Saturday 21 January 2017

Chic Finds | Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream

I am very particular about which skincare products I use on my face. I have acne prone skin and it is really frustrating when you are a young adult and still get acne. I used to be a faithful L'occitane user; however, the company constantly discontinues, re-formulates and launches new products. Therefore, if you were like me and had a skincare routine, chances are, the next time you go to re-stock your favourite facial moisturizer, it will no longer be available. 

I needed a new facial cream and I was not about to fall in love with another L'occitane product only to learn it has been discontinued a few months down the road. I had walked past the Aesop boutique a number of times in Gastown and have popped in and tried a sample of a few of their products too. The first time I tried one of their products was their hand soap in the Birds & the Beets bathroom and let me tell you, I wanted to go back and re-wash my hands over and over again. 

I tried out a few different formulations of their facial creams in store, but it was the Camellia Nut Hydrating Cream that I fell in love with. I have been using it for a few weeks now and it has been with every single penny. Aesop products are definitely on the pricier end of the spectrum, so I am relieved that it did not disappoint. The higher price tag comes from the use of cold pressed oils. The extraction process ensures the vitamins and basically the good stuff remains in the oil after being extracted from the Camellia Nut. 

The cream is a pale yellow with a beautiful natural fragrance that is not too over powering. I prefer unscented skincare products; however, since it is the scent from the ingredients used, I do not mind it. The texture is light and creamy that soaks into your skin without leaving a sticky greasy feeling. There is nothing worse than using a cream that leaves your skin feeling oily. My skin feels healthy and hydrated from just using this cream for only a few weeks. I no longer get dry spots on my cheeks which is common for me during the winter months. 

I most definitely will be picking up more Aesop products in the future. I really want to try their Mandarin Facial Hydrating cream as I love anything citrus, so I can only imagine how divine the Mandarin cream will smell. Also, I find citrus notes really energizes an individual so would be perfect for waking me up in the mornings. 

Let me now in the comments below if you have any Aesop product recommendations!


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