Making The Switch To Organic Skincare


I am super passionate about using organic skincare. In my clinic, I have decided to offer Esse Probiotic Skincare, so most of the information I provide will pertain to Esse. However, the same principles apply to other organic brands as well.

woman holding an esse moisuriser

I think to some degree or another we all understand that toxins are bad for us.  We avoid ingesting them so why when it comes to skin are we complacent about putting them onto our skin?

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in your body? It not only protects you from external threats but also serves as one of the five organs responsible for detoxification. Women typically use about 10-15 personal care products on their skin daily, which means that their skin and body have to deal with a significant chemical load every day.

Harmful toxins tend to settle in the skin’s dermal layer instead of the ideal supply of blood and oxygen. However, by transitioning to an organic brand, you enable your skin to actively eliminate this toxic burden. This may result in skin detoxing symptoms that could last for up to a month. It’s important to note that this process is entirely normal and should not cause concern. Keep in mind that the skin is intelligent and will always strive to achieve equilibrium.


What does skin detoxing look like?


Small breakouts which can last from a couple of days to a few weeks (depending on the chemical load in the skin)

Skin sensitivity

Excessive oiliness or dryness

When transitioning to an organic brand, it’s important to adhere to the principle of taking it SLOW and keeping it SIMPLE.

If you’re new to organic skincare, Esse recommends trying their Sensitive range. This line is designed to enhance your skin’s barrier function and soothe reactive skin, making it an excellent choice as a first introduction to organic skincare.

esse sensitive skin

Follow this recommendation when converting to Esse


Week 1&2

Start with Sensitive Cleanser, Protect Oil, and Hydro Moisturiser.  Use Sensitive Cleanse at night to remove makeup and SPF.  Rinse with lukewarm water in the mornings (no need to use Sensitive Cleanser)

Week 3

If your skin is responding well, introduce Sensitive Mist 3 x per week.

Week 4

Increase daily use of Sensitive Mist while monitoring your skin.

I hope the above info helps make the transition to organic skincare seem not so daunting.  Leave me a comment about your organic skincare journey.

Until next time