Product Review: Aesop Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser

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I recently wrote about my new-found liking for Aesop’s skincare, particularly its Fabulous Face Oil. One of the many nice things about Aesop is the company’s sample policy: I’ve received several thoughtfully recommended samples of other products every time I’ve made a purchase. I’ve recently been trying out Aesop’s Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser, and once again, I’m impressed.

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Product Review: Aesop Fabulous Face Oil

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I’ve always been curious about Aesop’s skincare, but it wasn’t until this Australian company opened numerous free-standing boutiques in New York in 2011 and 2012 that I acted on my curiosity and ended up trying a few products.

A helpful sales associate at one Aesop location asked me a few questions about my skin and gave me some tiny sample packets of Fabulous Face Oil to try. I’m so glad she did.

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5 on 5: Beauty Products for Winter Weather


It’s early February, and after some prolonged warmer temperatures, we’ve hit deep winter with no turning back. This time of year brings its own beauty challenges, most of them very practical. How can we protect and nourish our skin and hair against low humidity and freezing air?

These are five of the products that are making me feel healthier and more attractive, even on the bleakest, windiest days.

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Product Review: Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen SPF 30

Even though the ayurvedic spa Pratima is located in New York, I didn’t know about it until three years ago, when I came across some Pratima Skincare products in a salon-boutique in Philadelphia. Ever since I first brought home a few of those products, I’ve made many visits to Pratima Spa to restock my supply of Neem Rose Face Sunscreen.

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