Inside the Brand: Essenza, The Soap Your Hands Can't Live Without!

Yes it is true that hands are the first to show signs of aging. Why? As stated by Ellen Marmur, MD, Chief of Dermatological and Cosmetic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, "Hands not only are susceptible to the first signs of aging, but very often age even faster than the face. That's because the skin on the back of the hand is much thinner than that on your face." Add also the fact that our hands take a beating every second of every day and what we wash our hands with does more harm than good. As a result, we are constantly looking for lotions, creams and magic potions to add moisture and reduce signs of aging.

Look no further, there is a hand soap that moisturizes like a lotion and delivers exactly what it states of its label. The Essenza line of hand soaps are made from essential oils and are free from harmful ingredients making it a beauty arsenal must have. What makes this product especially fab are the yummy fragrances available, French Lavender, Rosemary Mint, Pear Glace, Pomergranate Acai, South Pacific Waters and Mango Agave. Learn more about the hand soap you cannot live without.


Tell us the Essenza story. How did the brand get its start?
Founded in 1979, Olympic Mountain Products (OMP), parent company to Essenza luxury hand soap, has flourished from humble beginnings. Today, OMP serves millions of customers on an annual basis, partnering with some of the world’s most reputable retailers while continuing to remain family owned and operated. In the years that followed, OMP soon found its niche in the home fragrance market, going on to acquire several different brand names under the OMP umbrella. In 1997, the Essenza name was purchased, later becoming one of OMP’s most recognized, globally established brands, manufacturing decorative home fragrance products like reed diffusers, candles, electric wax warmers and hand soap.

What ingredients or properties make your product especially effective or unique?
Essenza hand soaps are consciously formulated with skin nourishing ingredients including a blend of pure essential oils, shea butter, aloe vera and six botanical extracts that leave hands feeling hydrated year round. All Essenza hand soaps are made free from parabens, GMOs, gluten, phthalate and artificial dyes, all of which are made in the United States and do not test on animals.


Why does a woman need your product in her skin care routine?
Hands are often one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging and keeping them hydrated is one of the easiest steps you can take to keep hands looking youthful. Essenza hand soap serves dual a purpose as it simultaneously cleanses and moisturizes even the driest of hands.

Any plans to add any additional scents?
Absolutely! We’re always looking to expand the Essenza fragrance selection and add new, fun scents for the Essenza aficionado. For 2015, we were excited to launch two seasonal hand soap collections for fall and holiday that included classic fragrance favorites like Autumn Leaves, Spiced Pear, Pumpkin Chai, Sugar Plum, Frosted Fir and Peppermint Bark! For 2016, Essenza is introducing a line of luxury foaming hand soap with six of our signature fragrances French Lavender, Rosemary Mint, Pomegranate Acai, Mango Agave, South Pacific Waters and Meyer Lemon, all formulated with the same moisturizing properties as the original.