AESOP Skincare: a review

December 11, 2017


Let's kick off this review with a quick acknowledgement that yes, this picture is pretty average looking, but its hard to make an empty jar and two crumpled metal tubes look picturesque. This leads me to the next point; I used these products until the jar was bone dry and my fingers couldn't squeeze any more product out. With good reason too, considering this bundle of products AU$173 (why did I look that up, oh the pain). Considering I am now an expert in the field of these three products, I thought I would package together a little review for you and evaluate whether or not I would repurchase them. Spoilers: one is a yes, one is a no and one is a maybe!

Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream ($73)
It goes without saying, I love the packaging and the aesthetic that Aesop has branded as their own, it's minimalistic and lets the products speak for themselves. Of the bunch, this is the one product I don't see myself repurchasing anytime soon. It was a beautiful moisturiser that sunk into the skin really quickly and sat well under makeup. However, I felt like it just wasn't quite moisturising enough, especially considering it was meant to be the most moisturising of their range. The fragrance was fresh and didn't linger for long once applied to the skin. You also don't need to use a lot of product, I think this 120ml jar lasted me 4 months when used twice a day.  If you are looking for a lightweight moisturiser, then this could be perfect for you. However for me personally, due to the hefty price tag and my unquenchable skin, I won't be repurchasing. 

Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste ($55)
I bought this product on a bit of a whim, I needed a new exfoliant and I just thought I would keep on with Aesop theme I had going. I really love this product. It is a beautiful physical exfoliant, with the combination of natural skin loving oils, lactic acid and fine quartz. I found the exfoliant beads were perfectly sized, and because they were quartz they didn't disintegrate as you used them which meant you only need to use a small (literally pea-sized) amount, and then just move it around your face in circular motions. I am putting this product in the maybe pile, I would love to be rich and repurchase it without hesitation, but when you strip it back, it is just a luxurious (and expensive) physical exfoliant. However, if it is within your means and you're in need of a new exfoliant I would totally recommend you try it out. 

Parsley Seed Antioxidant Cleansing Masque ($45) 
I LOVE THIS MASK. OMG, I LOVE IT. This is my second tube and there is no doubt in my mind that I will be getting my hands on a third. It does the best job at decongesting my skin and making any active breakouts less inflamed (and I'm pretty sure they heal quicker too but maybe I'm getting ahead of myself). I have the most combination skin on the planet aka pimples, huge pores, oily t-zone and dry matches galore! I haven't found a mask I love as much as this one. Follow up with a beaut of a serum and you'll a brand new face by morning. Funnily enough, this is the cheapest product on the list too, go figure. I will just add that although this is my all time favourite mask, I have the urge to buy the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask from Peter Thoman Roth (thanks Anna), so I'll probably give that whirl first before I repurchase this. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet, I hope I didn't talk your ear off too much and let me know if you've tried these products too!

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