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During the summer months I ditch my usual body butters and rich moisturisers as they feel heavy and greasy when the weather is hot and humid. I prefer to use body lotions that are light but super hydrating as well. Here’s one I’ve been loving from one of my favourite brands Esse Probiotic Skincare
Esse Probiotic Skincare Light Body Moisturiser (200ml | £45)
A light lotion to protect and hydrate all skins. Marula Oil contains highly effective anti-oxidants and is rich in omega essential fatty acids.
Perfect for summer months and humid conditions or for skin which doesn’t suffer from severe dryness.
Kigelia is known to repair sun damage. Helps prevent uneven pigmentation, lighten and brighten the skin and has a firming effect.
Marula oil contains highly effective anti-oxidants and is rich in omega 6 essential fatty acids, healing and deeply hydrating the skin.
Buchu Extract is included to reduce oiliness and tone the skin.
Manketti is included for its omega oils and UV protection properties.
Aloe Vera Extract adds moisturising and healing benefits.
Certified Organic – Ecocert
Cruelty Free (BWC, PeTA)
Recyclable glass packaging
Community sourced ingredients:
Marula from Eudafano Women’s Cooperative
Fair Trade Rooibos from Heiveld Women’s Cooperative
Fair Trade Kigelia from the Zambezi valley
Manketti from sustainable harvest community projects in Zambia and Angola
Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract *, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil *, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Glycerin **, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil *, Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Manketti Seed) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract *, Cyclopia Genistoides (Honeybush) Leaf Extract *, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Barosma Betulina (Buchu) Leaf Extract, Sodium Phytate, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil *, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil *, Vanilla Planifolia Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Leaf Oil *, Linalool ***, Limonene ***, Geraniol ***
*ingredients from organic farming
** made using organic ingredients
*** component of natural essential oils
First of all this body moisturiser is not your everyday lotion as it is rather pricey. It is more of a luxury if you fancy splurging. I love the packaging, the glass bottle looks chic and it comes with a handy pump.
The consistency is light and the colour is light brown. I wasn’t too surprised by the brownish colour, similar to their Deep Moisturiser which is one of my favourites. The scent is unusual, earthy with floral undertones, I quite like it though.
It has a lightweight feel and absorbs quickly so I can put on my clothes straightaway. It leaves my skin soft and moisturised without any greasy or sticky residue.
I love how my skin feels using this, perfect for maintaining soft, gorgeous summer skin!
Have you tried Esse Light Body Moisturiser?