I was gifted this product in exchange for an honest review. I think this is my first time using an essence. I usually just use a toner after I cleanse my face and before my moisturizer. I've heard a lot about essences and been wanting to try one out; but finding new products can be overwhelming for me and I just haven't gotten around to trying one until now.
The Urban Calm Soft Essence comes in a heavy glass bottle with a pump. The essence itself is light green in color, reminiscent of the fermented seaweed it is made from. It has a runny consistency, just slightly thicker than water. It doesn't really have much of a smell or fragrance, which is nice since I'm a bit sensitive to strong smelling products. I love how cooling and refreshing it feels on my skin after washing my face. I've only been using this product for about a week now and I've noticed that my skin already feels smoother and more supple! It definitely feels like my skin is better hydrated than before.
I've included the picture of the bottle standing upright after having used it for a week to get a sense of how much product I've used over that time. I used the product about 1-2 times a day, and with about 3-4 pumps of product each time. If continued to use it at that rate, I would guess that this bottle would probably last for several months of usage.