Treatment Lotions: All you need to know

Inspired by the skincare routine of Asian women, treatment lotions make a dynamic entrance into our daily rituals. Their multiple benefits and ability to boost the effectiveness of our skincare products counterweight the expense and effort needed for their daily use…


Treatment lotions are also called softeners. They are a bit like toners but actually the only common thing between toners and treatment lotions is their liquid form. They are not designed to remove cleanser residue or temporarily strip away excess sebum and minimize the appearance of pores.
As implied by their name, most of them are packed with moisturizing and revitalizing agents that balance pH, restore moisture loss in the upper layer and help the active ingredients of the products used shortly after to better penetrate into the skin.


Unlike toners which are part of the cleansing process, treatment lotions soothe, refresh and moisturize the skin. They serve as the ideal carriers of the valuable active ingredients of your serum, day and/or night cream. According to the experts, our skin behaves like a sponge; when it is wet, meaning well hydrated, can be more receptive to active ingredients.

So, treatment lotions actually prepare the ground for the condensed ingredients of low molecular weight (usually contained into the serums) to go deeper into the skin.  After that, your day or night cream seals and keeps the moisture in. The softening agents which are present in the composition of the skincare products, form a thin film on the surface of your skin preventing water loss to the environment. So basically, this is an intensive way of keeping your face hydrated, plump and glowing.
The latest treatment lotions contain additional rejuvenating and anti-aging ingredients for an even more enhanced effect.


Always applied on a clean skin. Dab or splash on face and neck. While the skin is still wet, follow with your serum. 

Extra beauty tip: Dab your cotton pads with the liquid essence and place them onto your face, like a mask. Allow for 5′ and remove. 


La Mer Treatment Lotion

A rich and silky hydrator that visibly awakens the complexion and drives moisture deep into the skin

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La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence in Lotion

A light yet potent formula, contains caviar water – a highly concentrated infusion with active caviar-rich components.

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Sisleÿa Essential Skin Care Lotion

Essential active ingredients (Marshmallow extract, Padina pavonica, Phytosqualane and Gingko biloba) help moisturize and nourish the skin

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Shiseido BENEFIANCE NutriPerfect Pro-Fortifying Softener

A highly effective, skin-fortifying balancing softener for mature skin

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Bobbi Brown Extra Treatment Lotion

A water-based lotion is perfect for anyone who needs an extra moisture boost and who likes their skin soothed, calm and more even looking.

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