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