Aesop emphasises the need to change regimens with shifts in climatic conditions and that well-tailored regimens are key to maintaining soft, smooth, untroubled skin year-round.

They have always taken a seasonal approach to skin care, High temperatures and humidity can lead to increased sebum production for normal, combination and oily skins; so lighter hydration is often desirable during the typical summer day – diminishing emollience. For those with dry to very dry skin, summer can bring a decrease in transepidermal water loss, which also encourages use of slightly lighter formulations during the day.

Another important seasonal note: when experiencing increased sebum and sweat, there can be a strong temptation to cleanse more frequently, or more deeply. However, it is essential not to over-strip the skin as this can disturb its equilibrium and lead to yet more oiliness and a cycle of over-cleansing and over-replenishing.

Aesop’s summer grooming routine selection is as follows:

Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque

A deep-cleansing formulation containing Bentonite and Kaolin clay to draw out impurities and to address excess sebum without leaving the skin feeling stripped. Also containing hydrating Vitamin E and nourishing fatty acids to replenish moisture and soften the skin.

The formulation’s efficacy and refreshing post-application feel make it the perfect product to use in hot or humid climates.

Just £33.00 >

Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol

Aesop’s Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol is an fragrant mist hydrator that provides refreshing relief for dehydrated or tired skin. The formulation’s uplifting blend of steam-distilled botanicals includes Rose Otto to hydrate the skin and Moroccan Chamomile to soothe. Spending long hours stationed at a desk, frequently flying and those subjected regularly to artificially cooled or heated environments will relish the invigorating effects of Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol on both the skin and senses.

Just £17.00 > 

Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum

Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum delivers effective hydration without clogging pores, to leave skin smooth, soft and shine-free.

Soothing Aloe Vera combined with balancing Ylang Ylang make this lightweight, readily absorbed formulation an appealing alternative to silicone or mineral-oil based serums. It offers a friendlier alternative to those who find moisturising creams too rich or heavy during warmer months.

Just £43.00 > 

Protective Body Lotion SPF50

Aesop’s latest release is a lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen for the body, with an powerful, refreshing aroma and a silky matte finish. Providing up to eighty minutes’ water resistant SPF and UV protection, and suitable for most skin types, it is complemented by skin-nourishing Vitamin E. 

Just £27.00  >