What Is Skin Rewilding and Do I Need It?


Skin Rewilding is the science of returning the skin to its balanced, wild state through green chemistry and biotechnology.  A healthy skin microbiome is essential for keeping the skin looking younger for longer.

For decades, industrial skincare brands have promoted the idea that an effective skincare routine involves stripping the skin of its natural oils and replacing them with synthetic ingredients.  This leaves the skin susceptible to harmful microbes, leading to common skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis

The aim of rewilding is to create a living ‘armour’ over the skin which helps to protect the skin from any harmful microbes it may be exposed to.

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The skin is a complex ecosystem, and microbial diversity helps to ensure healthy skin functions properly.

Rewilding in the salon involves using a powerful live probiotic ampoule.  This is a unique 2-part professional treatment that adds 5 billion live probiotics to the skin to help rewild the skin.

This treatment reduces subclinical inflammation, skin reactivity, and slows down skin aging by preventing collagen and elastin degradation. It also helps balance the skin’s microbiome.


What do probiotics do for the skin?


PROTECT the skin via competitive exclusion. Probiotics help take up space on the skin, leaving no space for pathogenic microbes.  They produce antimicrobial peptides which fight unwanted microbes on the skin.

MOISTURISE by boosting the production of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin.  They also prevent TEWL (Trans-epidermal Water Loss)

SLOW AGEING by increasing collagen production which improves firmness, elasticity, wrinkles and smoothness.

REDUCE SENSITIVITY by improving barrier function and reducing inflammation.  Improved barrier functions help prevent irritants from entering the skin, which can reduce the likelihood of experiencing flare-ups.

BALANCE and maintain the pH of the skin.

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Probiotic Serum

Esse offers three live probiotic products in their retail range:


Probiotic Serum – This is the world’s first live probiotic serum. It contains 3 strains of live probiotics.  This serum helps to restore radiance and balance to ageing skin.

Sensitive Serum – This serum for sensitive skin contains 1 strain of live probiotics.  Sensitive Serum helps to heal and protect the skin and to calm the skin’s immune system.

Clarifying Oil – This oil contains 4 strains of live probiotics which help to shift the skin microbiome and reduce inflammation.

If you’re interested in learning more about rewilding and why eco-friendly skincare is better for you, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, you can leave a comment and share your thoughts on rewilding.

Until next time