Innovation is in our DNA. Focused on democratising mass beauty categories, our success has come from the right mix of insight-led innovation, agility and manufacturing capability. Owning our own production capability means we work with suppliers from around the globe, hand-selecting the best possible ingredients and delivering quality with scale. Essano Limited has the largest percentage of products of any leading skincare brand in New Zealand that are certified organic by Ecocert, the world’s largest cosmetic certifier and the industry leader in organic accreditation, putting our business and brands at the forefront of natural product development across Australasia and the world.
The leading cosmetic manufacturer in New Zealand
Strong Natural, Organic and Sustainable accreditations from New Zealand and Global experts.
21 years experience of brand development and growth
Retailing in over 12,000 stores and online across New Zealand, Australia, United States, Asia and North America
Strength in grocery, pharmacy and department store channels.
The Founders Story
Rewind two decades, six brands, thousands of ideas and lots of crazy stories and you’ll get to the start of the Essano Limited journey. Founders Shane and AJ created the business in 2000 with a washing machine pump and a credit card, and since then have been on a relentless journey of democratisation: creating quality, natural products accessible for all.
With category leading brands, including the No.1 Natural Skincare brand in New Zealand; Essano, the business is now one of the fastest-growing FMCG companies in New Zealand. A true leader in natural beauty, Essano Limited has created certified organic, award-winning formulations and unique product ranges -now retailing in over 6,000 stores and online in countries across the globe.
Essano Limited has grown from a partnership of two Kiwi innovators to a team of talented, fun-loving experts, still based here in New Zealand.
Awards and Accreditations
Essano Limited has the largest percentage of products of any leading skincare brand in New Zealand that are certified organic by Ecocert, the world’s largest cosmetic certifier and the industry leader in organic accreditation.