Our Values

What's important to us?

At essano, we are driven by doing what's right for your skin, the planet and all our furry friends.

We’re proudly crafted in New Zealand through our on-site lab and factory to ensure the manufacturing process is monitored every step of the way.

Gentle, natural, effective products - every day.

Free-from promise

With one of the strongest free-from product promises in the world, we guarantee what’s not in ours. We choose only proven ingredients for their effectiveness and ability to deliver amazing results. We reject any harsh chemicals that could irritate, contaminate or be unsafe. We make the most sustainable choices possible and only ever test on lucky humans – that’s Our Product Promise and it’s one of the strongest in the world.

Never tested on animals

None of our products or ingredients are tested on our furry friends, just some lucky, lovely humans! essano is proudly 100% cruelty-free.

Certified organic

We have the largest percentage of certified organic products of any leading skincare brand in New Zealand. Our organic products are certified organic by Ecocert – the world’s largest inspection and certification body, and the benchmark in organic certification.

Our planet first

Caring for our planet and its people is at the heart of our sustainable business model. Our parent company Essano Limited has signed the New Zealand Plastic Packaging Declaration which means by 2025, all our packaging will be 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable.

In fact, we are the first Australasian brand to launch body and haircare bottles made completely out of recycled plastic (rPET), using on average 25% less plastic than standard virgin plastic bottles. So, not only are you being kind to your skin, you're also being kind to the environment.

Sustainably sourced

Our Rosehip Oil is sustainably sourced from the extreme south of Chile, Patagonia Austral (latitude 44°), where it is hand-picked by smallholder farmers and their families. We choose to source our Rosehip from Patigonia as it is a beautiful, pure and unspoilt region where the quality of products grown is second-to-none.

The process to grow and extract oil from Rosehip seeds is 100% organic, certified by Ecocert, one of the largest organic certification organisations in the world.