I get so excited when I try a new product that surpasses my expectations. It doesn't happen often since I am so critical of most things I try but every once in a while there is a ray of sunshine… and this post is about one of them.
I was in Toronto over the weekend and my friend took me into Jacob + Sebastian. The store was gorgeous (alert, Toronto girls, alert - they carry Oribe hair products too), the staff was friendly and I got to check out some niche brands that I don't get to experience in person very often. I was so excited to see that they carried Aesop. Aesop is an Australian skincare brand that I had heard about from various bloggers I follow from the UK. Being in the midst of a snowstorm, my lips were in dire need of rescue so I settled on the Rosehip Seed Lip Cream and it was love.
I love the aesthetic of the Aesop brand and this little tube was no different:
The texture is that of a light moisturizer. I dab a bit on my finger and apply it on my lips. It has a pleasant herbal scent and it sinks into the lips almost instantly, leaving them feel plump and moisturized. There is zero emollient/greasy/waxy feeling left behind… it just simply leaves the lips feeling plump and smooth. I want to just keep applying it all day long! It makes a perfect primer for lipsticks since it doesn't have any shine and it leaves no residue on the lips. It sinks in like a skincare product and hydrates from within. Jacob + Sebastian is located on Queen St. West in Toronto as well as their new location in the Distillery District.
Long story short - you need this. It retails for $15 and Aesop is available on Amazon, at Barney's, Space NK as well as on their official website.
Now please excuse me while I throw out all my other lip balms in the garbage.