I bought the Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream from Lookfantastic when they had their Black Friday sales. Time was running out to get a decent discount and my lips had been playing up for ages so I added it to my bag and checked out without doing any research beforehand. I normally do read up on products though! Anyway, here is my review of the Aesop Seed Lip Cream.
A vitamin-rich blend formulated to replenish, soften and hydrate the delicate and sensitive skin of the lips. Formulated free from silicone and paraffin.Aesop
Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream – My Thoughts
Firstly, it comes in a rather handy tube with a screw lid. I like the packaging. It’s simple and easy to throw in a handbag and not worry about any breakage it as it’s not glass. However, every time I unscrew the lid all the product immediately starts spilling out. As well as causing a bit of a mess, it honestly feels like such a waste. Aesop isn’t the cheapest of brands and for the price point of £10 for 6ml of product I don’t want to waste any of it, you know? I thought maybe I received a faulty product, but I’ve read a few reviews since then which have said the same thing about the packaging.
Once dispensed, the Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream has light cream texture and a very strong scent. To me it smells very much of lavender with a hint of nut. It is noticeable even when applied, and if like me you are averse to the scent of lavender, you’d probably want to give it a miss. It’s a non-greasy formula and sinks into the lips immediately.
On the lips it does feel somewhat nourishing due to the rosehip. It leaves a sort of matte film on the lips though, I’m not sure how to describe it properly. It feels like something is on the lips and forming a barrier, but not how a regular lip balm feels.
If strong scents and a bit of wastage do not bother you, I would recommend the Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream as it is moisturising and does seem to form a protective barrier to shield lips from the elements. It’s a nice enough product but personally I cannot justify spending £10 for 6ml of product waste most of it due to the pressure in the tube.
What lip products do you recommend?
Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Ceteareth-20, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Disodium EDTA, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzalkonium Chloride, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, d-Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Farnesol, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol. Contains nut derivatives.