When it comes to what goes on our faces, only the good stuff will do. Esse is in the business of making excellent cosmetics – from delightful anti-ageing serums to nourishing moisturisers and formulas for sensitive skins – that address our skin woes
If you understand Latin, you may find yourself subconsciously reciting Shakespeare’s famous line from Hamlet every time you use the brand’s items, as Esse means ‘to be’ in English. After much research into the skin benefits of indigenous plants, the South African label was officially set up in 2002, providing the market with a splendid selection of effective natural offerings.
Further down the line, prebiotics and probiotics were incorporated into the formulas to effectively improve your complexion’s microbiome. Much like the supplements you take to aid your internal well-being, these phenomenal formulations ensure your skin’s health is optimised to retain moisture and fight the ageing process. Who said there’s no such thing as a miracle? Aside from being certified organic, Esse’s skincare range is vegan friendly and cruelty-free, too. What’s more, the brand has a concept store that offers massages and treatments like tailor-made facials.
We have five Esse hampers, valued at R8 875 each, up for grabs. Included in the prize are the mild Cream Cleanser from the Core collection, which cleans but doesn’t strip your face of the essential nutrients and microbes; and six items from the anti-ageing Plus range, such as the Defence Moisturiser with anti-inflammatory devil’s claw, the Ageless Serum that tightens skin by reinforcing the capillary walls and repairing tissue, and the Probiotic Serum that increases firmness by up to 16% in just 28 days of use. It’s time to slow down the ageing clock now! Esse is available at selected spas and beauty salons nationwide.
For your chance to win, simply answer the following question: Where is the Esse concept store located?
To find the answer, go to page 94 of the February 2019 issue of woman&home magazine.
For more information on Esse’s range of products as well as stockist information, see esseskincare.com
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