The texture of the product is so watery just like how toner should be. Even thought it calls essence but I use this product right after I wash my face with facial wash. Without additional product before it, I use it all over my face and neck using my palm. I always get the feeling maximally absorb by using my own palm, so since then on I do not use cotton to help me apply toner and another watery product. It claims could hydrate skin and help to make our skin be soft, gentle and bright for routine usage. It also claims no parabens, fragrance, and artificial coloring. For my dry and sensitive skin, this product really help to hydrate and give more moist finish all day.