Oh my gosh! First, I want to start off and say that the sustainable packaging that Primera uses is phenomenal. The cotton pads that come with it are huge and soft, and they take the product being applied without it soaking through but without it absorbing completely. They have some specks, as they aren’t like the typical bleached pads sold in the pharmacy and some strings may get left behind on your skin if you use the dry part of the pad, but I don’t mind it! As for the essence itself, it is phenomenal. I apply this after I apply my typical toner but before applying any serums. I typically have extremely sensitive, red, combination skin that is easily inflamed by products - but this was so soothing. I dab it on using the natural cotton pads and it gives a hydrating, clean feel. I also feel like it allows my serums to soak in more completely. Since using it, I have seen less redness and less acne; so I completely recommend! It is just such a nice, light, soothing dewiness! I did receive this product complimentary for testing purposes, but all opinions stated are mine.