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LIMITED EDITION OMEGA MOISTURISERS

LIMITED EDITION OMEGA MOISTURISERS

One of our signature products – the Omega Moisturiser – remains a favourite after many years. It has been upgraded to include probiotic extracts in its hydrating, Omega-3 infused formula. To celebrate this, we’ve launched a limited-edition single-pack, alongside our...

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THINGS INDUSTRIAL BEAUTY TAUGHT US WHICH WE SHOULD FORGET

THINGS INDUSTRIAL BEAUTY TAUGHT US WHICH WE SHOULD FORGET

Industrial beauty is around 100 years old. In the early 1900s, large companies in the US and Europe used the fear of germs to sell harsh soaps to hundreds of millions of consumers. The same companies rapidly extended their reach by promising to “turn back the clock”...

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CLEANSING THE ESSE WAY

CLEANSING THE ESSE WAY

Perhaps you enjoy the “squeaky-clean” feeling after a deep cleanse, as many people do. We also understand that ingrained habits may be difficult to break. Even so, we'd like to suggest you reconsider your cleansing routine   Sebum Science Sebum is the complex...

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WHAT ARE THE SKIN BENEFITS OF A GOOD FOUNDATION?

WHAT ARE THE SKIN BENEFITS OF A GOOD FOUNDATION?

There’s much more to a quality foundation product than simple coverage. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy by choosing the right foundation for your skin: 1. Sun protection While exposure to sunlight is important for the skin through the provision of Vitamin...

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GOOD MICROBES FOR YOUR SKIN

GOOD MICROBES FOR YOUR SKIN

There are trillions of bacteria from hundreds of species living on and in your skin. Your skincare goals should always include their well-being, as they are what ultimately determine skin health and graceful ageing. As a rule, body site is the most important factor in...

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WHAT MOISTURISER SHOULD YOU BE USING?

WHAT MOISTURISER SHOULD YOU BE USING?

There is no denying that as winter sets in, skin feels as though it needs a little more. Cold, dry weather and indoor heating generate a real thirst in our skin. Here’s a quick guide to boosting your winter routine to bring back the glow. Up the ante Dry skin comes in...

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7 LIFESTYLE TIPS TO ASSIST IN REWILDING YOUR SKIN

7 LIFESTYLE TIPS TO ASSIST IN REWILDING YOUR SKIN

Imagine the richness of a thriving coral reef or the bustling activity of a healthy rainforest. What these have in common is that they both rely on the complex relationships between the organisms living in them - as do other healthy ecosystems, wherever they exist....

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How Skin Compares to an Ecosystem

How Skin Compares to an Ecosystem

Any ecologist will tell you that a forest filled with a rich variety of plants is healthier than a commercial plantation containing only one species of tree. The complex ecosystem prevails through storms, droughts and temperature changes without any outside...

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Interview with Trevor Steyn on the microbiome and skincare

Interview with Trevor Steyn on the microbiome and skincare

How did you become interested in the microbiome? When I was younger, I thought that chemistry could solve almost any problem. As my understanding of the biological world expanded, I became less certain. I started to realise that applying simple chemicals to very...

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Esse and Plastic Neutral

Esse and Plastic Neutral

We’ve partnered with Cleanhub to collect plastic waste in developing countries before it can reach the ocean. Every living thing depends on the ocean. Covering more than 70% of the planet’s surface it affects our climate and our food systems. Yet, millions of tons of...

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Serious About Serums

Serious About Serums

Facial serums come in many forms and choosing which one is best for your skin can often feel daunting. You’ll hear bloggers and influencers wax lyrical about their latest serum find with every new one outstripping the current version. Taking advice can be confusing...

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Why Esse Uses Glass Packaging

Why Esse Uses Glass Packaging

Choosing which materials to use in packaging is not easy. There are many considerations. In several projects in our history we have weighed up our options and the result has, so far, remained the same … glass wins out. The COSMOS organic standards have strict...

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Esse And Carbon Neutral

Esse And Carbon Neutral

When we say that we’re carbon neutral, what do we mean? Since Esse started, we have fought hard to hold true to a few basic values. One of these values is that we should do whatever we can to improve the condition of the planet that we call home. There is no discord...

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Green Chemistry Meets Wild Science

Green Chemistry Meets Wild Science

“Green chemistry, also called sustainable chemistry, is an area of chemistry focused on the design of products and processes that minimize or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.  Green chemistry focuses on reducing consumption of non-renewable...

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Rewild Your Skin

Rewild Your Skin

Rewilding is the science of returning skin to its balanced, wild state through green chemistry and organic biotech.  Civilization has long been associated with a sense of “clean” that requires us to rid ourselves of nature and place ourselves on a pedestal above all...

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What’s in a Drop?

What’s in a Drop?

What’s in a Drop? The Esse probiotic skincare range includes a multitude of carefully selected natural ingredients that are proven to have a positive impact on improving skin barrier function, hydration and the effects of ageing, as well as a number of other benefits....

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Why does the skin detox when moving to organic products?

Why does the skin detox when moving to organic products?

Why does the skin detox when moving to organic products? I’ve heard this question so many times over the last 12 years since I’ve switched to organic skincare.  It’s a valid question. I’d love to help you understand how incredible skin is and what happens when you...

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Skincare Myths Debunked

Skincare Myths Debunked

Since the beginning of time, society has formed beliefs about their experiences and the world around them. A notorious belief and misconception that comes to mind is that the earth is flat, popularised by the Flat Earth Society. Whilst that theory was proven wrong...

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Nanoparticles – The Lowdown

Nanoparticles – The Lowdown

Nanotechnology is the study and application of extremely small particles (smaller than 100 nanometers - about 40,000 times thinner than a hair). In skincare, nano ingredients come in two forms: nanoemulsions - tiny droplets of liquid - and nanoparticles - solid...

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A Guide to Sensitive Skin

A Guide to Sensitive Skin

Skin sensitivity is a leading skin concern throughout the modern world with more than half of women claiming to have sensitive skin.

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