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Esse Cocoa Exfoliator

Esse Cocoa Exfoliator
Esse Cocoa Exfoliator
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  • 50ml
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This is a delectable exfoliation experience for all skin types.

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An exfoliating cocoa facial scrub; treat your skin to some luscious organic cleansing.


Glycerin, Sucrose, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) powder, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, schinziophyton rautanenii (manketti) seed oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil*, Vanilla planifolia extract, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Vanilla planifolia oil, Tocopherol, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*, Linalool***, Citronellol***, Geraniol***

*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
4.8 out of 5 stars from 51 reviews

51 out of 51 people would recommend this product

08/10/2023, By Ash
Gently exfoliates my skin so well.
Great consistency and does the job, without leaving my skin feeling dry or tight- or sensitive.
It smells divine.
12/08/2023, By Elma
It’s a bit on the expensive side so only use it once in a while for a treat and when my make up needs to look on point. This really gets rid of rough patches and smooth and moisturise the skin beautifully. I will repurchase this when it’s on a special again.
09/03/2022, By Tamsin
My best Esse exfoliator:)
22/01/2022, By Luanne Sharon
This exfoliator has a rich chocolate smell and it’s decadent and luxurious on your skin. I love it a d used once a week it leaves my skin silky and smooth.
17/05/2021, By Elsie
Texture can be changed with amount of water you add. Love the smell!
13/04/2021, By Sunette
Gentle yet effective exfoliator. Doesn't leave your skin dry at all. Really like it.
10/11/2020, By Lindi
I love this gentle exfoliator. The particles dissolve while you are exfoliating and great for my sensitive skin. I am not overly fond of the chocolatty smell, but that is a minor. Skin feels soft and almost moisturised afterwards.
09/08/2020, By Mountain
Yes to this
28/07/2020, By Pam
This is one of those exfoliators that really leave your skin feeling cleansed and smooth. The microbeads get under the surface to clear out those impurities. The cocoa smells good enough to gobble. This is really considered my at home facial.
30/06/2020, By Jo
My skin is quite dry and sensitive due to medication I am on. This exfoliates well without being harsh, the oils are very moisturising too! Skin feels super smooth and looks glowy after use. You don't have to use much and only use once a week but I don't think it will last as long as one would like for the price.
22/06/2020, By Meg
I am practically obsessed with this scrub! It smells AMAZING! It is AMAZING! And my skin absolutely loves it, even though I have a “fussy” skin!
04/06/2020, By Rae
Love this product. It smells deliciously edible and is super gentle and hydrating. Always in my cupboard, it's a regular purchase for me.
24/05/2020, By Mariska
The cocoa exfoliator is one of the best exfoliators I’ve used. It is gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling soft. And I love the smell of the exfoliator. Would highly recommend it!
22/05/2020, By Tiffany
I adore everything that Esse makes - this scrub is brilliant, granules dissolve after a bit of massaging and leaves your skin soft. Smells good enough to eat!
27/04/2020, By Janike
I have been using Esse products on my face exclusively for the last 3 years. This scrub is delicious! Like you could literally eat it, its so chocolatey! It is gentle yet gets the scrubbing job done.
17/04/2020, By Lorraine
Good enough to eat, gentle and very effective! The granules slowly dissolve as you gently scrub away... love it!
10/03/2020, By Cayleigh
This exfoliator... Love the warm feeling and the smell.. My skin is so super soft after this.. so gentle and amazing for senstive skin.
10/12/2019, By Jessica
Smells like hot chocolate. A little bit grainy when you put it on your face but melts away as you buff your face - a good thing, because it stops you from damaging your skin from rubbing too mich. I would use it often though as it is not a strong exfoliator.
07/12/2019, By Jessica
Smells divine and dissolves into skin, ensuring that you don't scrub your face off.
24/11/2019, By Lien
It’s the best product I’ve ever used! My skin feels so soft and healthy, would recommend this product.
29/09/2019, By Amanda
Works beautifully, and feels lovely.
04/08/2019, By TK
This product is absolutely amazing, leave your skin feeling completely rejuvenated and a bonus smell to treat the nostrils!
05/03/2019, By Luna
Great product
26/02/2019, By Lise
First it smells awesome! And then the packaging is just beautiful, I love anything in glass.
The grains are not large and so doesn't scrub my skin too roughly.
I havent used it long enough to see long term results, but so far only good comments.

It's more of a luxury product that smoothes the skin and leaves it feeling soft.

Price is good if you can afford it, but not 100% affordable.
03/02/2019, By Sam
Lovely exfoliating product. It's nice and grainy but without being too harsh and my skin is sensitive. Your skin is so smooth and polished after using. Really awesome product and smells good enough to eat
18/12/2018, By Alyssandra
Truly One Of My Favourites. Love The Smell And My Skin Feels Brand New Afterwards. Effective Especially When Used Once A Week.
21/11/2018, By Mini
Fabulous product! Leaves your skin super smooth and soft and it's very economical because you only need to use a little. I have sensitive skin prone to redness but this scrub is delicate enough even for my skin.
29/09/2018, By Melissa
I love the Esse cocoa exfoliator- it leaves my skin feeling so soft and healthy!
10/09/2018, By Este-mari
I prefer the Esse microderm exfoliator, but this one smells define!!! I just want to eat it!!!
22/06/2018, By Jay
this product is amazing, the cocoa scrub makes my face feel soft, smooth and hydrated. Amazing smell of chocolate!! makes you feel like indulging in some right away.
07/05/2018, By Natalie
Exfoliates perfectly without drying the skin. and the smell is divine
23/03/2018, By Ildiko
Gentle on the skin - you don't feel the roughness of traditional exfoliators and smells wonderful! And of course its not tested on animals.
28/02/2018, By T
Most of the Esse products that I've tried haven't impressed me but this is 1 of 3 Esse products that I love. My mum and I have very different skin hers is dry and mine is combo but dehydrated and we both love this. It dissolves completely so the risk of over exfoliating is reduced.
27/02/2018, By Ray
a bit pricy for 50ml but, a really lovely exfoliator. smells super good, exfoliated without being harsh and leaves your skin moisturized rather than dry as other exfoliators would. i use this once or twice a month and look forward to using it.
14/02/2018, By Klee
This is my favourite product from the Esse range,it smells delicious. It refines my skin texture smoothes and hydrates my skin. I apply this product over my esse toner, makes my skin glow!:)
16/01/2018, By Sammy
Awesome Awesome product!
Removes dead skin cells well and leaves your skin feeling soft
and moisturised. I Love this product xxx
03/01/2018, By Gesiggie
Love the smell and feel of this skin always feels soft and fresh afterwards. Really great value for money too.
21/10/2017, By Jeanine
I read reviews amd decided to try this product. I really like it because it feels gentle enough yet still gives skin a good scrub. Also smells great! I receieved a sample of Microderm and prefer this over that! Im buying this again.
14/08/2017, By Joande
I use this scrub every evening after cleansing, and it is absolutely awesome. Smells great and leaves my skin soft and extra clean.
21/07/2017, By Jeanne J
Love this product! The scent is amazing and my skin is really silky after use but be sure to use lots of water and rub very gently so that it is not abrasive. Gorgeous bottle.
06/07/2017, By Cristina
Very good exfoliator: does the job well without being harsh (may be an issue though for more sensitive skins) or leaving skin dry. Chocolaty smell is fab! Have bought repeatedly.
20/06/2017, By Liesl
I really love this product because it smells divine! it cleans and scrubs the face nicely without leaving it all dried out. it actually feels moisturized after use.
16/06/2017, By KS
Sensual pleasures - the jar, the smell, the texture ... and it works beautifully, leaving skin soft and nourished.
02/12/2016, By Jan
Got this as a FREE product with two other Esse products ordered and it is something I will definitely continue to use, very effective and smells so good I almost feel like eating it ;-) Thanks Faithful to Nature for the awesome deal, grab it while it is still available!
23/09/2016, By Valenté
Im on my second bottle of this scrub, love love it!
The scrub is effective and actually becomes softer and dissolves onto the skin if applied as instructed.
Amazing rich smell, and my skin feels truly amazing and soft after using the scrub.
02/08/2016, By Liesl
Not only smells like you want to eat it, it does some deep down repair. LOVELY product.
03/02/2015, By Marlize
In general exfoliating your skin with a scrub type of product is a big NO NO. I would recommend using this product as a mask and not as a scrub. The granules are a bit rough on the skin. The packaging, smell and look is great.
26/11/2013, By Kerry
This exfoliator smells so delicious I want to eat it every time I use it. It works really well and it also leaves my skin feeling really soft, so I don even have to use a moisturiser afterwards. Definitely one of my favourite new skincare products.
10/10/2011, By Diane
I can't wait to use this product. It smells so delicious! It's gentle yet effective. I am enjoying the Esse range and highly recommend it!
05/05/2011, By beyond35
I love the simple dark recycled glass tub being accustomed to boring exfoliator tubes!
21/04/2011, By Masadi
Lovely chocolaty smell and my skin feels so soft after only using it once.

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