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.
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.
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.
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.