Although I often wear makeup, I don’t tend to use much else in the way of beauty products on my face apart from a decent night cream. As the skin on my face is sensitive and reacts with many products, I’m a little cautious about any beauty products I come into contact with because of random chemical ingredients.
The Essano products are beautifully presented in pink, black and white packaging with gold embossing (won’t lie, I’m a sucker for pretty packaging), are made in New Zealand, won’t break the bank, and claim to be full of natural ingredients. Enough reasons for me to give it a go!
Containing certified organic rosehip oil, aloe vera, jojoba oil and shea butter, this moisture restorative night creme is made to deeply moisturise and nourish your skin while you sleep, promoting elasticity and a healthy complexion.
It is also scientifically formulated to deliver micro-cellular nourishment, support cellular renewal, and protect against free radical damage.
Rosehip oil has potent therapeutic properties and is clinically proven to minimise the appearance of fine lines, scars, stretch marks and sun damage.
The creme’s ingredients are 97.3% of natural origin, containing no parabens, harsh chemical sulphates, silicones, phthalates, ethoxylates, PEGs, PPGs, mineral oils, GMOs, and hasn’t undergone any animal testing.
I’ve been using this every night for several months now, first washing my face then massaging it into my face and neck just before going to bed.
As I have pretty oily skin, I was a little concerned the rosehip oil might make my skin oilier and cause breakouts. I needn’t have worried; the creme feels thick and luxurious on your fingertips but spreads onto the skin quite lightly and massages in easily, leaving it feeling intensely moisturised by not oily.
The packaging says it has been dermatologically tested, and my skin has had no negative reactions with it. By the morning, my skin still feels dewy with no dry patches and my skin tone looks nice and even. I’m pretty sure it also helps deal with the dark circles under my eyes from my reduced sleep time thanks to my six month old daughter as well! (my olive skin is particularly prone to dark circles and I’d typically need a separate eye cream for this).
Lastly, the creme smells quite strongly of rosehip oil – a good thing if you like the scent, but perhaps not so good if it’s not your thing. It can take some getting used to as you’ll be smelling it as you drift off to sleep.
Where to get it
I bought mine at my local supermarket on a regular grocery trip for a very reasonable $19.99, compared with other night creams on the market.
Images / NZ Real Health