Toner or Essence? What’s the difference?

In the world of skincare there are SO many different products it can be overwhelming. I don’t know about you but I like to keep it simple with simple yet powerful toxin free ingredients.

When I learned about essenece I knew this was a step I MUST add to my routine yesterday!

“Toner is used as the final step in cleansing, and an essence is used as the first step in treatment. The main function of a toner is to balance the pH level of skin after cleansing and to remove the last traces of dirt and residue that your cleanser may have missed. Essences, on the other hand, are lightweight boosters that target skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, dull and uneven skin tones. “While they’re less concentrated than a serum, they’re still packed with hydrating ingredients that work at the cellular level to help promote cell turnover and give the skin a smoother, brighter appearance.” -Gaudiuso


• Removes residue, impurities and pollutants
• Restores skins pH balance after cleansing
• Minimizes appearance of large pores
• Replenishes moisture

Did you know most toners on the market are loaded with toxic ingredients?



❌ Triethanolamine
❌ PEGs
❌ Ethoxylated Compounds
❌ Methylparaben
❌ Fragrance
❌ Benzalkonium Chloride
❌ Propylparaben

▪︎▪︎♡ ESSENCE ♡▪︎▪︎


A product EVERYONE loves regardless of skin type and is thought to be THE most important part of a skincare routine! An absolute must for dry skin and anyone needing moisture.

I describe essence as what you would get if a toner and a serum had a baby!

• Does allll the things of a toner

•Gently tones and exfoliates
•Evens the appearance of skin tone
•Hydrates & helps skincare absorb better
•Preps skin for skincare/ makeup application
•Provides more targeted skincare benefits
•Reduces the appearance of wrinkles/fine lines
•Deposits nutrients and antioxidants BACK into the skin after removing impurities!
•Sooths sensitive skin.
•Leaves your skin glowing, refreshed and rejuvenated instead of stripped, dry and tight.

And in comparison to the ingredients above, check out the lineup of these skin loving ingredients in my favorite facial essence: 

Creates an even, glowing complexion
Improves the appearance of skin tone and radiance
Fruit/Plant Extracts
Provides a natural source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA)
Hyaluronic Acid
Delivers intense hydration
Lavender & Geranium
Provide relaxing & mood-elevating scents
Green Tea Extract
Provides powerful antioxidant activity to help promote beautiful skin
Soothes sensitive skin

Yes please!! Anyone else needing to add this to their skincare routine ASAP?!

What if I told you that on my search I found ONE that checks all my boxes and has completely transformed my skin! This is hands down my FAVORITE skincare product and one I recommend to every woman and man when I am helping to detox their products.

✅ Toxin Free
✅ High Performance
✅ Eco-Friendly Glass Packaging
✅ Leaping Bunny Certified, Cruelty Free

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Checkout my FULL toxin free skincare routine.

©️ Mindful Mommy