Aesop Skincare Essentials

Aesop have fast become one of my favourite grooming brands over the past couple of months. The first thing you would probably notice about the unisex range of products is the packaging. Encased in tinted brown containers with black and cream ingredient labels, the products look almost medicinal, but would look great in any bathroom. Founded in 1987 in Melbourne, Australia, Aesop have been committed to using both botanical extracts and man-made ingredients in order to create the best products they can.

I use Aesop products as I find the more ‘natural’ ingredients such as chamomile, primrose and lavender to be very calming for my skin. Like anybody else, my skin is prone to break outs too but I follow this simple routine in order to keep it as healthy as I can as the key to healthy skin is maintaining a good skincare routine.

FullSizeRender-1Using warm water, I start off by using the Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser £33. All you need is half of a teaspoon-sized amount to produce a rich, foamy lather. Twice a week I will also mix in half a teaspoon of the Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant £27, usually on a Monday and Friday, as these are my busiest days at work. The Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant is great. The product comes as a powder of Aloe Vera, Walnut Shell and Tea Tree Leaf which is designed to be mixed with your preferred facial cleanser, so you can control how much you use.

FullSizeRenderOnce towel dried, I apply Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream £33. As this product is quite rich and thick, only a small amount is needed. Not only does it smell great, it dries really fast leaving my face hydrated… my skin can’t get enough! I tend to skip the toner part during the colder months as I find it dries out my skin too much and leaves it more irritated. I never thought I would be the type to use a ‘face pack’ however I have introduced the Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque £33 once a week (or as needed) in to my routine. As well as minimising the signs of blemishes the concentrated formula leaves the skin feeling fresh and revitalised and is really worth those extra ten minutes it adds on to your routine.

Aesop can be purchased at Mankind here where you can earn ‘Man Points’ to spend against future purchases. Don’t forget to use my Referral Code: MK22832326.

Have you used any Aesop products? What are your thoughts?

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