Face Mask Friday #17 With Aesop

26 June, 2015 Face Mask Friday #17 With Aesop

I’m so happy to be writing face mask review again – Face Mask Friday posts are my favourites, and it’s always fun to try a new mask or treatment to pamper, cleanse and improve my complexion.

Today I’m talking about the Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Masque. This detoxifying, clay-based mask has been spoken about to death on Youtube and probably all of the blogs I read daily, so I’m surprised at myself that it took me so long to pick it up! Back in May I bought a tube in Liberty, and I’ve been using it twice a week.

This watery clay-based mask seems like your typical purifying treatment, similar to various offerings from Origins, Sanctuary Spa, Una Brennan, GLAMGLOW and The Body Shop, but it gives the skin a gorgeous boost of radiance that I was pleasantly surprised by. It does dry on the skin with that familiar tight feelings, but can be removed with a lot more ease than others in my collection.

Aesop Parsley Seed Masque

The main ingredients – kaolin clay, rose-hip and parsley seed extracts – are all fairly astringent and helpful with drawing out excess oil and impurities from pores, whilst aloe and evening primrose provide hydration and protection against free radicals. Evening primrose has been proven to help repair skin damaged by eczema and rosacea, so I can imagine this mask working well on those with both blemish-prone and sensitised skin.

The Aesop packaging is delightful – I won’t lie and say that didn’t draw me in as much as the claims of the product inside – but it merely adds to the experience of using this lovely mask. It’s a great treatment to use a few days before a big event, and creates a similar radiance to the REN Glycolactic Radiance mask (one of my all-time faves).

You can buy the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Facial Masque here for £27. Make sure to check out all of my other Face Mask Friday reviews (there are 16 more to read!) by clicking here.

Have you tried this lovely mask from Aesop? Do you have alternate recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a lovely weekend!


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    […] this lovely mask off feels silky, rather than scratchy and drying. It’s comparable to the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque in terms of purification and blemish-control, with a hint of the Origins Original Skin […]

  • Samio Olowu
    Posted at 20:00h, 28 June Reply

    This face mask sounds great. I’d love to give this one a go.


    • Jessica
      Posted at 21:16h, 28 June Reply

      It’s really lovely! You definitely should! X

  • Jasmine Talks Beauty
    Posted at 17:41h, 27 June Reply

    I haven’t tried this one but I’ve been dying to after hearing so many amazing things! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Jessica
      Posted at 21:17h, 28 June Reply

      You should! Gah I feel like I’m such a skincare enabler haha! Loved your post today btw! Silly commenting system never lets me comment as I’m not technically WordPress-hosted anymore 🙁 Xx

  • Tasha
    Posted at 13:43h, 27 June Reply

    I’ve always wanted to try this – I’ve heard so many raves! I didn’t know it boosts radiance as well – it seems I NEED this in my life!! Definitely picking it up once I finish one of my current masks 🙂

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Jessica
      Posted at 21:17h, 28 June Reply

      You should Tasha! Let me know if you do! Xx

  • beauty bloss
    Posted at 07:47h, 27 June Reply

    Love this mask. I also have the Aesop chamomile clearing mask but find it much more harsh. Much prefer the Parsley Seed xx

    • Jessica
      Posted at 21:18h, 28 June Reply

      I tested it a few months ago in the Marylebone High St. boutique and I much preferred this one! Thanks for stopping by! Xx

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