The Essence by Tatcha? Another product? You’re thinking, “Oh no! I’m not spending another cent or second on my morning regime!” I don’t blame you! But before you say no, hear me out: The Essence is “a daily 7-second ritual to reveal your softest, most youthful skin.” And from experience, it’s true.

Listen, I’ve always had nice skin, in part because after I shower I apply eye cream, serum, and moisturizer and they’ve been very kind to me, but this winter something was off because my forehead was consistently dry by lunch time. What a pain, right? So two weeks ago I bought The Essence at Barneys for $95.00 USD-–and it’s changed my skin. I’ve been applying it before my skincare products to help enhance them. And it’s worked. My entire face is now soft and hydrated all day to the point where I have to remind myself that I didn’t reapply any moisturizer.