I was taking a quick run through Vancouver’s Gastown when I spotted an Aesop store – and immediately went inside. I’ve never seen Aesop products in person and have always wanted to try the coveted Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque. It is a holy-grail/go-to for most skincare bloggers and I had a case of FOMO for years now. Walked in (absolutely gorgeous serene woodsy spa atmosphere), grabbed the alum tube and went to check out. I will admit its not the most expensive masque I’ve purchased but this one is worth a pretty penny – 51$ CAD. Is it worth it though? First try – yes.
Here are the ingredients: Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bentonite, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool.
First try, I was pretty hesitant because it is a deep cleansing masque and if you’ve been reading my blog, you know I don’t use cleansers anymore. Masks that used to make my skin “normal” now strip any oil I have and generally make me break out. Due to the kaolin and bentonite clay, it very slightly dried my skin and took quite a bit of excess oil. The “spa skin mask effect” wasn’t really evident until two days later. I noticed my skin was more even and there was less redness overall.
This is perfect – This masque seems to actually improve signs of fatigue such as redness, irritation and overall bleak skin, by balancing skin equilibrium not just stripping or injecting oil/hydration and then completely disrupting your skin’s natural equilibrium.
I would recommend to get a sample first and try it when you’re feeling tired. It will hit the spot.