Lavender Stem – White Clay – Chamomile Bud
My first Aesop product! I can definitely see the obsession. There’s something so minimal and understated about the branding that it makes it so incredibly on–trend. Kinda like those people who are so un-cool, that they’re cool? All of Aesop’s products are completely uniform; they’re a light cream/beige colour, black, and in brown glass. Aesop is also cruelty free and vegan, I mean could you ask for much more? — side note, I heard someone describing a product the other day as ‘gluten free’? Like you’re going to bloody eat your cleanser?! But whatever.
Anyway – I digress… now I actually got this cleanser as part of my 24th birthday present from my best friend, so I guess it’s pretty rude to look up the price – but hey I gotta give the readers all the information don’t I?
It retails for $37 AUD for 100ml (Net wt 3.6oz). Despite being much more expensive than your average ‘Nivea’ or ‘Neutrogena’ cleanser, it’s really not too badly priced considering the quality (and this is coming from a girl who endeavours to live a luxury life on minimum wage).
The cleanser is packaged in something I can only describe as a sort of ultra-sturdy toothpaste tube. Like an extra large super-glue bottle? That sort of hard-but-bendy metal you can push shapes into and when it crinkles it never quite looks the same.
It’s a very strong lavender smell, which obviously can border on ‘grandma’s toiletries bag’ but it’s so gorgeous, fresh and expensive. It doesn’t have specific instructions but I just used it like you use any other cleanser. Wet my face then massaged it in for a minute or two, then wash off with warm water.
I have combination skin. I don’t really get pimples all-too-often. So I guess this could be better-reviewed by someone who has skin problems. But it left my skin soft, hydrated and so smooth. I felt so fresh after using it – like one of those models that don’t wear any makeup (but just didn’t quite look like one!). Overall an awesome product and will definitely be buying more Aesop products when my budget allows it! (and oh, how cool I would feel to have a little Aesop collection on the bathroom sink!)