Sunday, 13 April 2014
Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser
Here's a quick post on a facial cleanser I have been using for the past month...
As a self confessed addict of all things beauty and an avid watcher of online beauty blogger tutorials and hauls, I am always on the lookout for new skincare products to try, (who am I kidding? I am always on the lookout for products, full stop). I thought I would try out this cleanser from Australian brand Aesop. You can read all about the brand and their ethos, as well as checking out their products here
As previously mentioned on the blog I have skin which is on the more dehydrated side. I love the feel of a wash off cleanser, especially in the mornings, but often find that foaming cleansers leave my skin feeling tight and stripped of moisture...horrible.
Aesop's Fabulous Face Cleanser is packed with natural ingredients like Rosemary Leaf to invigorate and cleanse and Chamomile Bud to calm the skin. To protect the ingredients inside from damaging UV rays, the products are packed in brown glass, which allows them to use fewer preservatives. I like the old school almost chemist like look of this but find it a bit annoying having to pour the product out rather than it having a pump.
Onto the product. It's a clear gel which has a lovely botanical herbal smell, and you only need a little amount mixed with water to cleanse your face.
It has a low foaming formula, which is perfect for slightly drier skins, and skins which are sensitive or acne prone as they would also be irritated by this.
A bit of warm water and your skin feels fresh and clean without that aforementioned too tight/dry feeling. For me, my skin is pretty dry so I definitely still needed my usual nourishing moisturiser afterwards.
I have enjoyed using this in the mornings but prefer a more heavy duty cream/oil to take my make up off at night. It's definitely made me want to give other Aesop products a go. At £33.00 it isn't cheap and I am undecided as yet whether to go back to my Nuxe honey based cleanser but am going to give this a go for a few more weeks and see how I get on. I would say this cleanser is best for normal to only very slightly dry/sensitive skins.
Aesop is available from Cult Beauty