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Australian skincare brand Aesop is famous for its potent botanical-based skincare and mood-boosting body products. However, there are some unexpected finds that make welcome additions to your home and grooming routine too.
Here’s a round-up of five pleasantly surprising products you can shop at Aesop boutiques, and via the brand’s online home. And as with all things Aesop, you’re guaranteed a sensorial experience.
01 – Animal, SGD53 for 500 ml
Here’s a mild skin-and-fur wash that’s infused with lemon rind, tea tree leaf and spearmint leaf. Yes, they are for ensuring your pampered pets live a well-groomed lifestyle. The sweet-smelling shampoo doesn’t just deodorise while calming skin, it also doubles as a gentle handwash for pawrents.
02 – Istros Aromatique Room Spray, SGD79 for 100 ml
Re-ignite the senses whenever you need a perk-me-up with this enlivening vibrant, floral and smoky blend. Simply release two or three pumps into your immediate space. The invigorating aroma of pink pepper, lavender and tobacco will last for several hours. Refresh as needed.
03 – Post-Poo Drops, SGD39 for 100 ml
As its name implies, these scented drops are a botanical bathroom deodoriser that effectively neutralises disagreeable smells. Simply dispense one pipette into the toilet bowl after flushing. Its fresh, citrus-floral mix of tangerine and mandarin peels, as well as ylang ylang will quickly work its magic. You can also drip a couple of extra drops in the hand basin to benefit subsequent users.
04 – Tame Hair Serum, SGD47 for 60 ml
Keep flyaways and frizz at bay while enjoying a fresh, citrus-floral scent. The aqueous hair serum has a lightweight formulation that’s enriched with petitgrain, bergamot rind and patchouli. It gently smooths strands without leaving any stickiness or long-term build up. Suitable for use on damp or dry hair.
05 – Protective Lip Balm SPF30, SGD25
This unassuming staple that comes in a black twist tube does more than just hydrate. The solid balm is spiked with zinc oxide, tocopherol and castor seed.
Together, they provide UVA and UVB filters to shield lips from the sun’s damaging rays. Simultaneously, a blend of botanical oils works to soften, hydrate and nourish. Apply generously to coat lips as needed and reapply throughout the day to maintain protection.