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“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 resources and technological approaches for preventing pollution  *

Esse uses green chemistry to help rewild skin and restore your skin’s microbiome to its naturally preferred wild, balanced and healthy state.

Esse likes the idea of working with nature but we understand that in order to deliver the best products possible we have to do a whole lot more than mix together a few plant ingredients and pop them in a jar. There is some merit in this form of purity, but our curiosity extends a lot further than that. We love that nature offers so much, but go further to identify just what it is in each plant or extract that is most precious. We carefully isolate it and deliver it to you in its purest, most effective form.

This type of curiosity pushes our science toward creating technology that allows us to look closer and closer into the world around us and one of those is the world of our skin’s microbiome. What we can see is that the best skin is in tune with the natural world around us, that we share microbes and, importantly, we recognise and accept the elements of nature that our skin has been been exposed to for many generations way more happily than we do  synthetic ‘substitutes’.

By exploring the microbiome of healthy skin, we can better understand where things go wrong in problem skin. With this knowledge, we have been able to identify key microbe species and populations that have the ability to boost skin health and repair barrier function. Because we acknowledge that humans are part of a much bigger environment and that our very existence depends on it, we turn to nature for a lot of answers. It makes sense that the environments which have shaped our development over many thousands of years of evolution should not be ignored if great skin and health is your goal.

Through the science of green chemistry, Esse has developed products to both seed the skin with desirable microbe partners and to feed beneficial microbes for better skin health.  Esse also incorporates exceptional botanical actives to further enhance the anti-ageing aspects that we all expect our skincare to deliver.


* a neat summary of the Green Chemistry concept (credit – wikipedia) . The four key areas of Green Chemistry in general are  (1) reduce energy use  (2) reduce waste  (3) reduce hazards  (4) reduce resource use and incorporate renewable resources