Whether it’s a breakout, oily skin, enlarged pores or dark spots, our confidence can take a knock when we aren’t comfortable in our own skin. Skin imperfections are a natural part of life and can occur due to hormones, the environment as well as our daily habits. That’s why it is so important to know your skin type and to establish a daily skincare routine to protect and nourish your skin from an early age. A good and consistent skincare routine can prevent future breakouts, delay the onset of wrinkles and fine lines, enhance your makeup, and protect the skin from long-term and sometimes irreversible damage – yikes!
We know there’s no ‘one size fits all’ routine when it comes to skincare. With so many products on the market, it can be overwhelming establishing a routine and scarily expensive, especially as a teenager. Luckily with essence’s HELLO, GOOD STUFF! range, each product consists of at least 90% natural ingredients, is certified vegan and cruelty-free, and loaded with nourishing ingredients that will effectively TREAT your skin. The basics to a good skincare routine include a gentle cleanser, a moisturiser to protect the skin from outside elements, and SPF sun protection.With essence’s HELLO, GOOD STUFF! range, they’re simply adding another step to help you personalise your skincare routine (without breaking the bank!) with versatile products that target skin concerns using essential nutrients and antioxidants. Spruce up your skincare routine with our recommendations below according to common skincare concerns.
Dark circles and puffy eyes
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! DEPUFF EYE SERUM | R87.95
Whether you were up all night completing a deadline or giggling with your besties during movie night, banish dark circles under the eyes with the HELLO, GOOD STUFF! DEPUFF EYE SERUM.
WHAT IS IT? A clear jelly-like eye serum that’s vegan, cruelty-free and doesn’t contain harmful ingredients such as microplastic particles, alcohol and parabens.
WHAT’S IN IT? An infusion of caffeine, hyaluronic acid, cucumber juice and vegan collagen to moisturise, soften and rejuvenate the skin under the eyes
WHY WE LOVE IT? It simultaneously targets common issues in the eye area with four key ingredients: caffeine and cucumber juice to reduce discolouration and promote blood flow to the area; vegan collagen to visibly plump the eye area; and hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate and moisturise.
WHO IS IT FOR? Anyone who wants to eliminate tired-looking eyes. Apply sparingly in the morning before moisturising the face – ideal for daily use for a fresh and energised look.
Is your skin looking less than alive? Colourless, dry and just dull? You may be lacking essential nourishment to help your skin thrive. If this is the case, we suggest the HELLO, GOOD STUFF! FACE OIL to help nourish and protect your skin on a daily basis. Yep, you heard right: face oil. Face oils restore and lock in moisture to the face by forming a barrier between the skin and the environment so that it cannot lose moisture throughout the day.
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! FACE OIL | R119.95
WHAT IS IT? A multifunctional face oil that can be used as part of your daily skin routine for added moisture and nourishment or as a primer before makeup application.
WHAT’S IN IT? Rosehip seed oil and 2% squalene to soften and nourish the skin.
WHY WE LOVE IT? Containing both vitamin A and C, Rosehip seed oil helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, treat minor acne, reduce redness on the face (which is why it works perfectly as a primer too!) and provides an exfoliating effect that will leave your skin bright and rejuvenated. Together with its squalene content, your skin is left hydrated and protected from impurities caused by daily life. It also provides the skin with intensive moisture leaving you with a healthy glow, all day.
WHO IS IT FOR? Best for those with dry, combination or normal skin. Use morning and/or night at the END of your skincare routine. Face oil locks in the moisture from your existing moisturisers e.g. your face cream and/or serum. If you are prone to oily skin, add a drop or two to your existing moisturiser and massage until absorbed into the skin. Use as a primer after cleansing and moisturising the face to retain moisture and smooth the skin before makeup application.
If your skin is starting to feel dry and itchy, then it may be lacking essential hydration. You may notice that your overall complexion is uneven. We recommend opting for a moisturiser and/or serum that will specifically target dehydrated skin like essence’s HELLO, GOOD STUFF! FACE SERUM with pineapple extract. Serums can be an optional step if you are new to consistent skincare but are a great way to upgrade your skincare routine for an intense and fast-acting boost of hydration. They can be either water or oil-based and their concentrated formula of nutrients, antioxidants and hydrators are quickly absorbed by the skin to target various skin concerns.
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! FACE SERUM | R119.95
WHAT IS IT? A concentrated formula containing 97% natural ingredients and no microplastic particles, mineral oils, parabens and silicones.
WHAT’S IN IT? Pineapple extract, hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
WHY WE LOVE IT? This concentrated serum effectively and quickly targets dehydrated skin. Pineapple extract contains powerful enzymes that naturally exfoliate the skin for a more smooth and even skin tone and can even reduce the appearance of dark spots. Dehydrated skin may leave you susceptible to fine lines. Thanks to the astringent quality of pineapple extract and its vitamin C content, your skin is left feeling tightened and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles visibly reduced. Oh yes, your skin will be left with a delicious, fruity scent.
WHO IS IT FOR? Ideal for all skin types. Use every morning after cleansing and/or toning. Simply apply a few drops onto clean skin, gently massage until absorbed and say hello to a radiant and glowing complexion. If prone to sensitive skin, apply every other morning.
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! PRIMER SERUM HYDRATE & PLUMP | R119.95
WHAT IS IT? A hydrating primer with a serum texture.
WHAT’S IN IT? An infusion of squalene, hyaluronic acid and blueberry extract for a serious boost of hydration.
WHY WE LOVE IT? It provides an intense boost of moisture whilst equipping the skin to retain that moisture (squalene) throughout the day. Due to its hyaluronic acid and blueberry extract content, this serum works effectively as a primer by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, leaving you with smooth skin for makeup application. Expect plump, healthy and glowing skin with this serum thanks to the anti-ageing antioxidants present in blueberry extract.
WHO IS IT FOR? Anyone who needs an intensive hydrating treatment or before makeup application for a smooth, hydrated finish that’s long-lasting. Apply twice daily or as preferred after cleansing and before moisturising. Best applied to a cleansed, damp face until absorbed.
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! HAPPY BLISS FACE SPRAY | R82.95
A facial spray is a convenient way to hydrate and refresh your skin on the go, seal in extra moisture, and can even blend and give your makeup a more natural finish.
WHAT IS IT? A facial spray with a vibrant, citrus scent.
WHAT’S IN IT? 96% natural ingredients including citrus water and citrus fruit extract to freshen and hydrate the skin.
WHY WE LOVE IT? Hydration in an instant! With a spritz over the face, your skin is getting the much needed vitamin C antioxidants to aid in preventing breakouts, boost hydration and reduce excessive oiliness in addition to stopping major pigmentation in its tracks. Not only that, but your mood will be instantly lifted thanks to the refreshing citrus scent. High in antioxidants, your skin is protected from ageing stressors such as pollution, UV rays and free radicals.
WHO IS IT FOR? All skin types as vitamin C is great at helping skin retain moisture throughout the day. Spritz after cleansing and/or toning but before moisturising the face in the morning. This facial spray can also be used before or after makeup application or during the day to add some freshness to the face.
If you are still new to implementing a consistent and targeted skin care routine, then we recommend selecting a moisturiser that specifically targets dehydrated skin. Basic skincare should always include a cleanser, moisturiser, and SPF sun protection. Moisturisers not only hydrate the skin but also come with added benefits, which is why we recommend the essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! MOUSSY FACE MOISTURISER.
WHAT IS IT? A hydrating face cream with a mousse texture that quickly absorbs into the skin.
WHAT’S IN IT? 92% natural ingredients including banana water.
WHY WE LOVE IT? This moisturiser’s airy mousse texture is lightweight and has a gel-like effect that melts effortlessly into the skin, resulting in soft, smooth skin without the stickiness. Not only does it hydrate the skin thanks to its potassium and moisture content but the added benefits of banana water protect the skin from UV rays and free radicals, has a brightening effect, soothes irritation, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Banana water also contains antioxidants which can help smooth the appearance of fine lines, making this moisturiser the perfect base before applying foundation.
WHO IS IT FOR? Its lightweight texture and gel-like effect is recommended for combination and acne-prone skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties and added nutrients from the banana water, this moisturiser is also recommended for those with eczema and psoriasis for relief of dry, itchy skin. Apply twice daily at the end of your skin routine to the face, neck and décolleté or as a base before applying foundation.
Skin redness and inflammation
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! GLOW SERUM PRIMER | R119.95
WHAT IS IT? A gel serum that’s lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin.
WHAT’S IN IT? An infusion of 97% natural ingredients including watermelon water and niacinamide to replenish nutrients in the skin whilst keeping the skin moisturised.
WHY WE LOVE IT? Its formula helps to reduce redness whilst providing a soothing effect on the skin. Your skin is also left with a dewy glow, extra smooth, and moisturised making it the perfect base for makeup application when used as a primer. Added niacinamide helps to retain moisture and reduce the appearance of pores, resulting in hydrated and smooth skin all day.
WHO IS IT FOR? Anyone that suffers from inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and acne but perfect for any skin type thanks to its low acidity on the skin however, acne-prone or oily skin will benefit due to its gel consistency. Use to achieve a dewy finish or an extra smooth base for makeup application.
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! MILKY FACE MOISTURISER | R119.95
Moisturisers restore and seal either water or oil or both water and oil to the skin depending on the type of moisturiser used and should be applied twice daily after your serums and spot treatments.
WHAT IS IT? A lightweight moisturiser that absorbs quickly into the skin whilst providing a soothing effect.
WHAT’S IN IT? Turmeric and oat water.
WHY WE LOVE IT? Turmeric is both a superfood and super ingredient with multiple benefits for majority skin concerns due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Together with oat water, this moisturiser aids in reviving the skin, strengthening the skin barrier and encouraging a natural, healthy glow.
WHO IS IT FOR? Recommended for people with psoriasis or eczema to control flaring of the skin and to provide a soothing relief from symptoms. The MILKY FACE MOISTURISER is also beneficial to acne-prone skin due to its antibacterial properties that clean impurities from clogged pores. Sensitive and dry skin may also benefit due to its soothing milky formula. Apply twice daily after the application of serums and/or spot treatments.
Breakouts and enlarged pores
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! PORE MINIMIZING SERUM | R124.95
WHAT IS IT? A concentrated pore-minimising serum that’s lightweight and quickly absorbs into the skin.
WHAT’S IN IT? A 95% natural ingredient formula containing pomegranate and 3% niacinamide for soft, supple skin.
WHY WE LOVE IT? This is a care serum rich in antioxidants that protect the skin from UV rays whilst also encouraging repairing of the skin thanks to its cell regenerating properties. The antioxidant properties of pomegranate help to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and impurities. The presence of niacinamide reduces inflammation and redness as well as the appearance of large pores.
WHO IS IT FOR? People with oily and acne-prone skin. Apply twice daily before moisturising.
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! SKIN CLEARING SERUM | R124.95
WHAT IS IT? A face serum with a natural exfoliating effect.
WHAT’S IN IT? AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), kiwi water and panthenol for a nourishing and smoothing effect on the skin.
WHY WE LOVE IT? It’s a versatile serum that gently exfoliates, removes dead skin cells, and unclogs pores (AHA) resulting in bright, smooth and plump skin. It also adds moisture, resulting in hydrated and supple skin (panthenol) whilst combatting breakouts, oiliness and the appearance of dark spots (kiwi water) – a dream for skin prone to breakouts.
WHO IS IT FOR? Acne-prone, oily and combination skin. Best used once or twice a week in the evening in between cleansing and moisturising.
essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! SOS ANTI-SPOT GEL | R81.95
WHAT IS IT? A spot gel that dries out blemishes.
WHAT’S IN IT? 97% natural ingredient formula containing salicylic acid, zinc and mint oil to reduce acne-causing bacteria and redness caused by inflamed skin.
WHY WE LOVE IT? Not only does it dry out and shrink blemishes, pimples and acne, it also soothes inflamed skin, reduces redness (zinc), unclogs pores and minimises acne scarring thanks to the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of salicylic acid and mint oil.
WHO IS IT FOR? Acne-prone, oily and combination skin. When needed, apply every 2-4 hours for a maximum of 4 times a day. Best used in the evenings after serums but before moisturising as your skin works overnight to repair and heal itself.
Take your skincare routine to the next level with the NEW essence HELLO, GOOD STUFF! range – designed and formulated with clean, nourishing ingredients to target your skin concerns. With the HELLO, GOOD STUFF! range, it’s not about changing your skin routine but simply enhancing and adding an extra step to help you take control of your skin concerns no matter your skin type. For affordable yet effective skincare that’s healthy and full of only the GOOD STUFF your skin will love.