Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review

Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review


When it comes to Korean skincare, Essence is the heart of it all and is the one step that I would never skip on any given day! As many of you would know, a typical Korean skincare routine comprises 10 steps – Oil Cleansing, Foam Cleansing, Exfoliating, Toning, Essence, Serum/ampoule, Mask, Eye Cream, Moisturizer, Sunscreen or Sleeping Mask, but it’s not necessary that you incorporate ALL 10 steps into your everyday routine for beautiful skin, instead, I would recommend choosing a few products (maybe 3-4) that work great for your skin and then being consistent with that routine.


If you ask me, I would rather use an essence and layer it 3 times and skip a moisturiser altogether, because that still lets my skin breathe and also, I’ve not yet found a moisturiser that works a 100% for my sensitive, acne prone skin.


For those of you who are new to Korean skincare and don’t know what an essence is, let me break it down for you – An Essence is essentially a more concentrated formula that treats skin on the cellular level and targets specific concerns like dullness, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines. In Kbeauty, an essence is typically believed to optimize skin regeneration and if you use it religiously, you will see benefits like brighter, smoother skin that looks youthful and radiant.


Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review

Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence



Today I want to talk to you about an essence that I have fallen in love with and have been using for over 6 months – the Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence, a product that has become a true Holy-Grail for me! So let’s jump right in 🙂



About the Company

“Hanskin fuses biotech, pharmaceutical R&D, and innovation to deliver real efficacy and results in skin care. Their use of active ingredients creates a better delivery system that goes deep into cells and treats aging concerns, such as fine lines and loss of elasticity. Providing high quality anti-aging results is the heart of their Bio-Prism & Bio-Origin lines.” 

*taken from Sokoglam





Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review

Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Outer Packaging



The essence comes in a 300ml plastic bottle with a very pretty pastel pink cap. The packaging feels sturdy, but because it’s such a big bottle, it is quite heavy and not very travel-friendly. The bottle comes inside a pink cardboard box packaging with all the relevant information like ingredients and directions printed on it.


Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review

Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | 300 ml Bottle


Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review


Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review

Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review


Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review

Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Nozzle



The bottle has a screw on cap and you basically tip the bottle over to dispense product on to your hands or a cotton pad (I personally always use my hands for essence). There’s a stopper with a small hole as you can see in the pictures and this ensures that the essence is released drop by drop – another thumbs up for packaging there! All in all, I quite like it.




Texture and Smell

When it comes to an essence, I’m pretty picky because I want it to be lightweight, yet hydrating and I also want it to be fragrance-free. And surprisingly, the Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence ticked both those boxes 🙂


Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review

Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Consistency and Texture


In terms of consistency, this essence is slightly thicker than water and very lightweight… I usually do 2-3 layers of it, using no more than 2-3 drops of the essence for each layer. The product feels very silky smooth to the touch (and almost bouncy in a way!) and soaks right into the skin, leaving it feeling very plump, bouncy and slightly sticky.

Also, this essence has NO fragrance, which a huge plus in my books, because that way when I layer the product, there is no lingering scent on my skin.





Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Review

Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence | Ingredients



Glycerin, Water, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf/Stem Extract, Zostera Marina Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydrolyzed Algin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol

* Star Ingredients – Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate




My Thoughts

I love the idea behind this product. If you’ve used essences before, you’ll see that the Hanskin Hyaluron Real Complexion Skin Essence is a little bit different. For example, if I compare it to the Missha FTE, the Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence is a bit more viscous and it almost feels like a hybrid of a toner, essence and moisturiser – all in one!

Because I live in Mumbai, and the weather is very humid, I sometimes skip the toner and moisturiser step of my routine and just use the Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence as a layerable toner (2-3 layers) and what that does is it feels like a treatment + moisturiser as it boosts the hydration levels in my skin and makes my skin feel plump all day.

As the name suggests, this product contains hyaluronic acid and so it is all about moisture. With consistent use, I have noticed that it has helped smooth out fine lines and has also drastically improved the elasticity of my skin. My skin has never felt more plump or dewy and I love that about this product. Also, it has never broken me out, hurray!

I honestly LOVE the Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Skin Essence…  I also think this would be a fantastic product if you want to achieve that glass skin:heart:



Do I recommend the Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence and Would I repurchase?YES



Before I end this post, I’d like to share with you guys that I bought this product from a website called Daisy Skin Fix that is run by a wonderful girl called Puipuii. Also, if you are looking to buy some K-Beauty items in India, then go check out her website … she has a good collection and offers very reasonable prices…plus, it’s always nice to support a small business ❤️



Have you tried the Hanskin Real Complexion Hyaluron Essence? Do you have any favourite essences and recommendations? Please comment below! 






  • snehaln29 September 17, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I have used the Missha FTE samplesize & loved it. Currently I am using the Loreal hydra genius water & apply 2-3 layers of it. It feels light, hasn’t broken me out. Next I will definitely try this one <3

    • Ankita September 28, 2018 at 6:37 am

      So glad to hear you liked the Missha FTE… its a beautiful product 🙂
      I’ll be sure to check out your recommendation of the Loreal Genius Water!


  • Hyaluron Dortmund March 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Looks great! Would love to try Hanskin Hyaluron skin essence.

    • Ankita March 29, 2019 at 11:11 am

      It’s a fantastic product…I highly recommend it 🙂

      Let me know if you try it out!


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