Today's a beauty related post! It's been a while now - 3 months - since I bought the Aesop Parsley seed cleansing masque. It's really hard to find in Italy, but I finally got my hands on this super-hyped product. I saw this mask on Essie's blog for the first time: I was shocked by its visual effect on the skin once it's dry - stunning! Since it's a ridiculously expensive product I started reading loads of other reviews, looked at the ingredient list and checked the benefits of each substance.
Aesop Parsley seed cleansing masque - 28 euros
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bentonite, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool.
This is specifically designed for cleansing deeply your skin. It is antioxidant as well - always a good plus. It has a fresh, but still lovely smell. The Aloe vera is one of the first ingredients, it's a soothing, purifying vegetal juice which is great for blemish prone skin. This mask is not harsh and it's incredibly gentle on my sensitive (but combination) skin. I recommend to use this once a week for a proper cleanse. It has a light and smooth consistency, I put it on very easily and after 10/15 minutes I rinse it off with warm water. The skin does not feel tight or dry, but smooth and clean. Always follow with the moisturizer, anyway. It's really good, I think it's a good choice for those with dry skin.
The properties of ingredients:
- Kaolin: white clay, known for the purifying and astrigent properties
- Aloe Vera: soothing, cleansing, healing
- Bentonite: it is a gel with purifying properties
- Alcohol: solvent
- Glycerin: nourishing and hydrating
- Lavender: incredibly soothing and purifying
- Evening primrose: toning
- Rosa canina: hydrating, repairing and stimulating
- Parsley seed: cleansing and purifying
- Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone: the only chemical ingredients - preservatives (not good for the skin)
- Linalool: allergen
According to the list, the ingredients are excellent, with great properties. The mask is effective but bloody (ahah) expensive! Nonetheless, it lasts a long time - I've been using it for 3 months now and half of the tube is gone! So: good quality and reasonable price for the amount of mask you get.
I really hoped this review was helpful and detailed enough.
Lots of love,