Here’s an interesting fact: Malaysia’s hot and humid weather affects our skin more than most know. On top of sweating more than we find uncomfortable, there’s an increase of oil production in our skin, leading to excess bacteria in the pores. That’s where skincare products formulated with an eye on the climate we live in have a role to play.
Indeed, most of us living in the tropics sport combination skin — where one’s complexion sees an oily T-zone and a dry U-zone.
Enter Aesop‘s newest range which took three years to formulate: In Two Minds. The collection of three products is meant to help balance and soothe combination skin.
“Over the past decade, we have observed an increasing prevalence of combination skin among our customers, particularly in warmer climates, and they were finding it increasingly difficult to manage this challenging and often reactive skin type,” said Dr Rebecca Watkinson, innovation and research manager of Aesop.
“In response we have formulated the In Two Minds range to address the multifaceted nature of combination skin rather than a single aspect, and restore the skin’s delicate balance. Each of the products work together to gently cleanse combination skin, normalise sebum production, soothe irritation and provide lightweight hydration without overburdening the skin.”
The range consists of a cleanser, toner, and hydrator. The cleanser is gel-based, which doesn’t leave the skin feeling heavy but still thoroughly cleansed. It contains salicylic acid, that removes excess sebum without stripping or aggravating the skin.
The toner meanwhile is formulated with niacinamide and panthenol meant to soothe and balance the skin, while the hydrator contains an effective blend of botanical ingredients: oils of andiroba, copaiba, and acai to deliver nourishment and hydration to combination skin. Just these three products will leave the skin cleansed, smooth, replenished but not overburdened.
Aesop In Two Minds range is now available online and Aesop stores nationwide. Each product is sold separately.