Buyer's Guide

Which are the best Aesop products for me?

Since its inception in 1987, Aesop‘s minimalist aesthetic and botanical formulations have been providing us with some of the best beauty and grooming products on offer.

Aesop’s mission is to formulate products of the highest quality by combining plant-based ingredients with the science of laboratory-made ingredients. As well as demonstrating their expertise as they achieve the best results in formulations, the design also plays a huge part in the Australian brand. Aesop’s interest in sustainable design extends into the packaging to not only be 100% reusable and recyclable but also very fitting for your contemporary interiors.

For all things skincare and haircare, discover the best Aesop products on offer at Coggles.

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Aesop Parsley Seed Range

#1 Are Aesop products vegan?

Yes, all Aesop products are 100% vegan. Meaning that there are no products in the range which contain beeswax, honey or lanolin.

#2 How do you pronounce Aesop?

Contrary to what you may think, the A in Aesop is silent, meaning it’s actually pronounced “E-sop”.

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#3 The best Aesop products for your skin

#4 Which Aesop product is the best for oily skin?

If your skin is more on the oily side then Aesop’s Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum is the one for you. Heavy creams are a big no no, so let the watery texture and super light formulation of the serum sink into your skin. With pure Aloe Vera, the serum is a refreshing alternative to oil based-formulas or rich moisturisers, and quenches your thirsty skin with the soothing moisture it needs.

#5 Which Aesop products are best for combination skin?

If you have patches of both oily and dry skin on your face, Aesop’s Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum and Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser are perfect for you. One of the brands most well known formulas the Parsley Seed range. The cleanser contains licorice root, lactic acid and blackcurrant seeds to gently exfoliate, remove impurities and maintain healthy glowing clean skin. While the lightweight formula of the Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum blends grape Seed, panthenol and parsley seed in an antioxidant rich Aloe Vera to hydrate.

#6 Is there an Aesop moisturiser with SPF?

Yes, Aesop’s Protective Body Lotion. As any skincare and beauty enthusiast will know, the application of an SPF into your regime is essential. It’s also the single most effective anti-ageing method. As much as the sun is our friend, supplying us with vitamin D and lifting our overall mood, sun damage to your skin is a big no no, so make sure you’re protected with an effective SPF. Aesop’s Protective Body Lotion contains SPF 50 in a lightweight resistant formula which leaves you smelling of refreshing spearmint, lavender and lemon. It’s also rich with Vitamin E for extra moisturisation when skin becomes dry after exposure to the sun.

As well as protecting your body, make sure you’ve covered your face. The skin on your face is extra sensitive to the sun, and will be most likely to show signs of sun damage first. Shield your face from the effects of harmful UVA and UVB rays with Aesop’s Protective Facial Lotion with SPF25. The lightweight, antioxidant-rich formula is perfect for integrating into your every day and can easily be worn under makeup.

#7 The best Aesop hair care products

Perfect for those of us who wash our hair quite frequently, Aesop’s classic shampoo has a mild formula consisting of Cedarwood Bark and Juniper Berry. Vegetable protein hydrates and softens your hair and leaves your hair with a minty aroma.

Perfectly complimenting the Aesop classic shampoo, the Aesop Rose Hair and Scalp Moisturising Masque is an intensive treatment, which works to condition and restore your hair to silky smooth texture while also soothing dry and flaky scalps.

#8 Which Aesop hair care products are the best for dry hair?

Aesop have a variety of premium hair care products, from your everyday shampooing to weekly treatments to restore and maintain natural shine. If you’re an Aesop beginner, try the Aesop Classic Shampoo. Stripped back to essential ingredients, the simple formulation contains a  mild blend of juniper berry and cedarwood bark oils to cleanse, while vegetable protein simultaneously hydrates and leaves your hair feeling super soft.

If your hair is feeling particularly dry and or you just feel like treating it to some TLC, there’s nothing better than the Aesop Rose Hair and Scalp Moisturising Masque. The botanical formulation is enhanced with hydrating rose petal, grapefruit seed and lavender, the intensive masque will restore dry hair and flaky scalps.

#9 What’s the best Aesop hand wash for sensitive skin?

The Aesop Ressurrection Hand Wash is the best hand wash for sensitive skin. This is their best selling formula, it is gentle on your skin with lavender to soothe and antibacterial protection from mandarin and rosemary extracts. The nourishing botanical hand wash is perfect for sensitive hands which are washed frequently with the oils of lavender, orange and rosemary helping to prevent drying. Plus, this Aesop hand wash will leave you with the calming scent of citrus, woody and herbal notes.

#10 The best Aesop grooming products?

The post-shaving lotion, again focusing on sensitive skin and skin aggravation often caused by shaving, Aesop’s new facial hydrating lotion acts to calm and hydrate. Formulated with a combination of ingredients carefully selected for their superior anti- inflammatory and hydrating properties, this lightweight moisturiser is designed to leave you soft, soothed and balanced.


Words by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert