When you are starting your skincare routine, you will face many familiar products with the same results. But in reality, these skincare products work differently when you use them. You would wonder about the critical difference between toner, essence, ampoule, and serums. In this article, we will discuss how they are unrelated to each other.


Toner is the first thing after cleansing your skin. A low pH cleanser does not wash your skin impurities, and your skin slightly remains alkaline. The toners help balance skin pH and neutralize these effects and balance your skin between oily and dry. The toners are easily distinguished because they are watery, light, clear, and found in a larger bottle.
The lightweight ingredients of toner are to exfoliate and smoothen your skin. The toner's antioxidant component helps hydrate your skin after the cleansing and boost skin absorption for the remaining skincare products.

How to Use:

  • After cleansing, apply toner to your skin with the help of a cotton pad or hands.
  • Gently rub it in a circular motion until it absorbs in your skin.


Cleaning and toning your skin, now, it's time for the essence to shine. The essence's texture is almost lightweight watery, but heavier than toners. After Toning your skin, your skin is ready for more nutrients and hydration.
The essence helps your skin by supplying more water and nutrients to recover the lost moisture and make it more beautiful and attractive. Additionally, essence has not antioxidant properties that nourish your skin and minimize the skin irritation issue.

How to Use:

  • After cleanser and toner, use the essences with a cotton pad and gently rub it on your face to maximize the skin glow.


The fluid texture of ampoules is dense, soft, and soothing. The difference between ampoules and other product is that it contains a high concentration of single-ingredient for maximum coverage. The skincare ampoules come with small sealed glass bottles, and the primary function of ampoules is to minimize skin problems such as acne, blemish, blackspots, anti-aging.

How to Use:

  • Squeeze out the serum from the ampoule by removing its cap.
  • The ampoule's ideal dose is 5 to 6 drops, and put it in your palm and gently rub it on your face and neck.


The serums are well-known category and what makes it different from other skincare products is that it comes with a luscious and thicker texture. The primary function of anti-aging serums is to provide more nutrients to your skin and boost skincare problems such as fine lines, wrinkles, and removing acne scars effectively and make your skin bright, smooth, and flawless. The antioxidant properties of serum are the best source of extra moisture as well.

How to Use:

  • After cleansing and exfoliate your skin, the serums are applied last due to their heavy texture.
  • Put a small amount of content on your palm and apply it to your face and neck.
  • Wait for 5 minutes for the serum to fully absorb into the skin.