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Online Only Hydrating Water Essence

e.l.f. Cosmetics

Online Only Hydrating Water Essence

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5.0 oz Item 2517329

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Lightweight and easy to use, e.l.f. Cosmetics' Hydrating Water Essence is the perfect addition to your skincare routine. Enjoy the moisturizing effects of purified water, coconut water, algae, and coffee all in one application.
Pump out a small amount and pat the formula into the face and neck. Use after cleansing before applying serum and moisturizer.
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Trehalose, Niacinamide, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Extract, Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Urea, Polyquatemium-51, Triacetin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Coceth-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Xanthum Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum).

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e.l.f. CosmeticsOnline Only Hydrating Water Essence
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Moisturizes (5)
  • Softens skin (5)
  • Soothes skin (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (7)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (3), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (4), Dry (3)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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4.0

Feels amazing

By JJ

from Oregon

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

    I notice a difference in my skin. It feels and looks more hydrated. A little goes a long way. I rub all over face, neck and chest, then gently pat into skin with finger tips. Let dry, apply primer and make-up as usual.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    I use this as a toning product

    By Shelley7

    from Arkansas

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Pros

    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Rehydrates dehydrated skin
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dehydrated skin
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

      I used to use Estée Lauder Soft Clean Silky Hydrating Lotion as my toner until I bought this essence and I used this as an essence in my multi-step skin routine until I realized it was not just comparable to estee lauder, but better. I have very dry skin that dehydrates easily so I am able to use this twice daily. I actually do use an essence from another brand and this elf product is much better as my toner vs an essence. I'm not going to make suggestions for other skin types and other skincare routines since we are all different. What I can say is this works great for me personally as a toner. It is super hydrating and heavier than actual toners. I'm in my 40's and need all the hydration I can get so I'm thrilled to pay less than estee lauder's toner and actually get a much better result.

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      2.0

      Serious breakouts

      By JFHG

      from Ohio

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Causes breakouts
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

      I have always had oily skin, but for the past 6 months or so, my forehead has been dry to the point of flaking. I decided to try this product because it seemed lightweight and does not contain ingredients that I know make me breakout (dimethicone and cyclopentasiloxane). This product worked very well at alleviating my dry skin - my forehead went from scaly and flaky to normal. But I also began having cystic acne on my forehead. I stopped using this product, and within two weeks the cystic went away and has not returned. I'm really disappointed! I liked the way this made my skin feel, but clearly something in it didn't agree with me.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      2.0

      pass

      By buttersworth

      from nd

      Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

      this was ok considering the price point. but it was not great. it tended to sud up on me, which made no sense since I would pay it on. it did not feel the greatest on the skin and I would not repurchase.

       
      4.0

      Works as 2nd Essence

      By gigi1000

      from st paul

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

        This water essence sinks in quickly and soothes and restores skin. It helps with hydration making your moisturizer work better. Keep in mind this product is just one step in a multi-step skin care routine. This is a good value, since you only need a tiny bit, it should last several months. While the ingredients are great, I wish it was fragrance free. I first starting using this as a hydrating toner but found it worked much better as an essence. I cleanse, use a balancing toner or acid toner (depending on what my skin needs), apply bha, aha or Vit C serum, wait for the serum to penetrate, then shake out a few drops of this water essence into my hands and press into my skin. I follow with an anti-oxidant serum and then a moisturizer.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Budgetbaby

        from California

        Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

        When used correctly this is amazing. This is not a toner nor is it a serum so don't attempt to use it like one. I apply this after I've washed my face and let it dry. I apply this and let it sink into this skin it let's anything you use on top sink further into this skin. Amazing for eye creams

         
        5.0

        Amazing !

        By Ang

        from NYC

        Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

        I have never tried an essence before and I have to say, it feels amazing. I didn't know what to expect but it hydrates your skin and it feels natural and soft. Come out with more skin care elf!

         
        5.0

        love this for my combo skin!

        By Nina

        from Arizona

        Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

        I have never tried any water essence before but this was a game changer for me. my skin is sensitive and for some reason it was breaking out in nasty little micro zits all over my face neck and chest. i started using this and after a few days they started to go away! i use this after my toner and before my serum and moisturizer. i bought 2 bottles because i will continue to use this!

         
        3.0

        Check ingredients before use.

        By A person with allergies

        from Minnesota

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

        I bought this to replace another essence that was too pricey. It made my face break out in nasty hives. Definitely not for more sensitive skin types.

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great essence if you're on a budget

        By Melissa

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about e.l.f. Cosmetics Online Only Hydrating Water Essence:

          This is a great budget essence. If you can afford more, definetly by something else (I like Belif). It does the job but it's nothing special.

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 30-44

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