Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Aesop’s objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; Aesop explores widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety, efficacy and pleasure. Aesop’s formulations and ideas are available in signature stores, shared spaces across the world, and online.
Aesop on Anti-oxidants:
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. Aesop’s 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, has the ability to protect skin from UV ray damage by reducing formation of free radicals formation. Used long term, application of anti-oxidants has also been shown to reduce spots and pigmentation.
Anti-oxidant ingredients are present in the majority of Aesop’s skin care products. Aesop’s Parsley Seed Skin Care range provides potent doses of anti-oxidant rich ingredients, in formulations suited to all skin types. As do Aesop’s celebrated B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel and Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream.