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Our Story



Hello, welcome to esst. 
Home to the world's first clinically tested sanitising cream.

Emma’s whole life has ultimately led to this moment. With careers in television production, event and entertainment agency roles in which all demanded a common skill set – faultless attention to detail with an inquisitive mind and disciplined spirit. 

It was when she started her make up artistry business in 2009 with her need to use a hand sanitiser many times a day, she became curious about what she was putting on her skin. She went in search of a sanitiser that not only looked good in her studio but gave her confidence about what she was putting into her body whilst feeling beautiful to use. Her search spanned the world until she realised she’d have to formulate herself. 

In developing a sanitising hand and skin cream she was completely naïve about the complexity of meeting her list of requirements; cream formula, premium ingredients, lab tested antibacterial, natural, Australian, vegan and cruelty free, She couldn’t work out why it hadn’t been done before?!

Starting in 2017 and working alongside an exceptional world-renowned chemist esst was born. A nod to the word 'essential' - a range of essential products using essential oils that are as luxurious as they are functional. esst sanitising cream is the first product for the brand.

They were met with scepticism with what they set out to achieve due to the complexity around an emulsion blocking any antibacterial properties. After lots of research, development and testing, they got the mix right. 

The synergy of the consciously chosen ingredients is the key; the essential oils for their antiviral properties, silver and the Australian botanicals working as a solvent to deactivate germs and bugs that sit on the skin as some of the hero ingredients.

They then worked hard to combine an enriched combination of butters and oils, one being shea butter which has an affinity to the skin is non-greasy, with intense moisture, super hydrating but easily absorbed.  This is a working cream, no slip or transfer seconds after applying. The formula is particularly good for cracked skin and a bonus – it won’t sting!

esst has chosen to test the efficacy of its sanitising hand cream. Independent government lab tests prove that it will kill 99.9% of bacteria, reassurance that their product will deliver its dual functions of sanitising and moisturising. 

With love and care,