From left: Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser, Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream, Revitalising Hair Sealing Conditoner.
My obsession with the Australian skincare brand Aesop was set in motion sometime last year, no doubt during a lengthy Saturday afternoon browse in Liberty, and by now it's safe to say that I'm absolutely hooked. From the thought-provoking design of their stores and packaging ('Our design sensibility is somewhere between the utility of Muji and the luxury of Hermès', says the brand's founder) to the products themselves (packed full of plant-based ingredients), everything about the world of Aesop is utterly impeccable. Aesop is Greek for 'storyteller', by the way, which is also rather brilliant. I suggest paying a visit to one of the brand's pristine London stores immediately, even if just to soak up the exquisitely tranquil atmosphere. Although, naturally, I'd advise picking up a good moisturiser whilst you're there.