My Aesop collection is growing every day thanks to the gorgeous Newbury Street signature store being so close and the gifts from the people who know me best.  Aesop’s botanicals smell divine and are effective. Which is an increasingly hard to find combination.

EYES + FACE

aesop parsley seed anti oxidant eye cream

I use Aesop’s Parsley Seed under my eyes and the Fabulous Face Oil on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin straight after my shower. I have been using them together at night with nothing else for about two months.

PARSLEY SEED EYE CREAM:

A potent cream formulated to hydrate and protect the skin around the eyes. The parsley seed cream is luxurious and soft around the eye area without being irritating. The 0.4oz of eye cream goes a long way – it kind of needs to for the cost. It’s definitely hydrating.

FABULOUS FACE OIL:

A daily moisturizing botanical oil for normal, dull or congested skin. I love the hydration and silky smooth feel of this oil. I’m not in love with the scent because it brings back memories of the late 90s when my boyfriend used to burn Ylang Ylang incense in his bedroom. (It was a weird time for me) That being said, the scent is not overpowering and it’s not noticeable a few minutes after you put it on.

HANDS

Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

I am a sucker for the Resurrection line. I’d buy for the smell alone but it’s the best hydration for skin too. PS: the Resurrection Duet is the perfect housewarming or hostess gift.

RESURRECTION HAND WASH:

A superior cleansing gel for hard-working hands. Your hands will smell divine after using the wash even if you don’t use it in conjunction with the hand balm.

RESURRECTION HAND BALM:

A rich, readily absorbed moisturizing balm for labor-wearied hands and cuticles. I can’t say enough about the hand balm. It smells gorgeous and brightens skin and makes it glowy.

BODY

aesop rind concentrate body balm

I live in Massachusetts and I am so dry in winter. I use a moisturizer every night after my shower from November to April.

RIND CONCENTRATE BODY BALM:

A fast-acting, refreshing moisturizing balm for all skin types. I bought this body balm because I love citrus anything. It is very luxurious and hydrates skin well.  The 17oz balm that I bought is the same price as the 17oz Resurrection hand cream, which can be used all over your body. I do love the Rind Concentrate Body Balm, but from now on I’ll buy the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm and use it as a body cream.

BATHROOM

Aesop post poo drops

I never thought I would own a bathroom product with the word poo or even the French word for poo on it. But here I am, proudly displaying a bottle of “post-poo drops” in every bathroom.

A.P.C. POST-POO DROPS:

An aromatic botanical bathroom deodorizer to combat the malodorous. I hate most air fresheners. To me they smell only marginally better than whatever you are trying to mask. Aesop’s Post-poo Drops (Gouttes Anti-Odeurs de Merde) is the only bathroom freshener I use. The citrus peel oils and other botanicals smell amazinh and you literally need one or two drops. Toddler poop doesn’t stand a chance.

SANITIZE

Ressurection Rinse Free Hand Wash 50ml

I used to use hand sanitizer on everything except my own hands. I didn’t like the feeling of it on my skin. I used it on the boys’ hands after the park or library or shopping if we couldn’t get to a bathroom to wash them and I used it to clean toys and surfaces with it after a bug had gone around. Aesop’s Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash is the only hand sanitizer that I use on my hands because it doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky and it smells amazing.

RESURRECTION HAND WASH:

An alcohol-based hand wash to cleanse and refresh. Because I love Aesop’s Resurrection line (mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, cedar atlas), the Resurrection rinse-free wash is naturally my favorite kids hand sanitizer. I wrote a review of natural hand sanitizers a while back and this was by far the winner for me.

Also in this pic is the Classic Shampoo. I was given a sample sized classic shampoo that I have used a couple of times. It smells like a day at the spa. It lathers up and doesn’t have all the chemicals that other shampoos have in them.

GARGLE

Aesop mouthwash

Can we all agree that most mouthwashes are horrible? Aesop is the only mouthwash I’ll ever use. It’s milder than most and hydrating.

MOUTHWASH:

A refreshing mouthwash to maintain impeccable oral hygiene.  The aroma is clove, anise and spearmint and it comes with the most adorable little glass beaker.

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