Esse Establishes Itself as the Leading Probiotic Skincare Line

DURBAN, South Africa, October 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

In the year since launching its Probiotic Serum, which contains 1 billion live

probiotic microbes per milliliter, South African brand, Esse, has established itself as

the leading probiotic skincare line in the world.

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The World Health Organization defines a probiotic as a live microbe that is


to humans. Extracts of probiotics have been used extensively in skincare but the "holy

grail" of incorporating live probiotics has proved elusive. This is because


products contain preservatives ... and preservatives kill microbes. Esse has used

innovative production techniques, airless glass packaging and a preservative-free


to launch the world's first live probiotic serum and it's taking the world by storm.


probiotic microbes are encapsulated and suspended in an oil base, reanimating and


to divide when they come into contact with water on the skin's surface.

The efficacy of topical probiotics has been a hot topic in science with more than


literature references on the "skin microbiome" in 2015. Testing in Germany has shown


the new serum from Esse has the ability to improve skin firmness by an average of 16%


28 days, with 100% of the 20 test subjects showing an improvement. This opens a new


for anti-aging research.

The founder of the brand, Trevor Steyn, is emphatic about the impact of probiotics


"Genetic sequencing techniques have allowed us to view skin through a new lens" he


"It's now clear that skin is an ecology ... an intricate interplay between human cells


microbes. Trying to optimise skin health without considering microbes is archaic. We

consider the skin microbiome in every product that we formulate."

With the cost of genetic sequencing falling rapidly, the company envisages a time

where the skin microbiome could be fully characterized. Personalized probiotics could


be formulated to maximize anti-aging results.

Esse focuses on the salon and spa sector and over its 15-year lifespan has earned a

reputation as one of the most ethical brands on the market. Just for starters, it's

certified organic with Ecocert and accredited Vegan. "If skin is an ecosystem, then


better not pollute it," says the founder.

This brand will be one to watch as the probiotic trend expands from health care




Esse Skin Care

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