Esse Gel Cleanser (Normal/Oily)

Esse Gel Cleanser (Normal/Oily)

100ml or 200ml
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This cleanser is for those who prefer a foaming facial wash. It contains anti-oxidant actives from barley grass and grapefruit seed. Lightly fragranced with spearmint and peppermint essential oils, it stimulates micro-circulation and ensures a deep down clean. It is also refreshing and uplifting to a tired mind. It is water based with a balanced pH. It is suitable for all skin types, but is particularly effective for younger or oily skins.

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

Suitable for normal to oily skin.

Top Tip: This foaming cleanser can be used as a shower gel, and so is great to pack for travelling!

Did You Know?

  • Spearmint oil relieves itchy skin
  • Peppermint oil cools by constricting blood vessels, relieves skin irritation and itching, reduces redness due to inflammation


Aspalathus linearis (rooibos) leaf extract*, decyl glucoside, glycerin, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil, xanthan gum, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract*, salicylic acid, glyceryl caprylate, mentha vidiris (spearmint) leaf oil*, levulinic acid, sodium levulinate, aqua (water), mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil*, citric acid, carum carvi (caraway) leaf oil, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*, limonene***
*Ingredients from organic farming
**Made from organic ingredients
***Component of natural essential oils

A note on Benzyl Alcohol: The Ecocert Organic logo demands that 95% of the total ingredients must be of natural origin. In all of World Organics skin and beauty products a minimum of 99.1% in the formula TOSC5 of ingredients are of natural origin. The balance of ingredients are the extremely safe food grade preservatives of Potassium Sorbate and Benzyl Alcohol Dehydroacetic Acid.

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.

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Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews Write a review
17 out of 17 people would recommend this product

  • My skin loves it!
    24 Mar, 2017, By Mieke My skin is very dry, and I find this cleanser removes all impurities very gently, and leaves my skin feeling fresh. The 200ml bottle lasts me about 2 months.

  • Amazing Cleanser
    01 Mar, 2017, By Melissa This cleanser is perfect for my difficult face. I suffer with an extremely oily T-zone and super dry cheeks and to add to this my skin is really sensitive. This face works perfectly and smells divine!

  • Esse Gel Cleanser
    22 Nov, 2016, By J I like this product. Very gentle on all skin types and does not dry skin at all. Peppermint and spearmint oils very good for skin in general. It lasts very long
    I recommend this product even washes off make-up well

  • Great face wash
    15 Nov, 2016, By Nathan This is a really good face wash and it works very well. A little bit expensive, but it lasts quite long so I think its worth it!

  • Great product
    27 Jul, 2016, By Esmť This is a fantastic product. I have a very sensitive skin and this product did not irritate my skin or cause breakouts. It cleanses nicely and the minty fragrance is so refreshing. Its great even for my dry skin in summertime.

  • A staple
    29 Apr, 2016, By C Joyce Ive tried many cleansers and always come back to this one. It cleanses well without irritating my sensitive skin. A tiny amount day and night and the 200ml bottle lasts for 2 months +.

  • Esse Gel Cleanser (Normal/Oily)
    16 Feb, 2016, By Elsa Love this cleanser! My face feels fresh with every wash. Struggled a bit with the dispenser though, but the product itself is awesome!

  • I love the spearmint fragrance
    06 Jan, 2016, By Jacqueline I received a sample of this as a gift and have been using it as a face cleanser. I absolutely love it. It has a fantastic spearmint and peppermint fragrance. The first night I used this I almost forgot to use my toner and night cream because there were no tight or dry feeling after use. It doesn burn at all. Initially I thought that it would have a toothpaste effect on my skin - that tingly minty feeling - but there was none of that. It has a very nice consistency - not to runny - with a extremely nice lather. The only thing I would love to change about this product would be to make the fragrance linger as the fragrance disappears as soon as you rinse it off. Yes I will be buying a bottle of this soon - I would love to try it as a body wash, as stated in the product description.

  • Fresh
    06 Nov, 2015, By Jean Leaves your skin feeling cool, clean and minty fresh

    02 Jul, 2015, By Lisa After trying many facial cleansers - with majority drying out my skin - this is the best I have ever tried! So happy that Ive finally found something that is perfect for my skin :)

  • I like it very much
    26 Jun, 2015, By Lauren Works wonderfully on my combination, sensitive skin. Gentle enough that I can use it to remove eye makeup. Smells fabulous. Pricey though. My husband knocked a brand new large bottle off the counter and it broke. Unfortunately the disadvantage of glass packaging. I could have cried because of the price of replacing it.

  • A cleanser that impresses!
    20 Jun, 2015, By Esmari This is truly a cleanser suited to most skin types. I don have overly oily skin and it works wonderfully. This is one of the very few gel cleansers that foams nicely removes make up and impurities but does not dry out my skin. The scent is my favorite- fresh and minty! Esse is truly worth every penny.

  • Very happy!
    10 Feb, 2015, By Ed This is a great face wash.

    It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean. Coming from a harsh product like Clearasil Ultra, I was concerned I might break out or that my skin might get oily, but neither happened.

    Only slight criticism is that the face wash is pretty pricey, but Ill definitely order it again.

  • Love this product!
    03 Feb, 2015, By Marlize This is the best cleanser in the world! It cleanses my skin brilliantly without leaving it feeling dry and sticky. This smell is great, packaging easy to use. Lathers very well. You don have to use too much of this product to get results. I have terribly oily, acne and cystic acne prone skin and this cleanser is the first cleanser that doesn aggravate my conditions. In my opinion it has helped me with my condition by not traumatising my already sensitive skin with harmful chemicals. Note: Ive got very fair, oily, acne and hormonal cystic acne prone skin. I don feel like this product will heal the cystic acne but I have noticed that the cysts that pop up every now and then are less angry and less sore.

  • A remarkable difference after just one wash!
    30 Jan, 2015, By Bianca I think I have found my new face wash! The past few months I have been struggling with oily, problem skin and occasional acne break-outs. I recently bought this face wash and after just one wash, I could already feel a difference, not too mention how my skin looked. I also love the smell and cooling sensation! For the price this was worth every cent!

  • Best Buy
    27 Jan, 2015, By amanda This product is the bes, makes skin soft and removes make up instantl... i love it!!!

  • Excellent cleanser
    05 Jan, 2014, By Kelly Effective, refreshing, gentle and smells great

  • Ive been using Esse products for over 7 years now and absolutely love it!
    By Ilze Ive been using Esse products for over 7 years now and absolutely love it!!!

  • Ek is baie in my skik met die produk.
    By Verona Ek is baie in my skik met die produk. Dis die heel eerste produk wat goed werk om my olierige vel te beheer.

  • Great product.
    By Karen Great product. Finally found a cleanser that I will stick to.

  • Just love this cleanser!
    By Avril Just love this cleanser! The best I've ever used.

  • By far my best "natural/organic" product range!
    By Carin By far my best "natural/organic" product range!

  • it's a fantastic cleanser.
    By debi it's a fantastic cleanser. the fragrance, the feel, everything. and exactly what the other girls have said, it doesn't leave you face feeling dry and scratchy.

  • Value for money.
    By Masadi Value for money. My combination skin looks cleaner than before. A little bit goes a long way and it feels very luxurious.

  • I agree with all the other reviews.
    By Liesl I agree with all the other reviews. It is a lovely fragranced gentle wash that does not leave your skin feeling dry or tight. Right up there as one of my favourites together with the Victorian Garden lavender gel cleanser

  • Great, refreshing cleanser that really leaves your face feeling smooth and clean without overdrying it.
    By Deshanta Great, refreshing cleanser that really leaves your face feeling smooth and clean without overdrying it.
  • Baie effektief om porieŽ skoon te hou.
    By Su-Ann Baie effektief om porieŽ skoon te hou. 'n Fantastiese produk.

  • Best cleanser I've ever used.
    By ML Best cleanser I've ever used. Cleans without leaving my skin dry. It really is wonderful for combination skin. Great for washing off make-up.

  • I love the minty tingly feeling you get when you wash with this.
    By Gee I love the minty tingly feeling you get when you wash with this. Foams up very nicely. Gives a good clean wash.

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