Most Asian women are no strangers to facial essences. After all, it’s been a staple in the beauty routines of Japanese and Korean women for decades. And while Western brands have only jumped on the bandwagon in recent years, it’s become one of the most popular product categories for those in-the-know. Not only do facial essences rebalance the skin’s pH after cleansing, it also helps replenish moisture, boosts the absorption of products that follow, energise tired skin, support cellular turnover and even refine pores. Here, the 10 best facial essences to try, no matter what your skincare budget is.