ESTÉE LAUDERS MICRO ESSENCE is THE ONLY essence you need to concern yourself with. No sticky or greasy after feel, just soft, plump and glowing skin. Like a freshly blossomed flower petal. Absolutely necessary in all skincare routines, Essences are often overlooked. Some people think it's a toner with a different name, other people think it's not important. Essence goes on after cleansing and toning but before serum and moisturizer. It's a beautiful addition, preparing the skin to take in the following products more effectively. Absolutely the best essence and most needed, like a drink of cool clear water for the skin.