Well it’s been a while since I posted something skincare related, so I’ve decided to get back to it with an update of the Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser. A year ago I got a sample, and wrote a mini review. Now I’m back with my thoughts after some long term use. My skin type is sensitive and oily.
After my sample ran out I bought a full size bottle and started using it regularly.
The directions say to lather up, apply to your skin leave it on for 2 minutes then wash it off. So that’s what I did! I would apply it, leave it on while I brushed my teeth and then rinse it off.
Unfortunately my skin reacted. I have to add, as a disclaimer, that I was also using the Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner at the same time. I bought them at around the same time and was very excited to use everything. But I think it was just too much for my sensitive skin to take. My skin got super dry and I started getting milia that came up as a reaction on my skin. So I stopped using both products, and gave my skin some time to calm down.
After that I started using it when I needed extra spot fighting for my skin and I stopped leaving it on for 2 minutes. I applied it, worked it in a little, then rinsed it off straight away.
After my skin got used to that, I worked my way up to using it more regularly again and when I felt the need for some extra “work” I left it on for 30 seconds to 1 minute max before I rinsed it off.
I like the product and would definitely buy it again. I like to use it most when I know my skin needs to fight any spots I may get around that time.
Have you tried it? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments!