The medical dermatologists, aestheticians and chemists at Manhattan’s New York Dermatology Group (NYDG) know skincare like the back of their hands. In fact, whatever your complaint may be, you can safely bet that they’ve seen it countless times before.

Preaching “life is for living, leave your skincare to the experts”, the team endeavours to make healthy skin readily available to everyone through a curated range built on the pillars of protection, prevention and restoration.

For us, the standout product from its six-strong pack is a step that’s often overlooked in skincare regimes – but one which, incidentally, makes for the most important component in Korean beauty… Essence!

Slotting in after your toner and before your serums, treatments and boosters in the fabled 10-step Korean routine (or post-cleansing and pre-moisturising as per the NYDG instructions), Essence is your fast-track to a dewy and youthfully fresh glow. Boasting a trio of probiotics – Jojoba Oil, Willowherb and Rose extract to soothe, condition and rebalance – as well as Rosemary Leaf and Aloe Vera, two powerhouses for healthy collagen synthesis, the ‘Luminizing Skin Essence’ bottles the best in the beauty game.

To yield optimal results, this self-care ritual should be no less than a daily practice.

Skin health is only a spritz away. Shop the 'Luminizing Skin Essence' and the full NYDG range here: