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.
39 out of 41 people would recommend this product04/06/2019, By MariskaAt first I bought the sample pack and was completely blown away. It was my first attempt at all natural products, and was completely blown away. My skin immediately reacted positively to the product. After a week's use my skin healed from all the small pimples I had and I no longer get red flare-ups. Just love the product and that it is natural!12/04/2019, By MarilynI have both oily and dehydrated skin so am always worried about using rich moisturisers but my skin loves Esse Deep Moisturiser for Normal & Combination Skin and I now can't imagine life without it. Beautiful packaging and it smells wonderful too. Lasts for ages making it good value for money too.01/04/2019, By PamI absolutely love it ! Makes my combination skin matt but hydrated. I am very cynical when it comes to skin care 'promises' ... but this one is really great. I can actually see a difference ... and it is light & easy to apply.06/03/2019, By NokhanyoI admit that it's not fair to base a whole review off a sample but I was a little underwhelmed by this product. Made my dry skin look very matte which has never been a look I've ever gone for really. Matte yes, but felt hydrated surprisingly. I enjoyed the sample I received but would not purchase simply because I feel as though there are more cost effective options which work just as well or even better.22/02/2019, By AniqueThis is a lightweight moisturizer and does what it's meant to do...moisturize ;) I have been using this as a day moisturizer for a while on my sensitive and pimple prone skin and it is lovely! I'm not going to be trying anything else.15/11/2018, By NadyaI love the ESSE range. Coming from a history of salon products, I loved finding an organic, vegan, animal-friendly product that was salon quality.11/09/2018, By JacquiEarthy, green scent. Hydrates well. Does not make my skin oily or shiny, an effect which lasts the whole day - totally unlike other moisturizers which inevitably leave me looking like a oily doughnut at the end of the day. I will be trying the richer moisturizer next.22/08/2018, By Danreally happy with this19/08/2018, By ShirleyIt really is effective and leaves your skin feeling smooth and moisturised. I have been using it for years and the only problem is how much more it is costing. It lasts quite a while so that helps.19/08/2018, By ShirleyIt really is effective and leaves your skin feeling smooth and moisturised. I have been using it for years and the only problem is how much more it is costing. It lasts quite a while so that helps.08/08/2018, By GGGorgeous moisturizer. I needed the Omega range for winter but this cream certainly works wonders. Never going back to chemicals!11/05/2018, By NizI loved the way this moisturiser made my skin feel. Hydrated and soft. The oily bits were just as moisturised and hydrated as the dry parts. Not a fan of the smell but it doesnt last long.02/04/2018, By TazzBest moisturiser! I love this product. I am 40 and have adult acne and this is the only moisturiser that I can use. I even use this as an eye cream.28/02/2018, By TThis is aimed at my skin type (combination) but I didn't find it moisturizing enough. The plus side is you can easily use it under a hydrating sunscreen. Wouldn't recommend as a night cream though.08/02/2018, By ChantzI freaking LOVE this moisturiser and will be buying this brand or all the ladies in the family and all my lady friends!!!!!!!!!! My skin is always glowing and happy :)05/02/2018, By AnnemarieThis remains my favorite moisturizer. Love the smell, the texture and consistency. Just the right amount of moisture for my combination skin without making it feel dry or oily.29/01/2018, By Lady BugBest ever! So soothing and creates smooth skin.16/01/2018, By StephanieI've had issues with finding a good moisturiser that keeps my skin 'hydrated' at night and this solved that issue straight away. It's not heavy on the skin and certainly does not aggravate any blemishes or problem areas.
Love the natural smell of this product as well - very fresh smelling. Also very impressed with the packaging and that the moisturisers come with mini spatulas so you don't have to dig into the pot or risk getting any dirt into the moisturiser itself.11/12/2017, By NeliaVery light and adsorbs fast!07/12/2017, By ToniaMy skin will not tolerate oily, complex moisturisers. For that reason I use a range of Esse products. This one is excellent for my skin type at age 56! Not shiny, absorbs well, lasts all day and I use it at night.27/11/2017, By DianeMy sister loves this product so much. It's excellent for her skin as she lives in Australia and the harsh weather really dries it out. It smells amazing and is very readily absorbed into the skin. No shininess!Esse range of products are fantastic; very happy with them. The Faithful to Nature offering is incredible really20/06/2017, By Lieslthis moisturizer is effective and nourishing, but without being too heavy or rich. It absorbs very quickly and leaves your skin feeling good16/06/2017, By KSWonderful cream - moisturises and nourishes ... daily pleasant ritual.31/05/2017, By StephThis is a nice smelling moisturizer and makes my skin feel soft once I have rubbed it in. For me, it is just not moisturizing enough and my skin still feels a bit dry. Maybe this would work better in the summer months on a dry skin like mine.09/03/2017, By Cayleighjust 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.10/10/2016, By Karla-LilienneLove 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 range03/08/2016, By JanStarted 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.20/05/2016, By PierI 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.26/01/2016, By LynAm happy with this. It lasts long. Works well on combination skin. Is easily absorbed.24/11/2015, By LouiseI 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.17/11/2015, By DianeWorks really well on my combination skin with no shiny appearance.17/10/2015, By LiseI 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.11/02/2015, By SuzanneLove Esses products. This moisturiser took some getting used to, but it is now my favourite!07/01/2015, By YaelI 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!06/12/2014, By VerenaThe 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.02/10/2011, By KarenI 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.10/09/2011, By AlexaAn 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.02/08/2011, By IlzeLove 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.19/06/2011, By JillFab 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.02/06/2011, By DeshantaGreat accompaniment to an evening skincare routine. This cream smells so divine and is nourishing to a well cleansed oily/combination skin type.
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