Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My First Dabble with Aesop Skincare

Aesop Skincare

Aesop Skincare is a brand that I have had on my radar for what seems like forever but never made the splurge. The main problem has always been that where I live does not feature a walk in counter or let alone store, I like to have a feel and dare I say it sniff of anything I plan on purchasing before deciding to part with the cash. Luckily London has a few stand alone stores, all of which are beautiful and have a cool almost New York loft vibe, despite the brand being Australian in origin.

I can't say I know all that much about Aesop other than they use a lot of plant based ingredients within their formulations. They are one of a handful brands that rely on both nature and science to deliver the best results possible. I plan on reading up more on the brand but I always find the best way to get acquainted with any brand is to try a few products. Any excuse to treat myself huh?

Aesop Skincare

The one product I knew I would not be leaving London without is the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque (£27) - this is a clay based product that aims to deeply cleanse without stripping the skin. This is aimed at dry and sensitised skin - neither of which are a major concern of mine. I could have picked a mask more suited to be oily skin needs but I rather like that this aims to be gentle. In my mind this is a step up from a cleanser and will be ideal to use to rid any signs of city pollution and general grime? I have tried this once so far and have to say I am impressed - it is cooling, doesn't zap all the moisture out of skin yet leaves the complexion feeling and looking refreshed. I will of course update in a few weeks with a full review once I have given this a good run.

I have somewhat ditched lipstick in favour of lip liner which has resulted in my lips becoming a little dried out. For the longest while I have been on the look out for a lip balm that contains a high SPF factor, preferably zinc based. Admittedly it is very seldom that I will pay more than £5 for a lip balm but Aesop Protective Lip Balm (£13) was worth every penny of the £13. It is a fairly thick, almost matte lip balm that instantly hydrates and protects the lips without the need for a slippery texture. I like to apply it before lining and filling my lips with a lip liner, by doing so I lock in a little extra moisture and of course protect my lips from UVA/UVB rays thanks to the SPF30. Not the cheapest lip balm you will ever purchase but one of the better ones.

To know me is to know I am obsessed with Rosehip Oil, oddly this is one ingredient you will seldom find in lip care products - a shame given how restorative it is. When I noticed that Aesop offer Rosehip Seed Oil Lip Cream (£10), I am but said "Shut up and take my money!". Once you get over the fact this is a lip cream rather than a balm, it is all smooth sailing. It quickly and effectively nourishes and hydrates the lips, leaving them feeling and looking plumper instantly. Admittedly not a must have but great if you want to ward off signs of premature ageing around the lip area a little longer!

I think my next purchases will be Aesop from the Parsley Seed collection, if you have any recommendations I am all ears.

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  1. If this Parsley Seed mask is for dry skin - I need it!

  2. Love the parsley Seed Masque! I am eyeing their exfoliant for both face and body! You should probably give the Chamomile mask a go as it works on more blemish prone/oily skin types!


  3. The parsley seed masque looks good! My skin is combination so its hard trying to find a mask that isn't too harsh but still does the job haha!

  4. Its such a lovely brand - I love their hand soap and body lotion, such a treat!
    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  5. I've heard a lot about the cleansing masque so look forward to seeing your full review! All of their products just look so lovely too

    Freya |

  6. I've had the Parsley seed mask on my wishlist for what feels like the longest time... £27 is steep though, but I guess you could always use this on small areas and not use as much product :) it sounds lovely :) xx

  7. I've been wanting the Parsley Seed Mask for forever too, I really need to indulge soon. Ive tried one of their body lotions before and it was heavenly. Must try more of the brand soon!

    Jo | A Little Pop Of Coral

  8. I've seen the mask online all the time but so glad you featured two lip products too! Definitely need to investigate the brand xx

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  9. I do love the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque - I only got it about a month ago but it's become a firm favourite. I used it last night when my skin was starting to play up a little and this morning the situation is seriously improved. Really hope you like it! Jade x

  10. I've been using the Chamomile Mask so interested to see how Parsley Seed compares to it :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  11. I haven't heard of this brand before but the products sound lovely! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  12. Parsley Seed Mask! Also I'm really interested in that lip balm since it has SPF!

    Pauline | Catpacking

  13. Love the parsley seed mask. I also have the chamomile one but prefer the Parsley seed one.

    The Beauty Bloss

  14. These look great, I think I will have to try the Mask out :). Thanks for sharing xx

    Anna-Maria |

  15. I always walk past the Aesop shop wanting to buy everything. Maybe one day I will take the plunge!

    Emily x

    1. I am the same! Always wanting to try something from Aesop but never actually purchasing anything (: I think I'll buckle down and get the Parsley Seed Mask - heard too many good things about it!

  16. I love this post, mainly because I absolutely swear by Aesop's facial products. Their Amazing Facial Cleanser cleared up my skin immediately, and I also use their face mask made for oily skin (I believe it's the resurrection mask?) which is equally brilliant.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  17. I haven't tried anything from Aesop yet, but I'd love to try the parsley seed mask!

  18. I keep hearing about this face mask! I've never tried Aesop before but that's at the top of my wish list! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  19. Everyone raves about the Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque, I really want to try it!

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook


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