Cream Cleanser


Esse Cream Cleanser gently and effectively removes dirt by binding with oil-based impurities, allowing them to be rinsed away. Marula oil keeps the skin moisturised during cleansing. This cleanser is pH balanced at 5 and uses mild natural surfactants based on plant oils and glucose.


  • Microbiome - there is a complex ecosystem of microbes that live on the surface of the skin. The way in which skin is cleansed is one of the most important aspects in ensuring a healthy microbial environment exists. We have used ultra-mild surfactants that do not strip the natural lipid barrier of the skin or disrupt the resident microbes. We also take great care in keeping the pH the same as skin because the good microbes favour the natural skin pH. Harsh cleansing opens up the skin to the opportunistic, non-beneficial microbes that accelerate ageing.
  • Active Treatment - marula oil – dissolves oil-based impurities without stripping. Aloe vera has soothing and healing properties ensuring this product is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. Jojoba oil leaves skin feeling refined and smooth and makes it the ideal product for skin that tends towards dryness. Palmarosa, caraway and rose geranium deliver antiseptic properties as well as the refreshing green fragrance.


  • Certified organic - Ecocert
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-Free (BWC, PETA & Leaping Bunny)
  • Recyclable glass packaging 
  • Community sourced ingredients:
    • Marula from Eudafano Women’s Cooperative
    • Fair Trade rooibos from the Heiveld Women’s Cooperative
    • Rapidly biodegradable and kind to water courses.

"Parabens are preservatives often added to face washes to prevent the growth of bacteria. Parabens have hormone-disrupting qualities, mimicking estrogen, and interfere with the body's endocrine system. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin and have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumours. Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRP's) preservatives are used in many cosmetic products to help prevent bacteria growth and increase the product’s shelf life. This chemical was deemed as a human carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens (IARC). None of these ingredients are beneficial to our skin, in fact, they are really bad for us".


 Use | Tips

  • Use twice daily as part of a normal skincare routine
  • Follow with toner and moisturiser
  • Excellent for removing eye make-up when used with a cotton pad
  • Mildly exfoliating when used with a cotton face cloth


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, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mentha Vidiris (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Linalool***, Citronellol***, Geraniol***, Limonene***

*ingredients from organic farming

**made using organic ingredients

***component of natural essential oils

99% of the total ingredients are of natural origin
86% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming


Store tightly closed in a cool, dry, dark place.