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Esse Sensitive Hydro Moisturiser

Esse Sensitive Hydro Moisturiser
Esse Sensitive Hydro Moisturiser
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For sensitive skin, it can be difficult to find the right beauty products that do not cause a reaction. Esse has formulated their Sensitive range for just that reason. The Esse Sensitive Hydro Moisturiser settles sensitive skin by optimising the health of your skin’s microbiome, which the skin’s immune system is modulated by. Prebiotics improve rough, red skin and reduce irritation by favouring the growth of beneficial microbes; while probiotics improves the population of the beneficial microbes. A balanced skin microbiome will result in improved moisture retention and fuller, healthier skin.

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A specially formulated Esse Sensitive Hydro Moisturiser in a 50ml glass jar

Esse Hydro Moisturiser has been formulated to settle sensitive skin by optimising the health of your skin’s microbiome.

  • Probiotics – The Hydro Moisturiser uses the probiotic extract of Lactobacillus.
  • Prebiotics – Inulin and α-glucan- oligosaccharides improve roughness and redness and reduce irritation in sensitive skin. Prebiotics favour the growth of beneficial microbes.
  • Hyaluronic Acid is included to boost moisturisation.
  • Jojoba Oil moisturises, nourishes and protects sensitive skin.
  • This moisturiser aims to minimize the chance of allergic reactions and to boost skin condition and plump the skin by improving moisturisation and T-junction activity.
  • 100% of the total Ingredients are from natural origin
  • 78% of the ingredients are from Organic farming
  • 65% of the total ingredients are Fair Trade certified
  • pH = 4.5


To get the best results – use twice daily in conjunction with the Esse Sensitive Cleanser and the Esse Sensitive Serum.


Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Lactobacillus, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Bisabolol, Sodium Phytate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Sodium Anisate, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Aqua, Vanillin, Gamma Decalactone. (*ingredients from organic farming)

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
4.6 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews

55 out of 58 people would recommend this product

16/09/2023, By Eleanor
This cream is light enough for a warm summer, yet packs a punch in terms of hydration
16/09/2023, By EJBS
Esse has been a game changer for me.
Always struggled with skin and skincare products until I started using this face wash.
11/08/2023, By Sara
The only product my skin enjoys. Such a pity the price has increased so significantly but there is nothing comparable on the market that is as good for the price.
17/05/2023, By Sonja
Gentle on sensitive skin
09/12/2022, By Cherin
Absolutely fantastic. I have noticed a difference in the look and feel of my skin.
30/06/2022, By zee
I REALLY wanted to like this product, as I'm a huge fan of esse. Unfortunately, it dries matte on my skin and pills quite alot. It doesnt really feel hydrating at all. very disappointing, considering the price.
16/03/2022, By Anz
The scent of all the Esse products are enough to make you love them. The sensitive hydro moisturiser softens and moisturises without leaving my skin greasy. A little of it goes a long way. With the divine scent; its easy to fall into a routine.
13/10/2021, By Fehmida
The Esse range is the only range that successfully helped me with my skin issues like hypersensitivity and eczema
17/05/2021, By Mariska
Love the consistency of this moisturizer. My skin absorbs it very well and it feels treated after use. ESSE products for life!! cannot get enough of the good stuff.
25/02/2021, By Margi
I have an extremely reactive and sensitive skin, this is the only moisturiser I can use, and have been using for the past few years. I hope for Esse to produce a body moisturiser in the future, as I also sometimes use it as a hand cream.
29/12/2020, By Anna
Excellent for my outdoor lifestyle and maturing skin
10/11/2020, By Lindi
Hydrates well and softens my skin. Works well for my sensitive skin.
30/10/2020, By Elsie
Great for summer and really feels like it hydrates on a deeper level.
10/09/2020, By Reinette
This the only cream which really works for my sensitve skin
01/09/2020, By Sonja
Moisturise skin well, non greasy and lovely soft fragrance, ideal if you are sensitive to essential oils.
11/08/2020, By Mizjax
I have moderately sensitive skin that is prone to redness and breakouts. This moisturiser calms my skin, and I haven’t had a breakout since using this product - it’s been about a year now. It also lasts a long time, as you don’t need a lot to properly moisturise, unlike other products.
01/08/2020, By Jacki
The best moisturiser! Perfect for dry skin.
28/07/2020, By Pam
Rich. Creamy. Perfect for dull dehydrated skin.
28/07/2020, By Pam
Moisturiser that is friendly to your skin and the environment. If you struggle with sensitivity, redness or flaking then this product is up your alley. It is rich and really hydrates those pores.
17/07/2020, By Ambrosa
Amazing and absorbs quickly!
03/07/2020, By Mimi
I love this product, my skin looks and feels so much better.
30/06/2020, By Kyle
Excellent product. I see a bad difference when I don't use it. It keeps my skin looking soft and young.
23/06/2020, By Tammy
Love this product. Not too heavy, moisturizes just right!
19/06/2020, By Anni
Received this product as a sample and I’m in love! I have dry skin and it gets worse with the Johannesburg weather. This product made my skin soft and hydrated within a few days of using it. Not oily at all. I will be purchasing a full size!
11/06/2020, By Sara
I will never use another moisturiser again. This one has been the only thing to calm and moisturise my sensitive skin. Seems pricey but it isn't as it lasts 3 months. Love, love, love. Please never stop making this product.
19/04/2020, By Mianca
Such a great product. Even recommended it to my sister and she also loved it. A little bit goes a long way.
11/02/2020, By Concerned
05/02/2020, By Carmen
This moisturiser saved my skin from the harsh effects of chemo. I used it with a milk oil cleanser and my skin recovered and has not dried out again during treatment. Might not be the same for everyone...
27/11/2019, By Fatima
I started using esse because I wanted a range which had no nasties in it. Esse really agrees with my skin, after using this range for a few months I could see a noticeable difference. This moisturiser is great but I prefer it for summer months in Joburg because it isn't too rich.
13/11/2019, By Natasha
Great product for all year around :)
07/11/2019, By JLG
Love the idea, but it's too pricy for us. My daughter uses it and enjoys it, but we can't afford to keep using it
23/10/2019, By H&K
This moisturiser smells great, and feels good on initial application. Unfortunately, my skin did not react well to it, and I broke out in a fine rash and acne. I used it for over a month with other products in the Esse sensitive skin line. In hindsight, it would have been better and less expensive to try the trial pack to see if this would work for my skin before purchasing so many products that I cannot use now.
03/10/2019, By Sarah
I have been using this moisturiser every day for 10 months now and my skin has never looked better, I can happily go without wearing any foundation/bb cream due to the even tone of the skin on my face and the glow this product has given my face! Super impressed!
13/09/2019, By Nina
Very helpful for acne prone skin and restores the barrier of skin. Will definitively recommend.
26/08/2019, By NJ
Perfect daytime moisturizer, it;s light and absorbs quickly. I love the vanilla scent.
01/08/2019, By Kyle
Always come back to this!
18/07/2019, By Monica
Expensive but delightful.
12/06/2019, By Lea
I absolutely love ESSE, I have been struggling with my skin (mostly stress and hormonal) for about 4 years now and i can honestly say that it has just calmed my skin down so much. I believe that hydration is always good for the skin so i have therefor decided to use this day and night but add the hydrating serum at night for a boost.
30/03/2019, By Lauren
After struggling with adult acne for a while now this was a life saver for me. It cleared my sensitive skin right up after I realized that my MAC foundation was causing irritation. I now use this moisturizer along with the clinique even better and I must say my skin hasn't looked this good in a very long time. Extremely pleased.
04/03/2019, By Andrea
Love this moisturiser, light & smooth
30/01/2019, By Wilma
Love this product, will not buy any other brand after trying Esse.
18/12/2018, By Alyssandra
Really love the hydro moisturiser. My skin is relatively dry. The hydro moisturiser with a pea size drop was enough to leave my skin feeling nourished.
06/12/2018, By Riana
Got a sample of ESSE HYDRO MOISTURSIER (M1) but cannot see the product on the website. This product looks to me the closest to the sample ... It really feels good on my face, and applies very easily. Very smooth and effective. Just a pity it's so expensive ...
20/11/2018, By Jenny
Received this as a sample - lovely rich moisturiser. My skin is prone to oil, so too rich for me but will work wonders for dry skin in my opinion
06/11/2018, By Debbie
I received this as a sample. It smells delicious and left my skin feeling so soft and smooth.
17/09/2018, By L
Love the Esse range. Great moisturiser for sensitive, dry skin.
24/07/2018, By Elle
Leaves my face feeling dry..
25/06/2018, By Kyle
I use it as a night cream. A noticeable difference if I don't use it. Leaves my face a bit shiny as a daytime cream, but that's been the case with every single cream I've used as I have very oily skin. Price is good as you only use a small amount. It lasts for months and months.
14/06/2018, By Stephanie
Sensitive Hydro Moisturiser has a funny smell but leaves my skin feeling moisturised and nourished. I love that it is cruelty free and made in South Africa.
07/02/2018, By ern
Great moisturiser for sensitive, dry skin. Switched from the light moisturiser, and it's been great!
28/12/2017, By Charmaine Coetzee
Love this mosturizer on my skin its effective and smells lovely.
11/10/2017, By rochelle
Love this moisturizer! Price isn't so expensive if you look at it in the long term.. a bottle lasts me six months.
28/08/2017, By Amber
I received a sample of this cream and it is devine. I can't wait to spoil myself with one. It smells great and isn't greasy and stops my skin from getting dry, beautifully
03/08/2017, By Faeezah
I found the smell a bit different but ok. Works on combination skin nicely and doesn't leave the face oily. Received a sample
01/08/2017, By Maxine
great smell, great moisturizing effects.
07/06/2017, By Leatitia
A really wonderful moisturizer! Subtle, natural scent and a silky texture that's not oily. So glad to have discovered this product.
05/06/2017, By Sue
Great product. Second time I've bought it and very happy. Scent not overpowering and works well on my sensitive skin.
02/06/2017, By Elsabe
I just love the botanical smell of all Esse products and it is such a luxurious product. And a bonus that it is all organic. This cream moisturises the skin well without leaving it heavy or oily. Works well especially in summer. In winter I switch to one of the richer creams.

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