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Esse Light Moisturiser (Oily & Combination Skin)

Esse Light Moisturiser (Oily & Combination Skin)
Esse Light Moisturiser (Oily & Combination Skin)
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If you have a combination skin that’s a little on the oily side, then this lightweight organic facial moisturiser is for you. It’s also particularly great if you find yourself sensitive to the harmful chemicals used in ordinary moisturisers, because Esse only uses organic and natural ingredients. The key is the incredible scientific formula that, when used in conjunction with an Esse cleanser, allows your skin to function at its best. That means no clogged pores, less build-up of impurities and a lovely natural glow.

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  • Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. Suitable for combination skin too.
  • Spearmint stimulates circulation and helps eliminate toxins.
  • Marula seed oil is a brilliant antioxidant, which the skin absorbs quickly.
  • Jojoba oil keeps your skin hydrated without leaving it feeling greasy.
  • 100% non-toxic; perfect for those of us that are sensitive to harsh chemicals.
  • Natural and organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT.
  • Dark glass bottles used to ensure fresh Ingredients stay pure.

Did You Know? Esse’s certified organic beauty products have been developed by one of the world’s top organic chemists to create an incredible range to suit all your skincare needs.


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 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, Grape Seed or Palm Oil. Esse have ensured to use a supplier that has RSPO certification for times where Palm Oil is used in their products.
  • 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.
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Overall Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars from 46 reviews

45 out of 46 people would recommend this product

11/07/2021, By Jeandre
Great for oily skin... Such a nice fresh spa like smell too.
09/06/2021, By Vanessa
This is a really great moisturiser if your skin is on the oily side. I can apply day and night and feel nourished without feeling oily or look shiny by the end of the day. Not the best fragrance but once you have applied it, it's not noticeable at all.
08/12/2020, By Chloe
I've been using this moisturiser along with two Esse cleansers and my skin has cleared up significantly! I used to struggle with blocked pores, but this moisturiser is so light that this is no longer an issue for me. However, as it is so light I found that when used by itself it wasn't as hydrating as I would like it to be, yet this can be solved by using it in conjunction with a hydrating toner.
31/10/2020, By Shay
Loved it!
26/08/2020, By Durbs
This is the only moisturizer that has worked on my skin without causing breakout. I can't use any other face cream!
07/08/2020, By Mountain
22/06/2020, By Meg
My all time favorite day cream... it’s light, it works well beneath makeup, and it doesn’t irritate my skin.
30/05/2020, By Dominique
I have combination skin, which feels dry in the morning and extremely oily in the afternoons. This moisturiser does a wonderful job of balancing this!
22/04/2020, By Natasha
Light yet moisturising, great for the hot summer days
11/03/2020, By Emma
Lovely and light, this moisturiser is easily absorbed. While light, it leaves my skin feeling well nourished.
21/02/2020, By Rebecca
Lovely moisturiser that is perfect for the summer months no matter what your skin type. I have mature skin and this is lovely and light when heavier moisturisers sit on your skin.
10/12/2019, By Jessica
The moisturiser feels thick when you scoop it out of the jar and massage it into your face. It absorbs nicely and does not make my skin look like an oil fryer at the end of the day. The first few days your skin does become very oily, but after 3 days or so it is as if I never had a oily T-zone in my life.
07/12/2019, By Jessica
Great for mornings. Not as thick or heavy as other one. Guides on smoothly when face is spritzed with toner beforehand.
19/11/2019, By Amy
Great light moisturiser for younger/oily skin types.
Lovely fresh smell and love that it has probiotics.
14/11/2019, By CC
Wonderful moisturiser - light and non greasy and doesn't make skin oily.
08/10/2019, By Nat
Just lovely. Light and left my skin feeling satisfied and nourished. Absorbs very well. Skin felt so soft
06/10/2019, By Angelique
Love this light weight moisturizer that easily gets absorbed into the skin. Leaves your skin feeling hydrated! Lasts long
06/10/2019, By Mishka
Absorbs easily into the skin and keeps moisturised. Skin feels supple.
27/08/2019, By Natasha
Light weight moisturizer. Love it & is great for summer.
18/06/2019, By Kirstin
Wonderfully light moisturiser which is calming on my sensitive skin. I love that it's in glass and doesn't test on animals.
11/06/2019, By Candice Stansbury
I love this product ! Makes my skin feel so clean, soft and my skin is already glowing more after only using it for a week. Love this product and I love that it doesn’t test on animals !
26/05/2019, By Zelene
My favourite face cream. I have been using it for more than 8 yrs.
03/02/2019, By Samantha Jayne
Lovely rich moisturizer that's perfect for oily skin. Completely hydrates but soaks in almost instantly and leaves skin Matt and fresh. Great product
01/02/2019, By Carla
I used Esse products long ago and it was amazing. Excited that I started using it again.
28/12/2018, By Carmen
Wonderful! As always Esse exceeds my expectations. My skin feels deeply nourished by this light weight cream.
30/11/2018, By Chantal
It is light and smooth and soaks in easily. Needed to use quite a bit, but I think my skin needs the heavier cream
28/11/2018, By Jess
Only need the tiniest amount of product and my face stays moisturized for ages. Love this!
30/10/2018, By H
Great product to lightly mattify skin. Works well for combination skin. Mattifying yet nourishing. Works well in summer to control oil.
15/10/2018, By Nadia
This Moisturizer is amazing. The moisturizer smells amazing, it makes my skin so smooth and blemish free.
11/08/2018, By Nicki
Esse light moisturiser is perfect for me - love the smell and feeling after applying. It feels and smells so good, I could just eat it!
07/07/2018, By Carmen
I have a problem skin, that tends to be very oily after applying moisturizer. After trying out many different products, this one is the only moisturizer that does not leave my skin oily.
07/06/2018, By Biancca
only brand that does not make my skin more oily
25/04/2018, By Karen
This light moisturiser is my go-to skincare product and I'm very happy with the purchase.
17/04/2018, By Nevashini
I have acne prone combination skin leaning more towards oily.I have tried all I could but this really does the trick, from first application my skin was noticeably less oily. I have tried other moisturizers on this site and I have to say I think this maybe the one I don't end up tossing or giving away. it doesn't do much to prevent breakouts, but it nourishes my skin without causing them. for me its still a win.
16/01/2018, By Stephanie
Although my skin is predominately dry I do have the occasional day with oily skin - this aids with both problems and leaves my skin super soft. Great as a daily moisturiser for combination skin.
I followed the instructions of application to the tee and have found gently patting the product into my skin using my finger tips is far more effective than rubbing the moisturiser in. Gets the circulation going, spreads the product relatively evenly and leaves my skin feeling moisturised for longer.
08/10/2017, By Tracey
A bit light for my skin but I will try other options in the range
07/06/2017, By J
Have tried different day creams but keep coming back to this one, awesome product.
05/06/2017, By Candace
This is the only product that disappointed me. I usually use light moisturisers in other brands but here i wish i took the deep one because my face still feels extremely dry after putting the light moisturiser one.
13/06/2016, By Jo
I love Esse... I use many of their products but Ive battled to find a moisturiser in their range that does not leave a film on my skin. Even this light moisturiser does not sink in properly. I apply it and once it has dried if I put foundation over it, the moisturiser starts peeling off in flakes. I use the eye and lip cream and thats fine. The toner is divine too. Im trying their probiotic defense moisturiser now in the hope that the high price means it will sink in... and make me look 18 ;-) But their regular moisturiser range does not suit my skin at all.
18/02/2016, By Lauren
Wonderful product.Love this whole range of skincare!
Please do yourself a favour and use Esse skincare products!
17/01/2016, By Jan
Got a sample of this with one of my previous orders and like it a lot. Will definitely buy this as soon as my current and very expensive (from a US based network marketing company) moisturiser is finished. I actually think this is a far superior product at a fraction of the price.
03/02/2015, By Marlize
This is a great moisturiser. The texture is great and it spreads well. You don have to use too much of this product. The packaging is ok but I feel like it would do better in a pump bottle. Ive got very fair, oily, acne and hormonal cystic acne prone skin. I feel like this moisturiser didn help with the oiliness of my skin. After application my skin looks matt, but a couple of hours later my t-zone is terribly oily. It performs well on the chest and neck area. It does moisturise well and leaves the skin looking very soft and fresh (for a couple of hours). For my type of skin I don think this product is well suited. Ive had better luck using Esses Omega Light Moisturiser.
26/11/2011, By Lara
I'm in my mid twenties but have fairly oily skin and I have to say that this cream has really done the trick. My skin is less oily but more soft and elastic! I highly recommend it!
21/09/2011, By Doreen
Highly recommended!! I have terribly oily skin, used to look like one who applied petroleum jelly on my face by 11am every day, winter or summer. My skin is no longer oily and is supple since the use of this moisturiser.
04/07/2011, By Teshal
I agree with the above reviews! It does exactly what it states in the description. It really creates a balance in your skin, doesnt leave any greasy residue and absorbs wonderfully. The only thing I would change is having to stick my fingers into the jar to get the cream. A tube where you could squeeze it out would be great! Otherwise I give it a 5* rating.
01/04/2011, By Deshanta
I have skin that scars easily and this cream helps to alleviate darkened blemishes on my skin. This is also the first moisturizer that has helped to regulate my oily/combination skin.

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