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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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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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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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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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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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Sleep And Skin Health

Sleep And Skin Health

6 reasons a healthy sleeping pattern will give you great skin Skin health and sleep quality can be strongly linked. Lack of sleep elevates cortisol levels in the body, increasing inflammation and stress levels. Jessica Krant, assistant professor and founder of Art of...

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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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Invest In Yourself

Invest In Yourself

Why a GOOD skincare routine need not be complicated Have you had enough of hearing how the latest skincare fad is the only thing that will rescue your skin? What if we told you that, to be at its best, your skin needs trillions of microbes from thousands of species?...

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Take The New You Challenge In 7 Steps

Take The New You Challenge In 7 Steps

7 Steps To Great Skin In 2020 "A change is as good as a holiday," and who would say no thank you to that? As 2020 gets underway, we’d like to challenge you to make some changes that will improve the outcomes for your skin (and overall health).  As with anything worth...

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Esse Awards in 2019

Esse Awards in 2019

With the year fast drawing to a close, you might have missed some of the highlights. Here is a summary of all the awards Esse was honoured with in 2019.   Beauty Industry Awards, United Kingdom and USA The Beauty Industry awards highlighted some of the most...

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