Feuillete Skincare claims Smooth Essence Water is lightweight essence soothes, hydrates, and brightens all in one step. It gives you that healthy glow without feeling greasy or oily. It highlights saccharomyces ferment, niacinamide, centella asiatica, licorice root, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics to deliver these claims.
One of the first things I do when I look at potential skincare products is peep at the ingredient list. I was so impressed looking at this essence. The ingredients they highlight are all near the top of the list (especially centella asiatica which calms inflammation and can stimulate cell growth). They are also essential oil free which is a huge seller for me! Usually when I try to find centella asiatica products they are loaded down with potential irritating essential oils. It is also cruelty free, vegan, alcohol free (which is also a biggie for me), and fragrance free making this product friendly for everyone.
When they say lightweight they mean lightweight. I’ve been using this both morning and night and you only need a little bit. It has a water consistency that absorbs right into the skin (I use this as the first step in my routine to prep for my other serums). I do find it’s a great hydrating step for my morning routine without going overboard (I tend to stick to lighter products in the morning for under my make up). The niacinamide helps regulate oil production throughout the day and it pairs up nicely with the licorice root which aids in the brightening of dull skin. It also helps to strengthen the skin barrier which is so important as that’s what keeps the good ingredients in and the environmental aggressors out. For me, it hits all my concerns in one product (hydrating, brightening, soothing, and protection) while being very lightweight and easy to use. I couldn’t be more impressed with an essence.