That’s right, your eyes have not deceived you, this is a review of a shower gel! It is expensive enough to deserve a post, in addition, Australian brands have not yet permeated our life so completely. If you have heard about the Aesop brand too often and finally decided to give it a try, then this gel is an excellent guide to the world of minimalist aesthetics and natural aromas of bitter herbs.
The brand of Australian cosmetics Aesop appeared in 1987. The sinergy of modern technologies for the production of cosmetics and exclusively natural raw materials has allowed to create a line of highly effective organic cosmetics for hair, face and body. The Australian brand is positioning its products as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle. The composition of Aesop cosmetics includes natural plant components, as well as antioxidants. Today Aesop concept stores are open in many countries of the world; to buy Aesop products means to give yourself truly effective care!
The first time I came across Aesop was in the heart of Chelsea (London): I saw a very stylish store and tried to go in but friends said that it was way too expensive. Since then, I have seen these dark vials and bottles on Instagram and Pinterest and it seemed that everyone was just crazy about this brand’s aesthetics, products and aromas. Even though the products are not cheap as chips, the prices cannot be considered inaccessible.
I puzzled out that since I carefully take care of the facial skin, then body skin should be monitored with dignity, and ordinary gels already tightened my dried skin. Therefore, this February, stars aligned! I tested the gel in the store and decided that it was the time. The shower gel line contains three aromas: geranium leaves, coriander seeds and rose petals with black pepper. Intriguing, isn’t it? I liked that this is not a peach/passion fruit or some kind of frosty cherry, but more subtle and interesting scents. At first, I was leaning towards the coriander seeds gel, but geranium prevailed for its ‘exoticism’ and really got under my skin.
Aesop’s cleansers contain mild surfactants – they foam poorly, but they also do not dry the skin so much. I am often surprised in the reviews of such products, which should not foam, that people scold the manufacturer just for this. Wake up people… Everything is in order, they work as intended!
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, Cocamide MIPA, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sea Salt (Maris sal), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Nitrate, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, d-Limonene, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol.
Key ingredients: geranium, bergamot and mandarin orange.
The product is available in two volumes: 250ml and 500ml; the second – with a dispenser is less expensive.
I have roughly sorted out the philosophy and composition, now, as for personal impressions, they are extremely positive. Yes, it is, by the standards of ordinary gels, a monstrously expensive one, but I’m trying to turn a blind eye on this aspect. The fragrance is delicate and fresh, fills the entire bathroom, remains on the skin, but not for too long (for me that it is a huge PLUS). Although, it does not foam, it is spent economically and a few pea-sized drops is enough to fully take a shower with a body sponge or without. The bottle is splendid, dispenser convenient. What else is needed for the ‘purity ritual’?