A cult classic with very good reason is the Laneige Cream Skin | £26.50. It's a true milk that's super-versatile; for my dry winter skin, I use it as a toner step, but it could also operate as a toner and serum or even a one-step in the morning followed by your sunscreen. It's a simple formula that just works and is so layerable and just enjoyable to use - like a nice little hug for your face! We have a prebiotic, moisturising meadowfoam seed oil, glycerin and Vitamin E. It really softens and deeply moisturises my skin and I love it.
A similar milky product that's a lot lighter and more watery is the I'm From Rice Toner | £26 (get 15% off with code JASMINETALKSBEAUTY (affiliate)) | full review. This is one of the few formulas out there that I broadly recommend for pretty much any skin type throughout the year. It's simple with bark and rice extracts that can both moisturise the skin and support its lipid barrier as well as providing very gentle anti-breakout benefits, especially when formulated alongside the niacinamide in this formula. It's a great all-rounder for everyday use.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the CosRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Essence | £23.99. Snail mucin is a very common ingredient in Korean skincare for it's incredible hydrating benefits and this formula is probably the most popular here in the West. It formulates this filtrate with hyaluronic acid, panthenol and allantoin. This comes out as a light gel so I personally use it after cleansing then go straight in with my moisturiser, as it is kind of a serum and essence in one. This is so hydrating and conditioning and plumping for my skin. If I'm ever looking dry, dull or lacklustre: this is the antidote!
Have you tried any of these Korean toners or essences? What are your favourites?