Aēsop is a staple modern luxury, and it is no surprise. With endless formulations suited for the face, body, and home, Aēsop has garnered a cult following within the world of high efficacy skincare. Focusing on the brand's top products, we have carefully curated a list of the best Aēsop products for you to get to know the B-Corp certified Australian brand a little more.
From the very best of Aēsop's Parsley Seed range to the SkinCare+ range, peruse our comprehensively curated best 20 list to discover our favourite serums, toners, body balms, hand cleanser, and more. Whether you are looking for yourself or as a gift, Aēsop's diverse selection of unisex, all-vegan fortifying formulations are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
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As our list covers a lot of areas, please view this guide to understand the order in which to apply your chosen Aēsop skincare products.
Your skincare routine should work from lightest to heaviest. This means that applications that are washed off (cleanser) begin your skincare routine, which is closely followed by the second lightest step (toner), and so on. Your final step should always be the application of SPF to prevent sun damage, whereas facial and neck shaving should be done before cleansing.
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60 mL / 60 mL
Best for Regular Shavers Who Want to Avoid Irritation and Nicks
Best for Those Looking for Clarified, Matt Skin
Best for Those Who Prefer A Gentle Cleansing Experience With Sandalwood and Grape Seed
SkinCare+ | 60 mL
Best for Those Looking to Revitalise Their Skin With Vitamin C
Best for Those Who Prefer Anti-Oxidant Hydration Serums
Gel Moisturiser for Fast Absorption and Great Results
Best for Those Looking for Anti-Oxidant, Daily Wear SPF
While it is easy to just get by with simple shaving creams, investing in a shaving serum full of powerful ingredients guarantees a clarifying and superior shaving experience. Available as a bundle, Aēsop's Moroccan Neroli Shaving Set is the perfect gift to yourself or others.
Working in tangent, the shaving serum requires as little as 2 pumps to provide a frictionless shave with calming ingredients such as sandalwood, neroli blossom, and citric acid (to gently strip away dead skin cells). The semi-heavy post-shave lotion works perfectly after toning to prevent razor burn while caressing your skin with witch hazel and shea butter.
My skin felt much softer than the previous shaving gel I had been using. The lather is much less foaming when applied by hand, but I found that it gave me an heightened sense of control during the shave. If you use a shaving brush, it lathers much more so you can make it work for you. The semi-heavy post-shaving lotion really works with my neck in particular and keeps it soft even with daily shaving.
Toners can often be overlooked when creating a skincare routine, but they are essential components of preparing your skin for hydration. Astringent toners, while moisturising, act slightly different to non-alcohol versions as they mattify the skin and work great for those with normal or oily skin.
Aēsop's bitter orange toner may not work for those with sensitive skin but we highly recommend it to those who like a refreshing morning wake-up that helps to clear up any skin imperfections with bitter orange, witch hazel, rosemary leaf, and lavender.
Before trying an astringent toner I had a few friends that advised against doing so, but my experience did not match their words. My skin felt clarified and refreshed upon using this, though I stick to this on my face and use an alcohol-free toner on my neck. The second runner up to this product was Aēsop's alcohol-free B & Tea Balancing Toner.
Aēsop's Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk is one of the company's best overall cleansers as it works so well on every skin type. As the formulation is so gentle, it is perfect to match the UK weather, particularly through dry winters.
With gentle stripping power, this cleanser can work through make-up and the daily buildup of life, making this great for both men and women. The included botanicals also conjure a refreshing smell.
This cleanser is one of the best you can use in winter time, but I have found that it also holds up in hotter seasons too. Compared with other cleansers that work to strip slightly more aggressive, I found that this milk didn't need to do heavy lifting to keep me feeling clarified morning and night.
If anti-ageing is a skincare concern, opting for a vitamin C rich formula in the form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is the perfect investment for blemish-free, clarified skin without having to worry about irritation.
The product only requires one drop in the morning and one at night, meaning a little goes a long way. With the addition of rose petals and niacinamide, your skin can repair sun damage and calm inflammation.
After a surprisingly noticeable change in skin vitality after using a tester of Lucent Facial Concentrate, I quickly went and grabbed a bottle to upkeep the effects. My skin looked radiant and had a delicate sheen that lasted throughout the day, I also appeared less tired - even if I was.
A real staple product of Aēsop that is popular among those who like to avoid heavy creams is this lightweight hydrating serum. From experience, the serum has a quickly mattifying texture and smells wonderful.
This particular serum contains Camellia Sinensis leaf extract, which works wonders to help protect the skin from free radicals, especially in urban environments. If you want a serum to replace your hydration creams, look no further.
Over the years I have come to realise that moisturising serums work best for my skin. The ease of how this particular serum soaks in is unmatched because I usually do not have a lot of time in the mornings to wait for my skin to absorb the moisture. Another small plus but I found the overall application of the product enjoyable.
Seeking Silence is one of Aēsop's only gel moisturisers. Many skin types can find heavy cream to be too much for the skin to absorb, so gel moisturisers are often favoured for the ability to quickly absorb into the skin without residue.
While it is primarily marketed for sensitive skin, this moisturiser contains the water attracting probiotic Saccharide Isomerate, as well as other conditioning ingredients such as Squalane and Bisabolol, meaning that this gel moisturiser is also helpful for people with dry or combination skin too.
My experience with a few other Aēsop creams was that they were too heavy on my skin - probably because I have semi-oily skin. After using Seeking Silence, I noticed my skin feeling more refreshed and found it soaked in without feeling clogged.
The final and most important step of any skincare routine requires a well formulated, moisturising sunscreen. Aēsop's in-house Protective Facial Lotion not only prevents premature ageing but also envelops the skin with an anti-oxidant barrier to ward off free radicals and acute environmental stressors.
Beneficial ingredients include anti-oxidant heavy green tea, panthenol (great for its anti-inflammatory properties), tocopherol (protection against UVB rays), and squalane (a hydrocarbon that mimics human sebum).
This is my absolute go-to SPF for daily use. Knowing that my final layer of skincare is full of amazing anti-oxidant properties reassures me that I am doing my best to look after my skin in harsh conditions. I also feel that it works as a great moisturiser if you suddenly run out of your usual stuff. I find the SPF50 by Aēsop a bit too much to use as the scent is so strong.
Ideal for the urban dweller, the Parsley Seed range is perfect for those looking to combat harsh environmental stressors through powerful anti-oxidants.
Aēsop's Parsley Seed range is one of the brand's most iconic selections. Featuring a plethora of serums, cleansers, and moisturisers, the benefits of using this range may not be so obvious at first. However, if you are well versed in anti-oxidant skincare, you will appreciate the range's main purpose. To protect the skin's biome against free radicals through anti-oxidising formulations.
In short, if you live in cities or areas with high urban density, we highly recommend making sure that at least 1 of your preferred Aēsop products is from this range. Pollution from the environment can have a direct effect on the skin leading to premature ageing caused by oxidative stress, as well as inflammation. Equipping your skin with anti-oxidising formulations will allow skin cells to regenerate at a much faster rate.
For an evening or morning shower, pre or post, indulge your body in the very best formulations for superlative hydration.
We pay a lot of attention to our faces as they are what we use to communicate with the world, though it is just as important to sanctify your body in its entirety. The UK weather can be brutal on our skin, so it is imperative to make sure that you provide easy to neglect areas with superior hydration.
From body balms to body oils, make sure that you opt-in and invest in keeping your skin nourished. The results may not be instant, but you will be sure to notice a difference as the years go by. Hydrated skin makes for a much suppler appearance overall and will help you transition through every stage of life in confidence.
Keep your hair and scalp hydrated and soothed with nourishing hair oils and masques.
We love to put our hair through a lot every day. The unavoidable weather of the UK in addition to hairdryers, rollers, straighteners, and even hair dye can each pose a toll on our hair's condition, leaving us prone to lacklustre sheen and even hair damage. The right shampoo accompanied with conditioning hair oils can help work to repair damage to the head and scalp.
Make sure to match the product to your hair type as everyone has different hair textures, volumes, and colours. Additionally, make sure to not overstimulate your hair if you do not have any huge concerns. If you are unsure where to start, it never hurts to speak to a specialist.
Invoke calmness, beauty, and vigour to where you feel most comfortable.
Our olfactory capability is one of nature's greatest gifts, so it pays to keep you and your home smelling wonderful. Whether you prefer to burn natural soy candles, use room spray to set the scene, or even enjoy a quick spritz of Eau de Parfum, make sure that you buy the things you love.
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Reviewed and tested by Josh Welch
Skin type: oily/normal
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