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Esse Cream Cleanser (Normal/Combination Skin)

Esse Cream Cleanser (Normal/Combination Skin)
Esse Cream Cleanser (Normal/Combination Skin)
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This is a light, gentle cream cleanser that was specially designed to refine and restore mature or combination skin types. It’s hard to believe this luxurious product is made from all natural ingredients because the recipe is so well, ahead of its time. African botanicals like jojoba and baobab oil have been masterfully blended with other special ingredients, to leave your skin clean without drying it out. What’s more, it’s so gentle you can even use it to remove your eye makeup!

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  • Ideal for dry, sensitive or ageing skin.
  • Also suitable for normal and combination skin types.
  • Jojoba keeps your skin hydrated and firm.
  • Baobab oil is packed with essential nutrients that your skin needs to stay healthy.
  • Aloe vera is a soothing gel that cleanses and nourishes your skin.
  • Spearmint stimulates your skin cells and adds a burst of freshness.
  • So gentle you can even use it to remove your make-up.
  • 100% water soluble and eco-friendly.
  • Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT.
  • Dark glass bottles used to ensure fresh Ingredients stay pure.

"Combination skins should try Esse Yarrow and Nettle Milk Cleanser to regenerate and detoxify skin." – Equinox

Esse harnesses the therapeutic power of specially selected African botanicals, 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 skin care products.


Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) Leaf extract*, Glycerin**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Decyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf extract*, Pelargonium graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil*, Sodium Phytate, cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) oil*, Citric Acid, carum carvi (caraway) oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopherol, mentha vidiris (Spearmint) leaf oil*, lin- alool***, Citronellol***, Geraniol***, Limonene***
*Ingredients from organic farming
**Made from organic ingredient
***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. 

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
4.9 out of 5 stars from 60 reviews

59 out of 60 people would recommend this product

18/07/2022, By susie
This feels light on my skin & doesn't dry it out. The smell also reminds me of spa treatments so it feels like a treat for your skin!
23/06/2022, By PG
My skin feels refreshed each time I use the Esse Cream cleanser. A must for my daily skin routine.
28/09/2021, By Jan
Stunning gentle cleanser, absolutely love the smell.
I buy it repeatedly. It lasts a very long time. Lovely bottle too.
09/06/2021, By JEN
Love this cleanser. It smells amazing and is gentle on the skin.
29/04/2021, By Calista
A facewash that contains probiotics is a game-changer. My skin has never looked better.
11/04/2021, By Julia
Great product range!! Skin has never been better
16/12/2020, By Clair
Gentle and leaves my skin cleansed soft and moisturized.
Thanks to Esse for the sample.
11/12/2020, By JEN
Love this luscious cleanser.
22/10/2020, By Bhavna
Great product from an exceptional brand
05/09/2020, By Jan
This is my second bottle and I bought the big one this time as I Love everything about the Esse cleanser- from the lovely fresh smell, the gentle ingredients and the beautiful glass bottle.
07/08/2020, By Mountain
09/06/2020, By Liz
A very easy cleanser, leave your skin feeling soft.
04/06/2020, By Jan
I am in love with this cleanser!! As an essential oil product, it smells lovely and is a real treat to use.
24/05/2020, By First born
Very good
22/04/2020, By Candy
Lovely feel
18/03/2020, By Nicole
Lovely, effective cleanser that smells amazing. Divine to use!
11/02/2020, By Concerned
Quality product
14/01/2020, By Natasha
Love the fresh smell & it wokrs well. Would recommend to everyone
11/12/2019, By Gretch
I really love the esse range. Love the smell and texture
14/11/2019, By Kirsten
It's lovely and gentle and leaves my skin feeling great, also smells amazing but sadly doesn't do a good job with taking off mascara (hey gorgeous brand). Will revert to the gel cleanser for this reason.
12/10/2019, By Este-mari
Does not dry out my skin and removes makeup easily. One of my favorites!
20/08/2019, By Minette
Love using this product as it leaves my sensitive skin moisturized and clean.
07/07/2019, By Kay
Amazing cleanser, cleared my skin and gave a smooth and healthy glow in 1 week of using it. My skin has never felt so amazing. Has also reduced my pore size, reduced redness and helped with blackheads.
05/07/2019, By Adele
I have very dry skin and this cleanser is great - cleanses nicely and even removes make-up without drying out your skin.
04/07/2019, By Diane
Have been using this product for two years and would not swap. It leaves my sensitive skin moisturized and clean. Pity it’s getting very pricey.
15/04/2019, By Ashleigh
I love this cleanser. my skin feels clean and really soft after using it.
07/04/2019, By DEBRA
This is my second lot. Cleans without drying out skin. And I'm happy that it's vegan.
25/03/2019, By Lané
Amazing mint smell like toothpaste!! Skin feels fresh and clean.
22/02/2019, By Anique
This really is good for dry and sensitive skin. It cleanses, nourishes and calms. I absolutely love it.
02/01/2019, By Gina
Great moisturizing cleanser to follow on from the gel or for when you don’t have makeup to remove.
10/12/2018, By Riana
I got this as a sample, so I tried it out. It felt good while applying it, but then it became "tacky" moments later. It washed off well with water, and then my skin felt good. BUT the directions for use really confuses me. On the sample it says, "Gently press into skin of face, neck and décolleté morning and evening after cleansing and toning." What is the use of a cleanser if (according to these instructions) one has to apply it AFTER first having cleansed and toned one's skin?? Then it would mean cleaning an already-cleaned skin ... And then what? Should a cleanser not be used to loosen impurities and then be either wiped or rinsed off? But there are no further instructions, which gives the impression that it has to be left on (especially since skin is supposed to be toned first). If those instructions are followed, it looks like it's used as a moisturizer, but if not washed / wiped off, the tackiness (which I felt moments after having applied it) may remain ... Reading all the great reviews, I'm wondering if perhaps the sample I got, accidentally has incorrect information printed on it. Because it does not make sense for me.
07/10/2018, By Chantal
I am not a fan of cream cleansers, but tried this sample and am SOLD! So silky and fragrant - I could massage my face all day..
17/09/2018, By L
Great cleanser and gentle on my skin. Love the Esse range.
08/06/2018, By Calli
I adore this range! The cleanser is divine and smells absolutely amazing. You cannot go wrong here! It's gentle, and removes all make-up so easily. It also doesn't burn if you get it in your eyes.
22/05/2018, By Kate
I agree with all of the other comments: nothing does it for my skin like the Esse cream cleanser, I cannot go without it! Prefer the cream cleanser to the gel cleanser. The fragrance is just incredible too.
14/05/2018, By Kristi-Jade
This product is amazing. I originally ordered the trial pack for Dry Skin, loved the product so much I ordered the big size. Smells amazing and takes make-up off beautifully. Very happy!
27/03/2018, By Anne
Love the Esse skincare products! This cleanser is gentle yet effective, does not leave my skin as dry as a lot of other cleansers do.
20/02/2018, By Sue
My favourite cleanser! Lovely scent too. Bonus - it comes in a bottle so I reuse and refill with hand soap from Rain (retail store).
19/02/2018, By Bonnie
Lovely product that is perfect for dry skin.
04/12/2017, By Elaine
Great cleanser! I like to use it during winter when my skin feel a bit dry. It makes my skin feel soft and moisturised, and not dry. It's very gentle on my sensitive skin.

When I use this cleanser in warmer weather it can feel a bit too rich for my combination / oily skin, so then I switch to Victorian Garden Lavender cleanser.
15/11/2017, By Genna
This is the ONLY cleanser I have been using for about 4 years, and the ONLY one I will ever use!
I absolutely love it
24/10/2017, By Megan
I'm obsessed with this cleanser. It is so lovely - has a medicinal/ spa treatment smell to it which is nice. It is very gentle, so if you have very dry skin (like I do) you would need something a little more moisturizing.

The only down side to this product is that the 100ml bottle only lasts a little over a month (if you're using one pump, twice a day), which means it is quite expensive to use & repurchase so often.

I'll probably switch to a more cost effective product for my next order.
07/06/2017, By Leatitia
Love this cleanser. Been struggling recently with dry skin due to the cold weather, and this cleanser is fantastic. Feel hydrated and pampered.
02/06/2017, By Elsabe
Though the gel cleanser is better for removing make up. This is great for the winter when your skin needs a bit more pampering and moisture. Skin still feels clean after the wash even though it's creamy.
30/05/2017, By Yu-ting
I had breakouts when I was trying different brands, looking for cruelty-free and organic products until I started using Esse which really helped to clear my skin again
27/02/2017, By Nadia
Feels really gentle on my problem skin, while successfully cleansing. Smell is pleasant and gentle
25/01/2017, By Lucinda
I love this product, I have sensitive skin and it does not irritate my skin at all.
09/07/2016, By Renee
I love this product! It has the perfect texture and the most uplifting smell.
17/12/2015, By Tania
I have mature skin that tends to be on the dry side, so I love that this cleanser works gently but effectively to remove all dirt, while managing to leave my skin feeling fresh and hydrated because of the natural oils.
17/11/2015, By Diane
Love everything about it. It leaves my skin soft without being oily or dry.
31/08/2015, By Rita
Ive been using this product for 4 Years already. Can think of ever changing! Cleans. No reaction. Lasts me about 2 months a bottle.
07/01/2015, By Yael
This cleanser is wonderful. So far the best organic product for my skin. Its creamy without being drying. My skin feels great with it. Lovely scent as well: not overly sweet smelling.
19/11/2014, By Karen
I LOVE this product. It smells good and is gentle.
13/11/2014, By Aneesa
I dropped my Clarins Cleansing Cream for this after they reformulated it and added tons of unnecessary fragrance. Its light and non-greasy and removes light makeup and dirt all in one go. No need to go berserk and use harsh make-up removers. Just take a few drops, apply to damp skin and gently massage into a light lather. I usually concentrate on the areas my makeup is the heaviest. The blusher and
lipstick just slides off!
07/10/2011, By deshanta
I used this cleanser when I first started using organic/natural skin care products. It was a great way to wean my skin off the harsh chemical-ridden cleansers I used in the past. I moved on to the Esse gel cleanser as my skin is combination/oily.
21/09/2011, By Ann
I use this with the Facial Cotton wool pads and my skin is left feeling so cleansed without feeling dry like many of the soapy cleansers leave it feeling! Great product!
04/09/2011, By Marieta
Within a week of using this product my skin improved noticably! It helped clear up some skin impurities and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. Definately a strong recommendation from my side!
01/09/2011, By Alexa
This is one of the best cleansers I have ever used - my skin feels soft afterwards, but indubitably clean. Totally recommended.
27/07/2011, By Robyn
Lovely gentle cleanser
05/02/2011, By Zenobia
My search for good skincare is over... This is the best I've used for my skin. I've used expensive brands and nothing compares to this products. I'm a believer!!!

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