Aesop Skincare, Review
from Australia with love
Today we will be finally talking about one of the most popular skincare brands on social media. As you might already know, Aesop are an Australian brand famous for their minimal, old-school "apothecary" packaging, botanical formulations and somewhat steep price tags. I have selected three interesting products to review for you in this post.
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My Skin: dry, sensitive
Aesop are known for their active use of essential oils. While their skincare is scientifically formulated in a way that should be safe and effective, some people might still have an allergic reaction to it. Personally speaking, I am fine with the ingredients used here; however, if you are unsure, please consult your dermatologist first.
All Aesop products are cruelty-free🐇 and vegan🍃 and come in a recyclable♻️ glass packaging.
Parsley Seed Toner
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner (63 USD; 6.8 fl oz/200 ml; Made in Australia) - is described as an antioxidant-rich toner that is supposed to balance and even the appearance of skin. Some of the key ingredients here are Aloe, Witch Hazel, Parsley Seed Oil, Lavender Stem and Blue Chamomile.
This product was my first purchase from the brand and it has quickly become an essential part of my daily skincare routine. Now, I know there are people who think that toners are a waste of money. As for me, my skin can be quite dry and irritated from being overexposed to chlorine (I am a swimmer), so I tend to benefit from layering multiple products including toners.
Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner has a tea-like, watery texture and noticeable herbal scent that doesn't linger. I usually pour about a tea spoon amount directly onto palms and pat the product gently onto my face and neck. This formula has quite a calming effect on the skin (especially after swimming, when my face is practically burning from chemicals) and acts as a great "base" for all other skincare products I layer on top of it. I find that whenever I use this toner, my serums and creams penetrate skin better and as a result - it stays nurtured and hydrated all day long (especially during winter). This toner absorbs seamlessly and doesn't leave a weird, sticky residue.
If you have been on a hunt for that "all in one" refreshing and hydrating toner to use both day and night, you might really enjoy this formula. I have noticed positive changes as I kept on using this product: skin feels supple and I breakout less. While it is expensive, I find that one bottle will last you a very long time (at least 9-10 months) as you only use a small amount of toner at a time. Beautiful product for normal and dry skin types in particular that crave extra moisture. A+
Camellia Nut Cream
Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream (43.50 USD; 2.1 oz/60ml; Made in Australia) - is a potent, yet lightweight cream that is infused with Aloe, Macadamia, Chamomile Bud, Sandalwood, Rosemary Leaf and Cocoa Seed Butter. It is specifically designed for people with dry or sensitive skin types and has a light herbal scent to it that doesn't linger.
This cream has been a true friend during colder winter months. It glides on like silk upon application and absorbs well, leaving my skin feeling supple and happy. One thing I really like about this formula is that it provides intense hydration, without ever being thick or heavy. Often times I add a few drops of Fabulous Face Oil to it and wake up to a baby smooth skin in the morning. I find that my skin's texture has improved over time, which is an added bonus. Can be used twice a day, however, I think it works best as a night cream.