There’s going to be a common theme running through this weeks blog posts as they are all focused on Selfridges. Not only is it my happy place, my Mecca and my one true love; but there is so much going on right now that I need several blog posts to let you know what’s happening. Last week I was invited in to meet the team from Aesop to have a look at the brand new and updated stand for Aesop. Although Aesop have been in Selfridges for a few months now, they have been waiting on their permanent stand design. It has definitely been worth the wait as concession is absolutely beautiful and fits perfectly with the stylish and minimalistic design that Aesop are known for. The Aesop counter in Selfridges Exchange Sq is the first in Manchester to offer all of the products from the Aesop range, and I’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak preview into some of the new products that will be out later this year.
Typically, it was the hottest day of the year when I paid my visit to Selfridges, so I felt all hot and sticky when I arrived. To be greeted with a mint infused water and a spritz of Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrasol was quite simply heavenly. The Hydrasol is £17 for 60ml and I have been advised to keep mine in the fridge for maximum refreshing relief for my tired and dehydrated skin. As a frequent flyer, the Hydrasol has really come in handy after long days at work. The active ingredients of Rose Otto and Moroccan Chamomile hydrate and soothe the skin instantly.
Aesop are focusing on seasonal skincare and with the weather being so warm, and with me being at work in the dry air conditioning, it is taking a toll on my skin. I’m flitting between feeling really oily or really dry which is so unusual for my skin. I’ve been advised to try a lighter hydration during the day and a richer, more intensive hydration at night. Although I feel the urge to cleanse more as I am feeling oily, I need to focus on gentle cleansing and toning with a deeper cleanse twice a week. The Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque, £33 for 60ml, was recommended for me to use for a twice weekly cleanse. It will draw out impurities as it contains Bentonite and Kaolin clay which are great ingredients to deep clean without stripping the skin.
For a shot of deep hydration whilst I’m sleeping, the Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum, £43 for 100ml, is a light but effective serum that can be used alone or with a moisturiser. Ylang-Ylang and Aloe Vera make the serum smell absolutely incredible and they both work to balance and smooth the skin. As it’s oil free, skin doesn’t feel greasy or clogged up after use, and it’s light enough to use daily.
Whilst I was experiencing the Summer skincare at Aesop, I was let into a sneak preview of the newest product that will be launching in October this year. As part of the classic skin care range, the Aesop Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque is a very intensive, hydrating treatment to replenish and restore dried out skin. Active ingredients of Blue Chamomile balances and purifies the skin whilst Bisabolol and Ginger Root calms and soothes. Sodium Carrageenan promotes water retention as it is a composition of hyaluronic acid, which I love! It can be used after cleansing as a treatment before the rest of your skincare routine or as an overnight masque. I’ve used it several times now, and have been mainly leaving it on until it sinks in my skin. As my skin has been so dry, it has been absorbed so quickly but it has made such a huge difference. When I put my make up on this morning, I immediately noticed the difference after using it last night as my skin looked and felt plumped up. The Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque will be available in a 60ml pump for £33 in October 2015.
Have you tried anything from Aesop? What’s your favourite product and what do you think I should be treating myself to next?
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