I’ve been using this face mask from Aesop for a few weeks now and it’s been a slow burner. To start with I just thought ‘this is ok’ but wasn’t overwhelmed by the results, but the more I use it the more I realise I actually really like it. The Parsley Seed Cleansing Mask is formulated with superior clays and anti-oxidant botanical ingredients, as you would expect from the super ingredient focused brand. “The combination of premium purified clays in this frequent-use masque gently draws out deeper facial impurities, whilst skin receives anti-oxidant protection via the inclusion of Parsley Seed and Rosehip Seed botanical extracts. Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque is designed to remove impurities and refresh the skin, preparing it for further treatment and hydration.” The formula feels like a bog standard clay mask, but it is lighter and therefore easy to apply.
What I’ve grown to love about this though is that you need a teeny blob to cover your face and that blob is a colour that blends into your skin – a flesh coloured face mask if you will. I don’t know why this excites me so much, but I think it’s got something to do with the fact that I don’t feel like a complete doofus when I’ve got it on. The formula does dry, but without completely drying out your skin with it. It leaves skin feeling refreshed and cleansed, without that feeling that you’ve stripped the top layer away completely. Aesop is a brand that I really like the ethos of – focusing on the product rather than the package or marketing – so you know that every single ingredient has been sourced well and put together with passion and knowledge. It comes in a 60ml tube for around £23 so it’s not cheap, but with Aesop you literally get what you pay for.
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