Thursday, July 7, 2022

Essano Vitamin C Super Glow Facial Oil Review

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

I just discovered a new-to-me New Zealand-based beauty brand, Essano, that makes an absolutely wonderful luxurious facial oil that is both exceedingly effective and affordable.

About Essano, 

Essano skincare is crafted in New Zealand on the belief that everyone should have access to natural products that deliver amazing results but don’t cost the earth. To do this, they hand-select ingredients proven for their effectiveness and reject any harsh chemicals that could be unsafe. With one of the strongest free-from products promises in the world, essano guarantees what’s not in their products! They then have their own amazing in-house chemists, an on-site lab and own manufacturing facility to control every step of the process. Essano is proudly 100% cruelty-free and only ever tests on some lucky, lovely humans.

Essano Vitamin C Super Glow Facial Oil is a 5% Vitamin-C facial oil that is featherweight, fast-absorbing and incredibly nourishing and hydrating. It is formulated to boost radiance, brighten the skin, lighten the appearance of dark spots and to even out the complexion. Additionally, it leaves skin decidedly soft, supple and luminous. It has a very faint fruity/floral aroma, but it fades almost immediately. 

According to Essano,

Harnessing the power of the super source of Vitamin C Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate to nourish and boost skin radiance. This low-irritation, easily absorbed Vitamin C Super Glow Facial Oil contains 8 natural oils and extracts including Turmeric and Jojoba to even out skin tone, lighten the appearance of dark spots and leave the skin glowing.


  • 5% Vitamin C
  • Brighten dull skin
  • 8 super oils and extracts for a radiant glow
  • Light & easily absorbed

Directions: After cleansing and toning, apply 3-4 drops onto fingertips and gently pat onto face avoiding the eye area. Follow with your favourite essano moisturiser or night crème. PATCH-TEST BEFORE USE. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin.

Vegan-friendly | Cruelty-Free | Made in New Zealand

Ingredients: C13-15 Alkane, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Coco-caprylate, Isoamyl Laurate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vitamin C), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Crambe Maritima (Seakale) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Octyldodecanol, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum (Balloon Vine) Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool. 94.8% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.

Overall Assessment: This is really such a nice brightening Vitamin C facial oil, and not only does it live up to its claims, but it is also affordable and very pleasant to use. This is the only product that I have tried from Essano, but after trying this oil, I really want to further investigate their products! Very nicely done!

$29.99 for 0.68 oz. from Essano (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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  1. I'm a big fan of using vitamin C in my skincare routine! I want my spots gone or minimized!

    1. I am too, Claudia! This is a really nice serum! It is definitely worth trying!

  2. Love natural products and vitamin C is an important brightener to protect skin and even tone. Thanks for sharing this review with us! - Angie,

    1. Hi Angie, I do too. Vitamin C is definitely an important brightener that protects the skin and evens tone. This is a good serum, and it isn't prohibitively expensive either, which is so nice!

  3. I'm not familiar with Essano either, but the price and the fact that it's a lightweight vit C oil makes me definitely interested!

    1. I wasn't either, Allison! I have tried a few brands from New Zealand that I had never heard of before, and I am so pleased to have expanded my horizons! This is a lovely lightweight Vitamin C based oil, and it is definitely worth trying. It is especially nice this time of year!

  4. I never know what to do first. So the toner goes first and then the serum? I’ve been doing it wrong 🥹

    1. Toners should go after cleansing and before serums, then moisturizers after that.


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