Official Stockist of Aesop
Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. Alongside our commercial activities, we explore and support the arts as an avenue through which to inspire, learn and communicate. We are headquartered in Melbourne, and have offices and stores in many parts of the world, including New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Aesop has maintained a fiercely independent approach to product research and development from the outset. Our team of skilled chemical scientists work out of our Head Office in a utilitarian, custom-built laboratory – conceptualising product ideas, researching blends, and creating prototypes. We source our ingredients from the most reputable suppliers across the globe, then marry cutting-edge technology with long-established scientific practices and principles to craft formulations of exceptional quality.
When sourcing ingredients, Aesop seeks to make a selection of the highest quality, particularly those with the greatest antioxidant properties. Oxidation occurs every day as part of our metabolic functioning and plays an important role in overall health. However, the process of oxidation also unleashes free radicals, which can damage healthy cells. Free radicals occur in greater numbers after the skin is exposed to UVA and UVB rays, pollution, or when the skin experiences minor trauma. Our susceptibility to them is heightened if we are stressed, smoke, eat poorly or don't allow ourselves sufficient rest.
Anti-oxidants are found in a variety of foods, and bring health benefits by neutralising free radicals. Polyphenolic anti-oxidants are found in coffee, chocolate, red wine, soy, oregano and olive oil; flavonoids in tea, citrus fruit, onion and apple; and lycopene in tomato and grapefruit. We recommend regular helpings of these foods, complemented by a moderate intake of red wine.
Topical application of anti-oxidants is also encouraged to fortify the skin; Vitamins A, C and E (Tocopherol) are easily absorbed by the skin and assist in repairing and protecting surface cells. The water-soluble topical Vitamin C derivative, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, helps to protect skin from environmental damage by reducing formation of free radicals formation.
Anti-oxidant ingredients are present in the majority of our skin care products. Our Parsley Seed Skin Care range provides potent doses of anti-oxidant rich ingredients, in formulations suited to all skin types. As do our celebrated B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel and Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream.
We are a product-focused company and regularly launch new products for skin, hair and body, in response to genuine needs expressed by our customers.
Aesop values all human endeavours undertaken with intellectual rigour, vision, and a nod to the whimsical. We make every product with the same attention to detail that we believe should be applied to life at large. We advocate the use of our products as part of a balanced life that includes a healthy diet, sensible exercise, a moderate intake of red wine, and a regular dose of good books.
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