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Express yourself with essence - Europe's no. 1 cosmetic brand!*

essence cosmetics gives you easy access to great products that inspire you to express who you are with style, confidence and fun.

essence says NO to animal testing and YES to quality with prices affordable enough to try a fabulous new look whenever you want. With a full range of breakthrough beauty products and the season's hottest colours and formulas, you'll look great and your skin will feel great too!

About essence

Beauty philosophy

"Beauty is being who you are, who you want to be and having fun while doing it. We think real beauty with a real story is inspiring - which is why we love our consumers! Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, it doesn't have to be so serious, it should be fun."

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High quality

At essence, quality has top priority! essence does not compromise on quality - it starts with the products: essence only work and produce with partners they trust. They monitor the entire manufacturing process right through to the end product.

essence do not take quality guidelines lightly - they strictly adhere to the requirements of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

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Animals do not need to suffer for the love of make-up and that is why 100% of essence products are cruelty free! essence also continues to increase their focus on vegan make-up and are proud to say that over 70% of their range is vegan, with that number continuing to grow.

essence has been cruelty free from the beginning and is part of the official list of PETA for cosmetics without animal testing.


Social initiatives

In addition to essence's responsibility towards the environment and the welfare of animals, essence also has a social responsibility. Their goal is to have a positive influence on the lives of others: within their company, neighbourhood and partners along the value chain.

They demonstrate social responsibility through financial support for non-profit organisations that run concerts at children's hospitals and offer educational support for disadvantaged children. essence also supports people in need with product donations to local food banks and make two days available a year for employees to participate in social projects.

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