Aēsop is a high-end botanical hair and skincare brand launched 25 years ago in Melbourne and is now available in signature spaces throughout the world. That brand image of effortlessness, from the simplicity of their store decor to the modern apothecary packaging, is what initially attracted me into their store.
As I was browsing the shelves of their store in Westfield Bondi Junction, this Aēsop Rosehip Lip Cream caught my eye. How could this small tube (6ml to be exact) of cream be worth the $15 price tag? Being a lip product junkie, curiosity got the best of me and I ended up walking away with this lip cream.
This is meant to be a lightweight vitamin e-rich cream for the delicate skin of your lips. This light, floral-scented cream has been formulated without silicone and parrafin, and is suitable for frequent use. They also say that it’s function is to replenish, moisturise and soften lips.
Intuitive Hearts says:
Straight off the bat, I quite liked the scent but it isn’t for everyone. It’s one of those earthy kind of scents that take a little bit of getting used to, especially with it being applied at the lips – so close to your nose and mouth – it’s hard not to notice the smell.
It feels a bit like having facial moisturiser on your lips, but they’ve really held up their end of the bargain, that is, my lips do feel softer after use.
My only complaint is with the aluminium tube packaging as a lot of product comes out when you first open it for use. You don’t even need to squeeze for the product to ooze uncontrollably out of its small nozzle in the first few weeks of use and you end up wasting a good amount.
Is it worth the price?
Considering you really only need a dot of product to cover the lips, the price tag may be justifiable if you could control how much comes out of the tube! $15 AUD is about right for a high end botanical lip cream, but there are quite a few good alternatives out there that work just as well but at a fraction of the price..
In a nutshell
It’s definitely worth a try if you’re looking for a botanical (plant-based) lip cream as it does what it’s meant to do. I quite like that it softens my lips noticeably upon application, and the small tube makes it easy to carry around. Though I don’t like that you still have to use your fingers to apply, especially because I’m a bit of a germaphobe like that.
All of Aēsop’s products are vegan and they do not test on animals!
I probably won’t be purchasing this one again, but will probably look into getting my hands on the Tuberose Lip Heal somehow (they discontinued this in the Aussie stores both online and offline).
Check out their website to see where all their signature stores are at, or alternatively you can order them online!