Aesop has always sought to elevate the most banal aspects of personal maintenance – the routine functions of tooth-brushing, hair-washing, armpit-deodorising, and so on. A sensory sanctuary of sorts, the bath or shower in particular present a rare opportunity to be alone, walled off for a moment from any interruption and able to focus attention within, rather than without.
To that end, in addition to gel cleansers and scrubs – each as uniquely efficacious as they are delightfully aromatic – Aesop’s body care range now includes three new Bar Soaps – a sudsy collection to cleanse, buff, and invigorate. Named Refresh, Polish, and Nurture, these 150g slabs provide an effective and fragrant cleanse, leaving skin ready for hydration.
Refresh Bar Soap – 150g, RM83
An invigorating, non-drying cleanse, that purifies without drying the skin. Created with a blend of Lime, Bergamot Rind and Ylang Ylang that lends it a citrus, floral and fresh aroma, perfect for most skin types.
Polish Bar Soap – 150g, RM83
A gentle exfoliation soap bar that has a green, camphoraceous character. Created with a combination of Grape Seed and finely-milled Pumice. The inclusion of Sage Leaf, Pine Needle and Clove Bud makes it suitable for most skin types – but mainly for dry or patchy skin.
Nurture Bar Soap – 150g, RM83
A mild, non-perturbing cleanse ideal for dry skin. Created with Rosemary Leaf, Cedar Atlas and Lavender Stem, which leave a woody, herbaceous aroma on the skin.