Welcome to the Esse Skincare Concept Store and Salon

Located in the heart of Ballito, we offer a range of unique facial and body treatments designed to balance, restore, and elevate your skin.

Visit us in store to explore our product range and get expert skincare advice, experience an Esse treatment with one of our in-house therapists, or shop and book online.

Rewild Your Skin

Esse offers a sustainable solution in scientifically proven organic biotechnology. Our products create an environment on skin that allows natural microbial diversity to return and thrive. Probiotics and prebiotics in organic formulations help restore the balance in a process we call Rewilding, which results in younger and healthier looking skin.

Experience an Esse Treatment

We offer a range of services including:

Facial treatments that can be enhanced with customisations and massage add-ons.

Body treatments to stimulate circulation and manage stress.

Grooming, which includes waxing and threading treatments.

Get professional skincare advice online

Meet our Therapists

Our professional therapists are immersed in the science and philosophy of our approach to skincare


Chrissy has over 22 years of experience as a skin therapist. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team, and she has been working at Esse Skincare Ballito since the store opened in 2018. One of her favourite treatments to do is threading and her favourite product is the Repair Oil, which is great for healing all types of scarring and pigmentation.

“I love working at the Esse concept store. Its location in Ballito brings an array of clients from all over Durban and internationally. One of my favourite treatments is the Esse Live Probiotic Experience facial as it brings a different type of treatment to our clients that they love. Especially when we take off the exclusion mask and the immediate reaction that we get is that this is such an amazing treatment.”


Tayla is a qualified somatologist, working as a skin therapist at Esse Skincare. She completed her 3-year Somatology course at Isa Carstens in Cape Town. Her favourite product is the Hydrating Mist. Tayla’s favourite treatment is the Esse Live Probiotic Experience facial as you get to work with the probiotic ampoule and exclusion mask, which is something new for clients.

“I enjoy working for Esse Skincare because the brand prioritises using eco-friendly ingredients within our treatments. Esse also places emphasis on scientific research, which helps me to provide high-quality skincare solutions that really make a difference for my customers.”

Find Us

Esse Skincare Ballito
Shop 59 | Ballito Lifestyle Centre | Ballito | South Africa

Located opposite Dis-Chem, above the underground parking entrance.

Tel: 032 648 0040 / Whatsapp: 066 317 8047

Store Email: ballito@esseskincare.com

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 (Mon – Sun)

Ethics Before Profit

Esse does not believe in damaging skin in pursuit of short-term results. We optimise skin health to slow ageing in the long term, with biochemistry that makes beneficial changes to the skin’s microbiome. We keep the pH of all our products at 5, using mild preservatives and rapidly biodegradable foaming agents.

We support fair trade and are a certified organic, vegan, cruelty free, and carbon and plastic neutral company.