Aesop is that rare brand that has managed to tread the fine line between minimalist and instantly recognisable. Its brown bottles bearing beige labels don’t shout for attention, yet stand out in their own unique way in stores across the world. But the formulae contained in these bottles are the main attraction — these are not just solutions for the skin, hair and body but also for your entire well-being.

The Australian brand was established in 1987 in Melbourne and implemented this ethos while formulating its skin, hair, and body care products. For instance, only the highest quality of ingredients are used, each sourced from the most reputable suppliers, then combined with Aesop’s finest technology in its custom-built laboratory.

The same approach to honest quality is also seen when it comes to design. The brand strongly believes that well-considered design improves lives — an idea that trickles down from its stores to its packaging. Any directions and list of ingredients on its bottles are straightforward with no flowery marketing jargon. The aim? To prevent diverting attention away from what’s good for you.

Till date, Aesop has seven stores across Malaysia with solutions for the skin, body, hair and mind. If you’ve never experienced the Aesop brand, here’s what you can start with for the full skin health and well-being experience. If you’re looking for Aesop gifts for the festive season, visit here.

1
Fabulous Face Oil

This face oil helps keep your complexion balanced and decongested, thanks to the presence of juniper berry, ylang ylang, and jasmine. The hydrating formula is boosted by these ingredients, making it a great oil for detoxification. The best part is that it doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy.

Aesop Fabulous Face Oil, RM187. Available at all Aesop stores nationwide.

2
Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser

The lactic acid contained in this facial cleanser mild exfoliates the skin when used. It’s great for those who are acne-prone and with combination skin, as it will gently remove the impurities on the surface without drying out the skin.

Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser 100ml RM123, 200ml RM197. Available at all Aesop stores nationwide.

3
B & Tea Balancing Toner

This toner doesn’t contain alcohol, making it ideal for sensitive skin. Sodium gluconate, panthenol, and green tea is used in alcohol’s place to refine pores, while balancing and preparing skin for hydration.

Aesop B & Tea Balancing Toner 100ml RM113, 200ml RM180. Available at all Aesop stores nationwide.

4
Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream

Frequent travellers, this may be your holy grail. Other than giving your skin a matte finish, this facial cream contains potent doses of rejuvenating Vitamin C and E, botanical butters and oils that intensely hydrate and nourish the skin.

Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream, RM387. Available at all Aesop stores nationwide.

5
Hwyl Eau de Parfum

The scent will remind you of a Japanese forest. It’s fresh, smoky and earthy with a hint of spice. Hwyl is an Eau de Parfum suitable for both men and women. Its key ingredients of cypress, frankincense, and vetiver are what produces its intriguing scent.

Aesop Hwyl Eau de Parfum, RM395. Available at all Aesop stores nationwide.

6
Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash

While hand washes tend to dry out your hands, this one doesn’t. The gentle formulation of orange, rosemary, and lavender oils effectively cleanses the hands minus the dryness.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, RM149. Available at all Aesop stores nationwide.

7
Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque

Restore vitality in your hair with this moisturising masque. The rose petal, beta-carotene, and lavender stems soothes dry and flaky scalp while deeply hydrating your hair for a softer finish.

Aesop Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque 120ml RM111, 500ml RM329. Available at all Aesop stores nationwide.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.