10.26.2013

Review: Aesop Purifying Cream Cleanser


I've never really been too interested in Aesop products. Not un-interested, but they never really sparked that "need to try!". No idea why. I'm just as puzzled therefore as to where the sudden urge to try everything Aesop came from, but it did the past month or two and so I've hauled quite a few bits from the brand. One of the first products I picked up was the Purifying Cream Cleanser.


The Purifying Cream Cleanser is white clay based and so comes out of the tube a white creamy consistency. It's not thick though, and spreads very easily across the skin. It's more reminiscent of a cream than of your typical thick clay products.



It's non-foaming, extremely gentle and so should be perfect for every skintype, even the most sensitive. When cleansing with this I find it almost disappears into the skin when I'm rubbing it across my face. The consistency is quite slippery and doesn't really feel like it gets "down into the pores" and does a very thorough cleanse, therefore I use this for my morning time cleanse. I don't think I would ever use this as my most heavy duty evening cleanse, but for just the refreshing quick wash in the morning I find it to be perfect.


Since using this my skin is definitely a bit more balanced, less dry and not at all red or irritated after cleansing which is perfect at the start of the day. I want to say that I could be completely wrong when I say this doesn't cleanse sufficiently enough for an evening cleanse, as I'm strictly going on how it feels to me rather than anything else. I would also imagine it would be perfect to take makeup of as I find it doesn't irritate my eyes at all and I do go over my eye area with this.


I'm really happy with Aesop's Purifying Cream Cleanser and find it does exactly what I was hoping for. It's the perfect morning cleanse for my sensitive and reactive skin, leaving it fresh and ready for the day to come. I find I have to use a lot less concealer as I have considerably less redness to cover up when using this. Especially recommended to anyone with sensitive and/or dry skin - just as Aesop recommends it as well!

- Get it here (US) & here (EU/UK) -


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10 comments

  1. Hi Ellie! I really like Aesop, their Chamomile face mask really helped my skin when it was very spot prone earlier in the year. Thanks for the review, I love cleanser reviews xx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Yeah all the products I've tried so far have really impressed me! Sounds like I must try the Chamomille face mask then!! Thanks for the tip :) xx

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  2. I have sensitive skin too, never thought to use this brand - I will have to keep this cleanser in mind when I need to buy a new one x

    Heather @ Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. Yeah this should be perfect for you if you have sensitive skin - it's incredibly gentle!

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  3. I've never heard of this brand. Looks interesting, though. Where do you buy your Aesop products?

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    1. I buy them at a small shop in Oslo or through CultBeauty.com - If you're lucky their website do ship to a few countries around europe plus they have stores in a few places. I think beautyexpert.com stock it too! I've been trying out a few Aesop products lately and so far I love them all! Highly recommended! :)

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  4. This sounds great! I get a lot of dry skin and redness, I've never heard of a cleanser that has helped with reducing redness, adding this to my wish list now!! :) Great post.

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

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    1. It reduces redness in the sense that it doesn't irritate the skin to begin with! :) Hope you like it - think you will!! x

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  5. Funny enough, I can't say Aesop would be first port of call either....might be the packaging?

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    1. He he but after seeing Aesop in an Aesop store the packaging now really appeals to me.. he he guess you've got to see it "in context" - I think perhaps the want to recreate the store aesthetic is why I'm so keen on acquiring more of their stuff now.. plus they perform well he he! That does matter too lol x

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