ESK or - Evidence Based Skincare –marks a new approach to skin care and is based on a simple philosophy.
Create products that are highly effective, simple to use and exclude known or potentially harmful ingredients.
Developed by Australian doctors, dermatologists and scientists, ESK takes a unique approach by basing its products on the best available scientific evidence. Evidence based on the best available published trials and the views of Australia's key opinion leaders and dermatology in plastic surgery.
Using key active ingredients in the form, concentrations and formulations identified by the research and formulated together with natural botanicals and essential oils the ESK skin care range is effective in reversing the signs of aging as well as repairing the signs of and protecting from aging caused by exposure to the sun. For simplicity, the products have been developed to be used as a daily regime and as an added bonus, they contain no nasty or harmful chemicals, preservatives or perfumes.
We at ESK are proud to present what we believe are the best anti-aging creams and serums on the market. It's skin care that simply works.
ESK is a skin care range designed to help you fight back against the effects of a harsh environment and the aging process. An Australian made skin care range using only the best in science minus the harmful chemicals and perfumes. ESK is formulated using powerful anti-oxidants, soothing botanicals and deep penetrating peptide based moisturisers. The ESK skin care range exfoliates for smoother, younger looking skin. Its Vitamins A, B, C and E combine to tackle sun damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Its depigmenting ingredients lighten and even skin tone while its peptides help boost collagen and plump the skin.
Let ESK help you put your best face forward every day.
Soap free, lightly foaming cleanser. For use in the morning and at night prior to application of skin care cream or make up. With Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids it gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin leaving it smooth and looking fresh.
For cleansing normal and oily skin.
REVERSE “C” SERUM
A powerful anti-oxidant serum that hydrates, repairs the visible signs of aging and protects the skin against further damage. The Anti-oxidant Vitamins C (L-Ascorbic Acid) and E (Tocopherol) are combined in their most potent forms and work to repair and prevent the appearance of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and skin roughness.
For skin repair, protection and mositurising of dry and normal skin.
Zinc based daily moisturiser. Zinc Shade provides the protection you need from both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. UVB (burning) rays are strongest in summer in the middle of the day and are what causes sunburn – a major risk factor for skin cancer. UVA (aging) rays of the sun which are constant throughout the year and the day and can even penetrate glass (can reach indoors). UVA not only prematurely ages the skin, but may also lead to and exacerbate melanoma – a form of skin cancer. Zinc Shade may also be used as a Make Up primer.
For sun protection of all skin types.
An Alpha Hydroxy Acid exfoliating serum for use at night. This potent serum renews the skin by promoting skin cell turnover. The result: a more balanced and smoother skin and a more even skin tone.
For skin renewal of all skin types. Also helps regulate oily skin.
A Vitamin A (Retinal) and B3 (Niacinamide) based night cream. These powerful ingredients effortlessly promote your healthiest skin. Vitamin A promotes collagen growth and regulates the skin while Vitamin B3 improves the skin barrier function – keeping nasties out and moisture in. It also promotes an even skin tone, reducing sun spots and uneven pigmentation.*
For repair and rejuvenating all skin types. Retinal is also effective in managing acne.
*Suspend use of Vitamin A if pregnant of breastfeeding. Use Peptide Primer instead.
MAKE UP REMOVER
A gentle creamy soap free cleanser to remove makeup. Coconut based with soothing botanicals including Aloe Vera, Lavender, Rose, Soy extract and Orchid that leaves your skin clear of makeup residue. May also be used as a cleanser.
For make up removal and cleansing of dry or irritated skin.
Peptide based moisturiser. A rich, nourishing and soothing blend of botanicals and peptides such as Matrixyl 3000 that, soothe the skin, moisturise and boost collagen production for a smoother, firmer, younger and healthier looking skin. With a non-greasy texture it is an ideal base for applying makeup.
For use as a primer and moisturiser on all skin types (particularly dry and sensitive skin).
MIRACLE EYE SERUM
No more “tired eyes”. Lightens tightens and brightens skin under and around the eyes. With natural and peptide based ingredients targeting immediate change in the appearance of fine lines and puffiness and also for more gradual long term changes in wrinkles, brightness and under-eye bags.
The ESK Range has been designed to suit a variety of skin types from normal skin to sensitive skin to aging skin. The core range of 5 products can be adapted to suit your individual needs.
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ESK products are formulated based on scientific studies that are peer-reviewed and published in major medical journals. We only use ingredients and formulations which have been proven repeatedly in independent clinical trials to reduce the signs of aging, protect, smooth and nourish your skin, so you can put your best face forward.
The face creams and serums are pH balanced and use the exact ingredients that have shown to work – not the cheaper, less effective versions.
The result is an evidence-based skin care range that works, without the hype. You’ll see the difference. It’s skin care that simply works.
Vitamin A: Retinal (or Retinaldehyde)
Vitamin A has the most and strongest evidence for reducing the signs of skin aging (1). It has been shown to stimulate skin cell growth and collagen production (2). Retinal is the most effective and least irritating from of Vitamin A (1) (Other commonly used forms of Vitamin A including Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate have weak or no evidence). It reduces the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation and increases skin elasticity and is also useful in managing acne (3).
An Anti-Oxidant, assists in repair of cell DNA. Improves skin barrier function (1) (decreases moisture loss), increases skin elasticity (2) and reduces pigmentation and skin yellowing (3).
(1) Ghering 2004, Crowther 2008, Christman 2012
(2) Bisset 2005, Kawada 2008
(3) Hakozaki 2002, Bisset 2004
Vitamin C: L-Ascoric Acid
An anti-oxidant, that protects from sun induced UV damage and premature aging. It reduces wrinkles (2), fine lines, skin roughness and pigmentation (3). L-Ascorbic acid is naturally unstable and must be formulated in an oil base in order to delay oxidisation. Poorly formulated L-Ascorbic Acid products will prematurely oxidise (becoming dark orange or brown) and will be at best ineffective and may possibly accelerate skin aging. Stabilised forms of Vitamin C are often used for convenience, however they have weak or no evidence (4).
(1) Humbert 2003, Burke 2007, Aguilera 2012, Darr 1996, Lin 2003, Alexander 2012
(2) Raschke 2004, Farris 2005
(3) Xu 2012
(4) Campos 2008, Tsai 2012
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Improves skin texture and tone (1) through exfoliation. Helps remove dead skin cells on the surface and promotes skin cell growth (2). There are a number of alpha hydroxy acids, with Glycolic acid having the smallest molecular structure. There is a trade-off between effectiveness and irritation with Glycolic acid being the most effective and potentially the most irritating. Glycolic acid has been shown to improve the penetration and effectiveness of other active ingredients (eg. Retinal) (3). Furthermore, concentrations of Alpha Hydroxy Acids that are too high require incorporation of alkali ingredients to moderate pH levels. These alkalis may render the Alpha Hydroxy Acids ineffective (4) and potentially irritate the skin
(1) Kornhauser 2010, Stiller 1996
(2) Kim 1998, Newman 1996
what our customers think
Working with other people’s skin every day, I notice even the smallest changes. ESK delivers improvements to the skin that everyone will notice.
I feel younger!
I love the Reverse “C” Serum. My age spots are fading, my wrinkles are shrinking and my skin feels so much younger.
I use it every day
I use the peptide primer every day. Both on myself and on many of my clients. It goes on so well, absorbs perfectly and provides a great base on which to apply make up. My skin also just feels so much more plump, springy and soft. A great product for most skin types.
It just works!
I give my skin, and that of my clients, a real working over. Between the makeup, the heat and general grime, when we take off makeup, it needs to come off easily and leave the skin in perfect condition.The make up remover just works. It leaves the skin feeling soft and clean every time. What more do you want!
Wow. Great cleanser! Smells great, really gives a deep clean and leaves the skin feeling fresh and ready – never dry.
Thank you so much for your products.
I was converted within about 24 hours. Within just a day or two my skin was noticeably smoother and more glowy. The fresh scent and luxurious texture of the products has made my skin routine feel like an indulgence rather than a chore, and the results are truly impressive. My pores are noticeably clearer, complexion more even and, now that I'm a few weeks in, my pigmentation is starting to fade a little too.
I especially love the Hydroxy Cleanser — it leaves my skin feeling super clean but without drying it out, which is often a problem for me. The Zinc Shade is also a favourite. It feels so light going on and absorbs really well so my makeup doesn't slide off. It also doesn't make me break out (as with most chemical sunscreens).
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Skin care and UV protection
April 20th, 2016
With Summer in the Southern Hemishpere behind us, now is the time to remember the value of using sunscreen throughout the year.
We focus too often on UVB, the sun’s burning rays that are strongest during the middle of the day in summer.
But UVA, the sun’s tanning and aging rays are all too often forgotten. Responsible for tanning, premature aging and also skin cancer, UVA is constant throughout the year and from sunrise to sunset.