Esse was founded in 2002, thanks to the work of the biologist, chemist and researcher Trevor Steyn, who was able to see the pharmaceutical potential of medicinal plants that were indigenous to South Africa. (In Latin, “esse” means “to be”). In 2009, as a result of discoveries in the human microbiome project, Esse concentrated on the care of probiotic skin. Esse is a brand of organic cosmetics which guarantees a natural care of the skin.
The holder of the Ecocert certificate (100% natural and organic), the Esse company guarantees that its products:
💚 Contain no artificial colouring or preservatives;
💚 Are not grown with fertilisers or artificial pesticides;
💚 Have not been irradiated, and are not derived from genetically modified plants;
💚 Are not involved in any process which involves cruelty to animals;
💚 Are completely vegan products;
💚 Are produced by a carbon-neutral company.
These are products which are revolutionary for skin care and highly effective, while being environment-friendly and fostering fair trading. The combination of natural local ingredients (such as the African extracts of Aloe Vera, Honeybush, Sutherland and Kigelia, African oils such as Baobab, Marula, Yangus and Manketti, and olive-leaf extract) with the latest innovations in natural cosmetics (hyaluronic acid, probiotics, essential acids with Omega-3 and anti-oxidants) results in a formula that is unique and completely organic, without toxins or chemicals which disturb the skin’s microbiomes.
Esse does not believe in damaging the skin in the interests of obtaining short-term results, but in optimising the skin’s health so that ageing is delayed in the long term.
Esse’s three product ranges
- CORE: An organic range for skin care, with probiotic support to protect and nourish your dermis.
- SENSITIVE: Active organic and probiotic ingredients which calm and heal reactive skins.
- PLUS: A range with high-quality probiotic ingredients which stimulate the skin’s natural microbes to get the best results in anti-ageing.