the skin for your skincare routine, while essence helps lock in moisture so that your other products can work their best. Incorporating both toner and essence into your routine is indispensable in ensuring your skin gets the full benefits of all your skincare products.


What is skin toner?

The purpose of a facial toner is twofold: first, it removes any remaining dirt, oil, or impurities from the skin, and second, it balances the pH level of the skin, helping to keep moisture in and bacteria out. Toners contain a variety of skin-loving ingredients, such as humectants, which hydrate the skin and give it a healthy-looking glow.

In the past, many toners got a bad rep, especially among people with dry or sensitive skin. This is because older formulas were alcohol-based, which could be irritating and harsh. Skincare has evolved, however, and toning formulas along with it. Today, you’ll find a wide selection of water-based formulas, providing your skin with a host of benefits without any negative after-effects.

The result: Clean, balanced skin.


What is face essence?

An essence is a highly nourishing product that is lighter than a serum but more concentrated than a toner. Essences contain a selection of active ingredients, such as humectants, antioxidants, and anti-aging ingredients like niacinamide, peptides, and glycerin to deeply nourish, repair and protect the skin. They can help reduce redness, improve skin tone and texture, and restore hydration to the skin cells.

The result: Smooth, radiant skin.


How to incorporate toner and essence into your skincare routine

Now that you understand the role and importance of these products, let's take a look at how to use toner and essence and where they fit into your skincare routine.

Toner is the final step in your cleansing process. As such, it should be used immediately after cleansing or double cleansing. Lifestyle habits and environmental pollution imbalance your skin’s pH, and it's not uncommon for residue and deep-seated impurities to remain after cleansing, making toner an invaluable asset. Toner comes in liquid or spray form and should be applied either onto a cotton pad or directly onto your skin. Swipe the cotton pad over your entire face, neck, and chest. You’ll be surprised by how much dirt it wipes away!

Essence should be applied straight after toner – and before serums and/or moisturizer. You’ll find that, generally, its consistency is thicker than toner but thinner than your other serums. Like toner, it comes in liquid or spray form, but because of the consistency, you’ll use clean fingers to gently pat it into your skin after applying rather than swiping it over your skin with a cotton pad.


Our favorite 2-in-1 essence and toner

Imagine if healthy, radiant skin could be found in a few spritzes of a cloud-like mist. That was our intention when creating Mist Connection – the best skin essence and toner duo on the market. Simplify your routine with this innovative bi-phase formula that brings together an oil-based essence and a water-based toner to nourish, balance, and smooth skin tone and texture with minimal effort and maximal results.

Formulated to mirror the natural pH range of skin, the pink water-based toner helps balance skin's moisture and pH so that you’re left with supple, hydrated skin that's not too dry and not too oily. Betaine further helps your skin adapt to moisture changes to protect it throughout the day. Plus, it's suitable for all skin types.

The white oil-based essence adds moisture and preps skin for the next steps of your skincare routine. Enriched with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and a powerful blend of camellia japonica seed, evening primrose, sunflower, and avocado oil, our essence softens the skin to maximize absorption of the products that follow, leading to an overall boost in your skincare efficiency, and skin that feels nourished and beautiful.

The ultra-fine nozzle dispenses a luxurious mist. To use, shake it up and spritz directly onto the face after cleansing. Pat gently into the skin with clean fingers, and follow with the rest of your skincare routine.

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Elevate your skincare with Wander Beauty

Your skincare products should work as hard as you do, which is why we’ve created a range of multitasking essentials. Streamline your beauty routine with our clean, travel-friendly makeup and skincare products to ensure you look and feel your best wherever you wander.

Essence vs. Toner: Why They’re Both Essential for Skincare

By Wander Beauty | Apr 24, 2023

Wander Beauty - Mist Connection Essence and Toner

You know the importance of cleansing and moisturizing, you’ve reached monk-level discipline with your sunscreen application, and once a week, you treat yourself to a luxuriously hydrating face mask. In the eyes of the skincare gods, you've got it down. Right?

The beauty of skincare is that it can, and should, be tailored to your skin type and needs – which can change with your schedule, lifestyle, and age. However, if you want to truly optimize your skincare routine and achieve complexion perfection, both essence and toner are essential.

Lucky for you, Wander Beauty is two (in one) steps ahead with our must-have Mist Connection Essence and Toner – an innovative face mist that provides the balance of a toner and the skin-softening benefits of an essence. But more on that later! For now, let's take a look at the difference between essence and toner, the benefits and uses of both, and why we can't live without either.

<product>1</product>

The difference between toner and essence

The key difference between toner and essence is that toner helps to cleanse the skin, while essence helps to nourish and hydrate it. Toner prepares the skin for your skincare routine, while essence helps lock in moisture so that your other products can work their best. Incorporating both toner and essence into your routine is indispensable in ensuring your skin gets the full benefits of all your skincare products.


What is skin toner?

The purpose of a facial toner is twofold: first, it removes any remaining dirt, oil, or impurities from the skin, and second, it balances the pH level of the skin, helping to keep moisture in and bacteria out. Toners contain a variety of skin-loving ingredients, such as humectants, which hydrate the skin and give it a healthy-looking glow.

In the past, many toners got a bad rep, especially among people with dry or sensitive skin. This is because older formulas were alcohol-based, which could be irritating and harsh. Skincare has evolved, however, and toning formulas along with it. Today, you’ll find a wide selection of water-based formulas, providing your skin with a host of benefits without any negative after-effects.

The result: Clean, balanced skin.


What is face essence?

An essence is a highly nourishing product that is lighter than a serum but more concentrated than a toner. Essences contain a selection of active ingredients, such as humectants, antioxidants, and anti-aging ingredients like niacinamide, peptides, and glycerin to deeply nourish, repair and protect the skin. They can help reduce redness, improve skin tone and texture, and restore hydration to the skin cells.

The result: Smooth, radiant skin.


How to incorporate toner and essence into your skincare routine

Now that you understand the role and importance of these products, let's take a look at how to use toner and essence and where they fit into your skincare routine.

Toner is the final step in your cleansing process. As such, it should be used immediately after cleansing or double cleansing. Lifestyle habits and environmental pollution imbalance your skin’s pH, and it's not uncommon for residue and deep-seated impurities to remain after cleansing, making toner an invaluable asset. Toner comes in liquid or spray form and should be applied either onto a cotton pad or directly onto your skin. Swipe the cotton pad over your entire face, neck, and chest. You’ll be surprised by how much dirt it wipes away!

Essence should be applied straight after toner – and before serums and/or moisturizer. You’ll find that, generally, its consistency is thicker than toner but thinner than your other serums. Like toner, it comes in liquid or spray form, but because of the consistency, you’ll use clean fingers to gently pat it into your skin after applying rather than swiping it over your skin with a cotton pad.


Our favorite 2-in-1 essence and toner

Imagine if healthy, radiant skin could be found in a few spritzes of a cloud-like mist. That was our intention when creating Mist Connection – the best skin essence and toner duo on the market. Simplify your routine with this innovative bi-phase formula that brings together an oil-based essence and a water-based toner to nourish, balance, and smooth skin tone and texture with minimal effort and maximal results.

Formulated to mirror the natural pH range of skin, the pink water-based toner helps balance skin's moisture and pH so that you’re left with supple, hydrated skin that's not too dry and not too oily. Betaine further helps your skin adapt to moisture changes to protect it throughout the day. Plus, it's suitable for all skin types.

The white oil-based essence adds moisture and preps skin for the next steps of your skincare routine. Enriched with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and a powerful blend of camellia japonica seed, evening primrose, sunflower, and avocado oil, our essence softens the skin to maximize absorption of the products that follow, leading to an overall boost in your skincare efficiency, and skin that feels nourished and beautiful.

The ultra-fine nozzle dispenses a luxurious mist. To use, shake it up and spritz directly onto the face after cleansing. Pat gently into the skin with clean fingers, and follow with the rest of your skincare routine.

<product>1</product>

Elevate your skincare with Wander Beauty

Your skincare products should work as hard as you do, which is why we’ve created a range of multitasking essentials. Streamline your beauty routine with our clean, travel-friendly makeup and skincare products to ensure you look and feel your best wherever you wander.

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