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Essone

Essone

Essone

Luxe New Zealand sunscreen & skincare crafted from organic and sustainable botanicals.

Based in Murawai, NZ

Luxe New Zealand sunscreen & skincare crafted from organic and sustainable botanicals.

Based in Muriwai, NZ


Luxe New Zealand sunscreen & skincare crafted from organic and sustainable botanicals.

Luxe New Zealand sunscreen & skincare crafted from organic and sustainable botanicals.



Like their all-natural, eco-luxe formulations, the inspiration for essone’s journey was sparked organically. As co-founder, Sunny says, “I was inspired to make a natural sunscreen when I started working from home after our first child was born. The very strong New Zealand west coast sun was so strong and the so-called ‘organic’ sunscreen I was using really irritated my skin! An annoying tingling sensation. I knew there had to be something better out there for people to wear.”

Then, on a walk with a neighbour, Sarah Sue, brainstorming commenced and after extensive research and development, consultation and testing, essone was launched in 2013. Founded with a company ethos of transparency, essone also expresses a sense of place; reflecting the simple, wholesome lifestyle of its Muriwai Beach origins.

Like their all-natural, eco-luxe formulations, the inspiration for essone’s journey was sparked organically. As co-founder, Sunny says, “I was inspired to make a natural sunscreen when I started working from home after our first child was born. The very strong New Zealand west coast sun was so strong and the so-called ‘organic’ sunscreen I was using really irritated my skin! An annoying tingling sensation. I knew there had to be something better out there for people to wear.”

Then, on a walk with a neighbour, Sarah Sue, brainstorming commenced and after extensive research and development, consultation and testing, essone was launched in 2013. Founded with a company ethos of transparency, essone also reflects a sense of place; reflecting the simple, wholesome lifestyle of its Muriwai Beach origins.

Like their all-natural, eco-luxe formulations, the inspiration for essone’s journey was sparked organically. As co-founder, Sunny says, “I was inspired to make a natural sunscreen when I started working from home after our first child was born. The very strong New Zealand west coast sun was so strong and the so-called ‘organic’ sunscreen I was using really irritated my skin! An annoying tingling sensation. I knew there had to be something better out there for people to wear.”

Then, on a walk with a neighbour, Sarah Sue, brainstorming commenced and after extensive research and development, consultation and testing, essone was launched in 2013. Founded with a company ethos of transparency, essone also expresses a sense of place; reflecting the simple, wholesome lifestyle of its Muriwai Beach origins.

Like their all-natural, eco-luxe formulations, the inspiration for essone’s journey was sparked organically. As co-founder, Sunny says, “I was inspired to make a natural sunscreen when I started working from home after our first child was born. The very strong New Zealand west coast sun was so strong and the so-called ‘organic’ sunscreen I was using really irritated my skin! An annoying tingling sensation. I knew there had to be something better out there for people to wear.”

Then, on a walk with a neighbour, Sarah Sue, brainstorming commenced and after extensive research and development, consultation and testing, essone was launched in 2013. Founded with a company ethos of transparency, essone also expresses a sense of place; reflecting the simple, wholesome lifestyle of its Muriwai Beach origins.




In acknowledgement of the many nasty ingredients, such as benzophenones, oxybenzone, avobenzone, parabens and phthalates, present in chemical sunscreens, essone have incorporated only natural SPF actives since day one. As Sunny says, “we believe all chemical sunscreens have nasty ingredients not only for your wellbeing but also for the environment.” Instead, essone uses only natural Zinc Oxide in all sunscreen formations. “Our mineral zinc oxide sunscreen formulations are ideal because they exclude dangerous chemical agents which are present in most commercial chemical sunscreens. These chemicals break down in the presence of UV and generate their own free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for breaking down our skin’s collagen, resulting in unflattering skin blemishes like wrinkling, dark spots & fine lines.”

Combining non-whitening Zinc Oxide with a symphony of beautiful botanicals, plant oils and natural butters, essone sunscreens, which are all SPF30 and offer UVA/UVB protection, offers an elevated approach to self-care in which holistic wellbeing is at the forefront. Essone’s ocean and reef-friendly formulations are also proudly free from preservatives, fillers, binders, octinoxate, chemical UV-absorbers and titanium dioxide, making their range both healthier for the skin and more environmentally conscious than traditional chemical sunscreen options.

In acknowledgement of the many nasty ingredients, such as benzophenones, oxybenzone, avobenzone, parabens and phthalates, present in chemical sunscreens, essone have incorporated only natural SPF actives since day one. As Sunny says, “we believe all chemical sunscreens have nasty ingredients not only for your wellbeing but also for the environment.” Instead, essone uses only natural Zinc Oxide in all sunscreen formations. “Our mineral zinc oxide sunscreen formulations are ideal because they exclude dangerous chemical agents which are present in most commercial chemical sunscreens. These chemicals break down in the presence of UV and generate their own free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for breaking down our skin’s collagen, resulting in unflattering skin blemishes like wrinkling, dark spots & fine lines.”

Combining non-whitening Zinc Oxide with a symphony of beautiful botanicals, plant oils and natural butters, essone sunscreens, which are all SPF30 and offer UVA/UVB protection, offers an elevated approach to self-care in which holistic wellbeing is at the forefront. Essone’s ocean and reef-friendly formulations are also proudly free from preservatives, fillers, binders, octinoxate, chemical UV-absorbers and titanium dioxide, making their range both healthier for the skin and more environmentally conscious than traditional chemical sunscreen options.




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Due to the nasty ingredients, such as benzophenones, oxybenzone, avobenzone, parabens and phthalates, present in traditional chemical sunscreens and the adverse effects these can have on your health, essone have incorporated only natural SPF actives since day one. As Sunny says, “we believe all chemical sunscreens have nasty ingredients not only for your wellbeing but also for the environment.” Instead, essone uses only natural Zinc Oxide in all sunscreen formations. “Our mineral zinc oxide sunscreen formulations are ideal because they exclude dangerous chemical agents which are present in most commercial chemical sunscreens. These chemicals break down in the presence of UV and generate their own free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for breaking down our skin’s collagen, resulting in unflattering skin blemishes like wrinkling, dark spots & fine lines.” says Sunny.

Combining non-whitening Zinc Oxide with a symphony of beautiful botanicals, plant oils and natural butters, essone sunscreens, which are all SPF30 with UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection, offer an elevated approach to self-care in which holistic wellbeing is at the forefront. Essone’s ocean and reef-friendly formulations are also proudly free from preservatives, fillers, binders, octinoxate, chemical UV-absorbers and titanium dioxide, making their range healthier for the skin and more environmentally conscious than traditional chemical sunscreen options.


In acknowledgement of the many nasty ingredients, such as benzophenones, oxybenzone, avobenzone, parabens and phthalates, present in chemical sunscreens, essone have incorporated only natural SPF actives since day one. As Sunny says, “we believe all chemical sunscreens have nasty ingredients not only for your wellbeing but also for the environment.” Instead, essone uses only natural Zinc Oxide in all sunscreen formations. “Our mineral zinc oxide sunscreen formulations are ideal because they exclude dangerous chemical agents which are present in most commercial chemical sunscreens. These chemicals break down in the presence of UV and generate their own free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for breaking down our skin’s collagen, resulting in unflattering skin blemishes like wrinkling, dark spots & fine lines.”

Combining non-whitening Zinc Oxide with a symphony of beautiful botanicals, plant oils and natural butters, essone sunscreens, which are all SPF30 and offer UVA/UVB protection, offers an elevated approach to self-care in which holistic wellbeing is at the forefront. Essone’s ocean and reef-friendly formulations are also proudly free from preservatives, fillers, binders, octinoxate, chemical UV-absorbers and titanium dioxide, making their range both healthier for the skin and more environmentally conscious than traditional chemical sunscreen options.











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The same approach was adopted when it came to the formulation of Tuhono; Tahi’s oil blend to calm sensitive skin, Marino; a Manuka-leaf-infused blend to soothe stressed skin, and Horoi; a balancing synergy perfect for acne-prone skin types.

Every tahi product is hand-blended in small batches to channel the same love and energy into each and every bottle, and to ensure optimum freshness.



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