Optimal skin condition depends on the probiotic microbes living on and in it. Without microbes, your skin can’t perform its basic functions and the rate of skin ageing increases sharply.

Esse creates an environment on the skin that favours the growth of beneficial microbes. It uses prebiotics to selectively feed good microbes and includes LIVE probiotic microbes in two of the serums to make functional changes to the skin’s microbiome. Esse does not believe in damaging skin in pursuit of short-term results, it optimises skin health to slow ageing in the long-term.

Your skin microbes are as important as your gut microbes.

The discoveries made by the Human Microbiome Project have made it clear that healthy skin is host to trillions of microbes. These microbes permeate deep into the skin structure and work with your own cells to perform the complex chemistry that keeps your skin radiant.

Our philosophy is fairly simple – we use new techniques in biotechnology to get skin to optimum health so that it is resistant to the ageing process. We take a long-term view of the skin and don’t make sacrifices for short-term results. Esse is certified organic by Ecocert, accredited by PhytoTrade Africa and the Vegan Society and the company is carbon neutral.

In short, Esse is an ethical brand that is focused on the results required by the professional skincare market.