Ahh, Aesop. Where have you been all my life? Oh, right here all along? Figures.

I don't know why it has taken me so long to try an Aesop product, being that it is one of Australia's most iconic skincare brands. I have walked past their stands in David Jones multiple times and swooned over the product designs and the lovely smells wafting around the place, yet I've never really stepped up and actually made a purchase.

When I 'stopped by' in the city not too long ago (stopped by, specifically planned to bankrupt myself, same thing) I took a moment to browse their stand, my mind set on trying the Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque that everyone and their mothers had been raving about for years. However, while talking to the lovely girl at the counter and briefly explaining to her my skincare situation, she urged me to instead try the Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque instead, insisting that this would be suited better to my skin type (oily/combination, not prone to dryness).

This clarifying clay mask aims at de-congesting and adding freshness to the skin whilst the inclusion of Vitamin E aids in maintaining hydration, leaving the skin soft and supple without a hint of the tightness or dryness that accompanies a lot of clarifying masks. It's aimed at Normal and Oily/Combination skin and works wonders for my skin type, but I definitely would not recommend it to anyone who suffers from dry skin as I do believe this might be a little too stripping.

I am really quite impressed with this mask, I can honestly see a huge difference after I wash it off, which by the way is so simple and quick, unlike the Origins Clear Improvement mask which, while effective, it's a pain in the ass to remove. It dries quickly - I probably only keep this mask on for around twenty minutes while I get myself ready for bed, and the girl at the counter said she would just pop it on for ten minutes in the morning while she ate her breakfast! It also smells amazing, that real Aesop smell that is just...fresh, and natural. I can see a considerable difference in my pores, especially on my nose where they are prone to congestion, and my skin looks a lot clearer and smoother after use.

I'd love to try some more Aesop products, and I will try the Parsley Seed Cleansing Mask next, if only because I love the packaging more than is probably healthy. I mean, it's just so photogenic, right? Is that weird? Probably.

What Aesop products have you tried? Any recommendations?


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  1. Aah Aesop. You and your perfect packaging and your flawless products.

    This has gone on the list, with the Parsley Seed Cleansing Mask - and yes, loving the packaging of something is a legit reason to buy it. I'M SUPERFICIAL, AND I LIKE IT! T xx

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    1. It's a totally legit reason for buying something. Someone put a lot of thought into that design and we are simply thanking them!

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  2. i still haven't tried any of their products, i dont know whats wrong with me! this sounds great xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This brand seems amazing! I really want to try and Aesop mask x

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  4. Great timing! I just did a post on the parsley seed mask! Was tossing up between purchasing that or this primrose one, so it was great to read your review. Love the pic too!
    www.luluisloving.wordpress.com

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  5. Grrr yet another aesop mask to add to my list haha! (: xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  6. I love the look of this. I may just need to go shopping now. Great post!
    Beth x

    www.TheBritishGirl.co.uk

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  7. My Aesop favourites are the Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque and the Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream. I will have to check out this one next time I am there. I love the packaging and they are very good at giving out samples.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

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    1. They gave me a sample for the Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream and I was pleasantly surprised - just because I hate mandarins haha. It was lovely, and I maaaay need to pick up the proper size for it...and get a lot more samples :)

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  8. Aesop is such a beautiful brand and even more so because they're Australian! I feel like that's a good enough reason to justify buying more of their products, don't you think? I only own the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm and by far, it's the best hand cream I've ever used. It's super hydrating and I love that natural/herbal smell. You should have a look into that next because it's in the pretty metal tube like the Parsley Seed Mask!

    http://likeneonlove.com

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    1. I actually am not big on the hand creams, just because I never feel like I need them, but I would just buy it because it looks so pretty! Haha, and I love that Aesop-y smell :) Adding it to my list anyway because #yolo

      Just said that, yup.

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  9. You have a lovely blog! I had no idea Aesop were an Australian brand! I haven't tried any of their products yet and the Parsley Seed mas was on the top of my list to try, but I do like the sounds of this one! Thanks for sharing and great pic btw. xx

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha yes, I only learnt this in the past couple of years! And Alpha H, too. Who knew?! Go Oz :)

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  10. Yes, 'stopping by' David Jones etc. in the city is pretty much just asking for trouble! ;)
    I love Aesop products, especially their masks! So naturally I really want to give this a go. I have oily/combination skin too so this sounds like it will work a treat!
    And no, nothing weird about wanting to buy something for how pretty it looks hehe

    Chantalle x
    ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

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    1. What was I expecting, really. And it feels so nice getting on the train with a pretty bag and knowing everyone is looking at it with jealousy hahaha. I am that person.

      I would definitely go to the counter and have a chat to them - like I said, I went in with the purpose of buying the Parsley Seed Masque and after a few questions and her asking me about my routine, she offered this one instead and told me it was better suited to my needs. Their knowledge there is incredible, so I'm sure they'll recommend you an excellent mask - hopefully this one because the smell is DIVINE.

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  11. Grrr yet another aesop mask to add to my list haha! (: xx

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