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Esse Sensitive Cleanser

Esse Sensitive Cleanser
Esse Sensitive Cleanser
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The new Esse Sensitive Cleanser uses probiotic extracts and aloe vera gel for a pH balancing cleanser that is ultra-mild and specially formulated for very sensitive skin. Because the human body is an eco-system, made up of thousands of microbes that work with your body, the new Esse Sensitive Cleanser promotes a diverse and robust microbiome on skin by boosting populations of probiotic microbes to improve barrier function, reduce reactivity, and optimise skin health. This product removes make up and cleanses while organic ingredients leave the skin calm and comfortable, minimizing the chance of allergic reactions for sensitive skin.

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A specially formulated Esse Sensitive Cleanser in a 200ml glass bottle

This pH-balanced cream cleanser has been formulated to minimize irritation to sensitive skin while still removing make-up effectively.

  • Probiotics – The Sensitive Cleanser uses the probiotic extract of Lactobacillus.
  • Aloe Vera Gel – The base of the Sensitive Cleanser is organic Aloe Vera gel. Polysaccharides in this gel soothe and calm the skin.
  • Marula Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E moisturise, nourish and protect sensitive skin.
  • This cleanser aims to minimize the chance of allergic reactions.
  • 100% natural with an overall fragrance level below 0,03%.
  • 100% of the total Ingredients are from natural origin
  • 70% of the ingredients are from Organic farming
  • 64% of the total ingredients are Fair Trade certified
  • pH = 4.5


To get the best results, use in conjunction with the Esse Sensitive Hydro Moisturiser, or the Esse Sensitive Nourish Moisturiser


Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract*, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Decyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Lactic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Aqua, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Anisate, Vanillin, Hexenol, 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
4.8 out of 5 stars from 51 reviews

50 out of 51 people would recommend this product

13/04/2023, By Elizabeth
Wow! A fantastic cleaner that effectively removes makeup without drying out my very sensitive and rosacea-prone skin. It has definitely been calming my skin in the week or so that I have been using it. It is also a very nice largish-size container. It is so refreshing to receive a decent quantity of cleanser. Other so-called 'high-end ranges' of products usually supply a cleanser container at half the size for the same price. This is well worth it, and I am now hooked on Esse.
20/02/2023, By Natasha
Definitely my fav. I have sensitive skin, does not irritate my skin & my skin has never been better
15/05/2022, By Nadine
One of the best cleansers I've ever used. To take off heavy make up I just add a bit of the refining cleanser to it, for more of a deep cleanse effect. Extremely gentle and smells wonderful.
11/04/2022, By Arlene
I love the product. Its very nourishing. I did the 30 day rewilding and after that I was hooked. My skin is smooth, the lines have minimized and that's a bonus. The skin is healthier looking and plumper .
I am loving the Esse range.
07/04/2022, By Anna
A gentle and thorough cleanser which does not strip the skin of it's natural properties
22/09/2021, By Annwyn
I have rosacea, and I've found this cleanser to be the most gentle cleanser on my skin. It smells beautiful and easily forms a gentle lather when massaged onto my damp face. It also removes makeup easily.
17/05/2021, By Mariska
Even though it is a creamy cleanser it does a great job at cleansing my skin. It even removes makeup properly. Amazing cleanser, cleanses properly without drying my skin.
10/11/2020, By Lindi
Great for sensitive skin! This product really cleans and calms my skin that is prone to burning with standard products. Will definately recommend to anyone with sensitive skin.
30/10/2020, By Elsie
Lovely and gentle. At first I thought it might not be cleansing, but I can feel the difference. The great thing about Esse is that they incorporate science into their products and are constantly developing and improving. So glad I use this brand again!
04/10/2020, By Anna
Happy to find a gentle cleanser which doesn't strip away and disrupt all the natural processes of the skin
01/09/2020, By Sonja
Cleans well, does not make your skin feel dry and lovely soft scent, ideal if you are sensitive to fragrances.
01/08/2020, By Jacki
I love this gentle cleaner.
28/07/2020, By Pam
Light cleanser which gently washes away bacteria. It is more milky than a gel cleanser so expect soothe cleanliness and not a foamy clean.
18/07/2020, By Amy
This is the best cleanser I've ever used! So gentle on my sensitive skin, yet still cleans beautifully. A wonderfully subtle vanilla scent that is not at all overpowering. My skin couldn't be happier. What's even better is that it's made locally, not tested on animals and vegan! Worth every cent!
16/07/2020, By Edyta
Gentle, smells lovely, and is better than the non sensitive one, it doesn't clog up the spout. Expensive but worth it.
03/07/2020, By Mimi

It is gentle and makes my skin feel soft and loved. No burning of my extra-sensitive skin and doesn't dry it out either.
16/06/2020, By Laura
This product is lightweight in the skin and leaves a soft supple feeling after regular use.
12/06/2020, By Ashlyn
Divine product.
Cleans my skin without drying or burning.
24/05/2020, By First born
Premium quality
13/02/2020, By Elaine
I'm very happy with this cleanser - it's perfect for my very sensitive / dry skin! I use a small amount in the evening, so it lasts +- 7 Months (in the morning I cleanse with water).
11/02/2020, By Concerned
06/02/2020, By Elize
Great product, I just wish the price would be better.
29/01/2020, By Duck
Excellent gentle cleanser for mature skin....have used this product for many years????
09/01/2020, By Helper
03/12/2019, By Cat
Oh my goodness! I love it! I spent ages talking myself into buying this because its expensive, but what a good investment! You only need to use a little bit, so it lasts really well. I am so happy with it! It smells great and my skin really is happier now.
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.
23/10/2019, By H&K
Unfortunately this cleanser did not work for me. I wish I had tried the Esse sensitive skin trial pack before purchasing many of the products in the line. It gave my skin a fine rash, and then I started breaking out with acne. I contacted Esse for help and was told perhaps my skin was detoxing. It has been over a month and my skin is still reacting to the product.
18/09/2019, By kara
my acne and skin have made an absolute turn around since using this product. it doesn't leave your face feeling tight or dry and its creamy and amazing.
13/09/2019, By Nina
Works wonderfully on problem skin and skin feels soft afterwards
27/08/2019, By Tasha
Love this cleanser, works great for eczema. Gentle yet calming.
18/06/2019, By Kirstin
Wonderfully gentle cleanser which is calming on my sensitive skin. I love that it's in glass and doesn't test on animals.

I think I'd prefer the foaming option, so will rather order the gel cleanser next time.
12/06/2019, By Lea
I absolutely love ESSE, I wouldn't really say that I have sensitive skin. I have acne prone skin BUT this cleanser calms my skin down. It is gentle, cleansing and smells so good. It helps a lot with my inflammation.
07/05/2019, By jenni
Recommended by my doctor this range together with oral pro biotics got my skin back on track
07/04/2019, By Lorraine
I have an extremely sensitive skin, using the wrong product (even ones made for sensitive skin) will result in Perioral dermatitis. This cleanser feels really nice, smells good and does not cause additional breakout of dermatitis on my skin. I'd recommend trying this product if you do suffer from sensitive skin. It's not a miracle product, but it will clean your sensitive skin without causing damage.
13/01/2019, By Faeron
Love the whole Esse brand! I was getting horrible skin problems and within a week of using this cleanser, it was cleared up. Can't recommend it enough.
13/12/2018, By Thia
I switched over to the sensitive range after suffering from dehydrated, flakey, rough skin, hormonal breakouts and severe pigmentation and absolutely love this range. It’s worked miracles on my damaged skin. The cleanser is so gentle and soothing. It effectively removes dirt and oil build up without leaving my skin feeling dry and itchy. I massage it into my face and rinse with warm water and my skin feels clean and soft. I love the silky texture of the cleanser and the subtle vanilla fragrance.
21/11/2018, By Kirsten
Recieved as a sample and loved it. Soft, sensitive and nourishing. Will def consider ordering.
05/11/2018, By Jenna
Received a sample of this and oh my word I am in love - felt really luxurious but also took off all my make up in one wash. Will really save up for this one . The smell is also so very uplifting .
02/11/2018, By Ischen
Gentle and effective
06/09/2018, By Ads
I’ve been using this product for a few days and I love it. It smells divine and feels so nourishing. I’m excited to try other Esse products.
02/08/2018, By Alexandra
Very gentle, pleasant smell I like its lightness- finishing with Esse toner perfect to comfort sensitive skin
13/03/2018, By Bernie
My skin loves it, it feels soft and my spots disappeared.
29/01/2018, By Melissa
Loving this product! It leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped or dry! Smells delicious too!
04/01/2018, By Tammy
Very gentle on my dry and sensitive skin. Does not dry skin out
03/01/2018, By Gesiggie
Its an amazing product I use it twice a day and I use it to remove my makeup. Its wonderful for sensitive skin.
08/12/2017, By Tanith-Lea
Its challenging to find a cleanser that cleans your skin, but does not strip it and leave it dry. So happy to have discovered it...
11/10/2017, By rochelle
Not so overpriced if you look at it in the long term. A bottle lasts me nearly six months. Great for my sensitive skin!
29/08/2017, By Marilyn
This is a wonderful product. It does what it says it will do: protect sensitive skin from harm. The smell is divine and the price is reasonable. A real winner, well done Esse!
03/07/2017, By Zelda
I've been using this cleanser for a week. It does everything it says, cleanses without irritating sensitive skin. I suffer from eczema around my eye and this is one of the first sensitive cleansers that has not aggravated the rash. The aroma is a bonus - so soft, feels like you're wrapping your face in clouds.
27/03/2017, By Nadia
Been using it for a couple of months already. It smells good, theres nothing harsh about it (feels and smells gentle), cleans make up, my sensitive skin isn left feeling dry.
09/03/2017, By Cayleigh
used to use the cream cleanser but wast completely sold on the smell and i do have sensitive skin.. so happy with this product. it smells great, my skin feels the best it has ever been. no more tight dry skin. Esse is fantastic.

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