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I am not entirely sure why I don't feature Australian skincare brand, Aesop, more often than I do– because I really enjoy their products, and find them such a wonderful sensory treat. Each time I go to their counter at Barneys New York I come home with something, and on my last trip I purchased Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste and Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream after feeling and smelling both.
Aesop was established in 1987. We are headquartered in Melbourne, and have offices and stores in many parts of the world.
Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. In each of our unique stores, informed consultants are pleased to introduce the Aesop range and to guide your selections.
Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste ($53.00 for oz. from Barneys New York, Nordstrom, SkinStore and Saks Fifth Avenue): This is a non-lathering cream-based exfoliator that uses fine quartz and lactic acid to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. The former physically exfoliates skin while the latter helps to dissolve dead skin cells, and the combination of the two simultaneously removes dirt and helps to clear clogged pores. The end result is thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated, and yet unstripped, skin that is rendered soft, smooth and supple. Furthermore, it rinses very clean and therefore leaves behind no greasy residue. One can detect the aromas of the Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, the Lavender Oil and the Rosemary Oil, and their combination is at once earthy, calming and very pleasant. This is well suited to my normal/combination skin.
According to Aesop,
Fine riverbed quartz contained in a cream base sloughs away tired surface cells while lactic acid offers a mild chemical exfoliation to leave skin immediately cleansed, soft and polished. Aesop product formulations use botanical and scientifically validated man-made ingredients of the highest quality.
Skin Types: Normal, dry and mildly sensitive skin, frequent travellers, shavers, winter and cool climates.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Quartz, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, C12-16 Alcohols, Lactic Acid, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, d-Limonene.
According to Aesop,
The complex blend of nut and plant extracts in this extensively researched formula absorbs swiftly, providing antioxidant fortification and richly nourishing hydration without a weighty after-feel. Superbly emollient cold-pressed macadamia nut oil softens the skin, while camellia nut oil and chamomile oil pacify irritation and patchiness. Aesop product formulations use botanical and scientifically validated man-made ingredients of the highest quality.
Skin Types: Normal, dry and sensitive skin.
Suggested Directions: Massage half a teaspoon into cleansed and toned skin.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, PEG-20 Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Steareth-21, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Coco-Caprylate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Benzoic Acid, Farnesol, Linalool, Dehydroacetic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Limonene, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract.
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