Esse Deep Moisturiser (Normal & Combination Skin)

Esse Deep Moisturiser (Normal & Combination Skin)

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 Balance and tone your complexion with this wonderfully nourishing organic moisturiser. Made from a selection of special African plant extracts and other organic ingredients, this is a healing, hydrating emulsion (not a chemical laden, pore-clogging ointment). This special formula from Esse will protect your skin from harsh environmental factors and also care for dry zones without leaving the oily areas feeling greasy. The perfect moisturiser for oily and combination skin.

  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan
  • Proudly South African
  • Cruelty Free

Banish excess grease and oily shine with this beautiful blend of skincare ingredients.

  • Rooibos is a potent acne treatment and helps balance the skin’s natural oils and control breakouts.
  • Aloe vera is a soothing gel with cleansing and healing properties.
  • Manketti oil (also called Mongongo oil) regenerates and restructures your skin.
  • Natural and organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT.
  • Packaged in dark glass bottles to ensure fresh ingredients stay pure.
  • Suitable for oily and combination skin.

Esse harnesses the therapeutic power of African botanical extracts, which are all ancient and extremely healing remedies. These natural and certified organic ingredients have been developed by one of the world’s top organic chemists to create an incredible range of skincare products.


Aspalathus linearis (rooibos) leaf extract*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil, glycerin**, hydrogenated olive oil, olea europea (olive) fruit oil, olea europea (olive) fruit oil unsaponifiables, schinziophyton rautanenii (manketti) seed oil, calodendrum capense (yangu) seed oil, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract*, xanthan gum, tragacanth gum, sodium phytate, adansonia digitata (baobab) fruit extract*, kigelia africana fruit extract, eriocephalus punctulatus (Cape chamomile) leaf  oil, bisabalol, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) oil*, olea europea (olive) leaf extract, canaga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil*, sodium hyaluronate, ascorbyl palmitate,  vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, vanilla planifolia seed extract, citric acid, tocopherol, mentha vidiris (spearmint) leaf oil*, geraniol***, linalool***, citronellol***, limonene***

*Ingredients from organic farming
**Made from organic ingredients
***Component of natural essential oils

Please Note: This product includes extremely safe, food-grade preservatives: Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol and Dehydroacetic Acid. The ECOCERT organic logo means that 95% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.

The concern with hydrogenated oils is that there is the possibility of generating trans-fats. The hydrogenated oils in Esse products are processed at low temperatures, in carefully controlled conditions, to avoid trans-fats in the final products.

Please Note: The ascorbyl palmitate that may be used in this Esse product is a derivative of ascorbic acid and palmitic acid - the palmitic acid is isolated from either coconut, rape seed or palm oil. Esse have insured to use a supplier that has RSPO certification for times where palm oil is used in their products.

Please Note:

Faithful to Nature is an online retail store, specialising in a wide selection of natural supplements, vitamins, superfoods and health-related products. Our green team is all about helping you unlock your full potential to live a healthy life; however we are not medical professionals. Please do consult your health care practitioner when seeking medical advice.

Overall Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews Write a review
12 out of 12 people would recommend this product

  • BEST
    09 Mar, 2017, By Cayleigh just bought this for the second time. used the senstive moisturiser before. wow... so glad i decided to try it. best thing i ever did. my face feels fresh, soft and completely looked after. in love with this whole range.

  • nourishing skin
    10 Oct, 2016, By Karla-Lilienne Love this cream as it does not leave my skin feeling oily but is moisturised enough not to leave it wanting. I use the whole esse range

  • Great product
    03 Aug, 2016, By Jan Started using this 3 days ago and real quality product. Definitely worth the price as it is a 50 ml compared to other premium brands out in the marketplace which normally comes in sizes of only 30 ml.

  • Excellent product, but no longer affordable
    20 May, 2016, By Pier I use all Esse products for my face and love them all. This cream is especially wonderful: the smell, the texture, the feel on your skin, the difference it makes overnight is absolutely noticeable. I ordered one in February for R314. The last one cost me R445. That is a 40% price increase. Unfortunately no longer affordable for me.

  • Great
    26 Jan, 2016, By Lyn Am happy with this. It lasts long. Works well on combination skin. Is easily absorbed.

  • LOVE the Esse range!
    24 Nov, 2015, By Louise I have been using the cream cleanser, toner and Deep Moisturiser for a few months now and absolutely love everything about it. It smells great and fresh and leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean.

  • Great product
    17 Nov, 2015, By Diane Works really well on my combination skin with no shiny appearance.

  • Good product, but a little smelly
    17 Oct, 2015, By Lise I bought this to replace my usual Clarins product, and I really like it. Absorbs fast and leaves my skin feeling good. I use the excellent Esse Refining Cleanser, which smells so good - kind of lemony - but Im not too keen on the smell of this moisturiser: kind of chemical, but in a earthy way.

  • Lovely product
    24 Jul, 2015, By Kirsty I love everything about this product. The smell is beautiful and I am not usually a fan of scented skin products. I have been using it for about 2 weeks and have received a few compliments on my skin. I would definitely recommend this product.

  • Lovely
    11 Feb, 2015, By Suzanne Love Esses products. This moisturiser took some getting used to, but it is now my favourite!

  • My new favourite range
    07 Jan, 2015, By Yael I have just discovered Esse. So far the best skincare products Ive used. I love this moisturiser. Perfect for combination skin. I kept getting compliments on my skin after I started using this. Love that it doesn have a sickly sweet smell, like some other organic products!

  • Always great!
    06 Dec, 2014, By Verena The Esse Range is just amazing!
    Such a soft, delicate textured moisturiser and not oily or sticky. I have used this product for a while and will carry on doing so.

  • Love the Esse range.
    By Ilze Love the Esse range. Moisturizer absorbs well into skin without leaving an oily residue. Use this product during summer season and the Rich moisturizer during Winter.

  • I have a sensitive oily skin, and although this cream is very mattifying, it left my skin feeling tight and not nourished enough.
    By Karen I have a sensitive oily skin, and although this cream is very mattifying, it left my skin feeling tight and not nourished enough. I prefer the Natraloe moisturiser.

  • Best moisturiser for combination skin.
    By Robyn Best moisturiser for combination skin. Deep moisturisation yet skin doesn become shiny midday even on hot days.

  • An excellent product - works extremely well over the serum as said.
    By Alexa An excellent product - works extremely well over the serum as said. I've only used occasionally during the day, but worked well - I wish they did an SPR moisturiser.

  • Great accompaniment to an evening skincare routine.
    By Deshanta Great accompaniment to an evening skincare routine. This cream smells so divine and is nourishing to a well cleansed oily/combination skin type.
  • Fab product, absorbs easily and leaves your skin glowing.
    By Jill Fab product, absorbs easily and leaves your skin glowing. Slight break-out on day three of using the moisturiser, but my skin cleared straight away and has never looked this good!
    Clever packaging too.

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