Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Essentiel Moisture made?
Essentiel was first conceived in Malibu CA, in Adele Uddo’s kitchen, then perfected in the lab with the help of a top LA formulator. Our lotion is made with love in Southern California

Do you test on animals?
Never! Only on ourselves and through certified testing clinics that observe cruelty-free practices.

Is Essentiel Moisture vegan?
Yes. Essentiel Moisture is free from any animal derived ingredients.

Will the botanical or essential oils in Essentiel Moisture make my skin appear oily?
No. The natural oils used in Essentiel Moisture help restore skin’s moisture balance. They should not cause breakouts or congest pores. Our lotion absorbs easily and does not leave skin feeling greasy or looking shiny.

Why should I put the same lotion on my face as I do on my body? Can I put any body lotion on my face? Likewise, can I put any face cream on my entire body?
Essentiel Moisture was formulated for the face, but it’s exceptionally beneficial for all parts of the body. You wouldn’t want to use a conventional body lotion on your face since skin is more sensitive and delicate there than other areas. Our face is also the most prioritized part so we’ve formulated Essentiel with ingredients fine enough for a premiere ‘face’ lotion.

The answer ultimately comes down to quality. It’s like comparing olive oil to Crisco. You can cook with either and both will get the job done, though olive oil is clearly the healthier and more versatile choice. You wouldn’t ruin your artisanal baguette by dipping it in Crisco, whereas an exceptional olive oil would be the perfect complement.

Other than certain celebrities who may use expensive face creams over their entire body before walking the red carpet, few of us can afford such luxuries. Essentiel allows you to indulge your face and every part of you with premium ingredients at a reasonable price.

What artificial fragrances and colors are in Essentiel Moisture?
None! Essentiel Moisture includes only the essentials. If it doesn’t serve a purpose or benefit your skin, it’s not in there!

The clean fresh scent of Essentiel Moisture comes from a special blend of essential oils, derived from plants and flowers. Whenever ‘fragrance’ is listed as an ingredient, it is often an umbrella term for several chemicals – including known allergens – that companies are not required to disclose.

I have sensitive skin. Can I use Essentiel Moisture?
Essentiel Moisture was created to benefit all skin types. Formulated with sensitive skin in mind and tested extensively, Essentiel Moisture is a healthy addition to any skincare regimen. We recommend if you have any concerns or allergies to any of our ingredients, to consult a dermatologist or healthcare professional.