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Yay—let's recycle! Here’s a quick guide for when you've finished using all your products:

1. Make the products 'recycle ready' by rinsing it out and cleaning it. What if the product doesn't work for me? Give it to someone who might like to try it! That way, you will minimise wastage and give the product a second home. ♡♡

2. Get the DETAILS! Typically, most skin care packaging is recyclable in Australia, but what can and can’t be recycled depends on where you live. A quick Google search will reveal a recycling guideline based on your state / territory.

3. Can I put this in my recycling bin? If you've checked and the answer is 'yes', give these items a second life and put them in the recycling bin. If it's not, look into enterprises like TerraCycle, to help you properly recycle your beauty products. If the product is recycable through TerraCycle, it is FREE and all you have to do is gather your empty products together, print a recycling label and ship it out - that’s it! They’ll take care of the rest for you.

FYI, recycling plants uses numbers ranging from 1 to 7 to help sort all the materials. PETE stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate and PP stands for Polypropylene — these are both plastics. PAP represents paper / mixed paper / cardboard. See Earth Easy to learn more about your plastics.

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Beauty of Joseon - Ginseng Essence Water - 40ml / 150ml


If you're new to using an essence, Beauty of Joseon's Ginseng Essence Water is the perfect introduction! It suits virtually any skin type - from oily, to sensitive to mature and dehydrated skin. Infused with 80% ginseng root water, 2% niacinamide and 0.04% adenosine, it will pretty much do it all: moisturize, brighten, leave skin plumped, regulate sebum and help repair a broken skin barrier. 

This product has a pH of 5.8.

40ml / 150ml.

Product of Korea.

Wanna know more about this brand? Check out our Beauty of Joseon Buying Guide here.

Suitable for all skin types. Try it on rosacea-prone skin, as it contains redness-fighting and soothing ingredients.


Panax Ginseng Root Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propanediol, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Hydroxyacetophenone, Glyceryl Glucoside, Xanthna Gum, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Adenosine, Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, Theobroma Cacao(Cocoa) Extract, Dextrin, Glucose, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Berry Extract, Lactobacillus/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexyglycerin, Disodium EDTA.

Ingredients subject to change at manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, please refer to product packaging.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water a toner?

Beauty of Joseon's Ginseng Essence Water can be used as both a toner or as an essence layered with your serum. It's up to you! Its pH sits at around the same level as our skin (just a little above 5.5), so it works wonderfully as a pH corrector post-cleansing, or to prep skin before applying a peel or exfoliant. It's also great as a hydrating essence, and can be applied in multiple layers if your skin is feeling especially parched.

What is Ginseng Essence good for?

Beauty of Joseon's Ginseng Essence Water offers several benefits.Ginseng Essence is good for addressing hydration, redness and ageing concerns. Ginseng root is rich in both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and helps protect the skin from free radicals (a factor in premature ageing). Together with niacinamide, it'll help calm skin redness and sensitivity. Meanwhile, the saponin content in ginseng along with the glycerin in the formula will boost the skin's moisture levels. It's just a solid all-rounder!.

Is Beauty of Joseon cruelty-free?

Beauty of Joseon is a proudly cruelty-free brand, with several of their products being vegan as well. In fact, the Ginseng Essence Water is one of its vegan products.

Does the Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water have hyaluronic acid?

The Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water contains hyaluronic acid, albeit in a small amount towards the end of its ingredients list in the form of sodium hyaluronate. It'll help to rehydrate parched skin.

How long does Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water take to be absorbed into the skin?

Because Beauty of Joseon's Ginseng Essence Water is only slightly viscous and uses minimal ingredients, it doesn't take long for it to be absorbed into the skin. On first application after cleansing, it should pretty much sink in after a few seconds! The more layers applied, the longer it takes to absorb, as with any toner or essence.

Is the Beauty of Joseon Ginseng Essence Water good for acne-prone skin?

Because ginseng root has anti-inflammatory properties, Beauty of Joseon's Ginseng Essence Water can be good for acne-prone skin suffering from redness and irritation. It'll also help address dehydration caused by harsh anti-acne products or retinoids without clogging pores.