Cosmetics

A COMMITMENT TO INDIVIDUAL SERVICE, FAIR TRADE, ORGANIC & LOCALLY MADE

Abbey, who manages the cosmetics and vitamins section of Essene, has years of experience helping people understand what they need, then matching them with a product that meets that need. This experienced and individualized service is a rare and wonderful thing.

Locally Made

In addition, Essene is deeply committed to buying cosmetic products from local cottage industries, like Philadelphia-based Copa Soaps.

Fair Trade

Whenever possible, we purchase Fair Trade products, which guarantee that those who made them get a fair return for their effort. A great example is Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care shea butter products. Alaffia not only pays fair wages and prices to Shea Butter Cooperative members and farmers, but also dedicates 10 percent of sales to Community Enhancement Projects in Africa and elsewhere.

Organic

Essene carries a huge variety of organic cosmetic lines, from Aubrey and Dessert Essence to Alba and Kiss My Face. And, of course, we're always seeking out smaller companies with unique product lines, such as Copa Soaps, made right here in Philadelphia.

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW AND BETTER

Abbey is always looking for the next great product--something cutting edge and valuable ... not just trendy. Come in and ask her for help with the product YOU need.