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Esse Skincare

Probiotic skincare.

Optimal skin condition depends on the probiotic microbes that live on and in it. Without microbes, your skin cannot perform its basic functions and the rate of skin aging increases sharply.

Esse creates an environment on the skin that promotes the growth of beneficial microbes. It uses prebiotics to selectively feed good microbes and contains LIVE probiotic microbes in two of the serums to make functional changes to the skin's microbiome.

Esse does not believe in damaging the skin in pursuing short-term results, it optimizes skin health to slow down long-term aging.

Since our inception, we have remained true to our core principles: we are certified organic, vegan and not tested on animals. We support fair trade and are a carbon neutral company.


Esse means 'to be' in Latin.

The brand initially established itself in the emerging organic skin care market in South Africa.

In 2009, the company started switching to probiotic skin care. Early findings from the Human Microbiome Project began to change the conventional view of the skin, and Esse began to see the skin as an ecology of human and microbial cells and the process of incorporating this new vision into the formulation of its products began.

The company is actively researching the application of new probiotic strains and methods of administration to combat aging and optimize skin health.

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