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"I am in my late 40's and was on the search for skin care line that would assist me in aging gracefully, when Lorinda at Nutrition Plus here in Barrie handed me a brochure on Skin Essence. I have known her for many, many years and she knew that my skin is ultra sensitive as I have rosacea and dermographism (skin reacts to friction or touch and becomes red, swollen and/or experience hives). I also have a few health issues that require me to live a more clean and healthy lifestyle. I must admit I was skeptical when looking at the brochure.
This all changed when David from contacted me personally after I emailed the company asking for information on this skin care line. He took the time to listen to my concerns and then recommend the products most suitable. David then went through each product and explained key ingredients that would address each of my concerns. This is important to me as I am an anal, analytical thinker!
I took a leap of faith after speaking with David and I am thrilled that I did! I am extremely happy with each product purchased and enjoy hearing the comments that my skin is "glowing"! "
"A woman walked my store last week with some of the worst eczema I have seen all around her swollen eyes. Bright red, tender and itchy. She said she had been to several doctors and skin specialists who gave her the typical steroid creams that had done basically nothing to help her. They also said there was nothing else they could do to help her. I asked her to put a little of the
E-Cream on just to see how it feels, so she put it around the lid of one eye.
As we were speaking of possible changes to her diet to eliminate what was causing the inflammation in the first place, the redness started fading...literally as we spoke the redness started to fade, her itchiness stopped and she said how much better that eye felt. I then called her husband over to see and he too was amazed at the difference. I'm sure you hear these testimonials all the time, but I was kinda speechless when I watched the transformation before my eyes. From intensely itchy, red and inflamed to pink and calm and itchiness completely gone."
"A local day spa uses Skin Essence Organics products, and after a facial I decided to try this range out. My skin has never looked or felt so healthy. I have sensitive combination skin, and trying to find a product that wouldn't aggravate my skin was becoming impossible, until now. I have been using the facial wash, sensitive serum, and eye oil, as well as the soothing facial exfoliating mask for 2 months now and I have had many a comment on how I glow!
At first it was a daunting thought switching from a moisturizing cream to oil of all things, but the oil is light, it soaks in and doesn't block the pores, and the skin does not look or feel greasy. PLUS, the ingredients are organic, delivery is extremely quick, the price is reasonable, customer service is out of this world, and the products last a long time."
"After struggling for months with redness and flakey skin caused by an overuse of synthetic ingredients found in make-up, I was finding myself loosing out on some major modeling jobs. It was then, an industry professional suggested trying Skin Essence Organics.
At first, I was weary as many other products I had tried just made matters worse. However, after just one night of using this line I was overwhelmed by how amazing my skin looked.
The dry skin had completely disappeared and the redness was all but a thing of the past. Not enough positive things can be said about this product, not only did it ensure my stability in the modeling industry, but it also made me a more confident person, enabling a more productive lifestyle both professionally and personally."
"I've had minor problems with my skin ever since when I was
young. I tried using Proactiv to treat only a few pimples. A few months after I
decided to stop using it, my skin broke out completely which had never happened
before. I then learned this happens to a lot of people who stop using Proactiv.
Since then I've used many different natural products, non-natural products, and
everything in between. I've been to skincare professionals... everything. I had
minor acne, scarring and just wasn't happy with my skin.
I've been using your entire line for two weeks now and I just wanted to let you know my skin has already been completely reversed back to clean, clear and vibrant! The scarring on my face is almost completely gone, my pores have been completely refined, it is not oily or dry. I feel confident going out without foundation for the first time since all of this happened.I can't believe it.
Thank you so much for this amazing product, I would recommend it to anyone! Best thing I've done for my skin."
"I was so happy to find Skin Essence products. I have many serious allergies to
chemicals, fillers, and other "random" ingredients used in beauty products. I
had never found anything that was just right. Then, one day, I was at my local
Health Food store and there was an in store demonstration. I was able to try
the products and had not reaction. I purchased products on the spot and was
given a couple of samples so I could try other blends. It has been a love
affair ever since. I love the way my skin looks and feels. I have recommended
these products to my friends and they now are enjoying them as well.
Thank you for making this collection of wonderful essences.
"I love the products!!! I was worried about the Light Serum originally because
of my frequent breakouts, but I haven't had a single breakout since I started
using it. My sister ended up by the products as well and she's also been very
happy with them."
Best Regards, Fotini
"Absolutely, positively, love the Eczema/Rosacea cream it is truly amazing. The problems I had on the outside of my nose was irritating, and horrible to look at. I took the beautiful container, applied your cream and the itch went away immediately. The next day I had a skin coloured nose instead of a "beetroot" colored one.
Bless you and your partners for the wisdom in making the mixtures and the patience to meet all the needs in having to make and sell them. I will certainly be able to recommend your products to the highest degree. Being very
old and having skin problems from my youth, it will make people appreciate your products. The young and beautiful have a skin that is also young and beautiful. They want to keep it that way .... which is what your products do."
"I am 30 years-old and for over a decade, I have wanted to find a skin care line
that fulfilled my desire to nourish my sensitive skin, but still have a skin care routine that is minimal in order to keep up with my busy lifestyle of work and travel.
I found just the skin care line while preparing for a business trip to Dubai last summer. I wanted a light, non greasy moisturizer since the Dubai summers are unlike anything you could ever imagine. I accidently came across Skin Essence while browsing my local health store and began reading the label. I was very impressed by the amazing ingredient listing, because there were no preservatives, fillers and water used to formulate the products.
I had faithfully used the Skin Essence cleanser (morning/evening), the Nourish serum (morning/evening) and Facial in a Jar (3 times/week) and after spending
two-weeks in Dubai, my skin looked radiant when I returned home. The serum
absorbed quickly and it never made my skin feel greasy, sticky or leave an
unwanted shine. I continued to use the Skin Essence products right through the
winter months and still my face continued to be nourished, never flaky, dull or
There is really no way to describe how fortunate I feel to have
been turned on to your products and after 10 years, this is my first time
writing a review for any skin care line. The modern world has been waiting for
your loving innovative products for a very long time. Consider me a loyal
"I am using Light, and never want to be without it. I am 51 and have had acne all my life it seems. This formula gives my skin the moisture it needs and controls my breakouts. I always associated facial oils with pore clogging leading to acne, so I shied away from them, but this amazes me. If a pimple starts appearing, I cleanse and apply this all over and it disappears overnight AND my skin is actually less oily than if I had used a drying acid product.
I love the fact that the ingredients are organic and smell fantastic. I love the non greasy shine it gives my skin. I'm just very happy with this product.
"I am a young woman who likes to go out, have fun and wear heavy makeup from time to time. I have never really had horrible skin, just some blemishes and occasional pimples, but since using Skin Essence, I have found that my face appears to have a natural radiant glow about it and I hardly ever break out. I have been wearing less makeup because my skin has become more evenly balanced since using the products. The dark circles around my eyes are virtually gone as well from using the ocular serum on a regular basis. After using the Skin Essence line for about a week I also had about a half dozen people comment on my skin and how great it looks, which in itself is enough for me to know that this stuff actually works! I am extremely satisfied and would totally recommend Skin Essence to everyone who desires amazing healthy skin."
Ryerson University Business Student & Fine Dinning
"I’ve been using Skin Essence Organics products for two weeks now and I’m VERY, VERY impressed and pleased! I used to have oily skin and now (at 57) it’s pretty much combination/aging, without specific issues or allergies (well, some wrinkles, but that’s just normal!). However, I have not been satisfied with the so-called cruelty-free, organic products I’ve tried in the past. My skin either felt tight and dry in places or would develop bumps and weird whiteheads. After talking to a couple of people about rose-hip oil and doing some on-line research, I found Skin Essence, which ticked all the boxes – cruelty-free/vegan, fully organic, fair-trade, recyclable packaging, Canadian, and the testimonials and information on the website were very persuasive.
Although I was a bit skeptical about using “oils” on my formerly oily skin, I decided to bite the bullet and order the Pure cleanser, Nourish moisturizing serum and Facial in a Jar ... and I’m really glad I did! After my first use of the products, I said “wow!”. After two weeks, I’m amazed at how SOFT and smooth and clear and bright my complexion feels and looks.
The cleansing/moisturizing/exfoliating routine is quick, easy and pleasant; the Pure cleanser rinses off quickly, the Nourish serum slips on easily on wet skin and smells lovely and the Facial in a Jar ramps up the softness quotient! As well, the prices are surprisingly reasonable for the quality and the customer service is excellent. I e-mailed a question about sun-protection and had a response almost immediately. (I was told that the amount of zinc oxide in the Nourish serum provides an SPF of about 10. I’ve been blitzing in my gardens in the sun and I found that with a hat and the serum, I haven’t “tanned”. Also, the E-cream has a higher proportion of zinc oxide, so higher SPF.)
If I were asked to rate the Skin Essence products I’m now using, I’d say “well exceeds expectations”, “on a scale of 1 to 10, an 11”, “A+++”; you get the idea. So that’s it ... I’ve found skin products I love and I intend to stick with them! Thank you!"
Just a little note to let you know that I love your products, especially Neroli. I have a combination skin but during winter, it gets really dry so Neroli is best for me. And it smells so great! I always look forward to apply it on my face.
My mother, who is 79 years old, tried Neroli too and she is not the kind of person who likes beauty products, even if her skin is dry. Well, an hour later after she applied it, she told me that she was amazed by the product and that it was so much easier for her to apply foundation after. I gave her my bottle and got a new one.
Thank you for making such great and affordable products. It feels good to put something natural on my face.
I discovered Skin Essence by chance when I was browsing through my favourite wellness/health food store and I am so happy to say that this product line is really one of the best I’ve ever used. In fact this is it, I don’t think I will use any other from now on. I use the cleanser, the Soothe serum for daytime, the rosehip seed oil at night, the eye serum, the soothing face mask and the exfoliating mask. These all-natural products are second to none. After 6 weeks, my skin is smooth, soft and even. At first I was a bit hesitant to use oil based cleansers and moisturizers. I had a very bad experience with oil cleansing a few years back (awful cystic acne breakout). These oils however are very light and absorb well. The key is to wet your face first and mix the oils in with the water. Every drop of oil is absorbed this way. The other day my dentist held a mirror up to my face under her harsh florescent spotlight and for once I did not flinch. Under that harsh white light my skin actually looked pretty good. If your skin can look decent under harsh white light you KNOW you’ve got a good product. The key is patience…it won’t happen overnight but with consistent use my skin is glowing.
I also left a review for the E-cream…by far this is the best eczema cream I’ve used and it has cured the eczema patch on my forehead. It’s actually the only thing that has ever worked in 4 years. Again it took about 6 weeks but it was worth it. The product pricing is so reasonable and it’s all natural, all Canadian-made. It’s excellent and I hope Skin Essence doesn’t change a thing!
"EVERY WOMAN NEEDS THIS PRODUCT! I am a person who loves trying products: serums, moisturizers, eye creams, treatments you name it! Unfortunately I have the type of skin you cannot classify, it's oily yet dry in spots, I have discolouration, blemishes and at 30 I'm beginning to think about anti-aging. Because of all this finding the right mix of products is tricky ... Until now! This product does it all! I have been using it as my morning and night moisturizer/serum for the last month and the results have been insane! Glowing, clear and happy skin that people are noticing! DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND PURCHASE!
"As a holistic health coach, I am regularly asked what I do to look so vibrant and healthy and I usually joke and say that I sleep in a Ziplock Bag for freshness and laugh. And then tell them I practice extreme self-care, drink lots of clean spring water, moisturize form the inside out with my clean foods and have a happy balance in my life.
Lately, I tell them all that I mentioned and that I tried a new product that I found. I tell them that I found a great Canadian company that sells a surprising product called e-cream. It is so amazing, clean, long lasting, goes such a long way, and even has an SPF of 35! I was expecting to pay a small fortune and was again surprised by the very reasonable price point!
I love that I have such sensitive skin, and can wear it all over my combination skin and do not get blemishes or breakouts. I don't look greasy or feel heavily coated either, like the sunscreen and the moisturizers I have used in the past. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!
Thank you for doing what you do. A solid, clean product is hard to find and one that works as well as yours do...I am thrilled to tell everyone about my new skin care products!
"I just love the Skin Essence products and feel good about taking my skin off costly products that are full of chemicals and don't do much for my skin. I love the simplicity of the product line and use most of them.
"Thank you for your incredible product line!! I am in the midst of testing to find the root source of my facial skin reactions of late! I in my mid 40s and all of a sudden the past few months I have been experiencing what has yet to be diagnosed as histamine intolerance's which results in extremely problematic skin on my face!
After my 3rd visit to the dermo and after having over-filled my histimine bucket...my face had an extreme reaction! I went to my favorite local health food store (Nutirion Plus in Barrie) and was able to connect with your products (specifically the Rosehip serum and the e cream)...overnight the redness was gone!!! I cannot believe it has taken me this long to find your product line!! I am going this week to buy the facial cleaner, eye serum, facial in a jar and the moisturizer!! I'm hooked!
Thank you for giving me the tools to nourish my skin!!!
"I just want to let you know that I am a huge fan of your products. Just as your site states, not all organic products are the same. I tried numerous different brands that fall under the "natural" and "organic" category, but nothing has ever worked so well for me as Skin Essence Organics...and it's local! I love supporting local businesses. I love that when I read the ingredients label that I actually understand what I am reading. I can smell and feel the purity of the products, and my skin looks and feels great as a result. Thank you for creating a great line with ethically sourced ingredients that do not harm animals, the environment, or our skin!
"I have very sensitive skin, and I'm suffering from redness and itchiness all over my face due to the synthetic products that I used. I went to my dermatologist and he gave me a prescription cream that doesn't work for me, I'm so frustrated because I don't know what do to with my face, I'm even ashamed to go out, one day I passed through the healthy planet store, and the saleslady introduced me to these products. After 1 week of using it, I can say it is really AMAZING because the redness and itchiness of my face is gone, I also tried Rosehip seed oil, Soothe facial moisturizer and Facial in a Jar exfoliant and softening mask, it was great to use your products, now I'm so happy because my skin was healed, rejuvenated and glowing. Thanks Skin Essence Organics, because you helped your client feel satisfied and happy!
"Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with your products. I placed and order for your Neroli oil and Facial in a Jar after reading about your products online. I have to say how much I am impressed by them. I have tried so many different types of creams, oils, cleansers in all price ranges from many companies, organic, non-organic, etc. Your products are the only ones to have truly moisturized my skin so I no longer have to layer on other products to mask my dry flaky skin. It also feels good knowing they are made from natural ingredients and are good for me. I can't wait to see your products being carried in Vancouver... hopefully soon but until then I will be ordering online.
Thanks again and keep up the great work!
"This stuff is the best!
I love that Skin Essence uses truly organic ingredients and all products never disappoint. In particular, your line is AMAZING for the days you feel your face is tired, or you want to improve the tone. It's the perfect facial "pick me up" and its like my magic potion in the morning after long nights!"
"Hi I stumbled upon your line months ago at Nature's Emporium and I am so thankful I did. I swear by all the products from the Skin Essence brand and I just wanted to say please don't change or remove the Gentle Facial Cleanser, Facial in a Jar, Rosehip Seed Oil! I LOVE YOUR PRODUCTS. And I have sensitive skin and I know what quality products really are! There is NO OTHER line that compares to yours and I wish you all the best in business ventures and again PLEASE NEVER STOP MAKING YOUR PRODUCTS I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!
-Happy customer :)
"I love these products and think they are better (better results) than any high priced stuff on the market today. The best part is the simple natural nature of them. I have never seen my skin so incredibly even toned, soft and overall healthy since using them. Just thought I'd share that with you."
"Since using Skin Essence products, my husband’s and my skin has improved dramatically. The combination of the Soothe Oil and the E-Cream especially has made a big difference. Both of us had discolorations from acne and acne treatments, and they have been noticeably reduced – by about 60%! It only took a few months to notice a big change, so we’re looking forward to continued improvement as the months go by. People tell us our skin glows, and it’s nice to feel confident about the way we look again. Both of us are in our early sixties, so to have a product work so well on aging, sun damaged skin in such a short time has restored our faith in skin care products."
Best Regards, Shelley and Steven
Newport Beach, CA
"I have been using the Skin Essence products for two weeks now. I have tried many products throughout my life, having had issues with acne and eczema. I am now in my late forties and have never found a line that I was impressed enough with to be loyal to. Before I started using Skin Essence, my skin felt like sandpaper before applying any sort of moisturizer and even that was short-lived. The first thing I noticed the very first time I used the Skin Essence products was how soft my skin felt, and that it continued to be soft throughout the day. The products smell clean, feel clean and are easy to use and apply. I may just have found a line that's right for me. Better late than never! I use the exfoliator, the pure cleanser, the nourish and rosehip serum and the e-cream. A special thank you to David for his personalized service in helping me select the products that were appropriate for my specific skin type and issues."
"For nearly 6 yrs I had been living with a red rash that covered nearly eighty
percent of my face and the cause was virtually unknown. Over the course of this
time I had been recommended to various dermatologists and tried countless
prescriptions, but unfortunately nothing was working. Although a proper
diagnosis was never done, some doctors thought my condition could possibly be
lupus. I began to feel frustrated and discouraged, because despite all my
efforts my symptoms were not improving at all. This all changed however when I
was introduced to the Skin Essence product line.
Within the first week of using the Pure (Facial Cleanser), Facial in a jar (Exfoliant/Mask) and the Soothe (Facial Moisturizer) my skin started to heal and the severe redness and itchiness began to go away. I have now been using the line for a few months now and I can proudly say that my skin is completely healed and it now looks better than it has in years. A lot of people I know have asked me what I have been using to clear my face, and I am so happy to tell them about your amazing products, just last week my Sister-In-Law told me that I look younger and she wanted to know how I was doing it, “WOW” if that doesn’t make me feel better
nothing will. Thank you very much!!"
"Honestly I'm so glad you introduced me to these products. I never really went
for organic products before just because they didn't seem as exciting as other ones, but seriously I'm noticing a huge difference in my skin already! I'm a huge make up junkie, and a lot of products I use probably clog up my pores but when I used the scrub yesterday I actually felt like my skin could breathe. I love love love the ocular I'm already noticing a huge difference in the dark
circles under my eyes, it really brightens up my face! Also I love the Light moisturizer; it gives you a really nice glow that my foundation and a billion
other products I used barely gave me.
My mom LOVES the products, she came up to me today and was like "Emily look at my face!!" She was so excited that the redness in her face is fading, its actually really scary how good these products work.
Thanks for everything!!"
"For the past 6 yrs I have been travelling the world modeling for various high profile designers like Giorgio Armani, Guess By Marciano, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. When I first started in the modeling industry I found it very difficult to maintain a healthy, even complexion due to the various climate changes and endless amounts of products applied to my skin on any given day. I tried all kinds of products to help nourish and protect my skin while preventing blemishes, but it wasn’t until I got referred to Skin Essence that I actually began to see amazing improvements.
Instantly I noticed a difference in not only my skin’s texture and appearance, but I also noticed that my usually break outs were few and far between and the minor scars on my face were finally beginning to heal. Using Skin Essence’s products not only gives me a great healthy glow, but the wide variety of organic extracts and minerals heal my skin and leave a slight protective layer on my face between my skin and the harmful chemicals found in make-up and pollution. I believe so much in these products that I have recently become a partner in the company and I look forward to sharing this AMAZING skin care line with all of you."
International Male Model & Skin Essence Organics Partner
"My baby had extensive excema all over his back and arms... It persisted for months and nothing I did seemed to make a difference. My doctor felt it was time for antibiotic creams and steroids and reluctantly I filled the prescription. As a last ditch effort I went to a local health food store that same afternoon to see if there were any remaining natural options I could try. The staff immediately showed me to your E-Cream and raved about some of the customer testimonials they'd gotten back. Well they were right about it! I could see a difference in his skin after just 3 applications and it was completely gone after one week! I plan on keeping some on hand at all times now and look forward to trying more of your range!"
"My name is Cydnie Kalkhourst and I'm a first year University student. It goes
without saying that my first post-secondary year has been more stressful than I
had anticipated. With stress comes breakouts, which consequently is an outcome
I know all too well. It's hard to pay close attention and care to your skin when you're tending to a million other things so I ignored it until it got ugly; and until I discovered Skin Essence.
Skin Essence is easy to use and its results are close to immediate. All I had to do was wash my face and apply the serum- no toners, no spot treatments, no extrapolating. It made life simple and I noticed a dramatic difference in my complexion. Because SkinEssence’s products are specific to particular skin types and completely organic, I am confident that I'm giving my skin the nourishment it needs. I have never been more content with a cleansing line."
"I absolutely love your products!! I use to use proactive, because I thought it was the only product that could help my acne, but it left my skin dry, flaky and tight...then I discovered your products!!
They are AMAZING and make my skin feel so great!! I'm so grateful!!"
"I have never had this level of positive result with any previous skin-care products for acne, eczema, dermatitis, or age-reversing effects. I’ve tried so many over the years, including dermatologist prescriptions, high-end cosmetic products and a list of other health-store brand organic skin-care products.
I had even gone for expensive spa-treatment facials in the past, and even those didn’t do what your products are now doing for my skin. I can't tell you how pleased I am!
I now know that I will be saving money and heartache with the on-going use of your products.
The Skin Essence Organics skin-care line is definitely unique to others and undoubtedly a very high-grade quality and formulation. Thank goodness, that your friendly customer service and demo led me to exploring your full line of products. I've benefited greatly from this! I don’t usually care to promote products or share personal stories like this, but people deserve to know about this amazing skin-care line. I know the kind of grief that skin-problems cause in a person’s life. If I can help one person by sharing my story, it is more than worth it.
Big Hugs to Skin Essence Organics! “
Psychotherapist and Holistic Life Coach
"I am so happy that I was introduced to Skin Essence Organics. My skin looks so healthy that I no longer need to use makeup. For a long time, I have been looking for a truly organic product line.Thanks for your great products, I am
enjoying your entire line very much."
I think I may have finally found the missing piece to my puzzle. For years, I have been battling skin issues with minor acne to oily and to very dry chapped skin especially in the winter and I have to say, it has really taken a tole on my self esteem.
First off a bit about me! I live a very natural and totally organic lifestyle and avoid all foods that can cause inflammation and stress on the body, thus I avoid dairy, sugar, (even in its natural state from fruit) foods high in omega 6, and processed foods. My diet could not be any cleaner than it is and and I am extremely health conscience, very active, and live a holistic lifestyle.
Thus I must say, dealing with skin issues has been very frustrating to me, because you would think someone who lives the way I do, should expect to see beautiful skin, but unfortunately for me, this was not the case. After having tried so many organic and natural skin care regimes, even some DIY methods, my skin appeared a bit better at times and then no so much at other times. Until one day it was mentioned to me from a lady working at the health and beauty counter of Natures Emporium, to give oils a try for my skin. Well, that to me, sounded crazy! Put 'OIL' on my acne prone, oily skin! no way!! I was very hesitant! So a few days later I gave Skin Essence a call and spoke with David. He answered all the questions I had and took the time to share with me, the true benefits of using the specific oils and reassured me that my skin will react well and he encouraged me to give the products a try. Since nothing else really worked well on my skin, I figured I had nothing to loose at this point, so I opted to give them a try. I have been using the Skin Essence Fresh Cleanser, I alternate between the Light and Nourish Moisture and would not be without the Facial in a Jar. It has now been just under 2 weeks and my skin has never felt or looked better!!! WOW, very very impressed! The oil in my skin is balanced, no more dry patches, my minor acne almost non existent, my skin is soft and I have such a nice glow to my complexion. So essentially, the missing piece to my lifestyle puzzle, was finding the right skin care to treat the outside of my skin for I knew that what I had been doing for the inside was without a doubt already taken care of.
I thank David for his continued support and I could not be happier with Skin Essence Organics. I recommend to anyone, and especially to those who have skin issues as I had. Take it from my experience, to at least give them a try. From someone who has really been down a long road with getting clear skin, I honestly can say, my results from Skin Essence Organics has been that of a very positive one.