Esse Skincare will launch a facial sheet mask with 1 million inactivated Lactobacillus bacteria per ml. The new launch includes a fully compostable bamboo sheet, saturated with a serum laden with hyaluronic acid, probiotic extracts, and prebiotics to calm and protect sensitive skin.

More than half of women claim to have sensitive skin. Skin is generally sensitive due to poor barrier function. Lactobacillus probiotic bacteria have been shown to boost barrier function in skin by improving the quality and quantity of tight junctions – stich like structures that bind skin cells together and make skin impermeable to external aggressors.


Our modern lifestyle is not kind to the microbes that reside on our skin. Synthetic ingredients pollute this delicate ecosystem, compromising its ability to regulate our immune response and protect us from toxins and pathogens. The new mask includes probiotic extracts and prebiotics to help boost the numbers of beneficial bacteria on skin. It is 100% natural and 87% of the ingredients are from organic farming, so it won’t pollute your skin microbiome.

High levels of hyaluronic acid provide anti-ageing results for sensitive skin by boosting moisturization levels and plumping the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Certified organic to COSMOS standards by Ecocert
100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin
87% of the total ingredients are certified organic


Recommended retail price: R 900 for a set of 4 sheet masks
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Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract*, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide,
Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Powder, Inulin, Lactobacillus, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Aqua (Water),
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Anisate, Ascorbyl Palmitatea




Esse means ‘to be’ in Latin. The brand was established in 2002 in the nascent organic skincare category. In 2009, the company began its move into probiotic skincare when the early findings of the Human Microbiome Project started to shift the conventional view of skin. Esse now sees skin as an ecology of human and microbial cells and incorporates this new view into the formulation of all its products. The company actively researches the application of new probiotic species and delivery methods to combat ageing and optimise skin health.