If you’ve ever read my bio, you’ll know that not only I’ve got minimalist lifestyle but I also LOVE minimalist interiors. Well, in most of those bathrooms, the Aesop Handsoap steals the spotlight.
I’m quite sure my love for Aesop started because of its clean aesthetic and then resulted in me buying the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, and more recently the Primrose Facial Cleansing Mask and the Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve.
The Primerose Face Mask
In my opinion, mud masks are all similar but the one I keep going back to is the Origins Mud Mask. However, a few months ago I was keen on changing my skincare routine and I gave the Primrose Facial Cleansing Mask a go (35€ x 60ml).
Let’s start from the smell: it reminds me of citronella, which is not really bothersome, but I actually prefer products that don’t have any smell at all, like the Origins Mask mentioned before.
The consistency is slippery as if there was a lot of water in the ingredients and, moreover, the colour is a very light grey. The color itself isn’t crucial, but it makes it hard to understand how much product you need to apply, leading you to add more since it’s so light.
After 20 minutes, when I rinse it off, my skin feels incredibly refreshed: the only delightful perk.
Cedar & Citrus Lip Salve
Unfortunately, I don’t have anything nice to say except for the packaging (but I’m a sucker for Aesop simple packagings).
Here’s a list of why the Aesop Lip Salve sucks:
- You put it on, and if you accidentally touch it with your tongue, you’ll taste a horrible, super acidic flavor;
- After only 2 minutes it’s already completely dry;
- It does nothing, even when you put so much product that it ends up on your cheeks;
- 15ml costs 9€ = 1ml x 0.60€
When it comes to lip care, Lanolips or, even better, Kiehl’s Lip Balm are much more effective and hydrating than Aesop’s Lip Salve. They feel nice on the lips and leave a light glossy finish, making them a better choice for those looking for superior results at a more affordable price.