OUR STORY and VALUES

Essance Skincare is a specialty handcrafted herbal, organic, and vegan skincare company in Portland, Oregon. At Essance Skincare, we believe it is just as essential to nourish our skin with natural plant-based products as it is to feed our bodies with natural organic foods.

Our founder and creator Jasmine, was taught at an early age by her mother; the benefits and remedies of Chinese medicine based on Yin and Yang energy. Jasmine's mother explained in nature that the power of plants hold not only intrinsic healing properties but also topical healing properties.

Soon after college, Jasmine began to work for a skincare company. As their project manager she began to learn about different concentrations and formulations present in mass produced skincare. In her free time, Jasmine started researching and experimenting. Eventually she created specific herbal skincare formulations. Her proprietary formulas contained Chaga Mushroom, Teas, Ginseng, Dragon's Blood and more. These ingredients are the basis of the Essance Skincare line we all know and love today.

Essance mission is to source only the best organic, sustainable, and fair trade ingredients. When you look at an Essance product, you will see that it is free of artificial color, artificial fragrance, harmful sulfates and phthalates. You will notice that each product is a powerhouse of organic and medicinal plant ingredients intended to revitalize, heal, and protect the skin.

We firmly believe that you should be aware of what you are putting on your body with full disclosure of all ingredients. We believe that spending a few moments each day to take care of your skin is a vital part of your wellness. Our value is to focus on the 5 WEARS Pillar which include: 

Wellness

We know a variety ingredients will inspire different moods. Using our products can be an experience that is almost meditative; and it's the essence of self care. Investing in self care promotes wellness.

Education

Not every skin care product is created equal. Many products label contained the word "fragance/parfum". Typically the fragrance/parfum can contained over 50 different chemicals. At Essance we provide full disclosure of all ingredients.   

Affordable

Essance skincare lines are offered at prices you can feel good about, because we know that higher cost does not always mean greater quality– or satisfaction.

Responsible

Our products are made of ingredients you can feel good about, most being at least 80% organic– and all being fair trade– so that you can feel good about the way our products are produced. We also have a recycled program for customers to return used containers for 15% discount toward their purchase to help with reducing waste on our planet. 

Safe

Having all ingredients listed on each product assures you that you are not being exposed to the many potential dangerous chemicals. Our products are safe to use on your entire family.