Evidence-based skincare

by Amanda

By Mera Tabarruk

If you’re a skincare lover like me, then you’ve probably trialled a variety of brands and products out there in the market. When it comes to a product that stands out, it’s if there’s evidence and science backing the formula inside to ensure us that we can achieve great results.

I’ve been trialling ESK for the last month or so, and safe to say these products are staying in my skincare routine!

Australian made and owned ESK uses ingredients and formulations that have been proven repeatedly in independent clinical trials to reduce the signs of ageing, protect, smooth and nourish skin.

The ESK story begins in 2012 when husband and wife team Daniel Rubinstein and Dr Ginni Mansberg became frustrated with the skincare industry that was flooded with fancy jargons. They realised consumers were craving for a trusted skincare brand with products that work as they claim to.

Initially the team wanted to distribute to only medical practitioners and as operations expanded ESK was launched in 2016 as a premium range available for everyone. That means high quality ingredients that all of us can use at home.

Here’s some of my current favourites from ESK.

Hydroxy Cleanser

A soap free, lightly foaming cleanser that includes both Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid (AHA & BHA) to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin leaving it smooth and looking fresh.Glycolic Acid & Lactic Acid both help to improve skin texture and tone through exfoliation while removing dead skin cells on the surface and to promote skin cell growth.

Suitable for those who have Acne Prone Skin, Normal and Oily Skin. 

RRP $50


A deeply hydrating and repairing serum with Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Ceramides, Hyaluronic acid and Peptides to help calm, restore and hydrate the skin. Repair+ contains ingredients that have been shown to help manage Eczema, Acne, Rosacea and Psoriasis as well as reduce wrinkle formation.The inclusion of Niacinamide helps to manage Acne, Rosacea and eczema, reduces pigmentation and improves skin barrier function. It’s an antioxidant that assists in repair of cell DNA, improves skin barrier function and manages the skin’s natural oil production increases skin elasticity and reduces pigmentation.

Suitable for dry and sensitive skin.

RRP $95

Ultimate A+

Ultimate A+ is an evening cream that blends Retinal (0.1%), Niacinamide (4%) and AHA (Glycolic Acid 0.2%) for a highly effective and minimal irritation anti-ageing treatment. Vitamin A is the ingredient with the strongest anti-ageing evidence and Retinal is the most effective and least irritating form of Vitamin A. It promotes collagen growth, increases skin elasticity and in combination with hydroxy acids, clears acne effectively and without irritation. Vitamin B3 improves the skin barrier function and promotes an even skin tone, reducing sun spots and uneven pigmentation.*

For repair and rejuvenating normal, oilier and thicker skin types and for management of mild to moderate acne. Retinal is the number 1 “must have ingredient” in any skin care regime. “Rewinds the clock on skin aging” and results in increased skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation. Also effective in managing acne.

RRP $116


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