About the Brand
Aesop is a brand that has mastered the aesthetic aspect of skincare. To know that this is true, simply read any review ever written about any of the brand’s products. Aesthetics is their main focus and it serves them well. At the Clean Beauty Compendium, we constantly have to fight the urge to give in to the beautifully simple packaging and focus more about the ingredients inside of said packaging.
Aesop is cruelty-free (but not that they are not certified). Aesop’s formulas are pretty standard, but sadly… not many of them are very “clean”––most of them rate a 4 or 5 on EWG. Almost all of their products contain potentially irritating fragrance ingredients (geraniol, eugenol, linalool, etc.).
That aside, Aesop does not oversell their products by promising more than the products can deliver. If you are okay with paying the price and your skin isn’t too sensitive to added fragrances, you will be gifted with hydrated glowing skin.