ESPA Product Formulations

Everything we produce has a simple aim: to work with your skin’s natural processes to give you immediate, visible results and long term benefits. And leave you feeling and smelling wonderful, of course.

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Do ESPA products contain natural ingredients?

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ESPA products average over 99% natural ingredients. We design our products to work together, multiplying the effects and helping you recreate the pleasure of the spa in your own home. To find out what we mean by natural, see our ingredient philosophy here.

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What is ESPA's position on animal testing?

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We are and always have been against animal testing in all its forms. All of our formulations, ingredients and products are cruelty free.

We comply with all current EU cosmetics directives, including those that prohibit finished cosmetic products being tested on animals. (Happily for us, we have never tested our products on animals.)

Our product range is suitable for vegetarians, and we take great care to ensure our products and packaging don't harm the habitat of endangered species.

 

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Why does the colour of my ESPA product differ from my last purchase?

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We only source the very finest natural raw ingredients and only harvest when they are at their most potent. Keeping up with such high standards means we often source our raw ingredients from different locations around the world and at different times of the year. This can lead to natural variations in colour from time to time.

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Do ESPA use Animal Ingredients in their products?

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We only use three animal ingredients, all of them cruelty-free by-products:

  • Beeswax and Honey
  • Keratin – wool extract from selected sustainable sheep farms in New Zealand, which is sheared in the spring and gives skin strength and flexibility
  • Milk derivatives such as sodium lactate – which acts as a moisturiser in soaps and shampoos
 

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Which ESPA products are vegetarian friendly?

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Our complete product range is suitable for vegetarians. If you have any queries or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service team by clicking here or call +44 (0) 1252 352 230

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Do ESPA products contain parabens?

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In short, no. ESPA products average over 99% natural ingredients. To find out what we mean by natural, see our ingredient philosophy here.

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Which ESPA products contain nuts or nut deriatives?

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To ensure we give you the most accurate and up-to-date information on any of our products which may contain nuts or nut deriatives please contact our Customer Service team by clicking here or call +44 (0) 1252 352 230

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What is the shelf life of ESPA products once purchased / opened?

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We classify the shelf life of our products unopened and opened. Typically all our products have an unopened shelf life of greater than 30 months, if stored in a cool dark place. Once opened, each product has it’s own shelf life.

Look for the jar symbol on the side of the product and the number contained inside relates to the number of months a product can be used once opened. After that time any remaining product should be finished and discarded.