Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When everything runs out at once


This always seems to happen to me. All my skincare products always seem to run out at the same time, no matter when I purchased them. This always results in a cringing realization that I have to shell out for a few all at once, when it's much easier on my mind and my wallet to space purchases out.

I've solved my running out of products problem with my desire to try out Aesop. I wanted to pick up a few things from their store in New York when I was there, but went back and forth on wanting to check a bag for an extra charge or just carrying it on. Damn those extra fees! In the end I didn't end up getting anything from Aesop, or a new perfume (it was going to be Byredo or Le Labo), nor did I pick up a tube of Embryolisse that I desperately needed. I still had "issues" getting my bag to shut so perhaps that was a good thing.

I ended up ordering Aesop's Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream to replace my Embryolisse cream, the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum to replace my Darphin Mat Serum, and their Fabulous Face Oil to replace my dwindling supply of Darphin's Chamomile Dry Oil.

Aesop Fabulous Face Oil

Aesop Parsley Seed Serum

Aesop Camellia Nut Cream

I can't wait to give them a go. If you've tried Aesop, how do you find them? Do their products do what they say they do?


mel said...

So funny - this always seems to happen to me too! I've used samples of both the fabulous face oil and the parsley seed serum this summer and they worked amazingly for me! when my current moisturizer and serum run out i plan to get the mandarin facial hydrating cream and the fabulous face oil! fyi, i use and LOVE the geranium leaf body balm - the scent is DIVINE! hope you enjoy your new products.

Stephanie said...

Thanks Mel! I hope I'll have some success with them too. I think my next order will include the Geranium Leaf Body Scrub. I've wanted to try that for a while- my Origins Incredible Spreadable Ginger Body Scrub just ran out too (of course)!

Prêt à Porter P said...

Un Petit Bijou did a post on their stuff.

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE Aesop, and I'm so proud they're Aussie! I love their big handwash, and also the body moisturiser (the hand cream not so much). I remember trying their 'Amazing Facial Cleanser' and liked their clean feeling, but I now prefer my Dermalogica (Microfoliant and the Special Cleansing Gel).

lin said...

I love their Amazing Face Cleanser which I'm using now, very gentle but cleans well, and like all their products, great scent. It's not the only cleanser I've tried that's this good but it wins in the scent stakes.

I've also tried their Mandarin hydrating cream which works very well for my dry/combination skin when I travel but it's too rich for everyday use where I live (in the tropics).

I'm testing out their Parsley seed eye serum now, so far I quite like it but I don't see a discernable difference but I like that it absorbs well.

sooz said...

the camellia nut moisturiser is the best. i'm constantly trying new creams for my dry/sensitive skin, this is the only one i've bought more than once! i'd be interested to hear how you find the other products. i use the parsley seed oil cleanser to take off my make up and i rate that too.

Lucinda said...

I like the Aesop philosophy though I'm not a regular user of their products. Their handwash is definitely some of the nicest around. I have friends that swear by their hair care range and refuse to use anything else.

ale said...

the face oil is the best. thing. ever. I love it, and it makes my face feel like a brand-new babyface. The smell is strong, but kind of amazing.

Side note? I started using their spray deodorant and it is similarly life-changing. Man oh man!