Esse Serum

Esse Serum
Esse Serum
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 This serum is ideal for the treatment of oily, sensitive, ageing and even acne-prone skin. Apply it just before your organic moisturiser because that’s where the magic happens. The key ingredient, hyaluronic acid, ensures that all the nutrients are better absorbed so they penetrate and deeply nourish your skin. And what a collection of actives to be absorbed! Developed using the very best African extracts like kigelia, rooibos and aloe, this truly is a one of a kind skincare formula.  


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  • This nourishing serum stimulates production of collagen.
  • Kigelia fruit extract rejuvenates your skin.
  • Aloe vera is a soothing gel that has incredible healing properties.
  • Rooibos is packed with antioxidants, which prevent signs of premature ageing.
  • Hyaluronic acid ensures that the active ingredients penetrate deep down into your skin.
  • Natural and organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT.
  • Dark glass packaging ensures the fresh ingredients stay pure.

Esse harnesses the therapeutic power of key African botanicals, which are all ancient and extremely healing remedies. These ingredients have been developed by one of the world’s top organic chemists to create a trusted selection of organic beauty care products.


  • Use once daily, preferably at night, before your moisturiser.
  • Use only with other organic skincare products (such as Esse Light Moisturiser) for best results.


Aspalathus linearis (rooibos) leaf extract*, rosa damascena (rose) flower water, inulin, glycerin**, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, xanthan gum, tragacanth gum, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract*, sodium hyaluronate, kigelia africana fruit extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, vanilla planifolia seed extract, cyclopia genistoides (honeybush) leaf extract*, sutherlandia frutescens leaf extract, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil*, citric acid, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, limonene***, linalool***
*Ingredients from organic farming
**Made from organic ingredients
***Component of natural essential oils

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.

Overall Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

19 out of 21 people would recommend this product

01/02/2019, By Carla
I used Esse products long ago and it was amazing. Excited that I started using it again.
29/01/2019, By Leila
It feels alive on my skin. I see a difference after a weeks use.
02/01/2019, By Gina
Too rich for my everyday use but I love it after having used the cocoa scrub. Be sparing - I feel sticky when using too much.
17/11/2018, By Ash
This is the first serum I have ever used so my review might not be that helpful. However, I use this serum after I tone and I have noticed a Difference in the brightness of my skin. It soaks in very quickly as well. A little goes a long way.
12/11/2018, By Leona
This brand is always pricey, but makes up for it in quality
10/09/2018, By Este-mari
I don’t see a noticible difference, but it does feel good on my skin. Just a bit pricy!
12/07/2018, By Jane
Hydrating and refreshing. A little goes a long way.
07/07/2018, By Carmen
Way too expensive for such a small bottle! Did not see any difference while using it. Love the other products, but wont recommend this one.
04/06/2018, By Natalie
It goes on very light. you have to apply your moisturiser on top. It really helps the skin fully absorb your moisturiser. I apply at night and my skin feels wonderfully soft and hydrated the next morning.
10/04/2018, By Haanim
Nutrient dense, so far so good!
28/02/2018, By T
I've tried a few Esse products and even though some products are great, I find most to be overhyped and overpriced. I don't mean to trash the brand..The cocoa scrub, cream mask and body oil are great but this serum is not. It didn't make my skin any worse but also didn't make it any better. I'd give this a miss.
19/02/2018, By N
I've used the serum for about a week now, I love Esse products, but honestly can't say I noticed any difference using the serum.

I suspect that the slippery properties of the serum might be inhibiting absorption of the moisturiser put on top of it. Usually when I use just the moisturiser, if I rinse my face 12-24hrs later there's no residue to wash off because the skin absorbs the cream fully during the night, but with the serum it seems most of it washes off.
19/02/2018, By Bonnie
This is the first time that I have used the Esse serum and I am very impressed. It definitely reduces fine lines!
07/09/2017, By Hayley
Have fallen in love with this serum (not to mention the whole Esse range!)
20/06/2017, By Liesl
the serum is a miracle cream. it absorbs immediately and makes the skin feel elastic and moist. it still feels good the next day
29/05/2017, By raeesa
Good product. However I feel that I got very similar results from other serums that are a lot cheaper.
02/12/2016, By Jan
Could see the difference after using for two nights. Decided to only use Esse products from now on. The light moisturiser is my favourate of the Esse range and works well with this, no more blocked pores etc. Like the idea that is South African as well, always support local first.
24/09/2016, By Karin
I really enjoy this, skin feels great in the morning.
27/07/2016, By Esmé
This product is nice and light and absorbs easily. It is perfect for summertime on my dry skin. However, for winter I do not find it moisturising enough.
26/01/2016, By ashleigh
This product is effective. However i dropped mine and the bottle is glass and it broke. Thats my own fault but the glass is very thin.
22/06/2015, By Yvette
The product has a typical serum consistency that can feel a bit clammy, but the soft vanilla smell is wonderful and I can feel the difference in my skin!

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