Saturday 02 December 2023 | The search engine for spa buyers

23 Aug 2023

Esse’s latest skincare trio taps live probiotics to boost aesthetic treatments’ effects

Supplier: Esse Skincare

More Esse Skincare details
The new probiotic skincare trio includes the Esse Pre-care Oil, Esse Activator and Esse Post-care Oil
photo: Esse Skincare
Microbiome skincare and spa brand Esse Skincare has launched three new products containing lactobacillus bacteria to boost the effect of medical aesthetic treatments.

Non-invasive interventions like microneedling, laser resurfacing and deep peels are now widely used in medical aesthetics.

Esse has drawn upon its 10 years of research in the skin microbiome to improve the overall efficacy of these treatments by reducing inflammation, speeding recovery and reducing adverse outcomes.

The new Esse Pre-care Oil, Esse Activator and Esse Post-care Oil formulations were developed by company founder, Trevor Steyn, and his research team.

Steyn commented: “We have a unique advantage in dealing with compromised skin before and after treatment.

“We can use live lactobacillus bacteria to help the microbiome to protect the skin while it heals. This improves client outcomes and reduces risk for the practitioner. Live bacteria are used in a similar role in new treatment protocols for third-degree burn victims.”

In a first for Esse, the new products are packaged so the live bacteria is kept dormant in soluble capsules until application.

The process
In the preparation phase, the Pre-care Oil is used to deliver low levels of probiotics to allow the skin to acclimatise to Esse’s proprietary lactobacillus strains.

The Activator is then applied to release the probiotics onto the skin by dissolving the microcapsules, providing a tailored nutrient mix to feed these beneficial microbes.

After the procedure, the level of probiotics is increased to provide protection by competitive exclusion, fulfilling one of the primary roles of the microbiome. Esse says the Activator ensures that the pH is buffered to the correct level and that these microbes are effectively released onto the skin, along with selective nutrients.

For the Post-care Oil, Esse worked with a new ingredient; sapienic acid. This is the most abundant fatty acid in sebum and it's unique to humans, as no other animals produce it.
The compound can only be found in our skin.

According to Esse, sapienic acid is toxic to skin pathogens, but our commensal microbes have evolved immunity so it is actually a powerful ingredient to support the reinstatement of a healthy skin microbiome.

Supplier: Esse Skincare

Esse means ‘to be’ in Latin. Launched in 2002, Esse established itself in the nascent organic skincare market in South Africa. The move into probiotic skincare started in 2009, and since then Esse continues to be at the forefront of microbiome skincare. After two years of formulation work, Trevor Steyn launches Esse with three refrigerated, preservative-free moisturisers; organic with African actives.

Click here to visit Esse Skincare's leisure-kit listing

Connect with
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition

Find the right products and services for your company
News search
Advertise your products
on the leisure-kit Product Report
And reach over 57,000 leisure buyers

+44 (0)1462 431385
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue

Veronica Schreibeis Smith

The growing demand for 'healthy entertainment' which leaves you feeling happier with increased vitality is a trend to watch, says the wellness architect
View feature>>
Catalogue gallery
Company profile

Founded in 1992 by Susan Harmsworth, ESPA combines the conceptualisation, development and management of five-star spas with expertly crafted and effective natural products and treatments.
View full profile>>

To advertise your product and reach over 57,000 leisure buyers call
+44 (0)1462 431385 or email [email protected]
Spa jobs
Powered by
Spa news
Powered by
01 Dec 2023
Das Central, Sölden’s new rooftop spa area connects guests with the outdoors

A new rooftop spa area has been added to modern alpine escape Das Central in the heart of Sölden, high in the Austrian Alps, to refresh the property’s wellness offering.
30 Nov 2023
UK Retailer, John Lewis, moves into preventative health and exercise prescription with 'Every Athlete' programme

UK-based retailer, John Lewis, is launching a service which will enable customers to be proactive about managing their health, while also getting advice about exercise and nutrition.
Diary dates
Powered by
08-11 Jan 2024
Hot Springs Connection Conference

Murrieta Hot Springs
United States
25-28 Jan 2024
Les Thermalies, the water & well-being exhibition

Carrousel du Louvre Paris
06-08 Feb 2024
Spatex 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena Coventry
United Kingdom
Property & tenders
Powered by
For Sale: Robin Hill Country Park
Location: Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU
Tender: retail units at The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
Location: Grantham, Leicestershire
Company:Belvoir Castle
To Let – Potterne Park Sports Ground
Location: Verwood, Dorset

To advertise your product and
reach over 57,000 leisure buyers
+44 (0)1462 431385

Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd