If you are new to the brand, essano is a cruelty free, totally natural skin care brand that hails from New Zealand. essano‘s philosophy behind their range of natural skin care is that everyone should have access to natural skin care products that are effective and safe for themselves, the planet and their furry friends.

The brand makes their skin care products in their own certified organic factory in Auckland. Which means that they are able to control the entire process from the selection of the natural ingredients to the formulation, production and distribution of the end product. And most importantly (to me), essano products are not tested on animals.

Our skin’s production of collagen begins to slow down from the age of 26 and that’s when we begin to show signs of ageing. But if we were able to boost the skin’s ability to produce collagen, the effects of ageing can be slowed.

essano recently released four new products that promises to naturally boost collagen production within the skin by stimulating the production of fibroblasts. Joining the essano™ Collagen Repair Night Crème and Collagen Repair Serum is a Day Crème, Facial Oil, Overnight Mask and Eye Crème.

The Active Ingredients

The plant-based actives in the essano Collagen Boost Range harness the power of nature to boost skin collagen.

Schisandra Chinensis – in in-vivo clinical tests conducted, it was found that the berry improved the appearance of the skin’s elasticity, resilience, and firmness in eight weeks.

Plant Peptides – derived from Pea Seeds extracts, has been found to promote skin elasticity and firmness.

Eye’fective™ – combines Hawthorn and Arabian Jasmine to combat dark circles and lift the upper eyelid after just 14 days.

Rosehip Oil – is popular for its ability to minimise the appearance of the lines and sun damage and improve skin scarring and discolouration.

The New Additions To The essano Collagen Boost Range

Eye Crème 10g, $29.90 is able to reduce the appearance of dark circles by 19% by boosting circulation and lift and firm drooping in the upper eyelid by up to 19% in 14 days. Since I was not able to use it for 14 days, I am unable to comment on its effectiveness, but the texture of the cream is very pleasant and light and left my eye contour looking more hydrated and smooth.

Day Crème 140ml, $29.90 promises to reinforce the skin’s barrier function and improve firmness and elasticity. It has a really pleasant texture that is lighter than a cream, but heavier than a lotion.

The product has a very subtle and pleasant natural scent and absorbs instantly into the skin, leaving no greasy residue or tackiness. My skin instantly looked more bouncy and smooth and it even sits well under makeup.

Facial Oil 20ml, $29.95 is said to improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin by 28% and increase collagen XVII synthesis by up to six times.

The oil is supposed to be used on dry or scarred areas of the face. I like to mix a drop or two into my moisturiser and use it all over my face and neck.

Overnight Mask 50g, $39.95 promises to fight skin-ageing free radicals and improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin by 28% and increase collagen XVII synthesis by up to six times. The mask is supposed to be used once or twice a week for intense moisturisation, or in place of your night cream.

The texture is really pleasant, like a rich but easily absorbed cream. I also like the fact that it does not leave a greasy residue or tacky-feel after use. I would recommend this as a must, before an important date or meeting or when your skin needs a pick-me-up!

The essano Collagen Boost Range is available online at Redmart, Lazada, Shoppee, Qoo10 and Zalora and in-store at selected Watsons outlets.