What They Have to Say

Nine carefully selected botanicals deliver exceptional hydrating and fortifying benefits to detoxify, smooth and balance normal or patchy skin, with a non-greasy finish. Suited to all seasons, cities and skin types.

Aēsop®

About Fabulous Face Oil

Inside Aesop's Fabulous Face Oil - Photo from Lolassecretbeautyblog.com

Inside Aesop’s Fabulous Face Oil – Photo from Lolassecretbeautyblog.com

Aēsop’s Fabulous Face Oil boasts nine oils, including: Macadamia Nut, Hazel Seed, Almond, Camellia Seed, Wheat Germ, and Evening Primrose Oils. It also contains Juniper, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang botanical oils. Juniper oil is well known as an astringent, detoxifier, and irritant soother (great for easily irritated, congested skin). Jasmine oil can have a firming effect on skin and is used in aromatherapy as an aphrodisiac. Ylang Ylang oil can contribute to glowing skin and has a very uplifting scent that is great for combating stress.

Their site states that this oil is great for all skin types in all seasons in all cities. Truthfully, this oil is BEST suited for normal skin prone to dry patches that may have some mild congestion due to pollution. If your skin is highly prone to breakouts, here are the comedogenic scores (0 [low] – 5 [high]) for the oils in this facial oil:

Camellia Seed – 1

Hazel Seed – 1

Sweet Almond – 2

Evening Primrose – 2

Macadamia Nut – 2-3

Wheat Germ – 5

In total, you get 0.9 fluid ounces (25 mL) for $57.00, which equals about $2.28 per milliliter.

Aēsop has mastered the aesthetic portion of making products! But, if you don’t need Aēsop’s gorgeously simple amber, tan, and black bottles in your life, there are other facial oils with no potentially irritating added fragrance ingredients that keep your skin healthy and hydrated for less.

EWG Rating

EWG Rating

pH – Unknown

Ingredients

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Eugenol, Farnesol, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol

Concerns
  1. Multiple additive exposures
  2. Irritation (skin, eyes, lungs)
  3. Allergies/Immunotoxicity
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